Latest News | 15 June 2022

Bondholders among Enterprising Women Awards nominees

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Several Marketing Derby Bondholders have been shortlisted for the annual Enterprising Women Awards, which are organised by East Midlands Chamber.

From rising stars to established leaders, the awards recognise the best of the region’s female business talent.

Now, the finalists across 11 categories have been announced, with the winners crowned at a gala dinner to be held in Leicester on 30 September.

Three new categories have been added for this year, which are the Diversity Champion, Rising Star and Lifetime Achievement.

A judging panel, comprising members of the Enterprising Women team, chamber board of directors and category sponsors, will be held on 5 July for the finalists to get their chance to pitch before winners are decided.

Among the nominees are a number of Bondholders, headed by Olivia Pritchard, of Bustler Market, who is shortlisted for Business Woman of the Year and Female Entrepreneur of the Year.

EMA Training up for both team and individual honours with the firm shortlisted for Small Business of the Year and employee Lottie Hardy nominated for the Rising Star Award.

Joining Lottie in the Rising Star category are Grace Golden, of Purpose Media and Jessica Barnett, of Timms Solicitors.

Purpose Media is also represented in the Apprentice of the Year by Rubie Birks, who is joined by Esme Wade, of MacMartin.

Trentbarton’s Karen Miles is also up for individual honours in the Female Employee of the Year category.

Balls2 Marketing and Loates HR Consultancy will go head-to-head in the Team of the Year category.

Finally, Treetops Hospice is shortlisted for the Social Commitment Award and Bam Boom Cloud is up for Outstanding Contribution to Work in STEM.

This year, Enterprising Women is celebrating 25 years since the networking group was established.

Enterprising Women co-chair Jean Mountain said: “In a big year for the Enterprising Women network, we wanted to celebrate with an extra-special awards, and we firmly believe this shortlist delivers this.

“It features some truly inspiring women across a wide range of sectors and backgrounds, as well as across different parts of their career journey – from those just starting out in apprenticeship roles to highly successful business leaders representing everything that is great about our region.”

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