Female talent to be celebrated with awards

THE SEARCH is on for Yorkshire's top female business talent as Barclays launches its third Celebrating Women in Business Awards.

Debbie Mullen, Barclays head of corporate bank for Yorkshire (left) with last years winners of the Celebrating Women in Business Awards

The awards will recognise women and businesses that have made an outstanding contribution to business in the region and will be officially launched next week.

Award categories include: Woman of the Year SME Business, Woman of the Year Medium Business and Woman of the Year Large Business as well as Rising Star, Woman of the Year (professional or not for profit) and Most Supportive Business Promoting Diversity and Citizenship.

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Debbie Mullen, head of corporate bank for Barclays Yorkshire, said; “Women from all sectors across Yorkshire are securing key roles in larger companies and we want to recognise exceptional achievements for the contribution they are making. We are seeking entries from women at director level in any sector or industry and this is a fantastic opportunity to bring together business ladies from across the region to share knowledge and ideas, helping to grow the Yorkshire economy.”

Gill Marchbank, chief operating officer at ResQ, is one of the guest speakers at the launch event. She said: “It is essential to continue to support women in business by recognising outstanding achievement at events like these. This recognition helps women to develop new talent through support forums and networking which is absolutely invaluable in business today.”

The awards will be launched on Wednesday, March 8 at a networking event at Aspire, Leeds.

The awards ceremony will take place Friday, June 23 at Bowcliffe Hall in Bramham, Wetherby.

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