We’re championing the region’s businesswomen

Pinchinthorpe Hall

With entries and nominations now open, the Tees Businesswomen Awards is a chance to “champion the fantastic women of Teesside”, says Zoe Lewis of the awards’ headline sponsors, Northern Skills Group.

The Tees Businesswomen Awards celebrates the region’s female high achievers, culminating in an event in the Grand Marquee at Hardwick Hall on the evening of Monday, September 27.

Organised by Tees Business, the awards are again being held in partnership with Northern Skills Group, the apprenticeship and training arm of Middlesbrough College.

Zoe Lewis, principal and chief executive of Middlesbrough College Group, said: “It’s absolutely essential that we celebrate the achievements of the Tees region’s businesswomen so as to inspire young women and show them what’s possible.

“That’s why we’re so excited to welcome back the Tees Businesswomen Awards.

“After more than a year of not being able to celebrate in person, the event at Hardwick Hall will not only be an opportunity to champion the fantastic women of Teesside, but also a chance for us all to reconnect with one another and reflect on progress and achievements despite adversity.

“Northern Skills Group is about giving people the skills to reach their potential, and that’s a message I want young women to hear. By investing in your future, you can realise your potential.”

Tees Business executive editor Martin Walker welcomed the support of Northern Skills Group as headline sponsors for a fourth successive year.

“The Businesswomen Awards are now established as a game-changer for women in business in the Tees region,” he said. “Too many of our high-achieving businesswomen went under the radar before we launched the awards but it’s a fact that many more people could now reel off the names of successful and inspiring female businesswomen.

“Tees Business is proud to have been at the forefront of that drive towards equality and recognition, establishing role models for future generations, but we could not have done that without the steadfast and welcome support of Zoe and all at Middlesbrough College and the Northern Skills Group.

“They’re support for these important awards is testament to their commitment to helping people – no matter what their sex – to fulfil their ambitions and potential.”

Businesses and individuals are encouraged to either enter the awards or nominate deserving businesswomen for any of the five individual categories.

Entries and nominations for the awards close on July 23 – less than six weeks away – with shortlists set to be announced from August 9.

To view the award categories or to take a look at the questions within each category, click here: Tees Businesswomen Awards 2021 – Enter Now! – Tees Business

See the award categories and sponsors below. To enquire about sponsorship, email info@teesbusiness.co.uk or call 01642 450255.

The Awards

Individual Awards

Businesswoman of the Year – sponsored by Teesside University
Lifelong Inspiration – sponsored by Faithful + Gould
Breaking the Mould – sponsorship available
Inspiring Others – sponsored by PD Ports
Best Newcomer – sponsored by Durata
Student of the Year – sponsorship available

Company Awards

Business of the Year – sponsored by Punch Robson Solicitors
Small Business of the Year – sponsored by Crafter’s Companion
Training & Apprenticeships – sponsored by px Group
Charity/Voluntary – sponsored by ITS
Best New Business – sponsorship available

2021 Programme Sponsor: Teesside High School
Film sponsor: Square One Law
Wine sponsor: FW Capital
Reception drink sponsor: VAS Group