Women of Achievement Awards

We will welcome entries for our next Awards in 2020.

Our bi-annual Women of Achievement Awards celebrates the achievements of inspirational women who are setting the standards in business, blazing a trail for other women to follow or making an outstanding contribution to the community. The awards recognise and reward the best of the best.

Having celebrated the success of local women for over a decade, we are delighted to see just how many talented, committed and passionate women we have in our business community.

We are very grateful to our long-standing panel of judges, who have the enormous task of deciding what makes one amazing woman stand out above all the other deserving women who have been nominated!  A thorough process is carried out to ensure that only the most deserving are selected as short-listed candidates.

The overall Woman of Achievement award is given to the most outstanding winner from the six categories.

In addition to being an incredibly inspiring event, to hear the short-listed candidates stories, the event helps to raise money for chosen local charities. People who attend tell us that this is the best event in their calendar and then book a table for the following awards year!

Who can enter?

Entries are invited from women entrepreneurs and achievers who are running their own business or hold a leading role in the professions, industry, local authority and organisations, including charitable, in the public or private sector.

You are welcome to enter as many categories as you wish.

Awards Categories

New Business Award This award is to recognise the spirit and courage of women in a new business, which has been trading successfully for more than 12 months and less than three years as of 1st January in the year of the awards.
Established Business Award This award is presented to reward the commitment and achievement of a woman working in an established business that has been trading for more than three years as of 1st January in the year of the awards. 
Female Entrepreneur Award This award is for an entrepreneur who has initiative and dedication and who has aspired to reach a goal in her chosen field – and having successfully achieved that goal is an inspiration to others.
Voluntary & Community Award This award is to acknowledge a woman working in the voluntary and community sector, to recognise the dedication to the needs of others and selfless commitment to their role. 
Public Services Award This award is to mark the hard work and achievement of a woman leading in her field within a statutory service sector – for example: teachers, nurses, police officers, paramedics, NHS and council employees. 
Women Breaking Boundaries Award This award is to recognise women who excel in their chosen career. This encompasses private and public industries where women are making huge strides in their career environment. 
Overall Woman of Achievement Award
This award has no entry. The independent judges will consider candidates from all categories – and this award will go to the woman who has achieved outstanding excellence.