Award Categories

These awards spotlight individuals who make a tangible impact on shaping our community and City every day, reinforcing the idea that positive change begins at local level.

The Female Entrepreneur Award celebrates the exceptional achievements of women who have ventured into the world of entrepreneurship as independent sole traders. This category honours the tenacity, innovation, and business acumen of women who have forged their paths, overcome challenges, and demonstrated remarkable leadership in their ventures.

We seek to recognize those outstanding women who have not only built successful businesses but have also become inspirations for others. Whether they operate in traditional industries or emerging sectors, these women entrepreneurs have made a significant impact on their fields and communities.

The Female Entrepreneur Award is open to women who have demonstrated resilience, creativity, and a commitment to excellence in their businesses. We invite nominations for women who have excelled in their entrepreneurial journey, embodying the spirit of innovation and leadership. Join us in celebrating and acknowledging these remarkable women who are shaping the future of business in Carlisle.


  • Demonstrates innovative thinking and creative solutions.
  • Serves as an inspiration and role model for aspiring entrepreneurs, especially women.
  • Engages in activities that contribute to the betterment of the local community.
  • Demonstrates resilience in the face of challenges and setbacks.
  • Successfully navigates obstacles and adapts strategies for business success.
  • Illustrates how the nominee has made a significant impact on their industry or sector.

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