We are delighted at the response we have received after announcing the inaugural Yorkshire Businesswoman awards which will take place at The Marriott Hotel Leeds on 8th March 2024. Yes, that’s right 2024 but we want to celebrate the businesswomen of Yorkshire on International Women’s Day. Despite the date being quite a way off, we have already sold several sponsor packages and tables for this prestigious black-tie dinner.

The categories for you to nominate will open on the Yorkshire Businesswoman website soon (www.yorkshirebusinesswoman.co.uk) but you can email me directly and reserve a ticket or table or why not take a sponsor package and promote your business editor@yorkshirebusinesswoman.co.uk We are delighted that Yorkshire law firm Chadwick Lawrence will be our headline sponsors and we have an impressive line up of judges: Sir Rodney Walker, chair of the London Marathon; Sinead Rocks, managing director of Channel 4; Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire; Andrew Cooper, CEO of Leeds BID; Sarah Power, partner at Chadwick Lawrence and Sharon Jandu OBE, founder of Yorkshire Asian Business Association (YABA).

Sustainability and the environment are huge now and here at Yorkshire Businesswoman, we endeavour to do our bit. As well as our print magazine that will now be delivered in a hybrid vehicle, we have created a new app that you can download making it easier to read the magazine online on any mobile device, saving paper and of course the environment. What’s special about the digital edition is we can update this more regularly, so you may find that articles change during the life of the current edition.

Our next Yorkshire Businesswoman networking event is on 14th July at The Great Yorkshire Show. We will be serving afternoon tea in the pavilions at 3pm whilst enjoying our regular networking and speakers. Not only that, but tickets are also valid for the whole day at the show, before joining us. Members can book on the member area; guests need to email me directly.