Posted by Shirley Brady on April 19, 2012 01:03 PM
Veuve Clicquot has named British luxury bag designer Anya Hindmarch its business woman of the year, an annual accolade the champagne brand has been hosting since 1972 in tribute to founder Madame Clicquot.
Hindmarch, whose bags have been carried by VIPs from Margaret Thatcher to Kate Middleton, won over Helena Morrissey, CEO of Newton Investment Management, and the River Cafe chef and owner Ruth Rogers. She's also known for her popular "I'm Not a Plastic Bag" campaign.
According to an interview with the Daily Mail, Hindmarch is helping support other entrepreneurs by partnering in the School for Creative Startups, founded by Dragon's Den investor Doug Richard, which "will run workshops and year-long courses across fashion, design, performing arts and digital industries."