Nominations open for Businesswoman of the Year

Tina Tilley business article SUS-140303-105037003
Tina Tilley business article SUS-140303-105037003

The countdown is on to find this year’s Businesswomen of the Year with hopefuls urged to show off their achievements and put themselves forward before it is too late.

Entries for this year’s prestigious awards are open until Friday as organisers hope to pull in last minute entries from across the engineering sectors.

The awards have been running for 32 years to highlight role models and mentors by encouraging and inspiring women to reach their potential.

Candidates from all industries are encouraged to put forward nominations before entries close on September 19.

The winner will be announced at the Women of the Year Luncheon and Awards on October 10.

Awards chair Judy Groves said it was all about showcasing success stories from women who have made a difference in their field.

She hopes a greater exposure of success in the traditionally male-dominated engineering and manufacturing sectors will help inspire more young women into these roles.

“We don’t want anyone to feel shy about entering the awards as this is a wonderful opportunity to recognise the inspirational and entrepreneurial achievements of women in industry,” she said.

“The awards attract entries from all over the UK and can also be a fantastic way to boost your profile as well as a providing a great opportunity to network with some of the most successful business women in Britain.”

Previous winners include West Ham United’s Vice-Chairman and Apprentice star Karren Brady, former Dragons’ Den star Hilary Devey and Sarah Tremellen, founder and chief executive of Bravissimo.

To enter, download a nomination form from

The awards help to raise funds for charities Vitalise, Alzheimer’s Research UK and Ladies Fighting Breast Cancer,