Tees Businesswomen Awards go virtual

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Category sponsorship opportunities are now available for the third annual Tees Businesswomen Awards, which will be held as a virtual event following the success of the inaugural Tees Tech Awards.

The delayed awards, which will be hosted by Teesside-born TV journalist Shiulie Ghosh with Dragon’s Den star Sara Davies as guest speaker, will take place on a new date of Thursday, January 14, 2021.

Entries and nominations are now open for the awards, with a deadline of 5pm on Thursday November 27, 2020.

Around 440 people attended last year’s Tees Businesswomen Awards in the Grand Marquee at Wynyard Hall, after 270 attended the first event within the hall itself in 2018.

However, the Tees Business organisers decided to make this year’s event virtual with no end in sight to Covid restrictions around social gatherings and having proved the potential for virtual awards through the Tees Tech Awards.

Martin Walker, director of awards organisers Resolution Media and Publishing, said a tough decision had been made easier when the Tech Awards had proved such a success on a virtual platform.

“The challenge of Covid hasn’t dampened our desire to provide women in business across the Tees region with the recognition and celebration they deserve,” he said.

“After two ground-breaking events in 2018 and 2019, we are mor determined than ever to make the third instalment of the Tees Businesswomen Awards a huge success.

“The virtual Tech Awards were streamed live and the video content from the evening has received 110,000 online views, so we can provide more exposure and publicity to sponsors and finalists tan we’ve ever previously planned.”

The awards will be held in association with main sponsors Northern Skills Group, the training and apprenticeships arm of Middlesbrough College.

Category sponsors include Cornerstone Business Solutions, Punch Robson Solicitors, Faithful+Gould, PD Ports, Teesside University, px Group and Tees Valley Combined Authority.

Category sponsorship remain available for the Breaking the Mould, Best Newcomer and Charity/Voluntary awards.

• Call Chris Garbutt on 01642 450255 or email info@teesbusiness.co.uk for more details.

• For more details about the categories and how to enter, click here.