INSPIRATIONAL achievers across Warwickshire are among finalists taking part in the upcoming Ladies First Network Business Awards.
Entrants from 25 categories were selected from more than 270 nominations by a panel of 18 judges from across the UK.
The winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony, hosted by BBC radio presenter Sandra Godley, in late March at Coombe Abbey.
The awards, which return to a live event following the pandemic, will also raise money for two West Midlands charities, St Basils and Suited For Success.
St Basils works with young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, to enable them to find and keep a home and grow their confidence and skills to increase opportunities.
And award-winning charity, Suited For Success, helps unemployed men and women in Warwickshire and the West Midlands prepare for a job interview by providing free coaching, employment preparation skills and interview clothing.
The new categories introduced this year are Excellence in Health & Wellbeing, Digital Star, Man of the Year, Employer of the Year, Excellence in Education, Achieves in Marketing, Family Business, Service Provider of the Year and International Award – attracting entries from as far afield as Australia and South Africa.
Young people are also in sharper focus at this year’s awards which champion Young Entrepreneur and Inspirational Young Achiever.
Awards organiser Tracey McAtamney said: “Interview Day was a fabulous occasion. It never ceases to amaze me just how many talented and inspirational people I get to meet – this year starting at just 10 years old, our youngest ever nomination. Also, some remarkable women in business and inspirational lives, some incredible family businesses including a third generation business, husband and wife teams, an over 50’s all-female punk band and not forgetting a micro pigs business! So many achievements to celebrate.”
Visit www.ladiesfirstnetwork.co.uk/awards-2020 for more details.
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