INSPIRE Award Categories & Nominations 2018

Business Girl of the Year Award

Sponsored by Caroline Christer from The Hand and Foot Beauty Studio
Caroline Christer

The Hand Foot & Beauty Studio

This category will recognise individual women who have achieved significant accomplishments and who have founded and run their own company.  This woman will be the driving force behind success and has shown exceptional abilities in mentoring other women; and/or who have achieved significant growth and results.   This women is an exceptional role model and shows innovation, audacity and tenacity.  She is a woman that has done it all, including juggling family and business life.

SPONSORED BY THE HAND FOOT & BEAUTY STUDIO

CAROLINE CHRISTER – BUSINESS GIRL OF THE YEAR 2017

Prize

1 x Annual Membership

Bouquet of Flowers –  Pink and Perfect Florists Maidenhead

Business Girl Rising Star of the Year Award

Sponsored by Sian Martin from MDM Creative

This category will recognize women age 30 and under.  This woman is a ‘Woman to Watch’ with raw talent.  She may be a future leader and/or somebody just starting out in business or has already formed her own company.  This woman must have a real passion for their business, vitality, determination and a real potential for growth.

SPONSORED BY MDM CREATIVE

SIAN MARTIN

Having faced and understood the challenges and pitfalls of starting a business we would like to celebrate those who have overcome these challenges. It is no mean feat to setup, run and plan a small business from scratch – this is why we are so proud to sponsor this award.

Prize

Bouquet of Flowers –  Pink and Perfect Florists Maidenhead

Best Home Based Business Award

Sponsored by Caroline Sellers from Leggup Fitness

 

This award celebrates the ever-increasing number of women turning towards home-based entrepreneurship.   Women in this category often have to overcome barriers such as isolation, separating work from personal life and being stereotyped as a ‘hobby company’.  The winner will have shown great self-discipline, determination and passion to develop a successful home-based business.

SPONSORED BY LEGGUP – CAROLINE SELLERS

Home based businesses are hard to start. Having started my own Personal Training business 7 years ago, I have lived through many disappointments and triumphs of starting a business from home. Anyone, who even tries to make one successful enough to earn a living from, should be awarded a medal!

Prize

Bouquet of Flowers –  Pink and Perfect Florists Maidenhead

Best New Business

Sponsored by Sophie Comas from Rimu Marketing

 

This Award will go to a woman who has launched a new venture which is less than 18 months old, with passion, enthusiasm and an unwavering desire to succeed. We are looking for a woman, with a great idea and who looks destined for long term success.

SPONSORED BY RIMU MARKETING – SOPHIE COMAS

I work with a many small businesses to help them build successful marketing campaigns, enabling them to connect with their ideal client.  I know how hard it is to take that initial leap of faith and set up your own business.  I chose to sponsor this award because to recognise that commitment.

Prize Bouquet of Flowers –  Pink and Perfect Florists Maidenhead

Service of the Year Award

Sponsored by Helen Steel from Streamlion Consulting Ltd

This woman will be a woman who delivers an excellent service and sets her company apart from the competition.   The award will recognize a woman who consistently demonstrates they give an unrivalled service to their customers and have gone the extra mile for their customers.  Longevity of customer relationships, customer loyalty and retention of customers should be a key consideration when nominating for this award.

SPONSORED BY STREAMLION CONSULTING LTD – HELEN STEEL

I am sponsoring Biz Girl Service of the Year because successful, thriving businesses are always underpinned by a seamless service that is offered by a person or company who goes that extra mile to make sure of that success. They are the nucleus of excellence and I applaud them.

Prize

Bouquet of Flowers –  Pink and Perfect Florists Maidenhead

 

 

Creative Business Girl of the Year Award

Sponsored by Laura Rigby from Berkshire Health Clinic

This award will highlight, recognise and a celebrate a woman who demonstrates a flair for creativity in her business.  The creative sector encompasses marketing, dance, graphic design, photography, dance, food, beauty and visual art to name but a few.

SPONSORED BY BERKSHIRE HEALTH CLINIC – LAURA RIGBY

I chose this award because I found that when I started my own business, I worked so hard that I lost my creativity and it saddened me. I then realised that starting your own business and making it successful requires creativity, no matter what your field is. To have a creative business is twice the fun!

Prize

Bouquet of Flowers –  Pink and Perfect Florists Maidenhead

Most Inspiring and Active Business Girl of the Year

Sponsored by Claire Stewart from Inspire Hot Yoga

 

This Award is to recognise a women who demonstrates strong leadership qualities and is a true role model to other women and plays a key role in the Business Girls community.  This category will recognise a woman who effects positive change and who provides support and assistance to other women and has the ability to motivate.

SPONSORED BY INSPIRE HOT YOGA – CLAIRE STEWART

I am thrilled to be sponsoring this award again this year. INSPIRE, as its name would suggest, is all about inspiring people to believe in themselves and to allow themselves the space to grow and thrive. The winner of this award does just that for her fellow business girls.

Prize

Bouquet of Flowers –  Pink and Perfect Florists Maidenhead

Business Girl Heart of the Community Award

Sponsored by Tabitha Beaven from Lightmind

 

This category celebrates a woman who is instrumental in delivering change throughout her community.  She is someone who engenders true community spirit.  She enhances the local area by being at the heart of the community where her organization operates, and, adds value to the lives and outlook of those within the community.

SPONSORED BY TABITHA BEAVEN FROM LIGHTMIND

Having won this award last year, I jumped at the chance to celebrate those who create and nurture community. It’s human nature to want to belong to something bigger and magic happens when you bring like minded people together to share, support, guide, sing, laugh and play!

Prize

Bouquet of Flowers –  Pink and Perfect Florists Maidenhead

Business Girl Community Business Award

Sponsored by the Maidenhead Advertiser

VOTING FOR THIS AWARD IS VIA THE MAIDENHEAD ADVERTISER – VOTE HERE.

This award recognises the positive impact women and their businesses can have on their communities by engaging locally and contributing to the SME economy.  The winner will be a female-led business that can demonstrate not only its own success, but also the benefits resulting from its interaction with other businesses and the wider community. This award is limited to Maidenhead and surrounding areas only.  This award category ONLY is voted via the Maidenhead Advertiser website.  Please click here to VOTE.

SPONSORED BY MAIDENHEAD ADVERTISER

In our 150 year history, the Advertiser has always been passionate about local businesses. We champion equality and support businesses and organisations from a range of backgrounds in boosting the local economy and ensuring Maidenhead and the surrounding area has such a unique community spirit.
James Preston
Deputy editor

Prize:

MONTHS FREE ADVERTISING to include;

10 x 4 x four inserts in either the Advertiser or the Express

4 x MPUs (prominent online advert) on either the Advertiser or Express website

Bouquet of Flowers –  Pink and Perfect Florists Maidenhead

Terms and Conditions

 

  • Nominations will be released on 22nd January 2018
  • The closing date for nominations is at midnight 9th February 2018.
  • You can nominate in more than one category.
  • Finalists will be notified w/c 13th February 2018.
  • There will be three women shortlisted in each category as finalists.
  • Voting for finalist’s will re-open on 16th February 2018.
  • Voting will close at midnight on 1st March 2018.
  • Nominees MUST be part of the Business Girls community Facebook group. The awards are open to both members and non-members.
  • The awards are not limited by location.
  • The organizer reserves the right to check information contained in the nomination.
  • The organizer reserves the right to re-categorise nominations if appropriate.
  • Nominees for the ‘Business Girl Rising Star’ must be aged under 30 by 8th March 2018.
  • The Business Girl Community Business Award sponsored by the Maidenhead Advertiser will be voted via the Maidenhead Advertiser website under the same terms outlined. This award is limited to Maidenhead and surrounding areas only.
  • Finalists must purchase a delegate ticket to attend the conference. Family and Friends of finalist’s may attend the ceremony from 4pm for a small cost.
  • The organiser’s reserve the right to photograph & film pre, during and post the Conference & Awards Ceremony and any media to be used in all promotional material both in online and offline media.
  • Award winners will be announced at The INSPIRE Conference & Awards only.

Nomination Form

Nominations CLOSED - Finalists will be announced on 17th February
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