Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council is backing this year’s Tees Businesswomen Awards by sponsoring one of the categories.
Tees Business publishers Resolution Media & Publishing are organising the event, which takes place at Wynyard Hall on the evening of Thursday, October 24, in association with Northern Skills Group.
The awards evening will celebrate the Tees region’s brilliant businesswomen and the organisations they lead, whilst also inspiring future generations.
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council is sponsoring the Lifelong Inspiration award, which was won by Anne Preston, chair of Prestons of Potto, in the inaugural event last year – and which brought the only standing ovation of the night.
Almost 100 entries were received for the 10 categories this year – while 440 people will attend next week’s ceremony in Wynyard’s Grand Marquee.
The council’s business and enterprise officer Annette Nyland, pictured above (left) with councillor Lisa Evans and Tees Business co-editor Martin Walker, said: “Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council wanted to be involved in the Tees Businesswomen Awards to acknowledge the outstanding achievements of women in the Tees Valley.
“We have sponsored the Lifelong Inspiration award in recognition of the selfless commitment local businesswomen have given throughout their lives – not only to their own businesses, but also to support and encourage others to achieve their enterprising ambitions.”
Cllr Evans added: “All three of the shortlisted women are amazing role models for young women and girls who are our future successful businesswomen.”
Tees Business co-editor Martin Walker added: “We’re absolutely delighted that Stockton Council acknowledge the importance of the Tees Businesswomen Awards and why it’s so important to highlight and champion all our businesspeople.
“With 440 people attending on the night, we’re looking forward to what will hopefully be another memorable evening.”
As well as Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council and headline sponsors Northern Skills Group, the Tees Businesswomen Awards 2019 are also sponsored by Teesside University, Cornerstone Business Solutions, SABIC, Punch Robson Solicitors, RMS Recruitment, Developments by Joseph Homes, Tees Valley Combined Authority, px Group, Billions Europe, First Choice Labels and Tees Print and Design.
Keynote speaker at the Tees Businesswomen Awards event is Yasmin Khan of the Halo Project, with fundraising also taking place for the Teesside-based charity, while there will also be music from Middlesbrough-born singer Amelia Coburn.