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Awards 2017

The Women in Business Awards celebrate, reward and acknowledge the hard work and achievements of some of the most successful, entrepreneurial and inspiring business women throughout Northern Ireland.  Now in their 7th year, the Women in Business Awards allow all sectors and industries to come together for an evening of celebration to recognise the best of home grown talent and the valuable contribution that women make to the economic life of Northern Ireland.  
 
This year’s Awards will be held at the beautiful Crowne Plaza, Shaws Bridge on Thursday 9th November. Guaranteed to be our biggest celebration to date, the Women in Business Awards celebrate, acknowledge and reward the hard work and achievements of some of Northern Ireland's most successful entrepreneurs, business owners, senior managers and leaders.
 
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Nominate yourself, a friend or a colleague today!

Now a firm fixture in the Northern Ireland business calendar, recognition as an award finalist and winner holds great prestige.  Finalists and winners benefit from increased media coverage and profiling, offering unique business opportunities that can help you drive your business forward.  All finalists will join the Women in Business Award Finalist Alumnae – a group specially created to offer all finalists since 2011 the opportunity to network and engage with like-minded business women and to stimulate opportunity for both personal and professional development.

All 2017 finalists will have the opportunity to take part in an exclusive Finalist Retreat where they will come together to be inspired by a range of speakers and network with their peers in a unique environment.  More details will be unveiled in the coming months!

To enter online please complete the application form below.  Tickets are now available and early booking is highly recommended for this sell-out event!

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View photos of last year's Awards here.  

 

 

The Women in Business Awards cover a wide scope of categories, allowing you to highlight a particular area of your business that is performing in an exceptional way!  
 
For the first time this year four of the Awards will have two levels – These Awards are clearly marked below whereby one winner will be a corporate employee and one a small business. Please note corporate entries must have a minimum of 60 employees.
 
Categories are listed below and criteria listed within each application form.
 
 
Award for Advancing Diversity in the Workplace
This award recognises a business and / or an individual who has championed diversity within the workplace and can demonstrate the benefits of this.
 
Award for Best Customer Service
(There is an individual and corporate level within this category)
 
This award goes to a businesswoman that can demonstrate she truly has the customer at the heart of her business. 
 
Award for Best Exporter Sponsored by Aer Lingus Smart Flies
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This award goes to the businesswoman that can evidence high levels of export turnover and has a continued export growth plan.
 
Award for Best in Professional Services
(There is an individual and corporate level within this category)
 
This award goes to the businesswoman who consistently exceeds the requirements of internal and external customers.  
 
Award for Best Marketing Campaign
(There is an individual and corporate level within this category)
 
This award goes to the businesswoman who can demonstrate how they implemented a successful marketing campaign within the last year which has had positive results and outcomes for their business.
 
Award for Best New Start Up
 
This award goes to an outstanding new start up demonstrating high levels of innovation service and profit.
 
Award for Best Small Business Sponsored by Danske Bank
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This award recognises an outstanding female led small business based in Northern Ireland which demonstrates a high level of service, is profitable and is innovative in its thinking
 
Award for Outstanding Innovation Sponsored by The Innovation Factory
(There is an individual and corporate level within this category)
 
This award goes to an outstanding individual who can best demonstrate entrepreneurial flair and innovation in business.  
 
Award for Excellence in IT Sponsored by The Irish News
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This award goes to a business and/or individual who can demonstrate the most successful and innovative use of IT within their business
 
Award for Outstanding Management and Leadership
 
This award goes to the manager / leader who has demonstrated exceptional vision and leadership in business.
 
Award for Young Business Women of the Year
 
This award recognises the outstanding work of young business women in Northern Ireland in any aspect of business activity
Enter Online Today!
 
Nominate yourself, a friend or colleague today for a Women in Business Award. Recognition as a finalist and winner of an award holds great prestige and has many benefits, including increased media coverage and profiling. Finalists will also join the Awards Finalists Alumnae which is a group created to stimulate opportunities for business and personal development amongst like-minded individuals.
 
Please download, complete and return applications via email by no later than 12 noon on Monday 2nd October to: awards@womeninbusinessni.com
 
 
 
This award recognises a business and / or an individual who has championed diversity within the workplace and can demonstrate the benefits of this.
 
 
This award goes to a businesswoman that can demonstrate she truly has the customer at the heart of her business.  
 
Award for Best Exporter Sponsored by Aer Lingus Smart Flies
 

This award goes to the businesswoman that can evidence high levels of export turnover and has a continued export growth plan.

 
(There is an individual and corporate level within this category)
 
This award goes to the businesswoman who consistently exceeds the requirements of internal and external customers.  
 
(There is an individual and corporate level within this category)

This award goes to the businesswoman who can demonstrate how they implemented a successful marketing campaign within the last year which has had positive results and outcomes for their business.

 
This award goes to an outstanding new start up demonstrating high levels of innovation service and profit.
 
Award for Best Small Business Sponsored by Danske Bank
 
This award recognises an outstanding female led small business based in Northern Ireland which demonstrates a high level of service, is profitable and is innovative in its thinking
 
Award for Outstanding Innovation Sponsored by The Innovation Factory
(There is an individual and corporate level within this category)
 
This award goes to an outstanding individual who can best demonstrate entrepreneurial flair and innovation in business.  
 
Award for Excellence in IT Sponsored by The Irish News
 
This award goes to a business and/or individual who can demonstrate the most successful and innovative use of IT within their business
 
 
This award goes to the manager / leader who has demonstrated exceptional vision and leadership in business.
 
 
This award recognises the outstanding work of young business women in Northern Ireland in any aspect of business activity
Closing Date for Award Submissions:
Please complete and return applications by no later than 12 noon on Monday 2nd October to: awards@womeninbusinessni.com
 
Judging of Applications:
Judging of Applications will take place on Friday 13th October 2017.
 
Finalists Announced:
Finalists will be announced exclusively in The Irish News on Tuesday 17th October 2017.
 
Finalists Retreat:
The Finalists Retreat will take place late on the 23rd & 24th October 2017
 
Awards Gala:
The Awards Gala will take place on Thursday 9th November 2017 (all finalists must be available on this date).
 
Book Today
Places are limited so early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.
 
Tickets are on sale now!
 
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To book a table as a member click here

To book a table as a non-member click here 

Tables of 10 are also available, £800+Vat for Members or £1000+Vat for non-members, please contact aaron@womeninbusinessni.com to book 

If you would prefer to pay via invoice please contact aaron@womeninbusinessni.com 

TBC

Many thanks to all Our Sponsors

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1. Entrants must be based or have their chief operations in Northern Ireland.
 
2. Please ensure nominees are available on Thursday 9th November 2017 for the Awards Ceremony.
 
3. An application form will need to be completed for each entrant. The information provided will be disclosed only to the judges. Do not send any other documents /supporting materials as these will not be accepted.
 
4. There will be one winner per category (unless otherwise stated) and one recipient of the Women in Business Outstanding Businesswoman of the Year Award.
 
5. There will be two levels per category for the following four categories– Best Customer Service, Best in Professional Services, Best Marketing Campaign and Award for Outstanding Innovation – one winner a corporate employee, the other a small business.
 
6. Corporate entries must have a minimum of 60 employees employed within their organisation.
 
7. The judges’ decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into before or after the judging. All decisions regarding the judging process are made by our judging panel.
 
8. Details provided in the application form will potentially be used, with approval, for press releases and web content if the nominee is placed as a finalist or winner, so please ensure it is factually correct - we will not be liable for inaccuracies published based on nomination content and changes may not be possible after publication.
 
9. Applications that do not meet the entry criteria will not be accepted.
 
10. Entrants can nominate themselves or be nominated by someone else.
 
11. Entrants can apply for more than one category but must submit a full application each time i.e. one category per application.
 
12. Please complete and return applications by no later than 12 noon on Monday 2nd October to: awards@womeninbusinessni.com