Dani Saveker, the founder and CEO of Families in Business (FiB), is a Finalist in the ‘Inspirational Woman of the Year’ category of the inaugural NatWest Venus Awards, Birmingham. The Awards celebrate and recognise the city’s most talented women in business and the Inspirational Woman of the Year is one of fifteen in the coveted Awards. Dani founded West-Midlands headquartered FiB in 2012 to provide support, advice, events, tools, workshops family-run and owned businesses across the UK.
Her own inspiration behind creating FiB is Dani’s own experiences of running her family’s manufacturing company, where she was the fourth generation – and only woman - of the family to lead the business. Since 2012, FiB has grown nationally to deliver an extensive portfolio of support services alongside a growing national network of advisers and service providers, to become seen as the ‘go-to’ support network and professional community for family businesses.
“I'm really quite overwhelmed and humbled to be one of the finalists in the Cross Productions Inspirational Woman category in the first-ever Venus Awards in Birmingham,” said Dani, commenting on the NatWest Venus Awards. “My own professional journey has involved lots of amazing people, and I have found great inspiration through them, as well as from the challenges that have come my way.
“Personally I've found that I am simply doing what I do because I have a crystal clear purpose to make a difference. It's important to me that my Great Grandfather who originally founded our family business in 1903 would be proud of what I'm doing now. If that inspires, then that's an added bonus. “Good luck to all the finalists! Every single woman is incredible in her own way and should be celebrated.” All finalists will attend the Awards’ ceremony at Birmingham’s ICC on the 26th November, where all category winners will be announced. Venus Awards has been recognising and rewarding women since 2009 and this year has expanded into eight regions across the country, including Birmingham.