A top boss for caravan ideas

Nicky Cannon, managing director of Jonic, with her award.
Nicky Cannon, managing director of Jonic, with her award.

The boss of a Morecambe company has been named Manufacturing Business Woman of the Year 2013 at an awards ceremony.

Nicky Cannon, managing director of Jonic - which designs specialist caravan bedding - picked up the prize at the Woman in Business awards, organised by networking group Forward Ladies.

It was the second year in a row that she scooped the category.

Nicky said: “I am delighted to have won a Woman in Business Award for the second time. There are many great women that have been previously honoured and I am proud to have again joined this elite group.

“I could not have achieved the award without a very hard working and dedicated team, so I dedicate this award to my team.”

Jonic was set up from the loft of her family home, after she spotted a gap in the market for making bedding for caravans and motorhomes.

The company, based in Eastgate, has seen rapid growth, now supplies the major caravan manufacturers and has expanded into bed linen, upholstery and curtains for homes.

Forward Ladies is the UK’s largest women’s networking group and runs awards every year.