Bradford Inspirational Women Awards nominations
Suzanne Johns, the current Woman of the Year

Nominations for Bradford’s Inspirational Women Awards (BIWA) 2014 are now open.

The awards, which highlight the district’s inspirational women, is now its third year and continues to go from strength to strength with a new category added each year.

This year members of the public can vote for Woman in the Public Sector, as well as previous categories such as Business Woman, Woman in Sport, Community Star and Woman of the Year.

Speaking regarding the awards, Suzanne Johns, the current Woman of the Year, said: “It is a fantastic concept and is the type of thing where you go ‘why was this not done sooner?’. There are so many women who have achieved so much, whether that is in business, being mothers or just members of the community.  I think it is a fantastic accolade and recognition of the good work that goes on in our community and further afield.”

Sponsored once again by Bradford Council, BIWA allows the public to nominate truly inspirational women, who may or may not have been recognised for their vital work and achievements in the past.

Once nominations have closed, details of these inspirational women will be passed onto the judges in February 2014, where a winner for each category will be selected.

Last year’s panel of judges consisted of actress Ghizala Avan, Leeds Bradford Airport Head of Communications Catherine Cuthbert, Deputy Leader of Bradford Council Councillor Imran Hussain and the Chair of Bradford District Care Trust Mike Smith.

The ceremony, which has sold out every year, will also highlight the stories of these inspirational women to guests, councillors, MPs and VIPs.

The star studded evening will be held on the March 29, 2014, at the Hilton Hotel in Bradford.

To find out more about the awards and how to nominate an inspirational woman, click here to visit the official website.