Recognising Local Business Women
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
A lady over 35 who has worked hard and been successful for many years.
Check a professional.com 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.
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.”