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EVAS launches Awards Information Event

As the search heats up to shine the spotlight on the region’s leading female entrepreneurs. A free Information Event has been launched to help nominees and entrants discover more about the 2022 Enterprise Vision Awards.

On Thursday 28 April at Preston North End FC, previous winners, Sara Dewhurst of Sandgrown Spirits (2019 New Business), Ruth Poar of Eat My Logo (2021 Family Business) and Vinny Scarantino of Chase the Sun (2021 Solo Business) will share their EVAS experience and the benefits winning had on their business. Supported by Boost; Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub, attendees will have an opportunity to meet the sponsors as well as finding out about business support and services available to women as well as hearing #EVAS2022 top tips and tools.

Now in its eleventh year, the EVAS are one of the UK’s highest profile business awards dedicated solely for women and are the largest held outside London. Open to all women in the North West, the EVAS celebrate the successes and achievements of all businesses, regardless of sector or size.

Entering the EVAS gives women a platform to raise their business profile and enhance their reputation and become market leaders. From sole traders and new businesses to established global brands, the region continues to produce some of the UK’s most dynamic businesses and it’s time to give them the recognition they deserve. There are nineteen awards to be won including categories to showcase charities and employees, family businesses and young entrepreneurs.

Coral Horn, Founder of Pink Link and the EVAS said “The awards are the gold standard for female enterprise. They encourage women to aim high and have their voice heard. They shine the spotlight on innovation, creativity, perseverance, and inclusion and help drive business towards women. If you know an amazing woman, make sure you nominate her today!”

With NatWest continuing as Headline Sponsor for the ninth year running, sponsors have lined up to align their brand and show their support for female entrepreneurship and gender diversification. Last year’s Business Woman of the Year, Dr Natalie Kenny is sponsoring the Inspirational Woman of the Year award. She said “As a company, we are committed to providing equal opportunities within the STEM sector and we aim to provide a pathway for all individuals to establish their career in Science. We want to strengthen these aims through our partnership with the Enterprise Vision Awards’.

To book your place at the Information Event or to nominate a fabulous female entrepreneur, visit Nominations are open and entries close at midnight on Friday 27 May. Winners will be announced at a spectacular awards ceremony at the iconic Empress Ballroom at The Winter Gardens in Blackpool on Friday 23 September.

The categories are:

  • Best Business
  • Business Woman
  • Charity
  • Creative Industry
  • Customer Services
  • Employee
  • Family Business
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Hospitality Industry
  • Inspirational Woman
  • Internet Industry
  • New Business
  • Outstanding Achievement*
  • Professional Services
  • Retail Business
  • Solo Business
  • Sustainable Business
  • Training & Coaching
  • Young Entrepreneur

*You cannot enter this award – it will be awarded to one of this year’s Finalists