Welcome to the North East Business Woman of the Year Awards, the annual event that recognises, rewards and promotes achievement of women in business in the North East.

Shortlisted Nominees 2017

Below are our 2017 shortlisted nominees:-

Best Creative Business – Sponsored by She’s Gott It! Events Ltd

Fiona Simpson – Artventurers
Jo-Anne Torre – Decote Dance
Rachel Lumley & Kathryn Meadows – Katie’s Garden


Best Small Business – Sponsored by Tees Valley Combined Authority

Fiona Simpson – Artventurers
Jo-Anne Torre – Decote Dance
Michaela Reaney – Gradvert


Best New Business – Sponsored by Natwest

Sheridan Mordew – Shape up with Sher
Allison Raper – Teesdale Cheesemakers
Heather Watkins – Great & Small Clothing Ltd


Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

Lizzy Hodcroft – The Sweet Beet UK
Rachel Lumley – Katie’s Garden
Simi Sanghera – Bellissimi Beauty


Best Practice Award – Sponsored by North East England Chamber of Commerce

Virgin Money
Kelly Bentham & Helen Godfrey – Amber North East


Rising Star Award – Sponsored by Virgin Money

Sheridan Mordew – Shape up with Sher
Luisa Scott – Newcastle Skin Clinic
Bethany Robertson – Sage UK Ltd

 

Woman in STEM Award – Sponsored by Newcastle High School for Girls

Gill Rice - Tyne Valley Plastics Ltd
Jackie Robshaw – Marmax Recycling Products
Estelle Banks – Innovate NE Ltd


The One to Watch Award

Sheridan Mordew – Shape up with Sher
Jemma Morland – EMG Solicitors Ltd
Tori Johansen & Helen Pyke – Believe & Be


The Leadership Award

Jemma Morland – EMG Solicitors Ltd
Stephanie Young – Go North East
Lynsey Wilson – Virgin Money


The Inspire Me Award

Fiona Simpson – Artventurers
Janet Maitland – Hair Excellence
Zoe Strong – Sage UK Ltd


The Susan Dobson Award for Entrepreneurship

Joanne Feeley – Trend Bible
Janet Maitland – Hair Excellence
Jackie Robshaw – Marmax Recycling Products