A prestigious award ceremony that honours inspiring North East women is calling on the business community for nominations.
The Glass Slipper Awards, organised by disabled children’s charity the Sunshine Fund, aim to recognise the work of dedicated women from across the region in all walks of life.
Clare Savory, fundraising manager for the organisation, said: “We know that there are some truly inspirational ladies in the North East and we are here to celebrate their achievements.
“Last year’s winners demonstrated the fantastic talent we have in the North East.”
One of the previous winners was Lesley Lister, owner of Tyne Tees Models, who was handed the Collaboration of the Year prize for her success in the world of modelling, including setting up the first nationally-recognised accredited training course with Northumberland College. Lister is now encouraging North East businesses to nominate their female peers for the 2014 Glass Slipper awards.
She said: “The day was truly fabulous and as an award winner I felt it not only made me and my mum very proud, it also helped give my business recognition for all its endeavours over the last 20 years.”
Amy Whyte, from Glass Slipper sponsors Gordon Brown law firm, added: “We are delighted to support such a worthwhile charity championing the achievements of North East women.”
The Glass Slipper Awards take place at the Newcastle and Gateshead Hilton on February 28, 2014.
There are seven categories this year; Best Newcomer, Best Marketing Campaign, Employee of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Award, North East Champion, Woman of the Year and Young Achiever.
Speaking at the awards will be Caroline Theobald, managing director of networking event organiser The Bridge Club, who has backed calls for people to get their nominations in quickly.
To make a nomination, visit www.sunshine-fund.org