Northern Power Women awards celebrate great success for the fourth year

Northern Power Women awards celebrate great success for the fourth year

An awards ceremony, recognising people working towards gender diversity in the North, celebrated the success of individuals and businesses last night at Manchester Central. The Northern Power Women awards are in their fourth year and were founded by Simone Roche MBE to help showcase role models and best practice from across the North of England. The event welcomed over 800 people who were there to applaud the fantastic work being delivered across our regions by some of North’s inspiring individuals.

With the theme of the event being #WeCan Simone Roche encouraged every person in the room to continue being role models and to keep pushing the boundaries: “The passion and enthusiasm I saw for the winners last night is exactly why these awards are so important. The atmosphere in the room was full of hope and aspiration and it just goes to show what can happen when people work together and say yes we can,” explained Simone.

“These awards have been the biggest yet and I’m in complete awe of the work these amazing individuals and businesses are doing – it just demonstrates the exceptional talent we have in the North and I am so proud of everyone, a huge congratulations to all!”

Construction Q was awarded the Small Organisation of the year award, sponsored by Santander. Construction Q promotes genuine flexible working practices and is a shining light of innovation and equality within a traditional sector. Their work with local schools and universities is paving the way for young woman entering the construction sector.

Santander’s Jo Phipson, Regional Director said: “It’s wonderful to see the talent and passion of the businesses shortlisted for a Northern Power Award. I recognise that it takes resilience and passion to turn a dream into a business and to really make your business prosper. I’m proud of what you’ve all achieved!”

The evening also recognised the 100 women named on the Future and Power List, the full breakdown of winners can be found at

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