The winners of the North East Business Woman of the Year Awards (WIN Awards) will be announced this Friday, 27 October at the annual ceremony at the Newcastle Gateshead Hilton.

There will be 300 leading business figures at the event where among the award winners will be the region’s Best Small Business, the Rising Star and the Woman in STEM.

Nickie Gott, Shes Gott It Events, which organises the awards and chair, North East England Chamber of Commerce Women’s Advisory Board said: “The whole aim of these long-standing awards is to help promote the brilliant achievements of so many women in our business community and inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs.

“The winners will showcase the incredible tenacity and hard work needed to succeed in business and also reveal the great rewards that can follow from this.”