Nominations are open for Business Woman of the Year | Pertemps

The prestigious Women of the Year Luncheon and Awards are back for the 35th year in October to celebrate the achievements of women from all across the UK. Pertemps are a proud sponsor of the event, held at the Birmingham Metropole Hotel.

Woman of the Year

Nominations for the Business Woman of the Year Awards are now open. Get applying if you are an exceptional business woman who has accomplished outstanding successes in the business world, or alternatively, nominate somebody you know. 

Carmen Watson, Pertemps Chairwoman, is on the Women of the Year’s judging panel. As one of the UK’s most successful businesswomen herself, she knows exactly what she’s looking for in an award-winning applicant.

Carmen’s passion and commitment is not only reserved for recruitment. A long-term supporter of diversity in the workplace, she has been one of the foremost speakers on women in the boardroom and passionate about inspiring more women to reach top positions in business.     

She said, “I am a huge supporter of diversity in the workplace, so it gives me great pleasure to sit among the judges for the Businesswoman of the Year Awards.  I am certainly an advocate for getting more women into boardroom and senior positions in business. At Pertemps our board has an equal split of men and women – something many other businesses with a high percentage of men in the top jobs should follow our lead on.”

celebrate success at the woman of the year awards

She adds, “Awards like Businesswoman of the Year are essential if we want to encourage more and more women to aspire to hold the most senior positions within companies across the UK. I have climbed the career ladder myself to get where I am today – I started as a Secretary in a Pertemps branch and today I am chairperson.

“I have faced challenges in my journey to the top, so I understand the obstacles women face in business. I encourage businesswomen far and wide to enter the awards – you will be the inspiration for generations to come. I look forward to another successful day at the event and good luck to all entrants.”  

Join the growing list of high profile achievers and make a nomination today. Anyone wanting to apply for the award or nominate an inspirational businesswoman should email Judy Groves via or purchase tickets for the awards event email

For further information about the Businesswoman of the Year Award for 2017 visit