The annual Highland Business Women Awards recognise the achievements of women in business across the Highland region.  The Awards recognise the significant contribution that women make to all types of businesses and organisations in the area, as well as their contribution to the wider economy.

The 2022 Awards will take place on Thursday 25th August at the Kingsmills Hotel, Inverness. Ticket prices are £70 for members and £75 for non-members which includes a three course meal, wine and coffee. 

To book your ticket, please contact Lynn Gardner on or 07867 003071.


The categories for this year are listed below.   All members of HBW may apply for the Awards provided that they fulfil the eligibility criteria, and some categories are also open to non-members.  One category, Woman of Inspiration, is by nomination only.   Full details of each category and how to apply will be released soon.

New Business of the Year – started after 31 January 2019

sponsored by Business Gateway

Open to HBW members and non-members


Most Enterprising Business – started before 31 January 2019

sponsored by Red Door Gin

Open to HBW members only


Excellence in Sustainable Development

sponsored by SSE Renewables

Open to HBW members only


Business Woman of the Year – business owner/self-employed

sponsored by Northern Innovation Hub (HIE)

Open to HBW members only


Business Resilience Award

Open to HBW members and non-members


Best Third Sector Organisation

sponsored by Tulloch Homes

Open to HBW members only


Team of the Year

sponsored by Jewson

Open to HBW members only


Digital Innovation Award

Open to HBW members and non-members


Woman of Inspiration*

sponsored by Port of Cromarty Firth

*By nomination only - open to HBW members and non-members


Before  submitting a nomination for any of the categories, please read the guidance which outlines the full criteria for each award and various other things to be aware of.

Once you are ready to submit your nomination, please do so here: 

Awards Application Form

The deadline for nominations is midnight on 31st July.


We'd like to thank our headline sponsor for this year

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Thanks also go to our individual award sponsors:



For other sponsorship opportunities, please contact or call Lynn Gardiner on 01463 246 570.

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