Lifetime Achievement Award - sponsored by hsp financial planning

This award will be given to a woman who has made an outstanding contribution to the business community. 

Businesswoman of the Year - Sponsored by bhib insurance

This award will be given to an outstanding example of a businesswoman operating in Leicestershire.

female Apprentice of the Year – Sponsored by smallman & son

This category recognises the best female apprentice. We are looking for nominations for apprentices from any sector of the business community. Nominees should be role models for other apprentices and be performing well on their apprenticeship.

Rising Star – Sponsored by morningside Pharmaceuticals

This category recognises women who own or run new businesses or are fast rising career professionals working in Leicestershire. They should be able to demonstrate that they are progressing within their chosen profession, or that their business has consistently achieved growth.

Sole Trader of the Year - sponsored by the miller partnership

For women who work for themselves and run their business as an individual, this category celebrates the success and contribution made by sole traders in Leicestershire. Whether they are individuals who run businesses or women who are making a living by operating as a sole trader.

Inspirational Woman of the Year - Sponsored by eileen richards recruitment

This award is for a women who inspire and motivate others, or those who have overcome exceptional circumstances. The winner of this category will inspire others either through the example they set or through their own achievements. Nominees can either be outstanding leaders in their fields who inspire colleagues and others around them, or women who are achieving success in their chosen careers despite having to overcome adversity or challenges. 

Women in the Public Sector - Sponsored by weightmans

This category will recognise the achievements of inspirational leaders working for the local authorities, the health service, police, fire service or any other public service organisation. The award will recognise the positive impact women in the public sector have upon the communities they serve.

New Business of the Year - sponsored by spearing waite

This award recognises new business start-ups. Nominees should be running a business which has great potential to succeed, create jobs and contribute to their local economy. Nominees should be businesses which have been established within the last 18-months. 

business innovation award - sponsored by mne accounting

This award will highlight and recognise individuals that have achieved the most innovative approach to overcome specific challenges, either by harnessing emerging technologies, researching and developing new techniques or marketing opportunities around new products or services.

contribution to the community - sponsored by Scoutess Consultancy

The finalists for this award will have demonstrated considerable dedication to corporate, social and ethical responsibility, providing the community with the many positive outcomes of their commercial activity. Judges will focus on businesswomen that have contributed substantially to the community through various means including society-led projects, aiding economic regeneration and supporting local suppliers.

small business of the year - Sponsored by university of leicester business school

 This category will highlight the best female owned small business in Leicestershire. Nominations are welcome from across all sectors. They should demonstrate that they have achieved consistent business growth since the business was established.

Sustainability Impact Award - sponsored by octopus energy

The global effects of climate change are ever more evident; it's therefore imperative that local thinking plays a part in solving this issue. This award recognises leadership in sustainability, demonstrated through business or social enterprise.”