Last call to enter NatWest everywoman Awards

The awards recognise women in business in a range of categorises, based on age and influence in their sector. Nominations, which must be received by 20 July, will be judged by a panel of accomplished businesswomen and entrepreneurs.

"The NatWest everywoman Awards have recognised scores of women who have achieved business success through hard work, determination and passion and who are role models for future generations of female entrepreneurs," says Karen Gill MBE, co-founder and director of everywoman.

Since the launch of the awards 10 years ago, the team has received thousands of applications and celebrated Britain's leading female entrepreneurs, including household names such as Karren Brady, Hilary Devey, Dame Mary Perkins, Chrissie Rucker and Cath Kidston.

Last year, Samantha Coe, founder of the Wharf Academy won the Artemis Award for the most inspirational woman running a business who is aged 25 or under. After being in a pop group and singing in India, she came back to the UK and started her own music school when she was aged 22.

"The confidence it has given me as a business woman has been super, so I'd definitely encourage everyone to do it," says Coe. "We have received a crazy amount of publicity since the awards, which has brought so many new students into us and given me the chance to talk about enterprise and how it is a viable option."

Everywoman, founded in 1999 by Karen Gill and Maxine Benson, is a membership organisation with over 40,000 individuals that focuses on the advancement of women in business. They support members through the various stages of their business and offer events, awards, training, online content and projects such as Modern Muse and the Navigator.

NatWest understands the contribution that female business owners make to the economy. Their Women in Business service offers a network of locally based ambassadors who are dedicated to supporting the needs of female entrepreneurs.

For more information and to apply, click here.

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