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Into our seventh year and it couldn’t be more exciting. From humble beginnings in 2009 Venus Awards Dorset 2016 is set to be bigger and better than ever. A line-up of incredible Sponsors and supporters will ensure Venus rewards and recognizes many more women in business this year.
Applications are now closed – we will be announcing the finalists on the 2nd September. The winners will be awarded at our splendid award ceremony on 20th October. For more dates, please check our event calendar. Apply today and lift your business onto a new level!
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!
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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“We are involved in many events and this is among the very best.”
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“I now feel personally recognised for many of the difficult decisions and hard work that has already gone into my business. We have been noticed, we have been appreciated and that means the world to us and our customers. Thank you.”
“My journey from initially learning about the Venus Awards (after I was nominated by my colleagues) to winning the Dorset award and then the National finals was such an amazing experience. It allowed me to meet many inspiring people, to make new contacts, to grow in confidence and learn that many more things are possible.”
“The Venus awards gave me pause to acknowledge my work, and feel a real sense of achievement and pride. I was deeply honoured to have been nominated in the first place, and from the Semi Finals I thoroughly enjoyed a worthwhile journey with some amazing women.”
“Winning the National award was a very proud moment for me. The award has raised my profile within the business community and I’m thankful to everyone who voted for me. Winning the award is quite humbling, as there are so many great applications and to be singled out as the overall winner means that all the hard work and drive over the last few years has been worth it!”
“The Venus awards has introduced me to a lot of other women in business, making connections & hearing of others successes. It makes me realise how much I have achieved in my career and also lets my children see how hard I work.”
“That confidence has definitely helped me to go on and expand the business, since winning the award I have hugely increased my online sales and am just in the process of opening a second bricks and mortar shop.”
“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.”
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