North East Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2013

Thank you to everyone who entered this year's awards, the award entry process is now closed and shortlist candidates have been chosen. To view the shortlist please refer to the Judges link on the right hand side of this page.

Welcome to the North East Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2013, the annual event that recognises, rewards and promotes achievement of women in business in the North East.

This will be an astounding 14th year that this prestigious award ceremony will be contested. Eagerly anticipated by women entrepreneurs all over the North East this is a great chance to showcase their hard work and achievements during the previous twelve months.

Why should you enter?

Receiving a WIN Award will not only ensure your organisation will have the kudos of being an award winning organisation, but it will also be an opportunity to showcase the company and its expertise amongst your contemporaries thus further encouraging others to follow your example.

By entering you can also benchmark your business against others, sharpen the focus of your business and its activities, learn from other organisations and very importantly motivate and reward your colleagues.

Entry open for the 2013 WIN Awards. If you are a woman running a business in any sector, of any size, shape or turnover, we want to hear your story. It doesn’t matter if you’ve just started or you’ve been trading for years, there’s a category for you - and entering couldn’t be easier.

A WIN Award is a major accolade that could really open doors for your business - so please don’t be shy, or put off your entry until next year. Just remember, you can do this!

Your success will be shared with guests and peers from North East businesses at the Awards evening on Friday 15th November 2013 at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead.

To enter or nominate a friend or colleague please go to the “How to Enter” page of the website and fill in the online entry form.

If you would like to join us at the Awards dinner please go to the “Awards Dinner” page and read all about the evening and see the contact information to reserve your place.

Good luck, and we look forward to seeing you at one of our launch events, WIN Wednesdays or on the Awards night itself.

For all awards enquiries please contact [email protected] or call 0845 2699862.


Thursday May 23rd – Launch Date. Entry period for the Awards opens.

Friday September 6th

Monday 7th - Thursday 17th October
Category Judge & Filming Visits to Shortlisted Companies.

Friday 18th October
– Final Judging Panel.

Friday November 15th
– The IF (Inspiring Females) Conference
2013, Gateshead College. Headline speaker Kirsty Henshaw (Dragon's Den) along with other leading female entrepreneurs and workshops. Brought to you in association with Gateshead College, NECC, UKTI (to mark the finale to Export Week). Timings: 9am - 3.30pm. Tickets are priced £30.00 (for NECC members) & £40.00 (non NECC members). For further information please contact [email protected]

The North East Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2013, Hilton Hotel, timings: 7pm -1.00am

Who should enter?

Any woman who is operating a woman-owned/women-led business in the North East of England. Nominees should be heading up an independent organisation and must be the main driving force behind the business or social enterprise.

The “Key Woman Award” is open to women in a senior position playing a key role in the transformation, development or growth of a business or organisation.


Essential info

Newcastle Gateshead Hilton Hotel, NE8 2AR
15th November 2013
Entries Close:
5th September 2013

Award Categories

We would also like to thank the following companies for their kind support:

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