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Independent Woman of the Year Award

The Independent Woman of the Year Award will be presented to a director, consultant or sole trader of a one-woman business with entrepreneurial spirit who can demonstrate a high level of skill/practice in her chosen business/profession and drive and ambition to determine the success and long term viability of the business.

The successful applicant will be a woman of exceptional achievement, demonstrating excellent performance in her business or profession, great communication skills and an ability to build strong relationships with suppliers and clients.

Her business should be achieving success, be financially sound and have a strategy for future growth.

Criteria – the applicant will be judged on the following points:

Evidence/Performance Management Skills Generic Skills

High level of skill/practice in chosen business/profession

Organisation and planning ability

Communication and
networking skills

Entrepreneurial spirit

Appropriate marketing strategies and business development mechanisms in place

 

Demonstrated sustained/sustainable financial performance

Use of technology to develop and promote business

 

Financial information for the last 3 years, if applicable, and forecasts