Celebrating International Women’s Day 2023

We announced a call-out in our last newsletter for Knightsbridge businesses to nominate inspiring women from their organisations in celebration of International Women’s Day. We were delighted to receive such thoughtful submissions, highlighting the significant impact women in business have across the multiple industries represented in our neighbourhood.

The Knightsbridge Partnership team arranged for bespoke floral bouquets to be created, using flowers in the International Women’s Day colour palette, with the purple tones signifying justice, dignity and loyalty.

It was a joy to present the flowers to each nominee, congratulating them in person for their contribution to Knightsbridge’s commercial landscape. We look forward to seeing these incredible women prosper in our area.

Thank you to the businesses who participated. Stay tuned for more opportunities to engage with our work. Please ensure you subscribe to our weekly newsletter for the chance to get involved in our various B2B activities, including networking and training events.

The nominees:

Name: Anastasia Fiddler

Company: Pegasi

Job Title: Leasing Manager

Nominated By: Pegasi

Reason for Nomination:Anastasia is an exceptional young lady.  She has developed and created opportunities for herself that has led her to work in one of the world’s most luxurious markets.  Since joining Pegasi, Anastasia has more than doubled our direct lettings over the last 12 months, which is a fantastic personal and team achievement. At an organisational level, she is an ambassador for our expectations of values and behavior.  She continually puts forward her ideas in ways where we can better our service delivery.  Everything she does is underpinned by her passion and drive to deliver outstanding customer service to our clients.  On a personal level, Anastasia is bubbly, outgoing, and someone to whom you cannot help but gravitate toward.  PS, she is an amazing singer!

Name: Nefeli Fakiri

Company: Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

Job Title: Restaurant Director

Nominated By: Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park

Reason for Nomination: In what is often perceived as a male dominated industry, Nefeli, an energetic bright young female, leads the way. Born and brought up in Greece, Nefeli studied Theatre Studies at the University of Patras in Greece. She soon realised her talent lay in hospitality, swapped the stage for cuisine, and started her career working for the acclaimed Japanese Chef Nobu Matsuhisa. Following a short stint here, Nefeli was eager for a greater challenge and that is when she joined The Fat Duck Group. She has been working with Heston and his team for the past several years and together with Ryan Wheeler, her sidekick, they look after a team of 45 ambitious individuals. With her affectionate smile and bubbly personality, Nefeli is a true inspiration for any female wishing to pursue the hospitality and culinary career path.

Name: Anabela Chan

Company: Anabela Chan

Job Title: Founder & CEO

Nominated By: Walpole

Reason for Nomination: “We feel Anabela should be highlighted, not only as she is an incredibly creative and brilliant entrepreneur with a boutique off Sloane Street and international retail residences, Anabela also has a commitment to sustainability that runs all the way through her business, which is no mean feat in jewellery. Anabela is also a great champion of fellow women.”