Outstanding business women in Yorkshire and the North East have been recognised at the prestigious Forward Ladies Women in Business Awards (WIBA).
Amy Archer, Swift Group's Deputy MD, won 'Rising Star' of the Year at the glittering awards for the Yorkshire and North-East heat hosted by ITV news presenter Charlene White in Newcastle earlier this week. 77 entrepreneurial female business leaders from across the region competed in 11 categories to be crowned the winner.
Winners will now compete in the National Final taking place on 20 November in Leeds at the Queens Hotel. But first each of the winners will be put through their paces at a live session with the judges on November 4, held at headline sponsor of the awards HSBC's offices in Leeds.
The WIBAs, now in its sixth year, has become one of the most high profile and respected accolades for women recognising their enormous contribution to the economy and acknowledges start-ups to multi-million pound companies.
Griselda Togobo, Managing Director at Forward Ladies said: “This year we received a number of outstanding entries from right across Yorkshire and the North East and the awards really did showcase some of the best talent and businesses from across the region.
“The awards have attracted women from all ages, all professions and all walks of life and we are delighted to welcome the winners to the eagerly anticipated National finals in Leeds in November.”
Amy Archer commented “I am absolutely delighted to have won the 'Rising Star' of the year at these highly respected awards. For my work to be recognised in this way is proof that women who aspire to succeed in business can achieve their goals through commitment and hard work.”