Progress CEO Honoured as Business Woman of The Year

Progress CEO Honoured as Business Woman of The Year

Progress CEO Honoured as Business Woman of The Year

7th February 2024

Balwinder Dhanoa, the Chief Executive Officer of Progress, was recently bestowed with the title of Business Woman of The Year at the highly acclaimed Signature Award event held in Birmingham. This prestigious recognition serves as a testament to Bal’s exceptional leadership and unwavering dedication to excellence in the business realm. 

Following the official announcement, Bal shared her genuine surprise and gratitude, stating, “I think one can never be prepared on how to receive the news of being a winner. I was honestly surprised and even a little bit shocked to have been selected, as the competition for the award of ‘Business Woman of the Year’ was strong.” 

Bal’s journey to success has been marked by resilience, vision, and a profound commitment to empowering women in the business arena. Reflecting on her achievements, she expressed her aspiration to elevate more women to positions of influence and recognition, stating, “In winning the award, for me, it raises the bar to empower more and more women to excel and be recognised for their work, and building a strong foundation in business.” 

One of the hallmarks of Progress under Bal’s leadership has been its dedication to fostering a culture of inclusivity and empowerment, particularly for women. Bal stated, “I am proud that as a business we employ many strong women, and some have a seat at the senior executive level and beyond.” 

Bal and Claire: Progress CEO and MD

Looking ahead, Bal outlined her vision for the future of women in business, highlighting her commitment to providing support and mentorship opportunities. She revealed her involvement in  ‘Business Women of Influence,’ a platform aimed at enabling women to achieve their business and leadership goals. 

Over the past 24 years, Progress has established itself as a beacon of reliability and excellence, winning awards, garnering accolades, recognitions and commendations for its outstanding services. Despite facing numerous external challenges including the COVID-19 pandemic, Progress has remained resilient under Bal’s guidance. She attributes this resilience to the company’s prudent financial management and unwavering focus on maintaining stability. 

As Bal emphasises, “We remain strong through all the challenges because we are focused, and we balance our financial resources efficiently, making sure we never place the company into any financial risk.” 

Operating primarily in the domain of care and outcomes, Progress relies heavily on seamless collaboration between its Operations and Corporate teams. Bal underscores the pivotal role of the workforce in driving the company’s success, emphasising the importance of investing in employee support and development. 

Behind the scenes, Bal assumes multiple roles, including providing strategic vision and guidance. Her tireless dedication to ensuring the continued growth and success of Progress is evident in her hands-on approach to leadership. 

Bal’s remarkable journey from founding Progress to being honoured as Business Woman of The Year is a testament to her exemplary leadership and unwavering commitment to empowering women in the business world. Her insights and accomplishments serve as a motivation for aspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders alike, underscoring the importance of vision, determination, and a steadfast commitment to excellence. 


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