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Into our sixth year and it couldn’t be more exciting.  From humble beginnings in 2009 Venus Awards Dorset 2015 is set to be bigger and better than ever. A line-up of incredible Sponsors and supporters will ensure Venus rewards and recognises many more women in business this year.

 

View the full list of the 2015 categories here!

 

The Venus Awards Ceremony, [dubbed the Working Women’s Oscars] will be held again at the magnificent Lighthouse Poole on Friday, September 18th, 2015.

Once again, we look forward to welcoming a select group of inspirational, driven and successful local women in business into the very exclusive Venus Awards Winner’s Circle.

 

 

Founder

I’m Tara Howard, the founder of Venus Awards. I am beyond proud to honour the drive, energy and input of all the fabulous women with whom we work, and I’d be delighted to work with you and your business.

 

We want to hear from you or any other company wishing to recognise, support and engage with women in their local business community.

 

So please pick up the phone or ping us an email so we can have a chat about how your business can be the Mars to our Venus!

 



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What our Sponsors & Supporters Say

“We started out our journey with you as one of the first companies to come on board with the awards and the reaction we have had has been fantastic. It’s opened up all kinds of opportunities and conversations for us, and having our category’s winner, Sarah Cressall, crowned National Entrepreneur of the Year really was the icing on the cake.”

Hazel Tucker Hazel Tucker – Bishop Fleming

“It’s a great vehicle to allow people to get to know each other and chat informally without pressure at the events. It was heart wrenching to choose our Finalists and then Winner…all the women were so good and had such fascinating stories about how they had built their own successful businesses.”

Phil Sampson Phil Sampson

“The opportunity to be a nominee, or even winner of this prestigious award presents a wonderful platform to raise the profile of your business (the media love successful women in business), and the benefit of a great network for valuable information exchange with like-minded women.”

Debbie Moore Debbie Moore – O.B.E Founder & Chairman, Pineapple

“Nat West is delighted to be the Title Sponsor of the Venus Awards and we are looking forward to celebrating women who are achieving amazing things in all sorts of business.”

NatWest NatWest

“The Venus Awards generate immense excitement and exposure locally for all involved and are embracing both men and women. We are looking forward to supporting the 2014 awards and beyond.”

Mark Ryan Mark Ryan – Heart Radio (Dorset)

“We are involved in many events and this is among the very best.”

David Ramsden David Ramsden – Federation of Small Businesses

Clever Marketing

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Semi Finalists 2014

Semi Finalists 2014

Finalists 2014

Finalists 2014

Winners 2014

Winners 2014


  • “Winning Venus awards has given me much more belief in myself and confidence to stand by my decisions and driving my business forward. It makes me feel I am taken more seriously as a women and young Entrepreneur in the business world.”

  • “For me personally in the Employee of the Year category, it gave more awareness of the Business Centre that I worked in and my role to those voting for me or watching my video.”

  • “Being the winner of the Green Award in 2013 was great kudos for our sales consultants to be able to utilise in their sales pitch. What better way to promote our Company, and improve sales, The Venus Women Green Business Award Winner.”

  • “I felt that I have been recognised by more people, by being part of the awards and will have the opportunity to develop myself personally by finally realising that it can benefit my business by being the face of it. Even if that means I need to have my photo taken.”

  • “I recommend women to join The Venus Awards as it is good press to their own business.”

  • “I gave me confidence in myself to branch out on my own, I am now growing a successful payroll, accounts and pa services business called KW Solutions (Southern) Ltd. To this day I am still recognized in the street and someone says hey you won the Venus Business Award that still feels great.”

  • “I believe it has helped my business and my staff stand out from the other salons in Dorset and shows us all the long hours, the tears and the heartache is worth the effort and skills we put into our role.”

  • “The biggest benefit is being able to learn from what they have been doing and to see where I might be able to emulate their successes and achievements to help my own organisation.”

  • Jemma Cooper | HI Therapies
  • Carly Thompson | Basepoint Centres Limited
  • Arlene Edge | Solar Fusion Ltd
  • Rosie Wallace | Days Hotel Marsham Court
  • Lauren Curry | Concept Flowers
  • Karen Ambler | KW Solutions
  • Simone Thomas | M.W.A.H
  • Linda Parkinson-Hardman | Hysterectomy Association

 

 

 

 

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