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The Luncheon and Awards

The 41st annual Women of the Year Luncheon & Awards took place on Friday, 13th October 2023, to a sell-out audience of almost 600 guests. Please join us for our next Anniversary annual Luncheon & Awards on Friday 11th October 2024.


Keynote Speaker

British actress, women’s champion, and President of the Women of the Year Sally Lindsay delivered the keynote address with her brilliant fixture of humour and good old Mancunian grit.

Drinks Reception

It’s Gin-o-Clock at The Women of the Year Luncheon and Awards with guests being treated to a drinks reception sponsored by No.3 Gin and Franklin & Sons Tonic.


Your Host for the Day

The Women of the Year Luncheon and Awards is hosted by the gracious and talented former ITV presenter, Arti Halai

Powerful entertainment

Guests were treated to powerful performances by female led Beyond Repair Entertainment who opened the event with a stunning performance of their Greatest Show musical spectacular, followed by a heartfelt music and movement tribute to the incredible women of the Windrush generation.

Culinary Delights


The Women of the Year Luncheon & Awards 2023 were delighted to welcome back 2019 MasterChef finalist Delia-Maria Asser, whilst extending a warm welcome to new friends, celebrated cookbook author of Anna’s Family Kitchen, Anna Stanford, and MasterChef 2023 winner Chariya Khattiyot who designed the 2023 event’s sumptuous menu.


Our Women of Achievement Award 2023

The prestigious Women of Achievement award celebrates women who have shown extraordinary courage in extraordinary circumstances, as well as making a contribution to society. The 2023 award was presented to the Women of the Windrush in recognition of their pioneering accomplishments over the last 75 years.

Business Woman of the Year 2023

Clair Heaviside, Co-Founder and Creative Director of multi-award-winning digital agency Serotonin, was named the 2023 Business Woman of the Year. One of the UK’s longest running annual awards, the esteemed organisation celebrates the achievements of exceptional women, and highlights individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to their business, sector or wider community.

Freeths Woman with Edge 2023

The Woman with Edge Award, sponsored by leading law firm Freeths LLP which celebrates a courageous female business leader who has challenged the status quo to make significant changes in their industry, was won by Eleanor Deeley, Joint Managing Director of The Deeley Group.
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The 37th Women of the Year Luncheon & Awards is due to take place on Friday 25th October 2019 at the Birmingham Hilton Metropole.

All proceeds from the event go to our chosen charities.

The next annual Women of the Year Luncheon & Awards will take place on Friday 11th October 2024.

All proceeds from the event go to our chosen charity.

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