Simone de Gale wins the 2021 WinTrade Global Excellence Award

Monday, August 2, 2021


Simone de Gale wins the 2021 WinTrade Global Excellence Award 

WinTrade has announced the 2021 WinTrade Global Excellence Entrepreneurship Award recipient as Simone de Gale. 


London, United Kingdom, August 2nd 2021 - The WinTrade Awards is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2021 WinTrade Global Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award as Simone de Gale, CEO and Director of Simone de Gale Architects based in Belgravia, London.  


Dr Yvonne Thompson CBE founded WinTrade Global. Dr Thompson has been running a thriving global business network of women since 1996. She decided to bring that network together, in one place, at one time, for a dedicated week celebrating women in business around the globe. The WinTrade Awards allows for the recognition of women across all industries, in every corner of the world, who are making a difference in their field. The WinTrade Global Summit and Awards returned virtually this year and reached even more countries and participants.  It included guest speakers Paul Scully (UK Minister for Business), Holly Branson (Chief Purpose and Vision Officer, Virgin), House of Lords Member Baroness Verma and others, with the headline awards ceremony closing the two-day event. 


The jury committee selected an entrepreneur who has demonstrated consistency, integrity, progressive thinking, and world-class leadership within their chosen sector for this award. The nominees included: women who have held a global role for more than two years or can show that their international influence and leadership has made a lasting impact on the industry.   


De Gale was awarded this award for her tenacity in the architecture field, paving the way for other female architects and entrepreneurs to make a difference. Judge for the Excellence category, Dr Bola Olabisi of the Global Women Inventors & Innovators Network commented, “She is downright excellent at what she does”.  She received the highest public vote. 


De Gale is honoured to be receiving the award and states, 'I am so pleased to have been awarded the Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award. It means so much to me to be recognised amongst these amazing women, peers, politicians and business leaders, for the efforts I have made to develop my business and be successful in the field of architecture. It is such a thrill for me and my team to celebrate today, and I will treasure this success all my life.' 


Simone de Gale's signature style creates innovative and timeless architecture. Her designs are manifested with advanced materials and sustainable technologies. She offers a service that aims to achieve the clients' vision. She says, “I am mindful of our client’s and our intention is to always deliver beyond expectations”. 


Simone wishes to inspire other women who are aspiring architects and entrepreneurs with her work.  She comments, “Anything I have ever wanted in my life I have made a plan and then worked hard to achieve the goal.  You should never stop chasing your dreams as it pays to follow through with actions”. 


Prizes for the 2020 Awards (delayed to 2021 due to the covid pandemic) include industry learning workshops, global networking, business opportunities, WinTRADE membership and international speaking opportunities. (Media coverage will be included in the winner’s package.)