Speakers Announced for Women in Business Awards

Posted on: 04 , May 2017

Barclays has announced the speaker line-up for its awards ceremony of the inaugural North West Women in Business Awards.

Launched last month, the awards aim to recognise successful women and businesses that have made an outstanding contribution to the North West region. The awards ceremony will take place at an exclusive awards lunch on Thursday 6th July at Tatton Park.

Guest speakers at the awards ceremony include Dena Brumpton, CEO Wealth and Investment Management, Barclays; Diane Hunter, CEO, Conviviality Retail; and motivational speaker, professional adventurer and serial entrepreneur, Debra Searle, MVO, MBE will deliver the keynote address.

Entrants can self-nominate or be nominated by a work colleague, customer, supplier or other associate and the application closing date is Wednesday 10th May 2017.

Award categories include:

- Woman of the Year SME Business (up to £20million turnover)

- Woman of the Year Medium Business (turnover over £20million – £50million)

- Woman of the Year Large Business (turnover over £50million)

- Rising Star (Under 35 years of age)

- Woman of the year Professional or Not for Profit

- Most Supportive Business Promoting Diversity & Citizenship – Company

Karen Johnson, head of large corporates for Barclays in the North West said; “Women from all sectors across the North West are securing key roles in businesses and we want to recognise exceptional achievements for the contribution they are making.

“We are seeking entries from women and businesses in any sector or industry and this is a fantastic opportunity to bring together business ladies from across the region to share knowledge and ideas, helping to grow the North West economy.”

Debra Searle said: “I can’t wait to meet all of the inspirational women who have been shortlisted for the Barclays North West Women in Business Awards. As the founder of three companies and a professional adventurer, I have first-hand experience of some of the challenges that women can face. I’ve no doubt that the 6th July will be an extraordinary day of celebration for what women have already achieved, and a catalyst for further success in the future as we all work towards true parity.” 

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