PRECIOUS AWARDS 2017 Brochure Cover
Nurole inspiring board leader of the year

This category is open to either 

  1. i) Any woman of colour who has taken on a board position in the last 24 months who offers an inspiring role model for other women of colouror
  1. ii) Any Chair or Board Member who has demonstrated a commitment to both casting the net wider and an inclusive assessment process that has resulted in the appointment of an inspiring woman of colour to a board in the last 24 months. Individuals can nominate themselves or nominate people they feel worthy of this award. Nominate here Nominations close 16th October 2019.
Start-Up Business of the Year

This category recognises those women that have just started out on their entrepreneurial journey. Nominees in this category can be from any business sector and must have been in business for at least six months (trading for six months as at 1 June 2018). 

The SME Business of the Year

This category is open to any business formed or operated by a woman of colour. The business needs to be able to show at least one-year’s set of accounts and should have a turnover not exceeding £5m per annum. Judges will look for evidence of a well-managed business, a pattern of increase in turnover, and a clear brand identity. 

The Social ENTREPRENEUR of the Year Award sponsored by unltd

The PRECIOUS Awards has partnered with UnLtd, the Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs, to create this  category to recognise and support women who are driving lasting social change.

The  category winner will receive £15,000 to support their new or emerging social venture to grow.. The cash element can be used for living costs as well as venture costs to support the social entrepreneur as they grow their venture.

The Leadership Award

This award will go to a woman of colour who has a leadership role within the workplace. Nominees will have experience of leading a team of people, a department, function or management, where autonomous decisions are made and where responsibility lies. Judges will look for examples of strong leadership; a personable approach to those affected by the decisions of the leader, and will consider the views of colleagues of the leader in terms of inspiration, leadership style and outcomes. 

The Outstanding Woman in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths

The award is open to women of colour working in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). Applications are welcomed from individuals from these disciplines who have a clearly defined career path, and who, by endeavouring to be exceptional, have achieved outstanding success in their career to date. 

The Creative Business of the Year

This award is for a creative business owned by a woman of colour and based in the creative sector (PR, design, TV, music advertising or marketing.) The business must have been trading for at least 18 months.Entrants must also demonstrate a considered approach to financial achievement and future business success. 

The Outstanding Woman in the Public Sector

The award is open to any woman of colour working in the public sector. Applications are welcome from individuals from all careers within the public sector, including but not limited to housing, healthcare, local authorities, services, education. Judges will look for women who have a clearly defined career path and who, by exceptional effort, have achieved outstanding success in their career to date.

The Outstanding Woman in Banking and Finance

This award celebrates top talent in the banking and finance industry. The award will go to a woman of colour who has demonstrated leadership, innovative thinking or community service in this sector. Nominations are welcome from the following: accountancy and finance sectors – this covers employees in: audit, tax and accountancy businesses; sectors that perform financial functions in relevant departments (such as treasury) of other businesses or not-for-profits; banking and building societies; financial planning; insurance, investments and pensions. 

The Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Open to entrepreneurs aged 30 and under. Judges will consider the journey undertaken by the entrepreneur from concept to reality, the barriers that were overcome, the determination and passion behind the business, and the results. Judges will also consider the business model, the product/service and the aspirations of the business. Nominate here

The Outstanding Woman in SPORT

The Outstanding Woman in Sport Award recognises women who have created a positive change for women in sport. Applications are welcomed from individuals from all disciplines of the sporting world, this includes athletes and those women that work behind the scenes in any sporting discipline. 

The Outstanding Woman in PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

The Outstanding Woman in Professional Services category recognises women from across the professional services spectrum – (this includes doctors, lawyers, architects, insurers, marketers, consultants) – The judging panel will be looking for someone who supports and champions the cause of other women in their industry and goes the extra mile.