Victoria Williams

Berkshire‐based terptree is shortlisted for prestigious National Women in Business Award, sponsored by HSBC

Press Release   •   Jul 19, 2016 23:48 BST

A Newbury‐based firm has received a business boost from Forward Ladies. Yesterday, Victoria Williams from terptree was shortlisted for the Emerging SME Award.

Griselda Togobo, MD of Forward Ladies said: “This has been a fantastic year for women; we continue to start, grow and run high profile successful companies.”

Victoria said “it was a complete delight to hear that I have been shortlisted, considering that this year has attracted the highest number of entries ever received.

This is not just a win for terptree – but a win for the deaf community and the ability to further reach our mission of Changing the World for Deaf People. We are now able to use this as a springboard to educate and empower deaf and hearing people to make a real impact on the everyday.”

As a result of being shortlisted, Victoria and terptree will receive tailored business support from HSBC and a full ICT review from Microsoft.

This is the second time Victoria has been recognised this month – being awarded with the Entrepreneur of the Month Award July 2016 from the Entrepreneurs Circle, it looks like Victoria is on a roll!

Debra White Regional Director of Small Businesses for HSBC said “There was an impressive number of high-calibre entries this year, highlighting the quality of talented businesswomen we have here in the UK. These entrants are the future entrepreneurs of our country.”

The regional final is on 16 September in London, and we will certainly be keeping our fingers crossed for Victoria.


terptree, 33A Kingfisher Court, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 5SJ

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terptree is a multi-award-winning business full of deeply passionate people who care about creating social change and truly educating and empowering deaf and hearing people.

terptree believe that to truly change the world for deaf people, work needs to be done with all four key stakeholders; People who provide services to deaf people, deaf people themselves, Sign Language Students and Sign Language Interpreters.

And this is how we do it!

Service Providers: We educate businesses and organisations on how to work in partnership with deaf people to provide a world-class deaf customer experience.

Deaf People: We provide deaf people with relevant knowledge and skills so that they can better access all of the opportunities in the hearing world!

Sign Language Students: We provide Sign Language Training through our Exclusive BSL Academy to develop and upskill those people who are committed to progressing their Sign Language and those who have ambitions of a career as a Sign Language Interpreter.

Sign Language Interpreters: We offer Sign Language Interpreter Education across the globe to train and maintain continual, professional development and foster a feeling of unity, belief and passion for Sign Language Interpreting.