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Our CEO Clare Pelham has won a CEO Today United Kingdom Award 2018

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Our CEO Clare Pelham has won a CEO Today United Kingdom Award 2018

We are thrilled to announce that our Chief Executive Officer, Clare Pelham, has won a CEO Today United Kingdom Award 2018 for her work in the charity sector.

The CEO Today United Kingdom Awards recognise strong and innovative leadership among business leaders in the United Kingdom.

They celebrate the success, innovation and strategic vision of CEOs across a number of sectors and industries in the UK.

Clare Pelham said: "It is wonderful for the work of the Epilepsy Society to be recognised in this way. We are a small but very focused team, representing 600,000 people in the UK with epilepsy. The challenges of living with uncontrolled seizures can be enormous. Epilepsy can have an impact on everything from  education and employment through to driving and personal relationships.

"It is a privilege to be able to support our eminent scientists in pushing forward research into epilepsy and trying to understand the condition at a genetic level. This offers the greatest hope in the future of early diagnosis and better treatments which could be life-changing for people with the condition."

"I hope that one day our research will mean that epilepsy has no greater impact on a person's life than perhaps having freckles does. In the meantime we are here to drive forward changes needed in the health care system, the workplace and in the wider world, that will support people with epilepsy to lead as full a life as possible.

"Thank you CEO Today for this recognition."

Clare was appointed as Chief Executive of Epilepsy Society in 2016. She sees working for the charity as a seamless part of her commitment to a better world and as an advocate in the field of epilepsy.

She has fronted a successful national campaign to ensure that any woman of childbearing age with epilepsy who is prescribed the medication sodium valproate, should be made aware of the risks associated with the drug during pregnancy for her unborn child.

Clare says: "The best part of my work is to be able to support brilliant staff and volunteers who make a difference every single day to the lives of people with epilepsy".

Editor-in-chief, Mark Palmer commented: “At CEO Today, we are immensely proud to be able to recognise and honour those who operate in the UK and whose hard work, ingenuity and passion drive their companies forward and inspire others.” CEO Today would like to thank all contributors and participants in the 2018 United Kingdom Awards. Congratulations to our winners and finalists.

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Congratulations to Clare!