Women running small businesses in Hampshire to be recognised by Kate Underwood HR and Training!

Hampshire Venus Awards 2017 in association with Peter Cooper Motor Group and Wightlink Ferries announces Kate Underwood HR and Training Sponsor of Small Business Award.

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The Hampshire Venus Awards 2017 in association with Peter Cooper Motor Group and Wightlink has launched to find the brightest female business stars in the new super-size region, and are pleased to announce Kate Underwood HR and Training as Sponsor of the Small Business category.

Kate Underwood is a straight up HR professional with a twist of geek, helping small businesses with proactive business savvy HR advice. A Virtual HR Manager who adds fresh insight and guidance with a continuous flow of practical ideas, whether to improve clients’ HR systems or create new ones.

Of her first year of sponsorship of the Venus Awards, Kate Underwood, Managing Director and Founder of Kate Underwood HR and Training, and herself a previous Semi-Finalist and Finalist in the Southampton Venus Awards, says,

“Being involved in the Venus Awards last year in Southampton was an amazing experience and I wanted to continue on my Venus Journey by supporting Awards and the amazing confidence that they bring to working women.”

The Venus Awards – dubbed by Channel 4 as “The Working Women’s Oscars” – launched the new super-size region of Hampshire on Wednesday, 26th April 2017 at Chilworth Manor Hotel, commencing the seven-month cycle of events to discover the brightest female business stars in its midst.

The Awards celebrate the vital contribution that women in business make to the local, regional, and national economy. In the new Venus region of Hampshire, nominees and applicants will be competing in up to 15 categories that include Company, Marketing and PR, Influential Woman, Employer, Customer Service, Business Mother, Executive PA, Director, Small Business, HR Manager, Employee, Entrepreneur, Musical Talent, Inspirational Woman, and Lifetime Achievement.

The Awards are unique in that anyone can nominate a friend, client or family member.

The Awards in the new super-size Venus region of Hampshire have two Associate Sponsors for 2017. The first being Peter Cooper Motor Group, whose strong support of the aims of the Venus Awards in Hampshire having been Associate Sponsor in both Southampton and Portsmouth in previous years, continues apace. This year, they are also sponsoring the Hampshire Venus Awards 2017 car and the Influential Woman of the Year Award.

The second Associate Sponsor is Wightlink Ferries who were Associate Sponsor for last year’s Isle of Wight Venus Awards and will now also be sponsoring the public vote category of Customer Service in Hampshire.

The Southern Daily Echo is Sponsor of the ever-popular public vote category of Business Mother.

Charity sponsor for the inaugural Hampshire Venus Awards is Countess Mountbatten Hospice that serves people with life limiting illnesses across a community in excess of 720,000 and a catchment spanning 460 square miles.

The Hampshire Venus Awards 2017 in association with Peter Cooper Motor Group and Wightlink Ferries will culminate in a glamorous Ceremony and Gala Dinner to be held at The Spark, Southampton Solent University on Saturday, 11th November 2017.

Do you know a woman that deserves recognition? Nominate her now at https://www.venusawards.co.uk/hampshire/ 

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