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Finalist driven by detractors
Finalist driven by detractors

A Bunbury woman has been named as a finalist in the 2012 Telstra Western Australian Business Women’s Awards.

Tegan Studsor is the co-owner and general manager of traffic management business, Traffic Force.

When she was 23, Ms Studsor entered into a business partnership with her sister.

Four years later, Traffic Force has a turnover of $4 million with 60 employees and is set to grow its training services in the coming year, as it expands into the Pilbara and Kimberley regions.

‘‘When many older males in the industry said ‘it can’t be done by young girls’ and ‘they won’t last long’, it just added to my drive to create, develop and maintain a successful business,’’ she said.

Traffic Force offers consultancy, design and planning, traffic control, training and safety auditing across the State.

Ms Studsor is responsible for strategy, financial management, human resources and marketing.

Ms Studsor recently started a sister company, AusQ Training, which has taken over as the registered training organisation under the Traffic Force umbrella.

The business’ reputation for professionalism and prompt service has seen it win clients across State and local government, the mining and civil contracting industries and among utility providers.

Ms Studsor is one of six finalists for the marie claire Young Business Women’s Award category for women under 35.

The winner of this and another four categories will be announced on October 16.

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