15 Oct

Stepping Plate inventor wins Inspiring Leader & S.T.E.M. Award!

Deborah Leary (OBE), Forensic Pathways CEO won the Inspiring Leader 2015 award at the Forward Ladies Midlands Women in Business Awards (WIBA) regional final.

Deb was also awarded with the Science, Engineering, Technology & Manufacturing (STEM) Award on the evening in Nottingham which was hosted by Charlene White (ITV Presenter). Amazingly Debs daughter Lizze managed to scoop Young Entrepreneur at the awards show.  Lizze is the owner of Kindred Sole, a Birmingham based designer show company. Deb will now compete in the National Finals taking place in Leeds on the 20th November.  Deb said: “I am absolutely delighted to win both of these awards. There are so many inspirational women in the UK, to be chosen in the regional finals is really quite humbling….Also to receive the award for STEM is absolutely fantastic and highlights the fantastic achievements of the whole team at Forensic Pathways.”

Deb invented the transparent Anti-contamination Stepping Plates.  Importantly, it is now standard protocol to use Stepping Plates at all major scenes in order to create a pathway through a scene thereby ensuring a methodical, clinical approach to the preservation and gathering of trace evidence  Their award-winning transparent anti-contamination Stepping Plates are available in two sizes and in a range of kit combinations dependent upon client needs.  Forensic Pathways also develops forensic software for law enforcement and offers due diligence services for businesses.

*UPDATE* After winning the Inspiring Leader 2015 award at the Regional Finals, Deb Leary OBE went on to win the award at the 2015 WIBA National Finals! A big congratulations to our CEO!

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