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.

Winners and Runners Up 2016

Below are our 2016 winners and runners up:-

Best Apprenticeship

Winner
Chloe Thompson
Accenture


Best Creative Business

Winner
Amy Jackson
Unwritten Creative

Runner Up
Emma Pace
House of Objects


Best Home Based Business

Winner
Rachel McClumpha
RJM Photography

Runner Up
Nichola Reeder
12th Man Solutions Ltd


Best New Business

Winner
Rachel & Kathryn Meadows
Katie’s Garden


Best Small Business

Winner
Jacqueline Galazzi-Ritchie
All England Gas Services Ltd


Best Use of Innovation

Winner
Joanne Wake
RAW Digital Training

Heart of the Community

Winner
Joanne Smith
Fighting All Cancers Together (FACT)

Runner Up
Laura Leigh Wayman
Child’s Play Private Nursery


Leadership

Winner
Yvonne Gale
NEL Fund Managers

Runner Up
Margaret Toberty
Metrology Software Products Ltd (MSP)


Service Award

Winner
Claire Moore
School House Recruitment Ltd


STEM

Winner
Professor Roz Anderson
University of Sunderland

Runner Up
Professor Muzlifah Haniffa
Institute of Cellular Medicine, Newcastle University


Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Winner
Laura Leigh Wayman
Child’s Play Private Nursery


Susan Dobson Award for Entrepreneurship

Winner
Jacqueline Galazzi-Ritchie
All England Gas Services Ltd