Sponge boss nominated for businesswoman award

Posted on Sep 18, 2014

The head of leading elearning company Sponge has been shortlisted for an award recognising the achievement of businesswomen.

Sponge's Managing Director, Louise Pasterfield, has been nominated for a Devon Nat West Venus Award in the category of New Media & Online Business.

Louise founded the company 10 years ago and since then the technology company has grown into one of the UK’s leading elearning companies.

The team develop creative, bespoke online learning solutions for major organisations such as GSK, Toyota, Tesco and the United Nations, and work across the UK, Europe and USA.

Sponge has grown from a team of two in 2004 to a current workforce of more than 35.

Louise said:

“The key to our success is the impact our elearning has for our clients with more than 90% coming back to us as repeat customers.
“We have grown significantly over the past two years and have ambitious plans for the future.
“In 2014, we are on target to achieve a further 60% growth on 2013.
“It is exciting to be leading such a vibrant company and also a privilege to work with an outstanding group of people.”
“I’m delighted to be nominated for this award especially in this our tenth year.

Sponge is based at Plymouth Science Park which is sponsoring the award category Louise has been nominated in.

The award aims to celebrate and recognise the achievements of a local businesswoman or entrepreneur.

Devon’s first event was held last year and attracted almost 1,500 nominations.

The finalists are due to be announced on Friday, September 26 at a special event at The Deer Park Hotel near Honiton.