The finalists for the New Business Award of the Devon Venus Awards 2016 in partnership with Alexis Bowater of Bowater Communications were announced at Saunton Sands Hotel on Tuesday 4th October 2016. All finalists were invited to join the Sponsors and their fellow finalists at the Venus Awards Ceremony - dubbed by Channel 4 as "The Working Women's Oscars" - on Friday 18th November 2016 at The Great Hall, University of Exeter. 

Venus Awards was formed in 2009 by Tara Howard expressly to recognise and reward business women who balance their numerous commitments whilst making a considerable contribution to the regional and national economies. From early beginnings in Dorset the Awards are now active across nine regions with more planned for future expansion. 

Maria Bailey Planning Ltd

About Maria

Maria Bailey is enthusiastic, hard-working and caring. The growth of her business is about retaining skills in the North Devon area where young professionals often have to leave to find well paid work. Her focus is the future.

About Maria Bailey Planning Ltd

Maria Bailey Planning Ltd provides professional plain English advice in a jargon-filled legislative minefield. All employees are a valuable part in growing the company so that it will become the best planning and development consultancy in the South West.