The Influential Businesswoman Awards returns for its fourth year to add their voice to the masses who believe gender equality is the only solution for a sustainable global economy. Promoting and encouraging women to take part in entrepreneurial endeavours and providing opportunities in market-based enterprises can be pivotal to lifting communities across the world.
Bearing this in mind, we recognise that female entrepreneurs still face many challenges. These include limited access to financing, training and business networks, in addition to the uncertain job markets and fluctuating economies shared with their male counterparts.
Considering these additional burdens, it seems imperative to recognise and celebrate the achievements made by businesswomen globally; not just the 105 million self-employed women in the UK, or the 9.4 million woman-owned firms in the USA, but to all the businesswomen who have surmounted so many obstacles to attain professional success.
Nominees are gained via our online nomination form from magazine subscribers, online visitors, social media following, clients and our wider circulation.
Those putting forward nominees are welcome to nominate their own firm or colleagues within their firm as well as third party businesses.
Acquisition International is part of the publishing house AI Global Media, the publishers also put forward nominees for consideration.
All those who formally accept their nomination will be asked if they would like to submit material for further consideration as supporting evidence.
We consider materials supplied by nominees, information on those nominated businesses available online and any information supplied with the original nomination.
Our research team who are highlighted below will assess all information presented when it comes to determining winners.
The team gather information independently from a number of publicly available sources, they will assess the material supplied by the nominees and by those who put them forward originally.
They will cast their final judgment based on various criteria including client dedication, innovation, business growth, longevity, online reputation, client feedback and business performance.
Once winners have been determined each winner will be contacted directly.
Details of those winners will be embargoed until Acquisition International formally announce the winners publicly via the website and award winners’ magazine.
We encourage all of our winners to publicly announce their win independently.
Announcements via company websites, social media channels, via publicly released press releases, and through local and national press are a great way of really maximising the exposure gained from such an amazing achievement.
After joining the business in 2015, Martyn has been involved with numerous award programmes on Acquisition International and has thus developed a keen interest in corporate finance matters. Gaining an understanding of the trends affecting how businesses perform has been hugely important in his role as lead researcher on AI.
Martyn is honoured to be the figurehead for AI award programmes, after witnessing the brand develop over the last four years.
Laura is our awards manager overseeing a number of our key Acquisition International awards programmes
Jeremy is head of the research team, a diligent individual committed to Acquisition International’s customers and award winners
As one of AI Global Media’s Directors, Kathryn is passionate about delivering maximum value for each award winner.
"ELF Productivity Ltd is extremely proud to appear in Acquisition International Magazine’s Top 50 in Technology. We would like to place on record how delighted we are with the article and what a pleasurable experience it was collaborating with Acquisition International."
Chris Ainscough - ELF Productivity Ltd.
"Acquisition International were a joy to work with. They gave clear guidelines and responded quickly."
Joanna Potbury - DMH Stallard
"We are delighted to receive this prestigious accolade in recognition of the ground-breaking 22 years we have taught in this sector. Acquisition International’s Awards acknowledge all elements of education and reward individuals and organisations who have demonstrated their contribution and creativity in this field. It has been a pleasure to work with the team at AI and we look forward to a continued and successful association as we pursue our goal to offer further original, enjoyable and specialist adult educational programmes."
Mary Bromley - The Course