A ST HELENS mum has been named winner of the Business Leader award category at the Merseyside Women of the Year (MWOTY) awards 2022.

Jennifer Greenan received the accolade, sponsored by Financial Planning Corporation, for her work as co-founder and Director of E-Verve Energy Ltd.

The Lea Green-based business has grown into a leading independent provider of electric-vehicle charging-infrastructure.

It was also the founder and trustee of the Electric Futures Charity Trust, which aims to raise awareness of issues the planet faces today with tomorrow’s generation.

A ceremony took place at the Crowne Plaza Liverpool on Friday, July 1.

Speaking last month about her nomination mum-of-two Jennifer, 38, of Haresfinch, said: “To be nominated is very overwhelming and reaching the final is very humbling to be honest.

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“We started just before lockdown, and we are now one of the UK’s leading electric car ventures providing devices and charge points for electric vehicles.

“It was something we felt passionately about and after launching – and being a mum during the pandemic with home schooling and everything – I realised, like we all did, that children need inspiring to look after what we have and how they can do that.

“On the back of that we have been working in 24 schools across St Helens to raise aspriations of all children in STEM and inform them about the importance of green energy.

“Awards like this are really important because it gives young girls people to look to in fields of technology and science or any sector and see that they can do it too."