The Founder and Director of Portsmouth’s pioneering Mediation firm, ‘Mediation Now’, has been recognised for her career success to date by being shortlisted for ‘Business Personality and Achievement of the Year’ at The News Business Excellence Awards 2017.
With a career spanning over 15 years in Family Law, Claire Webb has been at the forefront of the Mediation profession – championing its development, being the first to achieve national accreditations and consulted with by the Government on white papers, proposals and best practice.
Since 2007 she has built the UK’s first legally-based, designated Mediation practice, become an employer and overseen rapid expansion of new services from offices in Havant, Fareham and Emsworth.
Now, on the 10th anniversary of Mediation Now, Claire has been named as one of the shortlisted entrants for ’Business Personality and Achievement of the Year’ at the biggest event in the Portsmouth’s corporate calendar, The News Business Excellence Awards.
‘The news I had been shortlisted came as somewhat of a shock, as I wasn’t aware that I had been entered,’ says Claire. ‘Of course, once the news settled in, I found it very flattering.’
‘I know a lot of people in this position say it, but I really could not have done everything I have to date without the support of my fellow director, Rebecca Hawkins, the team at Mediation Now and my family at home. Surrounding myself with the right people has enabled me to take advantage of brilliant opportunities.’
The judges were supplied with evidence of all Claire’s career success, business achievements for Mediation Now over the past decade and how she represents Portsmouth and Hampshire in a variety of regional and national professional associations
‘It is a wonderful feeling to be recognised for the work you devote your professional life to,’ says Claire. ‘But the really satisfying and exhilarating feeling comes from the fact that, over the past decade, Mediation Now has helped over 10,000 couples find ways to negotiate the ending of their relationships and move on with their lives with positivity for the future.’