Venus Awards

Nominate your favourite business woman!

January 2012 sees the launch of the newly-titled Venus Awards. The awards (in their former guise) were already well-established as a permanent fixture on the Dorset and BH Postcode social calendar as they enter into their third year, and have caught the attention of well-respected business women all over the UK.

From Monday 9th January 2012 at 6:00pm, women from Southampton will finally be eligible to enter - you can nominate yourself, your female friends or business associates into a wide variety of award categories (see below). Nominations can be made at

Tara Howard (Managing Director of the Langtry Manor) and Jackie Phillipson (Managing Director of P-PR Media Solutions) launched the Langtry Manor Business Woman's Awards in 2010 to recognise the efforts of business women in Hampshire, Dorset and the New Forest. Tara is now aiming even higher by taking the awards to Manchester and London, with other regions planned in 2012 and 2013.

Awards founder Tara Howard said: "We are delighted to give Women in Business in Southampton and the SO postcode region the chance to be rewarded, as they certainly deserve it! With three of the categories aimed at women employed in businesses, the award will give ALL women in business a chance to be rewarded. When the quick and easy-to-use nomination form goes live on 9 January 2012 we are expecting a flurry of entries!"

The 2012 Venus Award categories and supporters are:

Business Mother of the Year
In association with:
Daily Echo
Romsey Advertiser
Hampshire Chronicle

Business Woman of the Future
Hampshire Chamber

Dot Com Business of the Year

The Employer of the Year
Paris Smith LLP

Best Employee
Heart FM

Entrepreneur of the Year


New Business Award

Rothmans LLP

Special Woman Award
Shelbourne Senior Living

The Personal Assistant (PA) Award
Rock Recruitment

The High Achiever Award
Granite Transformations

Lifetime Achievement Award

And we also have the:

The Home Based Business Woman
Sponsor TBA

The Environment / Green Business Award
Sponsor TBA

Small Business of the Year
Sponsor TBA

To enter, to nominate or for more information, please log onto

If you want to find out a little more about the Venus Awards (or if you have any other questions), please contact:

Tara Howard - Director of The Venus Awards 07837 771852 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Jackie Phillipson - Director of Venus Awards & Awards PR support 01202 896698 / 07740611147  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

You can also find the original Business Women Awards over at



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