Are you the Veuve Clicquot UK Business Woman of the Year

The award was established in 1972 as a tribute to Madame Clicquot, the legendary
founder of the sponsor champagne house, The Veuve Clicquot Business
Woman Award is now live in 16 countries and is the first international
award created specifically to recognise the contribution that women
have made to business life.

Over recent years the award has evolved to reflect the ever-changing
nature of business practice and this year will place
Corporate Social Responsibility at the heart of the award as it
resonates strongly with the brand and its corporate values. Going
forward, the judging panel comprising business leaders, past winners
and experts, will be placing equal weight on the financial results and
the business practices adopted to deliver them. They will be looking to
award women who have embedded social and environmental responsibility
within their businesses in addition to delivering a healthy balance

Sally Warmington Brand Director of Veuve Clicquot said:
“With this renewed focus and approach the 2010 Veuve Clicquot Award
hopes to open up an inspiring field of extremely talented, interesting
and inspiring candidates.”

Winners and finalists of the 2009 Award include:
Dame Gail Rebuck, Chief Executive of Random House Group (pictured above)

Finalists: Harriet Green, Chief Executive of electronics supplier Premier Farnell
Cath Kidston, Founder & Chief Executive of homeware store Cath Kidston
Kate Bleasdale, Vice Chairman of recruiter Healthcare Locums
Ruby McGregor Smith, Chief Executive of outsourcing company MITIE Group

The winner of the award will be announced at a champagne reception
at the Institute of Contemporary Art in London on 23rd March 2010 and The
winning nominator will receive a gift of a case of Veuve Clicquot La
Grande Dame 1998.

To make a nomination, visit