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 2018

Below are our 2018 winners:-

The Rising Star Award – Sponsored by Gateshead College
Rachel Hodgson
Virgin Money

The Inspire Me Award – Sponsored by Virgin Money
Joanne Smith
Fighting All Cancers Together (FACT)

Leadership Award – Sponsored by Gateshead College
Kerrin Wilson
Durham Constabulary

Highly Commended: Sally Hart, George F White.

Woman in STEM Business Award – Sponsored by Sage UK Ltd
Gemma Murray
Techy Tots Ltd

Best Creative Business Award – Sponsored by She’s Gott It! Ltd
Sarah Greenwell
Big Little Toys Ltd

Highly Commended: Sarah Tempest, Altogether Creative.


Best New Business Award - Sponsored by WIN Ltd
Helen Pyke & Victoria Johansen
Believe & Be

Best Small Business Award - Sponsored by Barbour
Helen Godfrey & Kelly Bentham
Amber North East

Best Practice Award - Sponsored by NEEChamber

Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award - Sponsored by Barbour
Lizzy Hodcroft
The Sweet Beet

Susan Dobson Award for Entrepreneurship  - Sponsored by The Susan Dobson Memorial Fund
Bethany Ainsley
Nouveau Group