The Enterprise Vision Awards (EVAs), the UK’s largest business awards dedicated to women, have announced a record-breaking 161 finalists for this year’s ceremony. These women are not only leaders in their fields but also serve as role models, inspiring the next generation of female entrepreneurs.

An impressive 14 businesswomen from London are among the finalists, representing sectors from sustainability and healthcare to finance and brand design.

Coral Horn, founder of the EVAs, highlighted the innovative and impactful businesses led by women, from home-based ventures to global brands. This year’s applicants have raised the bar, prompting the introduction of a new category, “One To Watch,” to spotlight rising stars in the business world.

A highlight of the evening will be the Outstanding Achievement Award, sponsored by NatWest, recognizing extraordinary contributions in business. Heather Waters, Regional Enterprise Manager at NatWest, praised the talent and potential of female-led businesses, emphasizing the importance of women’s entrepreneurship to the UK economy.

The awards process includes interviews with an independent panel of judges, a public vote, and a social media campaign (#EVAS2024). Becky Toal of Crowberry Consulting, sponsor of the Sustainable Business award, emphasized the importance of supporting women in business to innovate sustainable products and services.

Celebrating their 13th anniversary, the awards will culminate in a ceremony on Friday, September 27, at the Empress Ballroom, Winter Gardens in Blackpool. For more information and to book tickets, visit the Enterprise Vision Awards website.