We are so excited here in the Yorkshire Businesswoman office as our first ever awards are just around the corner.

In the planning for more than a year, we are now finalising all the details and as you read this, the awards will either be about to take place. I do hope you were able to purchase one of the sell-out tickets.

There are several people to thank, and I really don’t want to miss anyone, but I must mention our valued sponsors and supporters, of course our talented committee and The Marriott Hotel who have been amazing and I cannot recommend them enough. Should you be thinking of booking any kind of event they are the people to call. So many people have volunteered to help and are making these awards possible, my heartfelt thanks go to all.

Our new edition cover of Yorkshire Businesswoman out now in print and available here on our website, features Asma Iqbal. Asma is a partner in Chadwick Lawrence who are the headline sponsors of our awards, do take time to read Asma’s fascinating story.

Last autumn I was lucky enough to be a guest at the midlife magic event which took place at Goldsborough Hall. What a gem that place is just a short drive from the A1M. As a result, I was invited back to enjoy afternoon tea and have a good look around. A former Royal residence, you can read about it on page 38 of the latest edition. Midlife Magic will be happening again later this year at Rudding Park near Harrogate, and once we have details, we’ll let you know.

We have just held our first networking event of 2024, another huge success with a large turn out at Banyan Bar & Kitchen in Leeds. Our next event takes place the afternoon before our Awards on 7th March at a new venue MaHe Indian Coastal restaurant on Wade Lane. Not one to be missed. You can reserve a place by clicking on 'events' on the menu bar.

Next edition, we will be bringing you all the awards news and winners, so make sure you order your copy today.

Gill x