Tina Batsford, Luxonic’s financial director, has been announced as a semi-finalist at the upcoming NatWest Hampshire Venus Awards. Tina, who recently made Luxonic history as the first female member of the executive board, is up for the Professional of the Year title this November.

Having been with the company for 25 years, Tina joined the executive board earlier in 2017 after being promoted from financial controller to board-level director. Her long history of outstanding professional development and achievement has been recognised by the Venus Awards, an organisation which celebrates leading local business women.

Commenting on the shortlisting, Tina said: “I’m over the moon to have been nominated by the Venus Awards! Over the years, Luxonic have supported me both personally and professionally, and I was overjoyed to take up the mantle of financial director earlier this year. This nomination is the cherry on top of a fantastic year I’ve had with the company.”

Nick Tavaré, managing director, commended Tina for her shortlisting: “Tina is invaluable at Luxonic, and we’re thrilled her hard work has been recognised publicly. Staff are the most important aspect of Luxonic, and without them we wouldn’t be able to enjoy the incredible recent growth the company has experienced. I’m sure the entire Luxonic family will join me in wishing Tina well done and good luck for November.”