Ladiesfirst Business Awards Categories

Recognising the Achievements of Women within Warwickshire & West Midlands



1.Business Woman of the Year

 Sponsored by Janine Edwards – St James Place

This is to recognise someone who as either a Business Owner or member of Senior Management of a Company that has performed outstandingly throughout the year.  You and your business should stand out from the crowd, the winner of this category will have developed a strong business presence with proof of particular achievements and an innovative approach.

Judges will be looking for a person that can be universally admired for their commercial practice and dedication to success.


2.Outstanding Achievement Award

 Sponsored by Ladies First

Recognising a Woman who has been an unsung hero or has put others before themselves.


3.New Business of the Year

 Sponsored by Lloyds Bank

This is to recognise and reward a new Business Owner who has being trading for no more than 2 years.

If nominated, we ask the business owner to tell us why they started the business, what their achievements and aspirations have being to date and potential for growth within the coming years.

The Judges are looking for a person who had a clear goal and followed her vision and dreams to deliver her initial idea.


4.Business Entrepreneur

 Sponsored by Stadium TM

This person is either a successful Entrepreneur, a self-starter and a motivator.

The Judges will be looking at individual achievements, results returned by their business and unique approach to the marketplace.  They will be selected for their entrepreneurial spirit.


5.Excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Award

Sponsored by – Coventry & Warwickshire Digital, Social & Technical

This is a Business Woman who works for a company or a Business Woman who owns a company which excels in the field of science and technology. This award recognises advancement and innovation in daily life.

The finalists will be selected on their dedication, sustainability and how they have been able to demonstrate how the use of STEM improves not only the performance and leads to expanded business growth of the company but also shows how women can succeed and inspire other women to enter their field of business which to some maybe perceived as male dominated industry.


6.Career from Home Award

 Sponsored by Hill & Company Accountants

We will be looking for a Business Woman who has decided to establish and set-up a business working from home.

This person will be recognised for their ability and dedication to developing something creative across a variety of industries.  They must be able to demonstrate dedication to financial achievement, as well as a strong dedication to future business success whether this is on their own or balancing a home family life too.


7.Achieves in Business

Sponsored by Professional Recruitment Specialists

This person Achieves in Business, either in their own company, or as an employee. They inspire others and share knowledge along the way.


8.Achieves for Charity Award

Sponsored by Mander Hadley Solicitors

This person is someone who works on behalf of a charity or social enterprise, or they are doing something special for the local community.  This may be charitable, volunteering, pro bono or simply supporting an organisation with their time.

The Judges will focus on how that person has contributed to the community.


9.Inspirational Woman Award

Sponsored by Stonebridge Golf Club

This is open to everyone to recognise someone they feel is that special lady in our community and would like to nominate this person explaining why this lady is so special.


10.Young Achiever Award 1

 Sponsored by Coventry University

This is award is to recognise someone within full-time Education, whether studying at School, College or University.  This young lady is a ‘Rising Star’ recognised by their Educational Establishment for their hardworking and determination to succeed and is someone who has a bright future ahead and deserve to be recognised.


11.Young Achiever Award 2 

 Sponsored by Halo Hair

This young lady succeeds against all odds. She inspires others with her passion for life despite overcoming difficult times.


12.Venue or Venue Host Award

Sponsored by Ladies First

This is an award chosen by Ladies First in recognition for the help and support they have given attendees over the last 12 months.