THE Gloucestershire Echo and Citizen fourth annual Women in Business Awards have been launched putting female entrepreneurs in the spotlight.
This year the number of awards have grown from eight to 10 with new categories for female apprenticeship development and communicator of the year.
Once again the bank Coutts and Co. is the title sponsor and the awards were officially unveiled at a reception for businesswomen at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel in Cheltenham on Wednesday night.
Fiona Stoddart, advertisement director of Gloucestershire Media, publisher of the Echo, said: "This is our fourth year and these awards have gone from strength to strength.
"They show just how important women are to the economy and business life of Gloucestershire."
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We will be profiling entries for the awards in The Business in the coming weeks, culminating in a glittering awards evening at the Hatherley Manor Hotel on March 28.