Wimbledon Fashion Tycoon Is Business Award Finalist

Matches Fashion empire started its life in Wimbledon Village

The woman who started her fashion empire with a single shop in Wimbledon Village has been shortlisted in this year’s Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award. 

Ruth Chapman, founder of Matches Fashion, has reached the final after a panel of judges noted how she has successfully innovated the MatchesFashion.com online offer throughout a period of change in the retail sector.

The flagship Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award is the longest running award for female business leaders and has recognised some of the UK’s most prolific female business leaders – from Alison Brittain, CEO at Whitbread and leading architect Dame Zaha Hadid CBE.

The panel have shortlisted one other finalist – Liv Garfield, the CEO of Severn Trent. The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony on May 9. 

Christine Hodgson, member of the judging panel and Chairman of Capgemini outlined the notable achievements of the finalists:  “Both women are successful in very different spheres of business. Ruth is a stand-out retail entrepreneur who transformed one retail shop into a global designer fashion platform. Liv is the FTSE 100's youngest female CEO and is an inspiring business leader, with a

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March 29, 2018

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