The Businesswoman of the Year Awards is one of the most prestigious events in the business calendar in Bulgaria. Directed successfully for over 25 years by international television star Evgeni Minchev. Every year the Businesswoman of the Year Award counts with politicians as their patrons and guests of honour.
This year the award ceremony took place on Thursday 27th of January at the Luxurious Balkan Hotel in Sofia. Concurred by hundreds of people among them business personalities, celebrities, national and international Politicians.
The Businesswoman of the Year Award counted as Patron of honour, the Vice President of Republic of Bulgaria Mrs. Iliyana Yotova and as their Guest Honour Ms Rebeca Riofrio - UK Chairwoman for the Parliamentary Society for Arts, Fashion and Sports.
The Awards had over 20 categories and one of the nominees was Todor Zhivkov’s granddaughter, Evgeniya Jivkov, Todor Zhivkov was the longest-serving non-royal ruler of Bulgarian history. Among the many winners - the main award was to Mrs. Vaska Penkova - owner of the Security Company Scorpio and the Businesswoman of the Year Award - Europe was given to Rebeca Riofrio Charwoman for the Parliamentary Society.
Evgeni Minchev was also given an honour for his work in the Arts internationally. He was a recipient of an Ambassadorship status by the UK Parliamentary Society of Arts.