Nomination for the West Country Womens Award 2022

Celebrations as Semi Finalists Announced in the West Country Women Awards

Amanda-Louise Knight who owns two businesses based in Somerset celebrates having made it through to the semi finals of the West Country Women Awards 2022. With over 1,000 nominations across 15 categories the Awards recognises inspirational women in business across Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and Dorset.

Amanda-Louise who owns Amanda-Louise Knight Weddings, Proposals and Events an established business supporting couples across the regions by arranging weddings and proposals as well as conducting wedding ceremonies as celebrant.

Amanda-Louise Knight Semi Finalist in The Small Business of the Year Category

The 15 award categories include Women in Tech, The Phoenix Award, Women in Health, Best Supporting Act, Diversity & Equality, Combatting Violence, Women in Construction & Property, and many others.

Amanda-Louise said “I'm over the moon to have been nominated. It was such a surprise and honour to learn I was one of the six semi-finalists in the Small Business of the Year Category. Over the last few years, it’s been tough with covid, but with some creativity and restructuring including the launch of our Somerset Wedding Day Dog Chaperone Service into my wedding business has enabled the business to flourish. Being in business for yourself, Ive worked hard in what I believe in and put my heart and soul into it.

Amanda-Louise Knight

With such a talented team too, it allowed me to follow my passion and Ive recently opened my second business as an Independent Female Led Funeral Directors offering choice whether people want a gentle goodbye to a fabulous farewell. I wanted to create a female led funeral directors covering Somerset and Devon, based on kindness and openness understanding that everyone has different needs when it comes to arranging a funeral. My mission is to provide empathy, choice, and value. So, we take care of the person who has died, their families and our new approach continues to build up community support with our social bereavement coffee events.”

Alexis Bowater OBE, journalist,broadcaster and women’s campaigner, and award-winning businesswoman Tess Stuber are the Co-founders and Directors of West Country Women Awards CIC. They said “From all walks of life, every corner of our communities, our goal is to celebrate the achievements & triumphs of women across the region”.


Amanda-Louise was recognised for her hard work during the semi finals event and will be attending Powderham Castle in Exeter at the end of October to find out if she has made it to the finals in December.

Find Out More About the Awards & Semi Finalist

And its not just about awards. The event raised money through crowdfunding and on 9th September 2022 successfully raised £45,420 with 26 supporters in 95 days.

To find out more about the west country awards click here

To find out more about Amanda-Louise Weddings, Proposals and Events click here

Or to find more information about Amanda-Louise Funeral Services click here

Written by
Amanda-Louise Knight

Amanda-Louise is the creative director of her UK award winning business, Amanda-Louise Knight Weddings Proposals & Events. She provides advice to modern couples who want unforgettable weddings that set the tone about their celebrations and love.

Amanda-Louise is a current celebrant, and has been involved in the events industry for over 30 years. Her love for logistics, she is wedding and marriage proposal planner in the South West of England. A dog lover herself, she is owner of Somerset Wedding Day Dog Chaperone Service ensuring furry babies are included or cared for by her team.

She is mentor to other celebrants and venue consultant to her corporate business clients dedicating her time to helping them grow their own businesses.

And it all starts with making a date with Amanda-Louise!

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