Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall presented the Barclays Women of the Year award to some notable women on behalf of the Manchester Emergency and Medical Services.
Naomi Davis, Assistant Chief Constable Debbie Ford, PC Lauren Moore, Cath Daley, Vicky Wijeratne, Laura Prescott, Lea Vaughan and Shoba Manesh, all received it the award.
When the bomb exploded in the Manchester Arena, the women of the Emergency Services immediately galvanised into action. Everybody, from ordinary citizens to members of the emergency services and health care professionals behaved beyond the call of duty.
Jane Luca, who lives in the North West and is Chair of Women of the Year, said: “These women represent the remarkable and brave response by the Greater Manchester emergency and medical services to the bombing.
“This award is thoroughly deserved, and we salute them all.”
Andrea Bonafe, Chief Internal Auditor of Barclays UK added: ‘They are true heroes and we applaud their bravery and professionalism.’
The 2017 Women of the Year Awards pay tribute to the emergency and medical response teams, both here and abroad. The winners have been recognised for their selfless professionalism and heroism during the ceremony and lunch at the InterContinental London Hotel, Mayfair.
Women of the Year president, Sandi Toksvig hosted a group of 400 specially invited women, all honoured as a ‘2017 Woman of Achievement;’ selected for their resilience, resourcefulness, and selfless actions.