CU Scarborough, the main sponsor

CU Scarborough, the main sponsor

The big event: Friday April 12 2019

The big event: Friday April 12 2019

Ex-TV presenter Carolyn Hodgson

Ex-TV presenter Carolyn Hodgson

Four Tigers Media

Four Tigers Media

Bright & Sons are donating a yellow and rose gold Fairy Locket in partnership with Clogau for the event charity. Croft’s are providing these great treats …

The 10 categories of the Star Women in Business Awards 2019 have been judged … save the date #friday april 12

The Star Women in Business Awards will take place at Scarborough Spa on the afternoon of Friday April 12, with Scarborough’s former TV presenter Carolyn Hodgson as host.

The Drinks Reception by SIV Scarborough Spa will include an extra treat thanks to artisan chocolatier Alex Grant, of family-run Crofts in Scarborough, providing welcome chocolates on arrival - and tiger-striped treats after the meal - and in the event 'gift bags'. If you wish to contribute to the ‘gift bags’ let us know!

To book tickets (shortlisted nominees are all free) please email fourtigersmedia@gmail.com Tickets are just £40 a head, with lunch. There will be a charity raffle in aid of Willows Lull which offers respite care for families. Scarborough's landmark jewellers Bright & Sons, which date back to 1857, are donating an intricate 9ct yellow and rose gold Fairy Locket in partnership with Clogau, the rare Welsh gold designers.

Jenny Eclair who had been booked as the guest speaker cannot now attend the event due to a filming project. She said: “I'm very sorry I will no longer be able to join you at the Star Women in Business Awards. I do hope the event is an huge success and lots of money is raised for Willows Lull on the day. With apologies and very best wishes, Jenny Eclair.”

The event has already attracted 240 guests, 80% women, and includes a number of Scarborough secondary school pupils to hear the inspiring tales of the nominees.

The overall sponsor is CU Scarborough at an occasion that will applaud and celebrate the range of achievements, efforts and creativity of women in the area. Other sponsors and supporters are:

CPH Property Services, Gi Group Recruitment, Asquith & Co Accountants, North Yorkshire Law, Wold Top Brewery and Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery, Digital Advantage, ActionCoach, Adverset, the Crown Spa Hotel, the Spa SIV, Crofts Artisan Chocolates, West Building Supplies, Bright & Sons Jewellers, Fitzpatrick Design, Scarborough Business Ambassadors, TopicUK, Blue Sky Media. 

Charity beneficiary: Willows Lull Children's Charity, Scarborough. Willows Lull, the Scarborough charity which offers overnight and day respite for children with life-limiting, disabilities and complex needs, has qualified nursing and support staff to assist in the caring of children from birth to 18 years, and helps many families … and wants to help more.

There will be a particular emphasis on the successes of young women and there will be an all-female top table and there will also be a table of students aged 14-16 from Scarborough secondary schools to be inspired by the tales of achieving women.

Principal judge Debbie Mullen, head of corporate banking for Yorkshire Barclays said: “Great day judging the Star Awards. The quality of nominations was excellent and I came away truly inspired by many of them. Thanks to both Four Tigers Media all the staff at CUS who made me feel very welcome. Countdown now to the awards.”

The categories are:

  • New Star

  • Brightest Micro Star  

  • Stellar Apprentice (office or hospitality locations)

  • Stellar Apprentice  (industry, engineering, construction locations)

  • The Shooting Star

  • The Art Star

  • Star of Digital

  • Star of Retail

  • Hospitality Star  

  • Inspirational Supernova

  • For queries please call 07739 821207

The sponsors and supporters:

CU Scarborough (main sponsor)

Asquith & Co Accountants

CPH Estate Agents

Digital Advantage

Ros Jones ActionCoach

Gi Group recruitment

North Yorkshire Law

Wold Top & the Spirit of Yorkshire

Adverset printers

West Building Supplies

Bright & Sons jewellers

SIV Scarborough Spa

Neil Fitzpatrick Design

Alex Grant and Crofts Chocolates

Chris Curtis Blue Sky Media

West Building Supplies

Fitzpatrick Design

TopicUK magazine

Kay Fraser, Head of Academic Studies and Acting Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor of CU Scarborough, said: "We are thrilled to be the principal sponsors of the Star Women in Business Awards which will highlight the women in this area who deserve recognition for their achievements. CU Scarborough is working hard to build and contribute to the fantastic local talent we have along the Yorkshire Coast. Our students will be inspired by the winners and aspire to be future leaders who are highlighted by this brand new award.”

Mark Asquith, head of Scarborough accountants Asquith & Co, said: "We are very pleased to be part of these fresh awards which are a great and dynamic addition for the business community. Our company strongly supports the concept of women in business and it will be a perfect platform for recognising achievements and for celebrating a lot of successes. We look forward to seeing the nominees, and the addition of Jenny Eclair as the guest speaker is an extra bonus. It will be a wonderful, exciting, different event with which we are delighted to have our name linked."

Joe Walker and Phil Fletcher, directors of Scarborough estate agents CPH, said: "We are delighted to be linked with such a significant new event, which will be a great showcase for recognising the efforts and outstanding achievements of women in the local area."
They added that CPH, which is the No.1 selling estate agent in the area according to Rightmove, is looking forward to attending the biggest gathering of successful business women to be held in the area. "We and our highly successful team are proud to partner with such a positive occasion."

The Group Gi, which has 30 locations in the UK including at Northway, Scarborough, provides temporary, permanent and professional staffing opportunities, training and HR consultancy. Sarah Brown, branch manager for Gi Group Scarborough, said: "Gi Group is delighted to be supporting the Star Women in Business Award 2019. Recognising the efforts and achievement of women in the workplace is something we are extremely passionate about as an organisation. As a recruitment agency, we continually look for ways to support women, whether it’s back into work after maternity leave or helping them change jobs to ones that provide greater flexibility. This extends to working with our clients to look for ways they can adapt their working practices - such as offering greater flexibility around shifts. This is a fantastic event. It will create role models who will go on to inspire other women including youngest generations about to enter the workplace.”

Artisan chocolatier Alex Grant of Crofts Chocolates, said: "We absolutely love being a sponsor of this great event."
He added: "We've had an exciting journey during our first five years here at Crofts Chocolates, combining our various skills, knowledge and expertise, along with fabulous support from our customers. Our delicious chocolates are made on site in an open-plan kitchen by our chocolatier."

David Chambers, manager of the Crown Spa Hotel, Scarborough, said: “Thank you so much. We are thrilled to be sponsors.  If there is anything more we can help with at all, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.”

Natalie Foster, Head of Commercial at North Yorkshire Law, said: "We are very pleased to be part of such an important occasion. As a dynamic legal practice and as supporters of the community, we support the themes of aspiration and look forward to applauding and celebrating the efforts and achievements of all the nominees."

Wold Top Brewery and Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery, led by Tom and Gill Mellor, have been welcomed to the roll call of sponsors. Kate Balchin, Accounts & Export Manager, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting the Star Women in Business Awards that celebrate the many and varied achievements of women in our area. We have lots of high-calibre female employees at Wold Top Brewery and Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery, so it’s fitting that we’re associated the awards and look forward to attending the awards luncheon."

Bright & Son, Scarborough’s long-established prestige jewellers, are also supporting the event and the Willows Lull children’s charity. The charity is the official Star Women in Business awards beneficiary. Brights are donating in partnership with Clogau a Clogau 9ct Yellow and Rose Gold 'Fairy' Locket.

The charity sponsor is West Building Supplies, the new builders’ merchants in Scarborough.

The independent judge is Debbie Mullen. Debbie, Head of Corporate Banking across Yorkshire for Barclays. She is responsible for a team of relationship directors and managers across a range of industry sectors from throughout Yorkshire. She has 30 years' banking experience gained across roles in risk management, relationship management and, more recently, acquisition finance where she headed up the Debt Finance team across the North. In addition to her main role in corporate banking, Debbie is head of Northern Manufacturing, where she is responsible for leading and developing the manufacturing strategy for the North. She is committed to initiatives that help inspire women across business and launched the Barclays Women in Business Awards.

The event:

New showcase to celebrate successes of women in business: CU Scarborough revealed as the main partner for sparkling new awards

It will be the biggest single gathering of inspiring female achievers in the Scarborough business community.

The new Star Women in Business Awards is a refreshing, dynamic event that will applaud and celebrate the range of achievements, efforts and creativity of women in the area.   

The principal partner is CU Scarborough, part of the Coventry University Group and offers a unique, flexible style of university education. Their range of career focused, academic qualifications are designed to supply the local demand for graduates in key industry sectors such as nursing, policing, teaching and cyber security. 

Kay Fraser, Head of Academic Studies and Acting Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor, said: "We are thrilled to be the principal sponsors of the Star Women in Business Awards which will highlight the women in this area who deserve recognition for their achievements. CU Scarborough is working hard to build and contribute to the fantastic local talent we have along the Yorkshire Coast. Our students will be inspired by the winners and aspire to be future leaders who are highlighted by this brand new award.”

The awards were open to women throughout Scarborough, Filey, Whitby and surrounding district. 

Save the date! It's the afternoon of Friday April 12 2019 at Scarborough Spa.

Scarborough-based event organisers Four Tigers Media said: "We are very pleased to have CU Scarborough as the leading partner for this great new showcase. They will help to enhance these new, significant and very important awards and we are delighted that they will join with us in creating our fantastic opening event in April.

"We will be presenting awards to the great women across a variety of businesses and organisations. It will be the event of the year and devoted to cheering the successes of women who run their own business or who make exceptional contributions to a business or organisation.

The event is also geared to an ASPIRATION AGENDA … with the first-ever gathering of teenage representatives of all seven Scarborough secondary schools sitting together will take place at the Star Women in Business Awards. The aspirational dimension of the event was initiated by Kay Fraser, Acting Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor of CU Scarborough, the main sponsor. Two pupils from each school are being given complimentary places at the awards luncheon on April 12 at the Spa: Scalby, Pindar, Graham, Ebor Academy Filey, St Augustine's, the UTC and Scarborough College.
Kay said: "It will be a great opportunity for the young students to meet each other at the awards event and to see for themselves the inspiring, wide-ranging and exceptional successes of the business community. CU Scarborough firmly believes in the aspiration ethos. The event has received wide support and we are glad, as the main sponsors, that the up-and-coming generation will be part of it. We look forward to welcoming them all."

Above, more nominations: Magdelena Szygalik, Amelia Forrester, Kathleen Howard, Shirley Vauvelle, Becky Palmer, Andrea Willis. Below, more sponsors …

Supporters … including Bright & Sons jewellers who are providing in partnership with Clogau an item in aid of the charity Willows Lull

Tom and Gill Mellor, creators of Wold Top and Spirit of Yorkshire, sponsors. Plus West Building Supplies, which is creating a new Scarborough base.

Nominees Natalie Foster, Theresa Hargreaves, Karen Ellis and Eleanor Lawlor of LoveFit Dance, Jacqueline Swift, Holly Ford, Jenn Crowther, Ellie Gavin

More nominees … Emma Khan, Gill Armstrong, Angela Saunders, Susan Richings, Rebecca Cross, Marianne Long

More nominations … Kelly Dunn, Linda Jameson (Lindy Lou), Cathryn and Hannah Baker, Helen Crawford, Naomi Blades, Sarah Clark …

Nominees … Emma Stothard, Jo-Ann and Eliza McMillan, Helen Jackson, Julia Warters, Samantha Macgowan, Natalie Large

Nominees … Flynn Middlemass, Faith Young, Suzanne Burnett, Jade Sutton, Micha Hannaby …

Entrants include Jessica Slater, Nicole Vogwill, Chloe Nelson, Helen Birmingham, Katie Gibson, Lisa Borrie, Kate Ward.