2020 Enterprise Vision Awards are open

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Enterprise Vision Awards are open for entries!

For ten years, the Enterprise Vision Awards have been trailblazers in highlighting the achievements and innovations of the North West’s women in business. Encouraging diversification and empowerment, the awards showcase the region’s positive role models and inspire women to succeed.

This year, there are 19 categories to enter including four new ones; Family Business, Franchisee, Charity and Employee. There is a platform for every type of business; large or small, sole traders or multi-national organisations, young entrepreneurs to silverpreneurs. 

Outside London, the EVAS have become the largest business awards dedicated solely to women. The organisers are planning to make EVAS2020 the biggest celebration of women in business this decade. 

Founder Coral Horn said: “The EVAS bring together women from businesses of all sectors and sizes. The whole process from start to finish creates a buzz of excitement across the North West. The show of support for women from colleagues, customers, family, friends and even competitors is a fabulous thing to behold. Widely recognised as the premier business awards for women, winning an EVA will shine the spotlight on your brand and can be a catalyst for growth and sales.  If you know an amazing woman who you think deserves to be recognised for her outstanding work, nominate her now, it will make her day!”

Returning as the EVA’s headline sponsor for the eighth consecutive year is NatWest Bank plc. The bank has led the way in championing female entrepreneurship through the Enterpreneur Accelerator programme and by appointing CEO Alison Rose – the first woman to run one of the four British banks. 

Heather Waters, enterprise manager at NatWest, said: “It’s been a privilege to be part of the EVA’s journey over the last decade. At NatWest, we believe women have a key role to play in the wider business community and, as highlighted in last year’s Rose Review, we know there is more we can do to support women in enterprise, which is why we are delighted to sponsor the EVAs and see first-hand some of the great things that are already being done by women in the region.”

As part of the 10th anniversary celebrations, ten charities will be highlighted to raise awareness of their cause. The first of which will be BACKUP NW. Maura Jackson, CEO of BACKUP NW and the EVAS2019 Inspirational Woman of the Year will be speaking at Pink Link’s International Women’s Day Lancashire event on the 6 March where the charity will receive £1 from the sale of every full day ticket. 

The 2020 Enterprise Vision Awards are open to all businesswomen in the North West. Free EVAS Information Events are being held where entrants can find out how they could become the next EVA winner. Entries can be made via the award’s website www.enterprisevisionawards.co.uk

The winners will be announced at the 2020 Enterprise Vision Awards ceremony and presentation dinner which will take place on Friday 25th September at The Winter Gardens in Blackpool.