2018 NatWest everywoman Awards


General information

Female Entrepreneurs: The Future of UK Business


Nominations now open!

Now in its 16th year, the NatWest everywoman Awards will once again celebrate the success of Britain’s top female entrepreneurs at all stages of their journey – from young businesses to those who have established multi-million pound organisations. Every year these Awards attract hundreds of entries and all finalists and winners have reaped the benefits of entering everywoman’s flagship programme transforming them into pioneering role models for future business owners.

The NatWest everywoman Awards celebrate the UK’s brightest female entrepreneurs, from innovative start-ups to established multi-million-pound organisations while showcasing the achievements of nominees, often in the face of adversity.

Becoming a finalist is an excellent way to raise both individual and company profiles, as well as encourage more women and young girls to consider becoming a female business owner. 


Who is it for?

The NatWest everywoman Awards are open to any female business owner whether they operate as a limited company, sole trader, or in partnership with others. The awards celebrate the woman behind the business, her personal successes and achievements and how she individually inspires others. As such, we cannot accept joint nominations.


The Awards

  • ARTEMIS  - Awarded to the most inspirational woman running a business trading for 18 months to 3 years
  • DEMETER – Awarded to the most inspirational woman running a business trading from 3 to 5 years
  • ATHENA – Awarded to the most inspirational woman running a business trading from 6 to 9 years
  • HERA – Awarded to the most inspirational woman running a business trading for 10 years or more
  • GAIA – Awarded to the most inspirational and successful female founder of a social enterprise who has combined strong community benefit with a sustainable business model
  • APHRODITE – sponsored by Daily Mail - Awarded to a woman who founded her business whilst raising a child/children aged 12 or under


Nominees for this year's NatWest everywoman Awards will also have the incredible opportunity to be considered for the Brand of the Future Award - sponsored by The White Company. This will be awarded to the female founder of a business that demonstrates great potential for growth. The winner of this Award will receive a mentoring session with Chrissie Rucker OBE, Founder of The White Company, plus, up to 5 further mentoring sessions with your choice of Directors at The White Company. To qualify, companies must meet the following criteria:

  • Have been trading for a minimum of 3, maximum of 8, years as of 3 July 2018

  • Be a retailer or manufacturer

  • Have a minimum of £100K turnover

  • Be able to produce full P&L for previous 2 years

  • Must provide a 3 year business plan as supporting evidence

  • You must be a majority shareholder (shareholdings of more than 50%)

  • Must be committed to growing the business, and not intending to exit for at least 5 years.

Nominees can put themselves forward to be considered for this category at the end of their submission. Nominees must enter another category before being considered for the Brand of The Future Award, it is not a stand-alone category.



We will be holding an exclusive Nomination Reception to celebrate the 2018 NatWest everywoman Awards. This evening of drinks and networking is kindly being hosted by Amazon at their brand new UK Headquarters in London on Thursday 03 May, 18:30-21:00.

The Nomination Reception will see leaders and successful entrepreneurs from across all industries come together for an evening of networking and inspiring speeches. You will get the chance to meet some of the past winners and finalists who we have recognised over the last 15 years, as well as nominating some new ones.

To register your interest in attending the Reception, please email events@everywoman.com with your name, job title and company.



Nominations Open: 16 April 2018

Nominations Close: 2 July 2018

Judging Day: 3 October 2018

Awards Ceremony: 5 December 2018



When and where
Wed, 05/12/2018
Start time: 
The Dorchester
53 Park Ln,
W1K 1QA Mayfair, London
United Kingdom

Nominations are now open for the  2018 NatWest everywoman Awards. 

Click here to download the nomination toolkit with top tips on submitting a strong nomination.


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