Still time to enter The Ladies First Professional Development Awards - The Leamington Observer

Still time to enter The Ladies First Professional Development Awards

Leamington Editorial 17th Dec, 2021   0

THERE are just a few weeks left for Warwickshire businesses to enter new-look awards dedicated to recognising growth and resilience through the pandemic.

The Ladies First Professional Development Awards will celebrate success stories while also raising funds and awareness for two Midlands charities – St Basils and Suited For Success.

Young people will also be under the spotlight at this year’s awards which champion Young Person in STEM, Young Entrepreneur, Rising Star in Education and Inspirational Young Achiever.

Awards organiser and Ladies First Network leader Tracey McAtamney said: “It’s not just about women in business, it’s about recognising all inspirational people in our communities.

“We are already inspired by the quality of entries we’ve received so far. But please keep nominating those special women in your life, whether it is a family member, work colleague, friend or someone who has made a difference to your life or the lives of others. We want to hear their story. It is wonderful to be celebrating the successes of so many wonderful women of all ages and backgrounds.

“The nomination form is really simple to fill in and if anyone is having any difficulties they can contact me by email directly.”

Benefitting from fund-raising on the night are two charities supporting the homeless and vulnerable in Warwickshire and the West Midlands – Suited For Success and St Basils.

Suited For Success helps unemployed men and women prepare for a job interview by providing free coaching, employment preparation skills and interview clothing.

St Basils works with young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to help them to find and keep a home, grow their confidence, develop their skills and increase their opportunities.

Closing date for entries is January 7 and finalists will be selected at a judging event on February 7, ahead of an awards ceremony at Coombe Abbey in Coventry on March 24.

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