Recognising Local Business Women
Nominate your Favorite Working Women Today
The NatWest Venus Awards in association with Peter Cooper VW were set up to recognise women in the Business Community and are now open for nominations for Portsmouth until 16th May 2014.
With Haley Storey from About My Area online Magazine spearheading the awards, this is the first year the awards have launched in Portsmouth. The Venus Awards have gone from strength to strength in the past five years, launching in numerous other regions across the country.
Talking about the phenomenal growth of the Awards, Tara Howard the Founder, herself a business woman and mother of four, commented; “It really is inspiring to see how much support and enthusiasm there is for the awards and what a difference they can make. I’ve even had past winners confess to me that the awards have changed their lives – that’s really powerful, and drives me forward to expand, and launch the awards in new regions to recognise more deserving women.”
The Awards, which celebrate the vital input of women in business, will this year see local business women competing in the following award categories;
Inspirational Woman Award sponsored by Treasury Accountants
Employer of the Year sponsored by Dynamite Recruitment
Entrepreneur of the Year sponsored by The Car Finance Company
Customer Service Award sponsored by Cascades Shopping Centre
Business Mother Award sponsored by Town or Country
Employee of the Year sponsored by Heart
New Media & Online Business Award sponsored by Cobweb
Small Business sponsored by NatWest
Other categories include Green Business, Professional of the Year, New Business, Home Based Business, Business of the Year, Influential Woman and Lifetime Achievement.
Using the simple online nomination process, you are encouraged to nominate a friend, relative, work colleague, your boss, employee, client, or anyone you feel worthy of an award.
“We’ve invested a lot into the technology behind the Awards, to make it as quick and simple as possible, for both those nominating and those finding themselves nominated,’ explained, Tara. “What better way to thank and celebrate the efforts of the women in your life? Not wanting the men to miss out the Employer of the year can also be won by a man so go for it guys!”
To nominate your favourite working woman in Portsmouth you can go to http://portsmouth.venusawards.co.uk/nominate