Nominations sought for The Inspiring Women Awards 2012
PUBLISHED: 17:11 16 February 2012 | UPDATED: 21:03 20 February 2013
The Inspiring Women Awards is celebrating 20 years of rewarding women who make a difference PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHN COCKS
How to nominate
You can nominate via the awards website: www.inspiringawards.co.uk
Enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0161 926 8568.
Closing date for nominations is April 5th 2012. The winners will be announced at the Inspiring Women Awards lunch on Friday May 18th 2012 at the Midland Hotel, Manchester.
Master of ceremonies will be BBC Radio Manchester presenter Matt White. Corporate packages are available. Individual tickets are 48+VAT.
Nominations are being sought for amazing women in the North West and North Wales who inspire us with their courage, dedication or business flair.
Founder and organiser Jacqueline Hughes-Lundy, from Hale, said: Cheshire Life and Lancashire Life readers have supported the Inspiring Women Awards for over 10 years with nominations and by attending the lunch and in 2012 we hope that this will continue.
Winners from the 2011 awards, presented by John Ameachi OBE, represented the diversity of achievement from women across the region. Kids Allowed owner, Salford based Jenni Johnson, the Business Award winner, sponsored by Deloitte, brought her 13-year-old daughter with her to show her what women from any background can achieve. It was a sentiment echoed by Creative and Media winner, Sita Williams, a drama producer with award winning RSJ Films.
Sita told the audience that being a woman in the media business is not a problem, what is a problem, is the perception that you cant have a career and a family. Sita is an example that says you can.
For her work with the Chinese and ethnic minority community, Dr Sylvia Sham from Macclesfield received the Community Award, sponsored by Manchester Metropolitan University and 28-year-old Preston-based Claire Fryer was recognised as the Social Entrepreneur Award winner with her company, Mosaic.
The biggest cheer at last years lunch was reserved for the Inspiring Young Award winners: Shaniece, Cat and Steff from the Us Unlimited project in Flint. Receiving their award from sponsor Carole Nash, these young women embodied the spirit of the awards with their honesty and dedication to opening a homeless centre for young people in Flint.
All the winners and photo of the 2011 Inspiring Women Awards at Manchesters Midland Hotel