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Chamber Launches Search for Enterprising Women

Last year's Enterprising Women awards winnersThe annual quest to find the most successful and inspirational businesswomen in the East Midlands has been launched.

Nominations are invited for the 2016 East Midlands Chamber* Enterprising Women Awards.

There are seven awards to be won: Business Woman of the Year, Enterprising New Business Woman of the Year, Female Employee of the Year, Team of the Year, Community Champion of the Year, Apprentice of the Year and the prestigious Inspirational Woman of the Year.

The awards, launched yesterday at the Butterly Grange Hotel, near Ripley, Derbyshire, celebrate the achievements of women in business, particularly those successfully juggling careers and home life.

Entries have to be in by 8 January 2016 and the winners will be announced at the Chamber’s 2016 Enterprising Women Festival on 4 March.

A host of local organisations have been lined up to support the awards, including Qdos Consulting, The Money Shop, RBS Corporate Banking and Derby College.

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

Eileen Richards, her co-Chair, added: “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.”

For information about how to enter, email e@m-n.ouwecdlc.k or call 0330 320 0333.