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Nominations open for the Women in Business Awards 2024

Nominations are open for the 2024 Women in Business Awards, celebrating the finest female-led business across the Liverpool City Region.

Downtown in Business are excited to announce that nominations are now open for the Women in Business Awards 2024. The prestigious event, hosted annually by DIB, will take place on International Women’s Day at the stunning Crowne Plaza Hotel, Liverpool. The awards luncheon recognises and celebrates the outstanding achievements of women who have made significant contributions to business across the Liverpool City Region over the past twelve months.

The DIB Women in Business Awards have become a cornerstone event in Liverpool’s business calendar, showcasing remarkable of women and female-led business across a variety of sectors. Winners at the 2023 awards included Director of Culture Liverpool and the woman who brought Eurovision to the city, Claire McColgan CBE, successful entrepreneur, Kate Stewart, The Royal Court’s Gillian Miller, and Communications Director at Sutcliffe, Jacqui Johnson, who took home Woman of the Year, Decade of Excellence, the Liverpool BID Company Award and CEO Award, respectively.

Nominations for next year’s awards are now open, inviting individuals and businesses to put forth the names of women and female-led business who have demonstrated exceptional dedication, resilience, and success in their respective fields. Nominate for #WIBA24 HERE.

Enquire about tickets for #WIBA24 HERE.

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