The annual Highland Business Women Awards recognise the achievements of women in business across the Highland region.  The Awards recognise the significant contribution that women make to all types of businesses and organisations in the area, as well as their contribution to the wider economy.

2020 Awards - Important Update 

Following discussions with our event management team at Highland News & Media, the venue, our suppliers, and other key stakeholders, we've taken the decision to hold the Highland Business Women Awards as a virtual event on Thursday 27th August. 

The event will be broadcast online and hosted by the talented Nicola McAlley.  To help celebrate our finalists in style, we'll also be hosting two Zoom events pre and post awards ceremony - consider these the virtual equivalents of a drinks reception and after party!

These events will be open to anyone who wishes to attend, and dressing up is strongly encouraged - as glitzy as you like - it is our 25th anniversary after all.  You may also wish to pour yourself a glass of something cold and bubbly!

Sign up to the event here.

All finalists, sponsors, and those with individual ticket bookings will be contacted, but please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.

Thank you for your continued support.

Best wishes,
The HBW Board


Finalists have been considered by an independent judging panel and are listed below:

New Business of the Year - sponsored by Business Gateway

Behind the Scenes VA Ltd
Chanonry Payroll Solutions
Fairy Sleep Mother
My Primary Tutor
McClintock Dispensing Opticians
Strath Communications

Most Enterprising Business - sponsored by Tulloch Homes

Define Style Consultancy
Fèis Rois
FITkidz Academy

Excellence in Community Engagement - sponsored by BAM Nuttal

Pentahotel Inverness
Robertson Northern

Business Woman of the Year - sponsored by Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Amanda Latham
Clare Humphreys
Jo De Sylva

Team of the Year - sponsored by Highland News & Media

Equiom Scotland
Fèis Rois
Harper Macleod LLP
Inverness Women's Aid
The Oxygen Works

Best Third Sector Organisation - sponsored by Equiom

Inverness Women's Aid
The Libertie Project 
The Oxygen Works 

Young Business Woman of the Year - sponsored by DYW Inverness & Central Highland

To be announced on the night

Woman of Inspiration - sponsored by Executive Magazine

Amy Mullen
Irene Mackintosh
Kate Baxter
Kirsten Gilmour
Malina MacDonald-Dawson
Rachael Duff


Applications for the awards have now closed and finalists in each category have been announced.


There are a number of sponsorship opportunities available to any business who would like to show their support for women entrepreneurship. 

For further details please email or call Emma Glass on 01463 246 570.

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