Barclays and UCLan to Celebrate North West Women in Business

Barclays is looking for Lancashire’s top female business talent as it launches their second Celebrating North West Women in Business Awards.

The awards will recognise women and businesses that have made an outstanding contribution to business in the North West region and were officially launched in Prestonat a networking event at the Stanley House Hotel, Further Lane, Mellor.

Award categories include:

Woman of the Year SME Business Award (up to £20million turnover)
Woman of the Year Medium Business Award (turnover over £20million – £50million)
Woman of the Year Large Business Award (turnover over £50million)
Rising Star (under 35 years of age)
Woman of the Year – Professional
Woman of the Year – Not for Profit Organisation
Most Supportive Business Promoting Diversity & Citizenship – Company

Shakira Musarat, Relationship Director for Barclays in Lancashire said: “Women from all sectors across the North West are securing key roles in businesses and we want to recognise exceptional achievements for the contribution they are making. We are seeking entries from women and businesses in any sector or industry and this is a fantastic opportunity to bring together the business community from across the region to share knowledge and ideas, helping to grow the North West economy.”

Guest speakers at the launch event included Ann Jordan, non-Executive Director at the Institute of Directors who runs TiE and Richard Slater, Owner and Editor of Lancashire Business View.

Ann Jordan, said: “Women in business are a major contributor to both the regional and national economy, but there are still too many barriers that women have to overcome in comparison to their male counterparts. As well as providing an opportunity to network and share ideas and knowledge, events like this are essential to continue to support women in business by recognising outstanding achievement.”

This year, the shortlisting process for the awards will be supported by the University of Central Lancashire.

The awards ceremony will take place at an exclusive awards lunch on Thursday 5th July at Tatton Park. 

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