2019 Awards


PLEASE NOTE THE DEADLINE FOR BOOKING TICKETS FOR THE AWARDS EVENT IS 12 NOON ON THURSDAY 7 MARCH 2019


Applications have now CLOSED for the Highland Business Women Awards for 2019.  We have had an excellent response this year and are excited to hear who the winners are at our event on Friday 15 March 2019.

AWARDS DINNER

The finalists and winners will be celebrated at a fabulous awards dinner at the MacDonald Drummossie Hotel on Friday 15 March 2019, commencing at 6.30pm with a drinks reception.

Our MC this year is Nicola McAlley, STV news reporter.

Our guest speaker is Eve Poole, author, speaker and pioneer of the leadersmithing movement.

Following dinner and the awards ceremony the entertainment and dancing will be led by Dark Horse.

Dress code is Black Tie/Highland Dress and Evening/Cocktail dresses

Tickets are £50 per person and can be purchased individually, in smaller numbers or £500 for a table of ten. For smaller numbers the quickest way to purchase is through TicketTailor.  To book more than a few, or a table email awards@hbw.org.uk and we will issue an invoice. 

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ANNOUNCING THE FINALISTS

We are delighted to announce the finalists in each award category this year are:

New Business of the Year – Sponsored by Business Gateway

Behind the Scenes VA

Chanonry Payroll Solutions

DeepMiner

FITkidz Academy

Orrin Equestrian Products

Redstart UK

Most Enterprising Business – Sponsored by Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Inverness Travel

Loch Ness Spirits

Our House of Spice

Planit Scotland

Excellence in Community Engagement

Johnston Carmichael

Morrison Construction

Business Woman of the Year

Naomi Campbell (VAVelocity)

Anna Czekala (Firstport for Enterprise)

Alex Frew (Equiom Scotland)

Sarah Murray (Inverness Travel)

Nadine Riddell (Equiom Scotland)

Jo De Sylva (Northern Roots Events/Bogbain/MacGregor's Bar)

Team of the year - Sponsored by The Press & Journal

Alert Health

Bad Girl Bakery

Highlands and Islands Energy Team

Inverness Travel

Planit Scotland

The Oxygen Works

Best Third Sector Organisation

Fèis Rois

Gateway - Highland Homeless Trust

The Oxygen Works

Shining Star Award for Most Inspiring Woman in Business - Sponsored by Tulloch Homes

Lorien Cameron-Ross (Loch Ness Spirits)

Naomi Campbell (VAVelocity)

Anna Czekala (Firstport for Enterprise)

Emma Mulraine (Behind the Scenes VA)


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Member businesses and non-members can get involved and show their support for women entrepreneurship by providing sponsorship. We are always grateful to receive prizes for the charity raffle which this year is in aid of The Oxygen Works.  If you would like to donate a prize contact awards@hbw.org.uk. 


THE JUDGES

We are delighted to have a very experienced and distinguished judging panel this year.  They are:

* Danny Gallagher - Business Gateway Manager, Highland & Moray

* Theresa Swayne - Senior Development Manager, Highlands and Islands Enterprise

* Lyndsey Greer Phillips – President of the Association of Scottish Businesswomen

* Isla Cruden – Director, R & I Cruden

* Jackie Cuddy – Eastgate Centre Manager

* Eilidh Edgar – Operations Manager, Developing the Young Workforce


 

Meetings & Events

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6th September 2018 @ 6:00pm

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