Currently in its seventh year and having coordinated Acquisition Internationals’ first ever Influential Businesswoman Awards back in 2016, I am thrilled to be given the opportunity to coordinate the awards once again for 2022!
As women continue to shatter glass ceilings and become a significant part of the economy, we at Acquisition International recognise the call to shine a light on those extraordinary individuals at the forefront of successful businesses.
Over the decades, we have seen women take control and create astounding businesses as stated in business wire, in 1973 just 4.6% of businesses were owned by women. Fast forward to 2022 through the tumultuous times of the pandemic, the percentage of women owned businesses has risen to 40% – a vast increase which doesn’t show any sign of slowing down. This is evident by the fact that 47% of women started a business in the last year, compared to 44% of men!
In 2022 we are calling for the 40% to participate in this years’ Influential Businesswoman Awards to celebrate and reward the momentous contributions female leaders make to the social, environmental, and economic prosperity in their business across the globe.
Whether you are a Female C-Suite Executive, a Mumpreneur or a #GIRLBOSS, we at Acquisition International recognise now to be the most crucial time to take part in our Influential Businesswoman Awards 2022, being the perfect way to showcase women who have kept businesses afloat through the global pandemic, changed company dynamics for the better and have even bigger goals for 2022.
Notifying stakeholders of your participation in our programme indicates that your business is garnering the attention of third parties, and that word of your expertise and customer service are creating a buzz within competitive sectors.
As always, our programme is open to women from across the globe regardless of how long they have been in their current position and size or age of their business. We pride ourselves on being a diverse publication and ensure equally opportunities to all who take part.
Our awards are based on merit alone, rather than the number of votes received for each individual.
Our process works to ensure that we reward businesswomen based on their excellence in the industry, the commitment to their clients and their dedication to services.
If you are, or know of an Influential Businesswoman deserving of recognition, then please feel free to nominate via the form or reach out to the programme coordinator, Gabby, directly for further details!
For further details on our methodology and process, please find our FAQs on the Influential Businesswoman 2022 Awards page.
The Nomination Team can assist with answering any queries that you have regarding a nomination, or the process involved in taking part in one of our award programmes.
Please get in touch with us via email or over the phone if you have any questions - we are happy to help!
Nominees are gained via our online nomination form from magazine subscribers, online visitors, social media following, clients and our wider circulation.
Those putting forward nominees are welcome to nominate their own firm or colleagues within their firm as well as third party businesses.
Acquisition International is part of the publishing house AI Global Media, the publishers also put forward nominees for consideration.
All those who formally accept their nomination will be asked if they would like to submit material for further consideration as supporting evidence.
We consider materials supplied by nominees, information on those nominated businesses available online and any information supplied with the original nomination.
Our research team who are highlighted below will assess all information presented when it comes to determining winners.
The team gather information independently from a number of publicly available sources, they will assess the material supplied by the nominees and by those who put them forward originally.
They will cast their final judgment based on various criteria including client dedication, innovation, business growth, longevity, online reputation, client feedback and business performance.
Once winners have been determined each winner will be contacted directly.
Details of those winners will be embargoed until Acquisition International formally announce the winners publicly via the website and award winners' magazine.
We encourage all of our winners to publicly announce their win independently.
Announcements via company websites, social media channels, via publicly released press releases, and through local and national press are a great way of really maximising the exposure gained from such an amazing achievement.
After joining the business in 2015, Martyn has been involved with numerous award programmes on Acquisition International and has thus developed a keen interest in corporate finance matters. Gaining an understanding of the trends affecting how businesses perform has been hugely important in his role as lead researcher on AI.
Martyn is honoured to be the figurehead for AI award programmes, after witnessing the brand develop over the last four years.
Laura is our awards manager overseeing a number of our key Acquisition International awards programmes
Jeremy is head of the research team, a diligent individual committed to Acquisition International’s customers and award winners
As one of AI Global Media’s Directors, Kathryn is passionate about delivering maximum value for each award winner.
"As a freelance business adviser, it was a fantastic feeling just to be noticed amongst all the other larger consulting firms in the UK.
I’ve used the award in a number of ways already: to assure clients that they are, and are continuing to, work with recognised excellence; and to assure my parents that their son didn’t turn out all that badly after all!
"This recognition has also meant that my credibility when submitting evidences and ideas to inform future government policy and wider business support practices is enhanced. It’s offered me a great excuse to rekindle relationships with lapsed colleagues and network contacts who reached out to congratulate me on this achievement."
Adrian Ashton – www.adrianashton.co.uk
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