Welcome to the West Country Women Awards

Introducing our new and improved Business & Community Directory. Now free for all – click here!

The Winners - Animated Carousel


The Grand Final Gala was on December 1st at the Crowne Plaza in Plymouth, where 16 wonderful West Country Women were announced as winners by our sponsors and judges!


Our new weekly newsletter linking you to our latest events timeline, sponsors, directory listings and showcasing West Country Women in a quick-read format – dropping into your email at 12 on Fridays!

Winners story on BBC Spotlight

Jan Ford, The Loving Abductor

Winner of The Phoenix Award – Sponsored by Michael Spiers

Winners story on BBC Radio Devon

Emilie Perring, Plymouth Cheerleaders

Winner of Women in Sport – Judged by Wollens

Sponsorship Opportunities

Thank you to our wonderful 2023 Sponsors

The Launch Event Gallery

We want to build a community of people determined to raise up women, to celebrate them and to recognise what they do in the West Country. We are a social enterprise, a CIC, so all help and support is welcome. Here’s a selection of shots from The Launch Event by The Official Photographer, Poppy Jakes.

Business & Community Directory

A new way of making connections and staying in touch with each other as communities and businesses. The Directory gives you all a chance to keep in touch and engage with each other all across this very special community here on the South West peninsular of the UK.

Everybody’s business!

We created the awards last year to celebrate and highlight achievements and triumphs of women across Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset. Now heading towards our third, we are once again celebrating the fantastic work being done by businesses, individuals and the community of West Country women in the region.

A little about our founders!

Alexis Bowater OBE – the journalist, broadcaster & women’s campaigner Tess Stuber – award winning business woman Tess Stuber. We have run women in business awards before, but now we are so much stronger! Our aim is to recognise inspirational and strong women right around the region.

Working Together

We have agreed a collaboration with the Devon Women in Business Awards which means their winners from 2023 receive a ‘Golden Buzzer’ to become West Country Women Awards Semi-Finalists this August.

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