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Ann Budge

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Ann Budge

Biography

Edinburgh-based Ann worked for Scottish and Newcastle brewery as a graduate computer programmer for 12 years before moving to F International - a software company owned by Dame Stephanie Shirley, who was a firm believer in eradicating the glass ceiling for women in SET. In 1985, she set up her own company Newell & Budge built on the values of Dame Shirley, promoting equality in the workforce from the outset. In 2005, Ann sold the company to Sopra Group after growing it into a multi-million pound consultancy.

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