Dawn Foote, the Co-Founder of Derby based Katapult, was awarded the Creative Industries Leader of the Year award at The English Women’s Awards.
Dawn was recognised for her determination, creativity and energy which has enabled her to build an international creative agency from a graduate start-up 17 years ago. Only recently Katapult launched a second brand ‘Yellowstep’, the latest development in the story of their business growth.
The ceremony was a chance for Dawn to be recognised for her professional and personal achievements as well as her commitment to the creative community including her work with QUAD and Derby Theatre.
After the ceremony Dawn said: “I got quite emotional when I received the award. The last couple of years have been personally challenging but in despite of that me and the team have built Katapult into something great.
“With us currently working on a number of dream projects with brands such as LEGO and National Geographic. To win this award at the start of our new financial year creates such a sense of energy and excitement.”
The awards ceremony aimed to showcase the contribution of women to many industries and professions such as Law, Medicine, Technology, Science and the Arts. The English Women’s Awards 2018 also provided a platform to thank and recognise meritorious ladies for their contributions to our society as well as for the exceptional work they carry out on a daily basis that often goes unnoticed.