Last night, at the epic Imperial War Museum in Manchester, it was announced that North West/Yorkshire & Humber based Tisski Ltd has been awarded the #GoDo Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the 2017 NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards.
Anna Assassa, CEO of Tisski beat off some tough competition in order to make the regional shortlist, with over 1000 businesses entering the awards nationally across the wide range of categories and she is incredibly proud to have won the award!
Tisski is a technology company specialising in Microsoft Dynamics. Not your usual business for an unqualified, (originally) Essex girl but Anna knows her stuff and prides herself on being a wife of a surgeon, stepmother of two teenage girls, lover of her 3 dogs and CEO of Tisski.
Tisski is above average when it comes to female employees too with 38% of her trusted workforce being women compared to the 26% Tech industry average. Assassa firmly believes that being a female boss in a man’s world only becomes an issue when you make it one, when posed with the question of ‘What is it like running a business as a woman?’ Anna’s response is something to be inspired by:
“Very similar to running it as a man, I would assume, but I am not sure how I would know.”
Now in its fifth year, the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards has celebrated some amazing entrepreneurs over the years, many of whom are now household names. Past winners include David Buttress of Just Eat, Julie Deane of The Cambridge Satchel Company, James Watt of BrewDog and Alexander Solomou of TheLADBible Group. Anna is now one of those award winners, an influential and successful entrepreneur championing women in business!
“I am delighted to have won the #GoDo Entrepreneur of the Year Award, it came as a surprise but Tisski is currently in its 7th year and it happens to be the most successful year yet! As a Microsoft partner, my incredible team who work hard to implement bespoke CRM and ERP systems across many central government and various additional industry sectors and this shortlist is a nod to them too. I would like to thank the team and also congratulate everyone involved in the awards!” Anna Assassa, CEO Tisski Ltd.