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Search for Enterprising Women Begins

A quest to find the most successful and inspirational local businesswomen has been launched.

The hunt is on for nominations for the 2014 Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce Enterprising Women Inspire Festival and Excellence Awards.

There are six awards to be won this year:

  • Inspirational Woman of the Year
  • Outstanding Contribution to Business
  • Enterprising New Businesswoman of the Year
  • Enterprising Women Team of the Year
  • Enterprising Woman in the Community
  • Rising Star

The awards, launched on Thursday 24 October 2013 at the Risley Hall Hotel, Derby, are aimed at celebrating the achievements of women in business, particularly those successfully juggling careers and home life.

Entries have to be in by 20 December 2013 and the winners will be announced at the Enterprising Women Inspire Festival on Friday 7 March at the Nottingham Golf and Country Club.

A host of local organisations have been lined up to support the awards, including Nottingham Audio Visual and Video Services, Westfield Health, Derby College, The Money Shop, Future Housing Group and A-Star Media.

Jean Mountain, Chair of DNCC’s Enterprising Women group, said: “There are some very talented and hard-working businesswomen in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire who make an important contribution to the local economy. All too often, their contribution does not get the recognition it deserves.

“By highlighting their contribution and telling their stories, hopefully we can inspire many other women to pursue their business dream, which is why I would urge as many people as possible to send in nominations for this year’s awards.”

Membership of DNCC is a not a requirement for nomination to any of the categories in the Enterprising Women Inspire Festival and Awards 2014.

To make a nomination for one of the awards, email eaad@ncc.kwwrsdc.ou stating which award is being entered or call 01332 851280.