Countdown to the new North East Woman Entrepreneur of the Year 2007
(7 August 2007)
There are only six weeks left for women in the region to enter the North East Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. Now in their eighth year and organised by Women into the Network (WIN)based at Durham Business School, the Awards recognise and reward the tremendous contribution being made to the North East economy by women and are specifically targeted at women who have set up or taken over an independently owned business in the North East.
There are nine award categories on offer, including ‘The Susan Dobson Award for Entrepreneurship’, sponsored by the Susan Dobson Memorial Fund, Young Woman Entrepreneur, sponsored by South Tyneside Council and a brand new category, Woman in the Service Sector sponsored by Solutions Recruitment. WIN Events and Communications Manager, Lisa Vickers, said, “We’re encouraging women across the region to shout about their achievements and put themselves in the spotlight this year by entering these important awards. Since the launch event in May, we’ve received nominations from women of all ages and across the business spectrum and they just keep on coming!” “We have great talent here in the North East and these awards help us showcase that talent, increase their profile and ensure other women follow in their footsteps”. “Due to popular demand, we’re hosting one final nomination event on 16th August in Stockton-on-Tees where people can find out more about the process, be inspired by past winners and find out what the judges are looking for. The closing date for nominations is 5.00pm on Friday 21st September so time is running out”. The nomination event runs from 12.00 – 2.00pm and is open to anyone who wants to know more about the awards. Places can be booked via the events calendar on the WIN website www.womenintothenetwork.co.uk, by calling Lisa Vickers on 020 8255 1660 or emailing email@example.com Nomination forms to enter the awards are downloadable from the website. The awards ceremony will be held at the iconic Sage Gateshead on the evening of Friday 16th November. Only a limited number of tickets are left and can be purchased by contacting Lisa Vickers.