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Joyful Summer BBQ with BBC at Heligan for West Country Women Awards




14th July 2023


West Country Women Awards.



Successful BBQ at Heligan Celebrates West Country Women Awards in Beautiful Sunshine.WCWA - Heligan BBQ happy photo everyone waving.jpgWCWA - Lost Gardens BBQ Tess Stuber, Julie Skentelbery, Alexis Bowater l-r .jpg


With pics from Poppy Jakes Photography


The West Country Women Awards held its annual summer event at the stunning Heligan Gardens last Friday, where attendees enjoyed a fabulousBBQ underblazing Cornishsunshine.

The event celebrated the achievements and contributions of remarkable women throughout the West Country region - and encouraged people to nominate for this year's awards.


They were joined by much loved BBC presenter Julie Skentelbery who broadcast her whole show from the award-winning venue, interviewing a slew of

inspirational women from all across the westcountry.


The West Country Women Awardsaimto recogniseWCWA - Heligan BBQ Julie Skentelbery BBC, Claire Robinson and Georgia's Voice.jpgwomens' achievements in a variety of fields including business, education, community service, and leadership. The beautiful Heligan Gardens provided the perfect backdrop for this year's event, with its picturesque landscapes and tranquil ambiance.


Guests were treated to a mouth-watering BBQ feast, prepared by renowned chef Nat Tallents, showcasing the region's finest produce.

The menu featured an array of delectable dishes, including slow-cooked Heligan Hoggett with Khobez flatbread accompanied by garden pea, courgette and chilli dressing; broccoli, tahini and pomegranate; buckwheat, apricot and coriander; Heligan garden leaf salad; and potato, watercress and herb oil with mint yoghurt and peach Pico de Gallo followed by Lemon Posset and chocolate soil.


Attendees also enjoyed an assortment of refreshing drinks at the garden's special BBQ area, making the lunch a true culinary delight.


During the event, inspiring women were encouraged to apply and to nominate their friends, family and colleagues in various categories, commending their remarkable achievements and dedication to their respective fields.


The West Country Women Awards aims to empower and inspire women, highlighting their exceptional accomplishments and contributions to their communities.


"Heligan Gardens provided a breathtaking setting for this year's West Country Women Awards summer barbecue," said Tess Stuber, co-founder of the West Country Women Awards.

"We are delighted to be working in such close collaboration with Heligan who have joined our growing family of sponsors and were blessed with the best weather Cornwall could have given us, allowing us to celebrate these phenomenal women in the heart of nature," said Alexis Bowater OBE, who also founded the awards.

"The BBC joined the BBQ and we couldn't have had a better or happier day, it was a resounding success, with attendees enjoying delicious food and engaging conversations. It was truly a memorable event."


The West Country Women Awards will continue to recognise outstanding women in the region, providing a platform to celebrate their accomplishments and inspire future generations.


For more information and to nominate, please visit close on the 31st August this year.






For more information, interviews or more pictures and videos please contact Alexis Bowater or Tess Stuber