Venus Awards

Recognising Local Business Women

Portsmouth NatWest Venus Awards – Nominations and applications are in!



NatWest Venus Awards in association with the Peter Cooper Group Volkswagen.


The NatWest Venus Awards were set up in 2009 to recognise business women from across the country.  The awards allow people to nominate a working woman of their choice. There are a variety of categories that you can choose from, some which have sponsors. However,  there are still a few categories that are on the lookout for Sponsors,  so if you are interested please contact:

The Natwest Venus Awards in Association with the Peter Cooper Group, Volkswagen nominations are already in!  Which means the sponsors now have a big task ahead of them.  Receiving 1000’s of nominations and applications,  there will be a lot of sifting through to do.

Hayley Storey from About My Area is spearheading the awards locally.  You may have noticed the Beetle convertible in your local area,  if you haven’t make sure you look out for it!

Being the first ever launch in Portsmouth the participation has been outstanding and it’s all for a great cause.


Here are the categories for Portsmouth: 


 Portsmouth Business Mother of the Year

A woman who successfully juggles business with family life.


Hearts Portsmouth Employee of the Year

A lady who goes beyond the call of duty.


Employer of the Year

For a great female friendly boss or manager (Male or female) – Available for sponsorship


Cobweb Solutions New Media & Online Business

Excelling in social media or with 50% plus business online.


Treasury Accountants Inspirational Woman

For women that go out of their way to help others – Available for sponsorship


The NatWest Portsmouth Small Business

For a small business with a big attitude.


Lifetime Achievement

A lady over 35 who has worked hard and been successful for many years.


Check a Portsmouth Professional of the Year

For professionals and executives who excel


Peter Cooper Volkswagen Portsmouth Influential Woman of the Year

Motivates others and makes a difference


The Car Finance Company Entrepreneur of the Year

For a women who dares to take risks in business and they pay off.


Green Business of the Year

Employing initiatives that consider the environment.


New Business

For a business less than two years old – Available for sponsorship


Cascades Shop CTR GP Limited Customer Service Award

For the individual or business that goes that extra mile.


Home Based Business

Recognising successful home based business within the community – Available for sponsorship


Dynamite Recruitment Business of the year

A business with more than 12 employees


 The next date for your calender will be the nominee networking event on the 16th of June 2014 held at the Peter Cooper Showroom,  where the semi finalists will be announced – it’s one not to miss!


Tara has a clear passion for her work “We’ve invested a lot into the technology behind the Venus Awards, to make it as quick and simple as possible, for both those nominating and those finding themselves nominated,” explained Tara.

Venus Awards has been recognising and rewarding women since 2009 with the event expanding into 8 regions across the country.  Talking about the impressive growth of the Awards, Tara, 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.”


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