Leanne Bonner-Cooke is Businesswoman of the Year 2017

Leicestershire-based Software Development Company Evolve-IT Consulting Ltd have added a brand new business award to their already impressive award cabinet.

Founder and Managing Director, Leanne Bonner-Cooke beat an impressive list of entrants and finalists at an ceremony on Friday 8th September to earn herself the title of Businesswoman of the Year 2017 at the Niche Business Awards.

Celebrating a decade in business in March this year, Evolve-IT deliver business process improvement through innovative technology. Driven by MD Leanne Bonner-Cooke at the helm, Evolve HQ is in North Leicestershire and hasoff-shore teams in Malaga and Ukraine to enable them to upscale for larger projects.

Hannah Tomlinson - Marketing and Communications Manager collects Leanne's award

Hannah Tomlinson – Marketing and Communications Manager collects Leanne’s award


Specialising in the construction, retail, pharmaceutical and finance industries, Leanne has led her team since 2007, gaining new business year on year and prospering through the recession and in the face of adversity in a male-dominated industry. Leanne won the same award back in 2017 and will be adding this year’s award to a grand total of 15 trophies and finalist nominations.

Leanne’s name up in lights at the glitzy ceremony in Leicester



Talking about her award success, Leanne said:

“I’m so happy to have won the Niche Businesswoman of the Year award again in 2017. I am humbled to receive the recognition and would like to congratulate the other finalists in my category whom I have huge respect for. I love what we do at Evolve and could not have achieved this without my team at Evolve.

Evolve are looking forward to another award final on 17th November at The Rep Theatre in Birmingham, where the team find out if they have come out on top in the Innovation Entrepreneur category at the Natwest Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2017… Watch this space for more news!