Avril Owton MBE, inspirational after dinner speaker


"Industry professionals recognise many of the achievements Avril has made."

Avril is widely respsected in her industry for her business achievements, knowledge and expertise. On a personal level Avril has raised thousands of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support and continues to support this worthy cause.



Award / Recognition / Milestone

1995 Hampshire Business Woman of the Year
2003 Founds the Wessex Women's Network (networking for women in business)
2006 Shine Woman of the Year (for a woman in hospitality, leisure, tourism and travel)
2007 Honoree of Leading Women Entrepreneurs of the World (awards held in South Africa)
2007 Becomes Judge for the Everywoman Awards
2008 Appointed MBE for services to hospitality and charity work
2011 Voted one of the 100 most influential women in hospitality, leisure, tourism and travel
2013 Avril's hotel, the Cloud Hotel is upgraded to AA 3 Star
2013 The Cloud Hotel receives Highly Commended in the Beautiful South Awards for Excellence Awards
2013 Becomes Tourism South East panel member
2014 Avril nominated and through to semi-finals for "Inspirational Woman" award for the Venus Awards
2016 INSPIRATIONAL AWARD 2016 Winner, the Variety Catherine Awards

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