The cream of the region

The cream of female entrepreneurial talent make up the shortlist for an awards ceremony celebrating some of the North East’s top business leaders.

The 14th annual North East Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards brings together high-flying women from a variety of sectors.

Awards will be presented on November 15 to Best New Business; Young Entrepreneur of the Year; Key Woman of the Year Award; Best Small Business; Best Retail Business; Best Creative Business; Best Home-based Business; Best Use of Technology; Best Social Enterprise; The Susan Dobson Award for Entrepreneurship and Best Woman in International Business.