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25th Jun, 2022

Final call for businesses to enter Ladies First Professional Development Awards

Sarah Mason 21st Dec, 2021

BUSINESSES are being told there are only a few weeks left to enter a new-look awards dedicated to recognising growth and resilience throughout the pandemic.

The fourth Ladies First Professional Development Awards, organised by entrepreneur Tracey McAtamney from Balsall Common, will celebrate success stories while also raising funds and awareness for St Basils and Suited For Success.

Nominations are open in 25 categories, including Man of the Year, Excellence In Education and Best Family Business.

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.

Ladies First Network leader and founder of Surviving Bereavement, Tracey McAtamney, said: “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.”

Suited For Success helps unemployed residents in the West Midlands prepare for a job interview by providing free coaching, employment preparation skills and interview clothing.

St Basils works with young homeless people across the region to enable them to find and keep a home, grow their confidence, develop their skills and increase opportunities.

Closing date for entries is January 7 and the ceremony will be held at Coombe Abbey in Coventry, on March 24.

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