Award for Best Female Entrepreneur
Sponsor: Nat West
We are investing in our relationship managers to help them better understand entrepreneurs and the challenges they face so that we can support them. For example, we aim to take 10,000 of our colleagues through our Entrepreneurial Development Academy and we will have 500 accredited Women in Business specialists to support female entrepreneurs by the end of this year.
We continue to support the development of business communities, helping to join business owners and local stakeholders such as Chambers of Commerce, educational establishments and local agencies to connect and share knowledge and experience. These connections can be so important in helping small business achieve their ambitions.
With 5.2m businesses in the UK and over 99% of them being SMEs and micro businesses, we believe if we can have a positive influence and help others become successful, that will lead to our own success too.
To enter you need to be a business or organisation in Richmond upon Thames or do significant work in the borough. When completing the entry forms please use metrics for example proportion of turnover, %, numbers in your evidence – this will assist in the judging. All sizes of businesses and organisations are invited to enter and all will be judged according to their size. If you do not have all the answers you could still win – our independent judges will judge you fairly. The number of characters allowed per question indicates the maximum – by no means do you have to use all of these to answer the questions fully. Please attach any additional evidence such as press releases or testimonials or confidential business balance sheets to support your entry. Any additional questions about entering any of the categories please contact email@example.com