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					                           Awards 2012.

Friday 16th March, 2012 at the Vale
           Resort & Spa.
                             Sponsored by....




                                       About Us

The WWMB awards recognise and celebrate women who have shown extraordinary
creativity, determination, dedication, courage and entrepreneurial skills. They are
specifically targeted at women owner / managers running small and medium-sized
enterprises.
Through the WWMB annual awards, we seek to reward and raise the profile of highly
successful women who have made a real difference to business, whether that be by
turning a great business idea into a reality, or developing an existing business into a
thriving enterprise. Ultimately, we aim to create role models to inspire budding female
entrepreneurs.

The awards are the brain child of Sarah and Benjamin Cornelius-Price who run Women
Who Mean Business LTD. Sarah is a former winner of Welsh Woman of the Year and
the couple also run the highly successful children’s cancer charity, The Joshua
Foundation.
    A welcome from Helen Molyneux, Winner of the WWMB Woman of the Year
       Award 2011.




Managing Partner of NewLaw Solicitors

“I am delighted to have been awarded the Welsh Women Mean Business - Woman of the Year
award – particularly against such outstanding competition. The award is recognition of the
great team effort on the part of all the people in NewLaw who have helped the business to
grow and thrive over the last 6 years.’


Categories for Entrants and Nominations


                                     Best Business Leader


                               Best Woman in a Legal Business


                     Best Woman in Financial Services and Accountancy-


                               Best Female Business Newcomer


                                Best Woman in Manufacturing


                Best Woman in a Business Investing in the Environment Award


                        Young Welsh Female Entrepreneur (under 25)


                                   Best Woman in Property


                           Best Woman in a Media/Creative Business


                               Best Woman in a Beauty Business


                    Best Woman in the Tourism/Leisure/Service Sector


                              =========Special Awards=======
          The Joshua Foundation Memorial Prize for outstanding contribution from a
       Businesswoman in the field of charity work. (Supported by the Joshua Foundation)


      The WWMB Woman of the Year 2012- This is chosen from the 12 category winners.


   WWMB Scholarship- This is awarded to a Business Degree Student at the Business School
                               at the University of Glamorgan.

    WWMB Outstanding Achievement Award- This will be awarded by the judging panel to a
                            woman in the arts or business world.



How It Works: We are now accepting applications for the Welsh
Women Mean Business Awards 2012.

Who Should Enter?


If you are a woman who has set up or taken over an independently owned business or you
have risen to a high managerial position within a company or you know a woman who
has, take a closer look at the award categories. Success in any one of them could have
major benefits to yourself, your company and to those who will recognize your success
and seek to emulate your achievements. WWMB wishes to support all women in business
and we have a clear focus on supporting women who are entrepreneurs and women
managers who have been instrumental in the success of a company. Women have to be
heading up a successful business and must be one the main driving forces behind the
business. Your business can be welsh based or you can be born or educated in Wales to
enter these awards.

How to Enter


- Visit us online at www.wwmb.co.uk. You will find the application form here, simply
download and complete it, emailing it back to us with a photograph.
- All entries should be submitted on a completed nomination form and MUST include a
photograph of the nominee. This should be a good quality head and shoulder image.
- The closing date for all entries is the 27th January 2012. Please Note: any applications
received after this date will not be entered into the competition.
- An acknowledgement will be sent to the nominator on receipt of nomination/application


Welsh Women Mean Business,                   Contact Details:      info@wwmb.co.uk
47 Great Ormes House
Prospect Place
Cardifff
CF11 0JD.
What happens next?

All nominees will be contacted with the outcome of their nomination / entry after short-
listing, which will take place in early February 2012. Interviews will take place between
Monday 13th- Friday 17th February 2012.

For each of the 12 categories we will shortlist at least 5 candidates. The WWMB Woman
of the Year 2012 Award will be presented to a woman who is a winner of one of the
categories and will be chosen by the Sponsors and Chief Judge.

All of the finalists will be invited to take part in a Charity challenge in late February
2012, which will have as its aim, the task to raise at least £10,000 for the purpose of
funding the Joshua Foundation’s work with children with terminal cancer. In 2011 this
target was reached and surpassed. See the Joshua Foundation website-
www.thejoshuafoundation.co.uk

Details about each Award Category


The Joshua Foundation Memorial Award


This prestigious Award is given in honour of a truly remarkable individual, Joshua Cornelius whom the
Joshua Foundation is named after. The Award, supported by The Joshua Foundation, is to recognise the
woman who has, in addition to being a successful businesswoman made a substantial contribution in the
field of charity work.


What the judges are looking for:
    1. Substantial businesses trading for at least 5 years
    2. Major employers
    3. Impact the nominee has had on the business world
    4. Evidence of considerable charity work
    5. Background information about the motivation for the charity work
    6. Supporting materials about the impact of the charity work from connected organisations


Best Business Leader


This award will recognise successful women who run / direct businesses of various sizes from small
concerns to major employers. Women who enter other categories are able to also enter for these awards.
We will be looking for outstanding leadership, vision and success in business.


What the judges are looking for:
    1. Substantial businesses trading for at least 5 years.
    2. Impact the nominee has had on the business world.
    3. Impact the nominee has had on the business field in which her / the business works
Best Woman in a Legal Business
Best Woman in Financial Services and Accountancy


The WWMB are keen to celebrate women in businesses operating in highly competitive fields such as law,
financial services and accountancy. These Awards will go to women who have led a legal or financial
services/accountancy firm with passion, enthusiasm and an unwavering desire to success.


What the judges are looking for:
    1. Businesses trading for 2 years or more
    2. The motivation for setting up or leading the business
    3. Drive and determination
    4. A commitment to their field
    5. Business potential & future growth.


Best Female Business Newcomer


WWMB are keen to celebrate businesses as they survive those all-important embryonic stages. This Award
will go to a woman who has launched a new venture or progressed rapidly within a company showing
passion, enthusiasm and an unwavering desire to succeed. We are looking for a woman (of any age) who,
in the case of business owners, started trading less than 2 years ago, but at least 6 months, with a great
idea and who looks destined for long term success.


What the judges are looking for:
    1. Businesses trading for 6 months but less than 2 years (If you are the business owners)
    2. The motivation for setting up the business / progression within the business
    3. Drive and determination
    4. Great customer service – examples of customer feedback
    5. Business / Individual potential & future growth.
Best Woman in a Business Investing in the Environment


This Award will celebrate the success of women who are the key players in environmental regeneration in
their region or the wider world. The winner will have shown great determination and strength in creating
or developing a successful environmental policy alongside business objectives and in doing so will have
overcome barriers to such an approach while still creating sustained local employment.


What the judges are looking for:
    1. Women in businesses trading for 2 years or more
    2. Evidence of longevity and sustainability
    3. Evidence of a strong commitment to environmental policies in business
    4. Examples of customer feedback




Young Welsh Female Entrepreneur


Vitality, ambition and determination are important in every business. This Award is for the Young Female
Entrepreneur aged 25 or under who can add talent to the equation.


What the judges are looking for:
    1. Businesses trading for 2 years or more
    2. Motivation to starting and running the business & level of innovation in the idea
    3. Growth potential…profit and employment growth
    4. How much do you re-invest into the business?
    5. Customer focus
Best Woman in Manufacturing
Best Woman in Tourism/Leisure/Service Sector
Best Woman in Property
Best Woman in a Media/Creative Business
Best Woman in a Beauty Business


These awards are for women leading businesses in these fields where the company has been trading for
more than 2 years. The entrants will show a strong financial performance, innovation and most
importantly, excellent customer service. Strong brand values and clear evidence that the business is
moving forward will also form part of the judges’ criteria. This Award recognises the entrepreneurial
spirit, achievements and long-term ambitions of those in these fast-moving and highly competitive
sectors.


What the judges are looking for:
    1.Women in businesses trading for 2 years or more
    2.Innovative/creative approach to business
    3.Evidence of excellent customer service
    4.Examples of how you have added value
    5. Unique selling point – what are you doing over and above your competitors? How do you
    differentiate yourself?
    6. Demonstration of longevity/sustainability, and how will you achieve this in the future?




Rules of Entry

              Nominees must be either women business owners with a shareholding who are
               the company’s driving force OR women managers who have been the driving
               force behind a company who have made a difference and made the company a
               success.

              Nominations will be accepted from women who are co-owners of a company.

              Nominations can only be accepted from those women whose trading address is
               in their region of entry or were born in that region regardless of business
               location.

              Nominees companies must have been trading for a minimum of 2 years on 1st
               March 2012 (with the exception of ‘Best Newcomer’ who should have been
               trading for at least 6 months & less than 2 years).

              Nominations should be for women aged 18 or over for all categories (with the
               exception of ‘Young Welsh Female Entrepreneur’ where entries will be
               accepted only from nominees 25 or under on 1st March 2012).

              Nominations cannot be accepted from anyone directly connected to the Joshua
               Foundation, including relatives of employees.

              Nominees are allowed to enter only 2 categories, in addition to the Joshua
               Foundation Memorial Award.
          Joint owners/partners can enter but their applications will be treated as
           individual applications. It is the individual woman not the business that will win.

          All entries are treated in confidence. Any accounts submitted will be for the
           sight of the judges only and will not be published. Any other information
           submitted may be used for promotional and publicity purposes post awards.

          The judging panel may request a telephone interview with short-listed
           candidates.

          The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

          The organisers reserve the right to withdraw an award from any applicant
           supplying false information in their entry and the judges reserve the right to
           audit any information supplied.
          By completing an entry to the Awards, you agree to all the rules of entry.




Charity Challenge

                                WWMB is all about-
                                  Educating
                                   Investing
                                  Connecting
                                   Inspiring
                                  Honouring
                                     AND
                                  ACTING!!
While        celebrating the success of women is the core of the WWMB Awards, we also
recognise that we have a responsibility to put back into the community and our new
“ Women Who Mean Business Awards ” are          designed to achieve this by combining an
awards event with fundraising for our charity, The Joshua Foundation - a national charity.


Sponsorship Packages 2012

Sponsorship for these awards is not just about a financial investment. These
awards recognise the tremendous impact women in business in Wales have
on all of us. Sponsors are encouraged to act as mentors to those shortlisted
and ultimately to the winners as well. The relationship is designed to have
substance so that these awards can begin a new era in recognising women as
achievers. Combined with our WWMB magazine and conference, the awards
are designed as part of a rounded approach to training and mentoring.
We have a number of sponsorship packages available for you depending on
your budget and requirements including:


 The AV Sponsor -£5000 +VAT
 Speaker Sponsor - £5000 + VAT


For the above sponsorship you would receive the following-

      Your company name/brand incorporated into all promotional
       materials, ie press releases.

      Company logo on all category awards.

      Company logo on all WWMB Ceremony tickets

      Company logo and foreword in WWMB event programme.

      Company logo on promotional screens throughout the
       ceremony.

      Free, full colour advertisement in the event programme.

      A table at the WWMB final ceremony.

 Category Sponsor for the Awards- £3000 +VAT per category

For the above you will receive-

      Your company name/brand incorporated into all promotional
       materials, ie press releases.

      Invitations to the launch event.

      The provision of a Judge for the Awards.

      Company logo on your category award.

      Company logo on all WWMB Award ceremony invites and
       tickets.

      Company logo and foreword in the WWMB Awards booklet.

      Company logo and foreword in WWMB Award programme.

      Company logo on promotional screens throughout the
       ceremony.

      Free, full colour advertisement in the Awards programme.

      A table at the WWMB final ceremony.

      Attendance at the VIP Drinks reception.
Launch sponsors - £1000 +VAT
Award Invitations Sponsor - £1000 + VAT
The Awards Dinner Programme sponsor - £1200 + VAT


For the above you will receive-

      Invitations to the launch event.

      Company logo on all WWMB Award ceremony invites and
       tickets.

      Company logo and foreword in WWMB Award programme.
       (programme sponsor only)

      Company logo on promotional screens throughout the
       ceremony.

      Free, full colour advertisement in the Awards programme. (
       programme sponsor only)

      Attendance at the VIP Drinks reception.

      4 seats to the WWMB 2012 Awards Dinner.

                          Benefits of Sponsorship


Being associated with this event will raise your profile and build your
reputation with customers, suppliers, investors and staff

  Gain direct contact with outstanding female entrepreneurs and high level
       influential business women
  Create new business opportunities by meeting senior executives, key
       influencers and the decision-making owners of the UK’s most dynamic
       growing businesses
  Demonstrate your support of women in business while entertaining existing
       and prospective clients
  Benefit from the national and regional PR coverage
  Show your appreciation and support of the emerging leaders and valued
       women in your organisation
  Position your brand, across industries, as a supporter of women in business
       and champion of equality and diversity in the workplace.



Sponsors Details

Details on the 2012 sponsors coming soon……
Our Platinum Sponsor




Gocompare.com has sponsored the Welsh Women Mean Business Awards
since 2010 The company was formed in 2006 is one of the most comprehensive
insurance comparison services in the UK, committed to finding you the right
product at the best price, and dedicated to saving you time and money.

With Gocompare.com you can also compare and buy a wide variety of other
products and services too, including financial, travel and business products plus
utilities and other household services.

They aim to continually evolve their product and service offer, so they’re always
at the forefront of the comparison industry, helping you make an informed choice.
Their customer promise demonstrates this commitment to you.


Special Award
    The Joshua Foundation Memorial Prize for outstanding contribution from a Businesswoman in the
    field of charity work. (Supported by The Joshua Foundation)




The Joshua Foundation (TJF) is a Cardiff based national charity that was created in September 1998 to
provide holidays and experiences for children with terminal cancer and their families where the child is
aged between birth and 19.

The charity takes its name from Joshua Cornelius, from Caerphilly, South Wales, who was diagnosed with
Desmoplastic Round Cell Tumour of the abdomen, a terminal cancer, in December 1996 and who died on
December 4th 1998, aged 7. After his diagnosis, Joshua, had to undergo intensive and aggressive
chemotherapy. To offset this in his 23 months of treatment, he travelled the world - California, New York,
Florida, Lapland, Israel and 4 trips to Euro Disney - living life to the full.

An experience the Joshua Foundation endeavours to repeat for others. www.thejoshuafoundation.co.uk

				
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