Sheffield entrepreneur wins National Business Award for STEM

The Director of Medilink member Quality Context, has been announced as the winner of the prestigious national Forward Ladies, Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) award.

Hot on the heels of the regional finals, Kate Krachai, Director of Quality Context, a pharmaceutical quality assurance company, won the National Forward Ladies Women in Business Award. The STEM awards category recognises the significant contribution women are making in traditionally male dominated industries.

Kate (centre) wins national Forward Ladies, Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) award

Kate (centre) wins national Forward Ladies, Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) award.

Quality Context was founded in 2009 by Kate Krachai, following the birth of her child. Since then the company has gone from strength to strength. Turnover has doubled over the last two years and the company now employs 16 full time members of staff.

The glittering awards, hosted by ITV newsreader Charlene White, took place at The Queens Hotel in Leeds on Friday 20 November, where outstanding, entrepreneurial female business leaders from across the UK competed in 11 categories. Now in its sixth year, the awards have become the most high profile and respected for women, recognising their enormous contribution to the economy, acknowledging start-ups through to multi-million pound companies.

Quality Context cares deeply about patient safety and works with clients to ensure they consistently deliver high-quality medicines and healthcare products. In an industry where compliance is key, the work Quality Context do, ultimately saves lives.

Reflecting upon her success, Kate said, “I am thrilled to have won this award. Quality Context has gone from strength to strength over recent years and my dedication to Quality Context and the hard work of the team has made winning this award possible. With this award I hope to promote the STEM industries to more women in the region and further afield.”

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