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.

The awards are a celebration and showcase for our regions inspirational women in business.  There are 11 categories that aim to seek out role models for our next generation of women leaders.

WIN is now in its 20th year and to mark this momentous occasion, we have considered the many ways in which we can celebrate the North East’s female talent pool across all industries and all levels, from established female entrepreneurs to our regions rising stars.

There are many categories to choose from across all sectors, each and every category will provide a platform to share and celebrate success stories from the region’s winning and inspirational female entrepreneurs and business women. If you run a business, are a great role model or a fantastic leader in your field then we want to hear from you!

To enter this year’s awards, or to nominate a friend or colleague, all you need to do is complete our simple download an entry form.

Choose Entry Form A to support the growth of female entrepreneurship and highlight inspiring woman entrepreneurs in the North east, these categories are open to all those women who own or direct their own businesses.

Choose Entry Form B to support the growth of female talent and women in business in the North East, these categories are open to all those women who work or have a leadership role in any business, organisation or public sector body in the region, or those demonstrating best practice in gender diversity.





Sage is a global SaaS leader in business management solutions.  Sage is born and bred in the North East and has over 1800 colleagues based in the region, supporting over a million businesses across the UK.  The company takes its global programme of corporate philanthropy seriously.  The Sage Foundation is an active part of all the communities it operates in, across the world. Sage Foundation unifies colleagues, partners and customers in a programme of social change philanthropy, while the five days of volunteering given to every colleague each year helps more than 1,000 charities and tens of thousands of people in local communities.


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To sponsor a category and request more information, contact us on info@winawards.co.uk