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Best Business Women Awards

Our awards are all about recognising great women in the business community!

Any business woman based in the UK who runs her own company is eligible to enter. We are open to any business owner regardless of size – from sole trader to large companies.

The business world is full of talented and dedicated female entrepreneurs who not only run successful businesses but in many cases also juggle the needs of their families. Our entrepreneurial  business awards are designed to recognise the achievement of these women across a wide range of business categories.

The Awards were created by Debbie Gilbert, a multi award winning entrepreneur who has been running a business since 1999. She knows first-hand the huge impact of winning business awards and believes that women who have started and are running a business should be truly recognised for their achievements.

The Best Business Women Awards are specifically for female business owners who are making a real impact for their clients.

These are UK national business awards and will be open for online entry until 31st July 2020 at 5pm


Contact us if your company is interested in sponsoring awards for women in business.

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Key Benefits of the Best Business Women Awards

Gain More Customers

Winning business awards helps to establish trust and credibility. It can play a key part in a prospective new customer’s decision to choose you ahead of one of your competitors. 


2016 Winner Cheryl Luzet from Wagada said – ‘Winning has been a great way to gain new clients – we have also noticed an increased awareness of our business and website traffic’.


2015 Winner The Grub Club Cambridge said – ‘Winning the award has given us a real sense of pride and a sense of validation for all the hard work that we put in to Grub Club Cambridge. It’s generated new enquiries and attendees to the events and has created a stronger brand awareness locally’.

Free Media Exposure

As a winner or a finalist, the possibilities of media exposure are endless (from radio to magazines, local papers, social media and online articles).

Through these mediums you can help establish your credibility as an expert in your industry. Allowing you to reach a much wider audience with a voice of real authority.

Our winners and finalists get extensive publicity, and through this their business and their industry gains higher visibility.

Reviewing Your Business

Entering business awards takes time and effort.


The process will make you review your systems, products, processes and what makes you and your business special.


It gives you a real opportunity to assess your business from many aspects and may even provide you with ideas on how you can become even better.

Previous Best Business Women Awards Winners

I was a finalist 2 years running before ‘Winning the Best Business working with Children and Families in 2018.

This been incredible. Not only does it confirm that we are making a difference but it also lets everybody else hear about the work we are doing with children and young people and the difference we are making. I really couldn’t believe I had won!

Rebecca OliverTiny Tempos & Tempos Performing Arts 

Being a finalist of the Business Services category at the Best Business Women Awards was an achievement but when I actually won I was over the moon. The standard of the competition was really high so I feel very proud to have won. Winning has brought increased brand awareness with PR opportunities online, in local press and on local radio. It was amazing to receive recognition and congratulations from clients, associates, friends and family. Like running a business, completing the application form took some effort but it was well worth it. It was an opportunity to review how my business has changed and adapted to internal and external influences over the years and also gave me some new ideas to implement in the future.

Kate Marston –KM Design

I was delighted to win the Marketing and PR category in 2018. I was honoured to receive such amazing recognition.These awards are so empowering and encouraging to all women in business. Women should put themselves forward for these awards, come out of the shadows and share their achievements. Its time to showcase how excellent you are!

Denise O’Leary –Purpol Marketing 

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