Tickets can now be booked for the second Tees Businesswomen Awards – with more than 200 tickets already sold for an event that will see inspirational charity leader Yasmin Khan as guest speaker.
Tees Business publishers Resolution Media & Publishing are organising the event, which takes place in the Grand Marquee at Wynyard Hall on the evening of Thursday, October 24.
The event will celebrate the Tees region’s brilliant businesswomen and the organisations they lead, whilst also inspiring future generations.
Winner of the Inspiring Others category in the inaugural Tees Businesswomen Awards, Yasmin is founder and director of Middlesbrough-based charity The Halo Project, a pioneering community partnership that helps victims of abuse including forced marriage and honour-based violence. She is also an advisor to the Welsh government.
She said: “The Businesswomen Awards is such a significant event, not only to recognise the contribution and diversity women bring to the sub-region’s economy and success but to harness the talent we have on our doorstep – talent to influence the future growth of the Tees Valley and provide innovation in doing so.
“Since last year’s ceremony, I’ve been afforded opportunities to raise the awareness of vulnerable women and girls to new audiences, and explored new partnerships for meeting some of the disadvantages they face.
“Collectively, with some remarkable women in the region, I’m confident we are on the cusp of something very special, not only for women but for all of us who live and work in the Tees Valley.”
The awards event will also feature fundraising efforts for The Halo Project.
The organisers received nearly 100 entries and nominations across 10 categories in the Tees Businesswomen Awards, which are being held for a second year in association with Northern Skills Group – the training and apprenticeships arm of Middlesbrough College.
The 10 category sponsors are now judging the entries, with shortlists due to be announced during the week beginning September 23. The winners of each category will only be revealed on the night of event, with contenders hoping to follow in the footsteps of inaugural Tees Businesswoman of the Year Claire Preston, Lifelong Inspiration Award winner Anne Preston, of Prestons of Potto, and Inspiring Others Award winner Yasmin.
Individual gongs will be awarded in the categories of Businesswoman of the Year (sponsored by Teesside University), Lifelong Inspiration (Stockton Borough Council), Breaking the Mould (Developments by Joseph Homes), Inspiring Others (SABIC), Best Newcomer (RMS), with company awards available for Business of the Year (sponsored by Cornerstone Business Solutions), SME of the Year (Punch Robson Solicitors), Training and Apprenticeships (px Group), Charity/Voluntary Award (Billions Europe) and Best New Business (Tees Valley Combined Authority).
Tickets include a prosecco reception, three-course meal including table wine, VIP pictures, inspirational speakers, music and seats for the presentation of the awards.
A table of 10 is priced £750 (+vat) for the glamorous event, with single tickets available at £75 (+vat) each.