Employment Law specialist and Hybrid Associate Laura Bowyer has successfully reached the final rounds of The Venus Awards Southampton for the Southern Daily Echo Business Mother of the Year, to be held at the Hilton Ageas Bowl on Friday 15th April.
Competition has been fierce in the region this year with 1,291 nominations and applications received in one or more of the 15 categories – two of which are voted for by the general public. The Awards in Southampton were launched in September 2015 and candidates have been whittled down to the Finalists stage through a combination of public and sponsored judging. Sponsors and candidates have attended a variety of events over five months to reach this point.
Associate Sponsor Peter Cooper Motor Group has continued their support of the Awards into a fourth consecutive year, and is also sponsoring the Influential Woman of the Year category. The Southern Daily Echo is sponsoring the ever-popular public vote category of Business Mother of the Year Award.
NatWest are this year’s sponsor of the Inspirational Woman Award and Mairead Taylor, Director, Corporate and Commercial Banking, said of their support of the Venus Awards, “NatWest is delighted to be supporting the Venus Awards in recognising successful and inspirational business women from our local communities. Events such as these are extremely important – not only in terms of celebrating great achievements, but also in encouraging more and more women to enter the business world.”
The Venus Awards were set up in Dorset in 2009 by Tara Howard to recognise the hard work, effort and skill it takes women to successfully juggle business with other commitments. The Awards have since been expanded to Southampton, Brighton, Devon, Oxford, Portsmouth, Birmingham, Isle of Wight and Bristol.
We wish Laura the best of luck for the final on the 15th April!