In Association with

BGF

BGF is incredibly excited to be supporting the everywoman Entrepreneur Awards in its 22nd year. As well as being one of the largest and most experienced growth capital investors in the UK and Ireland, BGF is also the most active institutional investor in women-led businesses.  

Identifying and then backing women in business is critical and BGF remains committed to supporting female entrepreneurs, providing the strategic support, connections and growth capital they need to thrive. BGF has invested more than £400 million into female founded businesses across all growth stages and this is something we will continue to build on for the long term. 

Website: www.bgf.co.uk

NatWest 

NatWest is delighted to sponsor the Small Enterprise Award at this year’s everywoman entrepreneur awards. As longstanding supporters of Women in Business we understand the various challenges that women might face when setting up or running their businesses, and our goal is to make a positive difference to women in business across the UK through our Business Builder and Accelerator programme and our Women in Business Specialists who provide tailored support for women looking to start up and grow their business, no matter what their size or sector.

Website: www.natwest.com/business/business-services/women-in-business

Category Sponsors

Brand of the Future - Sponsored by The White Company

The White Company

The White Company is delighted to sponsor the Brand of the Future Award, recognising a female founder of a young brand that demonstrates great potential for growth. The White Company is now in its 29th year. What began as a small mail-order concept for beautifully designed, affordable home accessories (mainly in white) has become a hugely well-recognised and respected brand. Today, The White Company has grown into one of the most-established multi-channel retailers. We passionately believe in everywoman’s invaluable support of women in all aspects of business life, helping them to achieve their full potential. The White Company are looking forward to hearing about all the inspirational finalists and winners of the everywoman Awards.

Website: www.thewhitecompany.com/uk

Tech Innovator Award - Sponsored by AddIn365

AddIn365

As a female-led tech company, AddIn365 are excited to be sponsoring the everywoman Tech Innovator Award. This prize recognises a woman who’s creating technology that’s changing her industry.

AddIn365 was founded in 2015 by two Microsoft technology experts – Suzy and Wes – who wanted to help enterprise businesses optimise their internal communication and collaboration, using Microsoft 365. We create digital employee experiences that reflect company branding, values and culture whilst offering personalised content, and supporting online communities.

In a male-dominated industry, where 75% of all professionals are men, AddIn365 stands out for hiring, developing, and promoting female talent. AddIn365 is overwhelmingly female – women make up 64% of all our employees.

Nowadays, Microsoft recognises AddIn365 as one of the best partners in the world for the delivery of digital employee experiences. This is why the world’s best-known brands including Dyson, AstraZeneca, St James’ Place and WPP Group trust us to create Microsoft 365 environments that engage and connect their employees, no matter where they work.

Website: www.addin365.com

Soloprenueur Award - Sponsored by Nutriment

Nutriment

Each year the everywomen Entrepreneur awards showcases the most inspiring, extraordinary women and allows us to tell their stories.  Their bravery, determination and passion represent all women who have ever taken the leap to start their own business.  Nutriment is enormously proud to be involved with everywoman once again this year.  It has been such a privilege for us to get to meet the finalists whose experiences and achievements can inspire us all, particularly during such difficult times as this.

Website: www.nutriment.co.uk

Next Level Award - Sponsored by SG Kleinwort Hambros

SG Kleinwort Hambros

SG Kleinwort Hambros is proud to be sponsoring the Next Level Award which is awarded to a female founder who has built a highly profitable business. It is important to see this entrepreneurial success recognised by everywoman Awards and we look forward to celebrating the Inspirational woman and her business. SG Kleinwort Hambros has more than 200 years of experience helping individuals, families, entrepreneurs, trusts and charities to manage their wealth. When you own a business, your relationship with your advisers is likely to last for many years. As your business journey expands so too do your needs and options. It’s important to surround yourself with experienced people you can trust to always act in your interests.

As a trusted financial partner, SG Kleinwort Hambros can help across all the stages of your journey – from providing banking services and personal financing as you grow, to planning a succession strategy and managing the capital if one day you decide to sell. Our Entrepreneurs Team offers a detailed and personal service dedicated to entrepreneurs and simplifying life’s financial challenges.

Website: www.kleinworthambros.com

Entrepreneur for Good Award - Sponsored by Specsavers

Specsavers

Specsavers is delighted to be sponsoring the Entrepreneur for Good Award which is awarded to a woman who has founded a business that contributes to the greater good in some way, whether this is through a social enterprise, diversity and inclusion, a focus on sustainability or any other area of impact.

Specsavers has been a family-run business for nearly 40 years, working together with store partners to provide the best value optometry, audiology and other healthcare services for customers.

You’ll find them in the UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Spain, Australia, New Zealand and Canada, employing more than 41,000 people who work across their 2,615 businesses, support offices and throughout the supply chain.

Website: www.specsavers.co.uk

International Expansion Award - Sponsored by Rathbones

Rathbones

After the angst that has been experienced across the country over recent years, it feels vitally important that we celebrate the achievements of these inspirational women and their businesses. The International Expansion Award highlights women and businesses that have successfully expanded their products or services into a new geographic market, which is an achievement in itself but magnified by the torment businesses have experienced in recent times. Saunderson House, recently acquired by Rathbones, are proud to support the awards for the fifth year in a row in order to continue recognising businesswomen and their successes, and the inspiration they provide for other female entrepreneurs and businesswomen.

Website: www.rathbones.com

Scale Up Award - Sponsored by BGF

BGF

 

Website: www.bgf.co.uk

Media Partners

Startups Magazine

Startups Magazine is a publication which champions tech startups – the entrepreneurial heroes disrupting industries and the creators’ challenging norms and breaking boundaries. 

In print and online, the Startups Magazine team works hard to deliver unique content to startups providing valuable insights from industry experts, advice on business fundamentals and most importantly – a platform to introduce tech startups to the world stage.

Subscribers of the publication have access to so much! You can read gold-dust content from experts, receive upcoming issues, be the first to be invites to events and can have their own startup featured editorially!

Alongside the magazine, the company also has a podcast called The Cereal Entrepreneur where their Editor and host, Anna Flockett interviews the most innovative startups of the moment! As well as talking about some startup lessons and failure fables with a sprinkling of inspirational advice from experts and startups themselves.

Website: startupsmagazine.co.uk

Working Mums

Published and operated by WM People Ltd, our flagship brand workingmums.co.uk was launched in 2006. Back then, flexible working seemed like a new concept. A lot has changed in terms of attitudes to flexible working since, but the brand is still at the forefront of:

  • connecting professional and experienced working women to flexible jobs
  • enabling progressive employers to recruit and retain experienced talent and turn the tide on talent drain due to motherhood
  • disseminating and sharing best practice amongst employers to improve the situation for working mothers all over the UK.

Motherhood should not mean a step back from career, but should be allowed to develop and grow hand in hand. That is our purpose.

WM People Ltd also publish workingdads.co.uk and workingwise.co.uk

Website: workingmums.co.uk

Supporting Partners

Female Founders Rise

Female Founders Rise is a community of over 1500 female founders in the UK. We offer connection, education & fundraising support for female founders who are building growth businesses. Join here for support, networking, and events focused on female founders.

Website: femalefoundersrise.com

Buy Women Built

Great founders are trail blazers — people who create something new; people driven by more than just a desire to get rich; people who leave the world better off than they found it. A few British names spring to mind: Richard Branson, James Dyson, Peter Jones.

But how many great founders can you name are women? Polls provide a staggering answer. 81% of 11-18-year olds are unable to name one single female entrepreneur. We have a plan to change that. We showcase amazing brands built by women not only to profile great female founders but also to harness the power of consumer spending, in turn creating a fairer, stronger society.

Website: www.buywomenbuilt.com

BAWE

 

Website: www.bawe-uk.org

The British Library’s National Network of Business & IP Centres 

The British Library’s National Network of Business & IP Centres is transforming the way ideas grow into successful businesses.

We’re supporting a thriving community of bright and inspiring people by partnering with local libraries all over the UK.

Offering insights and access to free resources, training and events -both online and in-person – we’ll help you imagine, start or develop your business. Whether you’re just setting out, need advice on protecting your intellectual property, or simply have a brilliant idea you want to discuss, we’re here to guide you.

You can find our National Network around Britain – each one based in a local library. We’ll meet you wherever you live and whatever your ambition. With new locations set to open soon, and a growing collection of helpful tools available online, we’re bringing business inspiration and support to more people than ever before.

Nurture your ambitions and plan for a bright future. Find your regional hub at bl.uk/business

Website: www.bl.uk/business

Women in Digital Business

WIDB is Natalia’s brainchild, a vibrant community specifically tailored for black female entrepreneurs. It’s not just another platform; it’s a powerhouse of resources designed for those aiming to create and grow online courses, membership sites, and communities. By offering a unique blend of digital marketing coaching and technical training, WIDB helps members tackle the specific challenges they face in the digital space. But it’s more than that.

WIDB believes in holistic empowerment. It’s as much about mindset growth and personal development as it is about mastering technical skills. Natalia and her team have crafted a supportive ecosystem that helps women launch, grow, and scale their digital platforms. By providing a safe, empowering space, WIDB fosters a community where members can thrive and gain financial independence.

Website: www.womenindigitalbusiness.com

Beyond the school run

Beyondtheschoolrun.com  is the global platform connecting mothers to their skills and talents to empower them to grow personally and professionally. The platform includes its website, social channels, newsletter,  Beyondtheschoolrun podcast and book ‘A New Way for Mothers.’ 

For opportunities and inspiration register: www.beyondtheschoolrun.com/register-with-us / Instagram: beyondtheschoolrun

Website: www.beyondtheschoolrun.com

Spotlight Hustle Podcast

Natalia’s podcast dives deep into the world of female entrepreneurship, especially the challenges and triumphs experienced by women in the digital space. She shines a light on those often overlooked but doing amazing work, offering insights, inspiration, and practical advice. Through authentic conversations, she captures the spirit of the hustle, celebrating women’s journeys in digital entrepreneurship.

Website: Spotlight Hustle Podcast

LSE Generate

LSE Generate, under the Research and Innovation Department, is the enterprise hub of the London School of Economics and Political Science, and champions the entrepreneurial endeavours of both students and alumni, fostering innovation locally and globally. Our comprehensive year-round programs are tailored to support every stage of your entrepreneurial journey, offering the essential infrastructure to validate, build, and scale your business for societal betterment. What sets us apart is our inclusive approach to catering to ventures, our services are open to all LSE students, alumni, and staff.

Website: info.lse.ac.uk/staff/divisions/research-and-innovation/generate 

Aspire Consulting

 

Website: www.aspire-consultancy.com

Hatch Enterprise

Hatch is a charity supporting underrepresented entrepreneurs to develop the knowledge, confidence, and skills needed to launch and grow a business.

They do this through programmes, workshops, and events. They connect entrepreneurs in a vibrant supportive community, and build networks and partnerships with other organisations who also share their vision.

Website: hatchenterprise.org