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Monika Shine, the CEO of leading nail polish brand Semilac UK, has been honoured at the first ever English Women's Awards.

The 40 year old businesswoman from Solihull, who is a fitness model with more than 20,000 Instagram followers, was named Beauty Entrepreneur of the Year at the inaugural ceremony at Mercure Leicester. 

Semilac UK, who have their HQ salon on Warwick Road in Solihull, supplies UV hybrid nail polish to more than 300 salons. There are nearly 300 colours in the innovative range, which create beautifully strong nails which last up to three weeks without chipping. Semilac Flash Sunlight Effect was recently named Best New Hands & Nail Product at the Pure Beauty Global Awards in Dubai.

Monika commented: “I'm so amazed to have won this prestigious award after so much hard work to bring Semilac to the UK. It really was a surprise and I'm very grateful for the opportunity to spread the word even further that Semilac is a quality product. I'm a mother of two with a lot of passion and energy, and I'm very grateful that winning this award has given me the opportunity to show what we can achieve if we try.”

The English Women’s Awards 2018 aim to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of women entrepreneurs, businesswomen, professionals, civil servants, women in uniform, charity workers and many more that help make England a greater place. 

Irfan Younis, CEO of organisers Creative Oceanic, said: “The English Women’s Awards aim to celebrate the amazing breadth of talent and the hard work of female professionals and entrepreneurs in the country, whose work often goes unrecognised. We are very happy to see the huge engagement of the English public who have voted for their favourites to show them the appreciation they deserve.”

For more information about Monika Shine please visit or follow @mshiney_ on Instagram. Please see to find out more about Monika's business.