Celebrate • Encourage • Inspire

Women in Business celebrates, encourages and inspires successful and aspiring business women in the south.

This campaign is not about the exclusion of men, but the inclusion of women. It celebrates and spotlights organisations and individuals who have excelled in their specific business, profession or organisation. We acknowledge the real value that diversity can add to our businesses through productivity and profitability and recognise those who are championing change.

Awards timetable

  • Entries open : 12th March 2016
  • Awards Launch: 28th April 2016. Click here for details
  • Entries close: 17th June 2016
  • Finalists announced: 8th August 2016
  • Awards dinner: 15th September 2016

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“In terms of what winning the award has meant to me: I was overwhelmed and delighted to be announced winner, it really validated so many life choices, sacrifices if you will, and made me feel that someone recognised the effort and sheer graft it has taken to get my business to where it is now. It was a virtual pat on the back, and it has helped strengthen my confidence; I feel less likely to think “I can’t” and more likely to think “How can I…?!” It has opened doors to me  such as taking part in the roundtable discussion last month, and speaking at enterprise events. I have met a host of inspiring and motivating women, and I have been able to share my award and success with my team of predominately women – they have celebrated my win with me and have been proud that such an overlooked, yet vital, industry was suddenly being talked about in business terms.”
Victoria Peterkin, Daisy Nursery Ltd.

The Awards Categories

  • Rising Star
  • Board Level & Senior Executive of the Year
  • Woman Business Owner of the Year
  • Champion of Change
  • Enlightened Employer Award (£5 million – £25m turnover)  
  • Enlightened Employer Award (over £25m turnover)  
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“The WIB Awards have brought together a very strong group of women with extraordinary stories. I was fortunate to win the 2015 Award for Director Large Business, and was thrilled at the reaction from our clients and customers. The award is important to me personally and to the Ceuta Group as an endorsement of how we drive our business. The processes of nomination, ceremony and involvement following the event have been energising, and there is a real sense of continuing to build something here for women who see success as a constant journey.”
Annette D'Abrio, Ceuta Healthcare
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