The event will be compered by local voiceover artist Emma Hignett, the voice of London’s buses and the brand new Elizabeth Line. The awards evening will incorporate a fashion show from House of Zana founder, Amber Kotrri, with special guest speaker Charlotte Staerck, founder of The Handbag Clinic, and is set to be a fantastic addition to the business awards calendar.
Pat Chambers, charity development manager at CDDFT Charity said: “We are lucky to be supported by so many businesses across Darlington and County Durham and, after speaking with them we realized that there was a gap in the market for an awards event celebrating women in our area.
“This year is the 75th birthday of the NHS, so we’re particularly grateful to be working with Darlington Business Club and their local business connections, who are helping to bring the awards to life. All proceeds are being donated to CDDFT Charity, to help enhance patient and community care across the Trust’s extensive geographical area.”
The event is being held at Hallgarth Hotel & Golf Club with arrival drink and canapes, a two course meal, fashion show, key note speakers and of course – the awards themselves! On arrival, attendees will be able to peruse stalls from local independent businesses, all being coordinated by Amber Kotrri.
Award entries and nominations are free, via the Darlington Business Club website, where sponsorship opportunities can also be found. Categories include: Rising star, Newcomer of the year, Impact in the community, Inspirational female leader, Innovation in sustainability, Future leader, and Hidden hero.
Entry closes 10th March 5pm, judged by an independent panel, with the shortlist announced 24th March.
The organising committee is made up of CDDFT Charity, Hallgarth Hotel & Golf Club, Darlington Business Club, Peachy Digital, Amber Kotrri and Resilient Business Solutions.
For entry, sponsorship opportunities and tickets, please see: https://www.darlingtonbusinessclub.co.uk/event/celebrating-women-in-business/