Northern England Business Woman of the Year


This category will celebrate business women operating in the North of England. This category is open to business owners, leaders and inspirational business women who have achieved accomplishments of significance over the past 12 months. Successful finalists will possess qualities of vision, innovation, entrepreneurial drive, leadership and demonstrate their commitment to gender diversity. 


To be eligible to enter this category your business must be based in and pay their business rates to one of the following counties:




Durham (County Durham)

Greater Manchester






North Yorkshire





West Midlands

West Yorkshire



Yorkshire, East Riding


If you do not pay your business rates to a council based in one of these counties you will be eligible in one of our other categories below:

Southern England Business Woman of the Year 

Welsh Business Woman of the Year 

Scottish Business Woman of the Year 

Northern Ireland Business Woman of the Year 


Terms and Conditions

  1. You may enter up to 3 categories

  2. All entries as well as supporting documents must be submitted online, if you have any queries about hard copies of evidence please contact the team

  3. The cost of entry is £65 + VAT per application

  4. Lifetime Achievement Award is FREE to enter

  5. To enter the Northern England Business Woman of the Year, Southern England Business Woman of the Year, Welsh Business Woman of the Year, Scottish Business Woman of the Year and Northern Ireland Business Woman of the Year your business must pay their rates to a council in one of the counties noted in the entry criteria.

  6. Entries are open to ANY size business

  7. Each category has different requirements in terms of length of time in business or age of entrant – please see individual awards for specific rules

  8. The comments made on your application form should be accurate to the best of your knowledge

  9. The Judges will be representatives from each of the sponsors and guest judges, who are well respected experts in their field

  10. The Judges reserve the right to move your application to another category or to add you to another category

  11. The Judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into

  12. By entering these awards, you agree to our business partners and sponsors having access to your contact details

  13. Entrants must be available for consultation with the judges should the need arise

  14. By entering the awards, you agree to partake in publicity of the awards including the use of any images taken

  15. Should a category not receive sufficient entries, it will be withdrawn from the Awards Ceremony

  16. Entries will only be accepted through the official online form

  17. Entry is solely on your application form, there will be no site visits

  18. The closing date for all entries is Tuesday 17th September 2019 at 3pm

  19. We reserve the right to extend the deadline

  20. All finalists will be required to attend the Grand Final at their own cost

  21. Please note that due to the nature of the Awards Ceremony, Children under the age of 16 will not be able to attend.

  22. The Grand Final takes place on Thursday 5th December 2019 at 6.30pm, Millennium Gloucester Hotel, Kensington

  23. Refund policy – Entry Fees, there is 50% refund within 45 days of closing date and zero refund within 30 days of closing date

  24. Refund policy – Grand Final Tickets , there is a 50% refund within 45 days of event and zero refund within 30 days of event

  25. By entering the awards, you authorise us to use personal data collected during the registration process for the purposes of administering the awards, and receiving/circulating further information regarding the awards and other relevant events from time to time. To opt out please email 

 Please note:   Any financial information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence and will not be disclosed to anyone other than the panel of judges


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Only pay when you have completed your application

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