Following the announcement that KC Communications has been named as Eaton Smith’s Business of the Month, we are delighted to share the news that we have also been shortlisted in the Start Up category of the Forward Ladies, Women in Business Awards.
Now in its seventh year, the Awards have grown from being purely regional into one of the most prestigious events in the calendar for professional women. The organisation, founded in 1999, supports women in their professional lives and celebrates and champions the role of women in the workplace.
In announcing the results for Yorkshire & Humber, North East and Scotland, Griselda Togobo, MD of Forward Ladies said: “This has been a fantastic year for women; we continue to start, grow and run high profile successful companies. We have been surprised and delighted by the number and calibre and diversity of the applications we have received, and look forward to celebrating their success.
“The award categories are a reflection not only of the types of businesses with which women are involved but also industries which need to attract and encourage young women to join for future growth and prosperity.
Debra White Regional Director of Small Businesses for HSBC and Awards judge said: “There was an impressive number of high-calibre entries this year, highlighting the quality of talented businesswomen we have in the UK. These entrants are the future entrepreneurs of our country, with the Forward Ladies event to showcase the best Britain has to offer. HSBC will be supporting them every step of the way to ensure their businesses prosper and thrive in the long term.”
Commenting on the shortlisting, founder and Managing Director of KC Communications Katrina Cliffe added: “It is an absolute honour to once again be shortlisted in the Start Up category of the Forward Ladies Women in Business Awards. Regardless of the outcome on the day, the event itself is always inspiring with many women from many different backgrounds coming together to celebrate their achievements and expertise. Having met an inspiring fellow nominee who is now a much valued client at the awards last year, I very much look forward to what this years awards has to offer.”
The shortlisted applicants in each of the categories will be invited to attend the regional final at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Newcastle upon Tyne on 14 October. The winners from this and the other regional finals, will then be invited to appear before a live judging interview panel in November, followed by the national final in Leeds on 1 December.
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