23 July 2012 10:26
Women's business network everywoman is celebrating 10 years of its awards programme, as the deadline for this year's nomination approaches.
Nominations for this year's awards, which are free to enter and sponsored by Natwest, close on July 26th.
During the 10 years since its inception the NatWest everywoman Awards have attracted thousands of entries and celebrated Britain's leading female entrepreneurs. This inspiring programme has commended both household names such as Karren Brady, Hilary Devey, Dame Mary Perkins, Chrissie Rucker and Cath Kidston, along with a multitude of extraordinary women whose businesses both large and small support Britain's reputation as one of the best countries for enterprise.
Karen Gill MBE, co-founder and director of everywoman commented: "SMEs make up over 99% of the total number of businesses in the UK so in terms of our economic health it is vital that we support and acknowledge their contribution to Britain plc. If we do not take steps to champion female enterprise so that future generations see it as a viable career choice, we will risk irreparable damage to our already fragile economy.
"Over 10 years the NatWest everywoman Awards have done just that, recognising scores of women who have achieved business success through hard work, determination and passion and who are role models for future generations of female entrepreneurs."
Nominations can be made online at www.everywoman.com until 20th July and will be judged by a panel of accomplished businesswomen and entrepreneurs.
The winners will be announced at a ceremony held on 5th December 2012 at The Dorchester in London attended by celebrities, VIPs and major figures from the worlds of business and politics.