Kim Beddoes, owner and Director of Party Events & Fiji and Fiji Weddings is the youngest recipient of the Westpac Women in Business Award at 39 years of age.
Beddoes who was also nominated for the awards in 2017 said she was very grateful to the individuals and organisations that had enough confidence in her to put forward her nomination.
“This is an honour for me and my hardworking team but I am especially proud to be the youngest recipient of the award, my hope is that young Fijian women enter the business sector to help grow our economy, it’s not easy but it’s worth the hard work” said Beddoes.
Seven years ago Beddoes decided to leave the safety of her full time job and run her business from her spare room with only one staff. Today under two brands ‘Party & Events Fiji’ and ‘Fiji Weddings’ the company has offices in Nadi and Suva and employs 21 people with services available to clients all over Fiji including the outer islands and the North.