7 December 2020, Manchester Central Convention Complex

Northern Power Women Awards

The 2020 Northern Power Women Awards Shortlist is out!
Join us for our fifth year of awards celebrating fantastic role models from across the North, the awards also feature our Power and Future list.

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

2020 Shortlist

Agent of Change

Sponsored by

Anne Reevell
Country Director North Africa
BBC Media Action
North West
@Annereevell

Gina Martin
Activist/Writer

Gina Martin
North West
@ginamartinuk


Natasha Sayce-Zelem

Head of Tech
Sky and Empowering Women with Tech
Yorkshire
@unharmonic

Ann Miller-McCaffrey
Armed Forces Diversity Engagement Team

Royal Navy
North West
@millermccaffers

Louise Clarkson
Station Manager / Chair of Gender Equality Network

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service
North East
@Tyne_Wear_FRS

Craig Hatch
Group Managing Director

WYG, a Tetra Tech Company
North West
@craighatch

Michelle Hands
Engineer

Nut Job ltd
Yorkshire
@AMansWorldUK


Sharon Thorne
Deloitte Global Board Chair

Deloitte
North West
@SharonThorneUK

2020 Shortlist

One to Watch

Sponsored by

Bianca Robinson
CEO
CEO Sleepout UK
North East
@biancarobinson

Kiera Byland
Athlete, coach, teacher, mentor, volunteer 
Special Olympics NW
North West
@kierabyland

Ruqeia Ahmadi
Trainee Solicitor, Head of Legal and Women Affairs, Linguist
Shulmans LLP
Afghan Council of Great Britain, British Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, World Afghan Congress

Yorkshire
@AhmadiRuqeia

Elicia Curtis
Director
The REIGN Collective C.I.C
North West
@REIGNManchester

Kim Cooper
Senior Town Planner
Arup
North West
@Kim_C_Cooper

Elsa Zekeng 
Co-Founder
Soldiarity in Tech
North West
@elsazekeng

Martina Witter
Co-Founder of BWIBP / Therapist / Health & Wellbeing Consultant
Black Women in Business & Professional Network and Rapha Therapy Service
North West
@mrobertaw

Sharon MacArthur
Owner/ Founder
Miss Menopause
North East
@SRedhandbag

2020 Shortlist

Person with Purpose

Sponsored by

Amria Khatun
Head of Engagement – Communities Policy
Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government
Yorkshire
@AmriaKhatun

Lisa Street
Associate Director
Turner & Townsend
North West
@LisaLStreet

Sally Orange
Physiotherapist/Army Reservist/Property Developer
British Army Reserves/Orange Student Properties
Yorkshire
@sally0range

Cherylee Houston
Actress and Founder
TripleC
North West
@cheryleehouston

Margo Cornish
Charity Campaigner
Prevent Breast Cancer/ Maggie’s Manchester & Teenage Cancer Trust
North West

Freema Chambers
CEO, Founder
Community School Clothing Scheme
North East
@communityscs

Noushin Raja
CEO/PT Time Lecturer
Moonlight Trust
Yorkshire
@moonlighttrust

Vicky Ringer
Co-Founder of Levi’s Star Children’s Brain Tumour Charity
Levi’s Star Children’s Brain Tumour Charity
Yorkshire
@LevisStar

2020 Shortlist

Innovation

Sponsored by

Brighter Sound
North West
@BrighterSound

TechUP Women, Durham University
North East
@TechUpWomen

The Verve Group
North East
@GroupVerve


Natalie Jackson / Emily Freeman

Directors
Totally Runable
Yorkshire
@TotallyRunable

Halo Project Charity
North East
@halo_project

Codilia Gapare
CEO
Nakawo Ltd
North West
@c_lashbycody

Flourish Together CIC
North West
@FlourishCIC

2020 Shortlist

Outstanding Entrepreneur

Sponsored by

Anthea Morris
Co-Founder and Finance Director
Better2Know
North West
@antheamorris

Lauren Riley
Founder/CEO
The Link App
North West
@MissLaurenRiley

Charlotte Armitage
Managing Director and Media Psychologist
Yorkshire Academy of Film and Television Acting
Yorkshire
@YAFTAUK

Michelle Vint
Co-Founder
Regital Ltd
North West
@MichelleVint


Sophie Walker

COO & Co-Founder
Dsposal
North West
@Sophie_COO

Dr Jun Zhang
Founder & CEO
Atmos International
North West
@AtmosInt

Sara Davies MBE
Founder and Creative Director
Crafter’s Companion
North East
@SaraDaviesCC

2020 Shortlist

Mentor of the year

Sponsored by

Amanda Newman
Senior Manager
Accenture
North West
@MandNewman

 


Rachel Fitzsimmons

Director – Talk the Talk Education CIC
Talk the Talk Education CIC
North West
@RachFitzsimmons

 

Sally Orange
Physiotherapist/Army Reservist/Property Developer
British Army Reserves/Orange Student Properties
Yorkshire
@sally0range

 

Claire Marie Boggiano
Director & Coach
Lurig Change & Development
North West
@CMBoggiano

 

Ruth Harrison
Managing Director
Thoughtworks
North East
@RuthHarrisonUK

 

Julia (Jules) Smith
Founder & Director
People Science Consulting Ltd
North East
@Jules0532

 

Saffeena (Saf) Ali
Tax Director
PwC UK
Yorkshire
@saffeena_ali

 

Zandra Moore
CEO
Panintelligence
Yorkshire
@zandramoore

 

2020 Shortlist

Transformational Leader

Alison Fisher
Chief People Officer
Cox Automotive
Yorkshire
@alisonrfisher1

Hema Radhakrishnan
Associate Dean for Social Responsibility
The University of Manchester
North West
@hemadrk

Rob Melling
CEO
Curtins
North West
@CurtinsConsult

Beckie Taylor
CEO
Tech Returners
North West
@RTaylor81

Lesley O’Brien
Partner/Director
Freightlink Europe, Freight Train, The Road Haulage Association (RHA)
Yorkshire
@freighttrainllp

Clara Shield
Director/Trustee
Little Big Butterfly/Young Women’s Film Academy
North East
@LittleBigDrama

Maggie O’Carroll
Chief Executive
The Women’s Organisation
North West
@TheWomensOrg

Zoe Wallace
Director
Agent Academy
North West
@zoewallace

2020 Shortlist

Small Organisation

Electric Bazaar
@electricbazaar_

OneFile Ltd
@OneFileUK

The Women’s Organisation
@TheWomensOrg

InnovateHer
@innovateheruk

The Data Shed
@TheDataShed

Northcoders Limited
@northcoders

The Girls’ Network
@TheGirlsNet


Thrive Law

@Thrive_law

2020 Shortlist

Medium Organisation

Sponsored by

Arla Foods Ltd
@ArlaFoodsUK

Informed Solutions Ltd
@InformedTweet

SafetyCulture
@iAuditorbySC

Manchester City WFC
@ManCityWomen

Search Consultancy
@SearchRecruits

Direct Rail Services
@DRSgovuk

MediaCom North
@MediaComNorth

Travel Counsellors
@TCworldwide

2020 Shortlist

Large Organisation

Sponsored by

Bank of America
@BofA_Business

Kellogg’s
@kelloggsuk

Stagecoach Group
@stagecoachgroup

FDM group
@FDMgroup

Northumbria Police
@Northumbriapol

TransPennine Express
@TPExpressTrains

Yorkshire Building Society
@Yorkshire_BS

Hull Trains
@Hull_Trains

Page Group
@MichaelPageUK

United Utilities
@unitedutilities

Northern Power Women Future and Power Lists

Check out the newest additions to both NPW Future and Power Lists

PARTNERS, SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS

Northern Power Women Awards 2020

JOIN US AT THE AWARDS

Book your tickets for our unmissable awards night at Manchester Central Convention Complex
Northern Power Women Awards

Showcasing Role Models

The fifth Northern Power Women Awards will take place on 7 December 2020 in a glittering evening ceremony at  Manchester Central Convention Complex.

The Northern Power Women Awards showcase role models and celebrate the many different ways women contribute to a thriving Northern Powerhouse. The inaugural awards started in March 2016, attracting 440 organisation leaders, change agents, and inspiring male and female role models, in 2017 520 celebrated success across the North and in 2018 580 attended receiving a record 950+ nominations.

Northern Power Women Awards moved to Manchester Central in 2019, attracting 800+ attendees for a huge extravaganza and making a huge bang on social media by trending in 10 locations in the UK.

In 2020 we’re aiming to smash all of our records and reach out to more people to be part of the Northern Power Women movement.

The awards celebrate the women and men (in all categories) working towards creating gender balance in organisations across the entire Northern Powerhouse. Winners are profiled and their stories shared to encourage other individuals and organisations to step up and take action. The awards also feature a Power list and a Future list, which showcases women who are future leaders and influencers.

Questions about the awards, nominations and judging process? Visit our FAQ page.

14 August
Nominations Open

During this time it is your opportunity to put forward names of any of the selection of awards on offer, whether anonymously or otherwise. The application period closes on November 7th for the awards and nominations for the Power and Future list.

7 Nov
Nominations Close
14 Nov
Nominees Completed Questions
Nominees final date to submit supplementary questions
25 Nov - 5 Dec
Judging Period

Judging will be undertaken by 10 panels of category judges.
You may be required to submit a brief video response during this time.

7 Jan
Shortlist Announced
22 Jan
Power List & Future List notified
New additions to the Power List and Future List will be notified under embargo
7 December
Awards Ceremony

The final shortlist will be selected once again by the judging panel, from which the winners of each category will be selected and announced on 7 December 2020 at the awards taking place at Manchester Central.

All tickets subject to VAT. Please contact us to pay by invoice and avoid Eventbrite fees. Please note invoices to be paid in full by 3 March 2020 for standard price individual tickets & tables.

7 December 2020, Manchester Central

Book your table

Ticket Prices 

(including welcome drink, three course meal and  1/2 bottle of wine per person) 

Individual ticket £150

Table of 10 £1450

Table of 12 £1740

VIP table of 10 (£2100) or 12 (£2520) (including glass of champagne and upgraded wine 1/2 bottle per person) 

You can book via Eventbrite (please note this is subject to eventbrite fees)

Prices subject to VAT at current rate

We have ‘Pay it Forward’ and limited discounted tickets to enable individuals to attend who might not be able to attend contact us to apply: connect@northernpowerwomen.com