More than a hundred entries have been received for the first-ever Tees Businesswomen Awards, in association with Northern Skills Group, which will culminate with a glamorous ceremony at Wynyard Hall in November.
A total of 106 entries have been sent in, including 59 individual women business leaders going for the five individual awards, and 25 businesses vying for the five company categories.
The category sponsors now face the difficult task of choosing a shortlist of only three for each award, as well as one winner.
Tees Business will reveal the shortlists for each category over the course of the next week.
Please note, entries for the awards are now closed.
Only five women and five businesses will be revealed as winners during the awards ceremony in front of 230 people within Wynyard Hall’s beautiful Conservatory Room on Thursday November 8.
Tees Business co-editor Martin Walker said: “We thought this would be popular but we didn’t expect to receive as many entries as we did, which is fantastic.
“The whole aim of this competition is to encourage more women to shout about their successes more and to try to increase the profile of women in business across the Tees region, so to see such a positive response in our first attempt at this is very pleasing.
“We’d like to thank everyone who nominated, and wish all nominees the very best of luck!”
Here’s a list of the total number of award entries received for the inaugural Tees Businesswomen Awards 2018.
Businesswoman of the Year (Sponsored by Teesside University) – 13
Lifelong Inspiration Award (Sponsored by Tees Valley Business Compass) – 7
Breaking the Mould Award (Sponsored by Developments by Joseph Homes) – 17
Inspiring Others Award (Sponsored by SABIC) – 20
Best Newcomer (Sponsored by RMS Recruitment) – 14
Business of the Year (Sponsored by Cornerstone Business Solutions) – 8
SME of the Year (Sponsored by Punch Robson Solicitors) – 8
Training & Apprenticeships (Sponsored by PX Group) – 5
Best New Business (Sponsored by Tees Valley Combined Authority) – 9
Charity/Voluntary Award (Sponsored by Venator) – 5