“Ecstatic” Businesswomen Awards winner encouraging entries as deadline approaches

The Best New Business winner in the last Tees Businesswomen Awards has urged others to enter this time around after revealing how the limelight helped win enquiries and business.

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

Hogg Global Logistics pipped Wander Films and Bentley’s Coffee Shop to the prestigious gong in the delayed 2020 awards, which were held virtually in January this year.

And the Hartlepool company’s MD Lyndsay Hogg has reflected on the “ecstasy” of winning, with the entry deadline for this year’s awards now just four weeks away.

“Winning meant a lot to me personally, as it’s such a risk starting any business and you want to do a good job,” said Lyndsay, who said she was “ecstatic” to win the award.

“We really felt the award was recognition for our hard work. The staff were on a high for months.”

But, more importantly, Lyndsay revealed the success had brought bottom line benefits too.

“It has been great for getting the business name out there,” she said. “We have picked up some new customers and had a few new enquiries as a result.”

Lyndsay believes the awards, which are now in their fourth year, are vital in raising the profile of women in business across the Tees area.

“I really think the Businesswomen Awards are so important to push forward the females in our region,” she said. “Many of us are battling in a male-dominated industry and this helps to shine a spotlight on all of the region’s fantastic businesswomen.

“Other women who won awards and have been in business longer than myself have been a great support. They have all reached out to me in one way or another to offer support, advice and even just for a catch up.”

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

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, 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

There are three category sponsorships available, which will give businesses publicity in the lead up to the event, during the ceremony and within the coverage and celebrations of winners after the awards. They will also be provided with the opportunity to get involved with the judging process.

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