Local entries wanted for Women in Business awards

Women in Business Marketing and Events Manager Laura Dowie joins television presenter Pamela Ballantine to launch the fifth annual Women in Business Awards.
Women in Business Marketing and Events Manager Laura Dowie joins television presenter Pamela Ballantine to launch the fifth annual Women in Business Awards.

Do you take the time to see the wood from the trees and analyse or celebrate your successes and achievements? 

Do you recognise your aims, your goals and regularly chart your progress?

Women from across Co Derry/Londonderry are being urged to take a few moments and enter this year’s awards.

The fifth annual Women in Business Awards is easy to enter and by taking the time to complete the online application form, Laura Dowie, Marketing and Events Manager, suggests this will help focus your mind on the positives in your business to help you see the wood from the trees.

Speaking at the launch of the prestigious awards ceremony, Laura Dowie said that this year’s awards will see business women from across Northern Ireland recognised at a wonderful event at the five start Culloden Estate and Spa on Thursday 19 November.

She said: “Our fifth annual awards will celebrate the brains behind some of Northern Ireland’s most high profile and top performing organisations. 

“The Women in Business Awards hosted by television presenter Pamela Ballantine has become a firm fixture in the Northern Ireland business calendar and will recognise the highest achieving business leaders, entrepreneurs, start ups, sole traders and managers.

“Our Awards Alumnae boasts women who represent and own some of the most profitable of our leading organisations and I would encourage women who think they belong in that network of role models to get their entries in for this year’s awards.

“So many Women in Business members and business women from across the Province tell me that they spend so much time working in their business that they afford little or no time to work on their business.  In entering these awards we’re offering them an opportunity to take a few moments out to think about the impact they have had on their business and the impact their business has made to the local economy.”

The deadline for entry is Friday 2 October at 12noon and as the introduction of the online entry mechanism last year encouraged the most entries to the awards to date, this year entry levels are expected to rise even further.  Categories are:  Outstanding Business Woman of the Year, Young Business Woman of the Year, Best in Professional Services, Equality and Diversity, Best New Start-Up, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Best Marketing Campaign, Outstanding Management/Leadership, Best Customer Services, Best Small Business, Excellence in IT, Best Exporter.

More information can be found on the Women in Business website, log onto www.womeninbusinessni.com

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