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The search is on for the region's most talented businesswomen. The Enterprise Vision Awards give women in business from across the North West an opportunity to shine the spotlight on their achievements and successes. The EVAS gives you a fantastic platform to market your business, raise the profile of your brand and to expand awareness of your products and services to a highly engaged audience.
If you have never entered awards before you may wonder, why you should? Over the years our applicants have benefitted in many ways from the process.
Opportunity to reflect on your achievements · Focus on your future business development
Practice at your presentation skills · Grow your confidence · Free publicity via our PR campaign
Free advertising on the website · Free weblink for finalists and winner to send online users to your website.
Increase social media awareness · Marketing materials to promote finalists
Winners are featured on our Winners page · Winners certificates and a statue
Future marketing opportunities · New connections from networking · Kudos of being award winning
It’s a night you will never forget…….especially if you are a winner.
Have you got what it takes to be an #EVAS10 winner or do you know a woman who is doing an amazing job and deserves to be recognised for all her hard work?
It is easy to enter the Enterprise Vision Awards. Simply choose a category and press Enter to start the application. You can apply or nominate someone for as many categories as you choose.
Sponsored by Lakeland Inns
The Hospitality Industry award is open to women working in the hospitality industry. This includes food and drink, accommodation, tourism and leisure. Serving the public demands a high calibre of customer service, high quality products and excellent standards. The business will have shown how they meet these qualities for their customers. We are looking for a successful female led business that excels in this sector.
The judges will be looking for information around the following aspects:
If your business achievements are impressive, then this is the award for you!
Sponsored by ITS Technology
The Internet Industry award is open to any sized business. There is no limit as to how long you have been trading or whether you're a sole trader, business owner or team member working online. This category is for businesses who operate e-commerce websites, online tuition courses, create software, website design, digital marketing, social media marketing, app creators, podcast creators/operators and more.
We are looking for creativity and initiative in this area. You may provide services, products or help others to improve their digital footprint.
If your business achievements are impressive then this award is for you.
Sponsored by Blackpool and The Fylde College
The Young Entrepreneur category is open to ladies 30 years of age and under. Taking the leap into Enterprise can be a daunting prospect for many women and we would like to recognise those bright young sparks that have successfully established a business from an early age.
We would like to gift one complimentary ticket to each Young Entrepreneur finalist this year to show our support of the younger generation and to mark our 10th anniversary.
So, to win an Enterprise Vision Award for your business, why not ENTER this award?
Sponsored by Two Zero
The Business Woman of the Year award is one of the most coveted EVA. This award is not restricted to business size or type. We are looking for a woman who has shown initiative, excellent leadership with a proven track record of outstanding achievements in terms of business growth and acumen.
They may have contributed to a change in perception of women in the workplace and be an excellent role model to their colleagues and peers.
Judges will be looking in particular for:
If you are a woman whose business achievements are impressive, then this is the award for you!
Sponsored by Pink Link
The Inspirational Woman of the Year award is given to an individual who inspires others. We can be inspired by many things, from challenges that have been overcome to acts of kindness and selflessness. Words, innovation, action, determination, creativity, positivity, all inspire us in many ways.
This award is given to a woman who evokes these emotions and actions in others.
The judges will be looking in particular for:
If you are that woman whose achievements are impressive and inspirational then this award is for you.
Sponsored by United Utilities, the Customer Service award is for those of you who have a customer focused business. You could be front facing or may be communicating with clients virtually by telephone or online.
This award recognises the company that has the customer at the centre of their business. They will be able to demonstrate how their customer service exceeds expectations and is above and beyond that of their competitors.
So, if your customers' experience is part of your mission, then enter now.
Sponsored by Risk Support Services
This category is for those businesses that enjoy developing others through Training and Coaching.
This award will be given to a Training or Coaching company or individual who has excelled in the industry by helping others to improve their skills and capabilities.
Regardless of size or type of business you may enter this category if you develop the skills of others.
So if passing on your knowledge and skills to others drives you on you should enter now!
Sponsored by October Creative
Are you working in a Creative Industry?
You may be designing, creating, building, on small or large scales. The Creative Industry category is open to those who work in graphic design, advertising, PR, marketing, video, photography, fashion, film set design, filmmakers...if you use your creative flair, this is the category for you.
Businesses, freelancers and in-house creative teams may enter.
So if you just love being creative, then this award if for you.
Sponsored by LH Recruitment
The Family Business award will recognise a family run business where the woman holds a key role within the business, which ultimately impacts on its success.
If your family business achievements are impressive then this award is for you.
Sponsored by Yellowphin
The Solo Business award is open to those women who works on her own and has no employees.
Many ladies start and run a business on their own as it often suits their lifestyle plans.
This is not business industry specific and whether you are a sole trader or limited business you may still enter this category.
Sponsored by Chorley Council
New Business of the Year is open to any sized business that has been trading for up to three years. Regardless of employees and business sector we are looking for a New Business that has successfully launched and is not only maintaining, but also flourishing in its area of business.
Sponsored by Unique Homecare. If you work with people to make them feel better, the Health and Wellbeing award could be for you!
Working with the physical health and wellbeing of people is an important service and many women provide nutritional, holistic or physical activities within this sector. The beauty industry provides many services that not only make us look good but also feel more confident about ourselves. Hair salons, beauty treatments, cosmetic surgery, aesthetics, dental improvements to name a few, they all play a part in the Health and Wellbeing industry. This category is open to individuals, private and public organisations including (but not limited to) personal trainers, salon owners, mobile operators, nutritionists, opticians, physiotherapists, GPs, pharmacies, home care, hospitals, health clubs, creators of beauty, skincare or wellbeing products.
So for the wellbeing of your business, why not enter this award!
Sponsored by the Porsche Centre Preston, the Professional Services category is open to ladies offering services for business & personal clients. These include solicitors, estate agents, GPs, accountants, financial planners, event organisers, HR services etc.
It is not restricted by size of company and an individual can be awarded as well as a woman working within a larger firm. It is also not specific to business sectors and the above are just a guide to the types of businesses that have entered previously.
This award will be given to a woman who excels in her professional field of expertise.
So if you are paving the way for professionals, enter now!
Sponsored by Sundown Solutions Ltd
The Small Business Award is open to female-owned businesses with 25 employees or less. This category is open to any business sector and will be awarded to the company that demonstrates all-round excellence in business.
You can enter your business regardless of how long you have been established.
Sponsored by Blackpool Transport
The Charity of the Year award is open to charities, CICs, not-for-profit businesses, social enterprises, voluntary organisations and individual fundraisers.
The winner of this category will have shown outstanding service to its beneficiaries, promoted and raised its cause and have been clear in goals and strategy.
To celebrate our 10th year and reward the charity we will gift a free ticket to each finalist of this category.
Sponsored by Stanmore Insurance
The Employee of the Year award is open to public and private sectors. This is an opportunity for employers to nominate their female employees who have shown dedication and excellence.
If you want to recognise the dedication, loyalty and impressive service, nominate your employee here.
Check the Key Dates so you can start planning your #EVAS10 experience! If you are entering the EVAS you will need to ensure that you will be available to attend the Interviews and of course the Awards Ceremony. Make sure your applications are completed before nominations close so that you do not miss out. You will be able to see when the finalists are announced. All finalists will then be invited to attend an online interview with our Judging Panel - this is an opportunity to sell your story to the Judges - remember that if you have reached the finals, you are already one of their favourites.
After the Interviews, there is a period when Voting opens for all the EVA finalists.
The public will be able to vote for their favourite category finalist and the votes will be added to the score awarded by the judging panel where Judges where there is a 2% margin between the Judge's scores and they have been unable to decide on an outright winner. Please note that voting is an opportunity for every Finalist to use social media to shout about their business. It may not be relative to your category but you can still use the opportunity to market your business.
Finally, its time to plan your EVAS evening. Remember, there are more sequins than Strictly at the EVAS. Business leaders, officials and celebrities will join us in a spectacular celebration of the successes and achievements of the region's most talented female entrepreneurs.
Friday 30 October
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EVAS Award Winner - Professional Services 2018 and Training and Coaching 2019
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EVAS Award Winner Financial Services 2019
"Coral and the EVA team put on such an amazing awards evening each and every year and it’s been an absolute pleasure being involved in it for the last 2 years. They bring so many business women together to recognise just how amazing everyone…
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