Celebrating Inspirational Women
The Inspire Women Awards celebrate the huge wealth of outstanding contributions women have made to the Bolton and wider NorthWest area.
Who Will You Nominate?
The Inspire Awards hosts a number of categories for many types of inspirational women. Be it in Business, Volunteer work, or the Arts! Make sure you take a look at all the potential categories to find the perfect nominee.
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The Inspire Awards not only recognise the achievements of women in the community, but also enables award winners to grow and share their experiences with others in the community.
Each award winner will be expected to commit few hours of their time to one of the chosen charities, culminating in 100 hours of service to the region.
This additional aspect of the Awards maximises its inspiration and commitment to the community like no other Awards process.
“It’s a real pleasure for the Royal Air Force to be associated with these Awards. This is the first year that we had the opportunity to do so and we hope it will be a future that we embrace together.”
– Sgt. Amanda Edwards, Royal Air Force
“It was a great surprise and honour when I was awarded the Business Woman of the Year Award. It was fantastic to win the award.”
– Jackie Hyde, Director, Stanmore Insurance Ltd
“The Inspire Awards provide an excellent opportunity to create a greater media for any business sponsor of the event, because it truly is an inspiring night in our calendar. The finalist for these excellent awards offer hope to our communities and are first-class role models for the younger generation or any female wanting to contribute more – and be remembered for it.”
– Angela Kelly, Journalist and Columnist for The Bolton News
“I’m so proud to be involved with these awards. For me there is notihng better than seeing women recognised for their achievements. There is something special about women supporting women. Particularly in this day and age young women need mentors to look up to and apsire to be like and by holding these awards Gulnaz is creating much-needed mentors. My message to all involved is; ‘keep being fabulous’.“
– Suzy Orr, Founder of the Unique Ladies Network
“These awards are the engine room of our town. Making a difference, making an impact, changing people’s lives.”
– Phil Mason, Head of the Bolton Wanderers Community Trust
“I really feel what Gulnaz is doing with the Inspire Awards is a fantastic thing because it is recognition where recognition is due.”
– Dr Zubair Hanslot, Provost of University of Bolton
“These awards have been set up to recognise and celebrate the extraordinary work of women in Bolton. It is especially rewarding when people come together for an evening like this. Judges have gone through lots and lots of entries that people have sent in and they’ve chosen winners to ensure the right people are recognised for the amazing work they do.”
– Gordon Burns, Former BBC North West Tonight Presenter
and Compere of the 2017 Inspire Awards
“It is truly inspirational to see what these women do. Their contributions to the Bolton community are amazing and should inspire women and men alike.”
– Asif Timol, Director of Room Four Dessert
“It means so much to have won Bolton’s Woman of the Year 2017. I can’t believe it really. Bolton is such an extraordinary place and it’s an honour to be here in Bolton working with and for the people in this town because they’re amazing.”
– Elizabeth Newman, Artistic Director of Bolton’s Octagon Theatre
“I wanted to congratulate you on an absolutely wonderful night, It was excellent from start to finish and thoroughly enjoyable. Seeing the reaction on the winners faces was sop heart warming, especially our Jo who was so stunned she could not take it in!”
Glennyce Eckersley – Author
Our Upcoming Events & Activities
Judges Meet & Greet
Bringing the hopefuls of each category together with the Inspire Judges. Nominations are now open!
Inspire Awards 2020
The 2020 Inspire Awards will take place on the 27th of June, celebrating remarkable women of the North.
Bringing the winners of each category together to share the success stories.