Deadline approaches for the North West’s most prestigious awards for businesswomen

Women in business have until midnight on Friday 16 July to enter the 10th Anniversary Enterprise Vision Awards.

The EVAS is celebrating a decade of showcasing successful businesswomen. The awards recognise the entrepreneurial spirit, achievements, and successes of the region’s outstanding female entrepreneurs. Whether they have started a business from home, are working for an organisation or are the CEO of an established global brand, women in all sectors are making an important contribution to the economic success of the region.

Founder of the EVAS and Pink Link, Coral Horn said “Women responded to the challenges and difficulties of the pandemic with fortitude, empathy and determination. They’ve made sacrifices, innovated and adapted, and surged forward to emerge stronger and more resilient. This celebration of female entrepreneurship is long overdue and we’re in for a spectacular evening of celebrations.”

With Alison Rose, CEO of NatWest at the helm, the first woman to lead one of the UK’s big four banks, NatWest plc have been the Headline sponsor of the EVAS since 2013. Heather Waters, Regional Ecosystem Manager said: “After a year like no other, we are delighted to support this year’s EVAs for the eighth year running. It’s vital that we recognise the hard work and achievements made by women from across our communities, and we look forward to celebrating with all who are nominated.”

Entering the EVAS is great for business. It helps to promote your business, expand awareness of your brand, attract new customers and inspire other women to follow your entrepreneurial lead. In 2019, winners included Merseyside entrepreneur Kate Stewart of Vitality Homes (Business Woman), Susanna Lawson of One File (Outstanding Achievement), Codilia Gapare of C-Lash By Cody (Beauty Industry) and Grace Vella of MissKick (One To Watch).

Sponsor of the highly coveted Business Woman of the Year award, Amin Vepari, Programme Manager said “Two Zero is passionate about helping Lancashire’s female scaleup leaders achieve their business goals. Women leading businesses face unique challenges in accessing finance, networks and other support. The EVAs are a great vehicle for showcasing successful businesses and our partnership is based on a common objective to celebrate achievement and inspire the next generation of business leaders.” 

It’s easy to enter via the awards’ website. This year, there are 18 categories and you can enter as many as you want. When nominations close, entrants will be narrowed down to a shortlist who will be invited to a virtual interview with a panel of independent judges to help them find out more about the women and the business.

The winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony at The Winter Gardens in Blackpool on Friday 24 September. To buy tickets or for any queries, contact Coral Horn on 01772 348 309 or at events@pinklinkladies.co.uk.

The categories are

  • Beauty Industry
  • Business Woman
  • Charity
  • Creative Industry
  • Customer Services
  • Employee
  • Family Business
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Hospitality Industry
  • Inspirational Woman
  • Internet Industry
  • New Business
  • Professional Services
  • Retail Business
  • Solo Business
  • Small Business
  • Training and Coaching
  • Young Entrepreneur