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The Enterprising Women Awards 2019 

We have seven categories in the awards this year and we are grateful for the support which we receive from our awards sponsors. Please see below to find out more about each of the awards categories and keep checking back to keep up to dates with the awards as they progress.

Social Commitment Award - Sponsored by 

Hastings Direct


This award is open to women in business who demonstrate an innovative and proactive approach to corporate social responsibility and responsible business practices. Entrants will be required to demonstrate how they have tackled key social or environmental issues to make a positive impact in their local community. 

Apprentice of the Year - Sponsored by

Derby Roundhouse


This category recognises a female apprentice who is working towards or has completed her apprenticeship in the last 12 months. This award will be presented to an individual who hasshown the commitment and drive to make a significant impact to the organisation they work in.

Female Employee of the Year - Sponsored by

Smallman and sons



This award aims to recognise a woman that has made a significant difference to their organisation. This person will not own or run the business, but will have contributed to its overall success over the last 12 months by going the extra mile.

Female Entrepreneur of the Year Award - Sponsored by



This award is for a business woman who has started a business in the last three years. The winner will demonstrate the strong development of her business from a clear vision and planning through to successful growth.

Team of the Year Award - Sponsored by




Led by a female, this award is for a team of people (which can consist of both male and female employees) achieving success through the leadership and management from a dynamic female leader. The team will need to show how they work together towards common goals, meeting challenging objectives and exceeding expectations.

Small Business of the Year - Sponsored by

Belmont Hotel
This award aims to recognise women who own or manage an established organisation with less than 50 employees. The award will be presented to a company which has achieved consistent growth backed by a strong financial performance and has clear plans and objectives for the future of the organisation.

Business Woman of the Year - Sponsored by

Pick Everard
This prestigious award acknowledges a business woman who demonstrates all-round excellence in business. The award will be presented to a female business leader who is ultimately responsible for the outstanding success of a company or organisation, not necessarily owned by them.


We are also delighted to acknowledge our thanks for the support and sponsorship from the following companies:

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