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The 10 categories of the great, new Star Women in Business Awards 2019 have been revealed …
The Star Women in Business Awards will take place at Scarborough Spa on the afternoon of Friday April 12, with comedian Jenny Eclair as the guest speaker and awards presenter, joined by Scarborough’s former TV presenter Carolyn Hodgson.
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. More sponsors about to be revealed, following the confirmation of Scarborough accountants Asquith & Co and CPH Property Services, Digital Advantage, ActionCoach, Wold Top and Spirit of Yorkshire, Gi Group the national recruitment agency with offices in Scarborough, North Yorkshire Law, Adverset the leading print and design company, and Scarborough Spa SIV, the Crown Spa Hotel, Fitzpatrick Design, Bright & Sons jewellers, Blue Sky Media video, TopicUK magazine and Crofts the artisan chocolatier.
There will be a particular emphasis on the successes of young women and there will be an all-female top table.
There will also be a table of female students aged 14-16 from Scarborough secondary schools to be inspired by the tales of achieving women.
The categories are:
Brightest Micro Star
Stellar Apprentice (office or hospitality)
Stellar Apprentice (industry, engineering, construction)
The Shooting Star
The Art Star
Star of Digital
Star of Retail
The awards are open to women throughout the Scarborough, Whitby and Filey district, and including Ryedale and Bridlington.
Willows Lull, the Scarborough charity which offers overnight and day respite for children with life-limiting, disabilities and complex needs, is the chosen charity of the event. It 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.
The 10 categories will include awards for the most outstanding business woman, rising female stars, best female artist, new women in business and for retail, hospitality and micro-businesses. There will be specific categories for apprentices in business, both office-based and in practical employment such as construction and engineering.
You can nominate yourself, or be nominated by colleagues, managers or by the public or other businesses and organisations.
If you wish to be a sponsor, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Entries need to be emailed to email@example.com and clearly state the category or categories, or you can use the submission form on the website fourtigersmedia.co.uk Contact Us page at www.fourtigersmedia.co.uk/new-page/
1. New Star
Open to businesses owned by talented women who have been operating the enterprise for less than two years (up to March 1 2019) and which have shown growth, sustainability and innovation, with plans for further development. Relevant to any range, style and size of business to be considered, with indication of turnover growth please.
2. Brightest Micro Star (micro-business)
For a female-owned micro-business that employs no more than five people, or a small business in which the owner is the sole worker. The judges will be looking for dedicated effort and progress by someone who has spotted a gap in the market and created healthy signs of growth and reputation. This includes business of all types.
3. Stellar Apprentice (office or hospitality-based)
This category is for office-based female apprentices in administration or as management trainees in areas such as legal or financial business or general corporate roles in the public or private sector. It aims to recognise female apprentices who have made special effort in their training or business environment, achieved outstanding progress or contributed to their company's reputation, efficiency or engagement.
4. Stellar Apprentice (industry, engineering and construction based)
This category is for female apprentices in industry, engineering, construction, trades or manufacturing. It aims to recognise female apprentices who have made special effort in their training or business environment, achieved outstanding progress or contributed to their company's reputation, efficiency or engagement.
5. The Shooting Star (aged up to 29)
Open to an entrepreneur aged up to 29 (as at the March 1 2019) who owns or runs or manages a business who has expended revenue growth or market reach. Are you demonstrating an upward trajectory for women in business. This applies to small, medium or large businesses as the judges will be looking at the qualitative contribution.
6. The Art Star (artist award)
This is a new and exciting awards category for female artists who deserve greater recognition in an area where there are many worthy contenders. The judges want to help highlight the merits of hard-working, creative artists in any medium who have created their own distinctive style and form.
7. Star of Digital
Recognises women who have transformed their businesses in significant ways via digital technologies - boosting business growth through regular and engaging blogs, increasing Instagram or other social media followers over and above the norm or by demonstrating a real commitment to digital marketing through, for example, online competitions or pay-per-click campaigns. The accolade will go to the candidate who has adopted inventive ways of promoting or delivering their business by embracing an exceptional digital approach.
8. Star of Retail
This category is for female retail business owners who are flying the flag for the independents, providing exceptional customer service and can demonstrate effort and success over and above the norm, and show how the business has withstood commercial pressures. Managers who run private businesses can also be nominated.
9. Hospitality Star
Entries are welcome from or about women in the accommodation, tourism or leisure industries and services who can demonstrate that they provide extra-ordinary customer service, effort and achievement. Please provide examples of innovation, marketing, quality or creative contributions. Testimonials can be included.
10. Inspirational Supernova
This is for dynamic business leaders who have enhanced or grown their enterprise, with innovative thinking, good sense, communication and vision, adding profitability, staff development and reputation to the company, with indication of turnover growth please.
CRITERIA & RULES:
The catchment area covers the Scarborough district including Whitby, Filey, plus Bridlington and Ryedale
The Star Women in Business categories refer to businesses owned by women in sole partnership or joint-partnerships, or businesses run by women, and efforts by women in contributing significantly to the successes and reputation of a business or organisation
You can nominate yourself, or be nominated by colleagues, managers or by the public or other businesses and organisations
The judges will include Four Tigers Media, CU Scarborough and an independent judge of significant experience
Entries are free. The shortlisted nominee will receive a complimentary place and needs to attend the awards event that will take place on Friday April 12 2019 from 11.30am, and agree to publicity related to the event. Dress code: this is not a black tie event.
All entries will be treated in confidence and commercially-sensitive detail will not be shared
Entrants should state why they excel in any particular category. Please clearly state which of the 10 categories you wish to enter; more than one category can be entered. Judges might find it appropriate to move your entry to a different category if appropriate.
The deadline for entries is noon on Monday February 25 2019
For queries please call 07739 821207
The sponsors and supporters include:
CU Scarborough (main sponsor)
Asquith & Co Accountants
CPH Estate Agents
Ros Jones ActionCoach
Gi Group recruitment
North Yorkshire Law
Wold Top & the Spirit of Yorkshire
West Building Supplies
Bright & Sons jewellers
Crown Spa Hotel
SIV Scarborough Spa
Neil Fitzpatrick Design
Alex Grant and Crofts Chocolates
Chris Curtis Blue Sky Media
West Building Supplies
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."
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.
New showcase to celebrate successes of women in business: CU Scarborough revealed as the main partner for sparkling new awards
The biggest single gathering of inspiring female achievers in the Scarborough business community is on its way.
The new Star Women in Business Awards with guest speaker Jenny Eclair 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, for what will be the talking point event of the year, is CU Scarborough.
CU Scarborough is 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.”
Jenny Eclair will present the trophies. The comedian, writer, author and actress was the first woman to win the coveted Edinburgh Perrier Award for comedy and hasn’t stopped banging on about it ever since, she says. Her TV credits include Loose Women, Holby City, Room 101, The BBC New Comedy Awards and the Eurovision Song Contest.
The awards are open to women throughout Scarborough, Filey, Whitby and surrounding district.
The 10 categories will be revealed in detail soon with the entry details. It is free to enter and you can nominate colleagues, yourself or women from any business or organisation.
The categories will include individual awards for the most outstanding business woman, rising female stars, best female artist, new women in business and for retail, hospitality and micro-businesses. There will be specific categories for young women in business, both office-based and in practical work.
Are you a woman who is helping to fly the flag for the Scarborough area with dedication and effort? 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.
If you would like to be a sponsor partner of this sparkling new awards event, or like to book tickets, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The chosen charity which will benefit from this big occasion is Willows Lull, based in Scarborough and offering overnight and day respite for children with life-limiting, disabilities and complex needs. It has qualified nursing and support staff to assist in the caring of children from birth to 18 years, and currently helps upto 40 families. It is hoping to increase this number five-fold.
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 on the day."
Above, more nominations: Magdelena Szygalik, Amelia Forrester, Kathleen Howard, Shirley Vauvelle, Becky Palmer. Below, more sponsors …
Sponsors … plus the Awards independent judge Debbie Mullen, Head of Corporate Affairs across Yorkshire for Barclays Bank
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 also include Natalie Foster, Theresa Hargreaves, Karen Ellis and Eleanor Lawlor of LoveFit Dance, Jacqueline Swift, Holly Ford, Jenn Crowther
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