Awards with a difference

We want to celebrate the women who are making a difference in business and Yorkshire society, so we’re throwing a party for them!

The people who are working hard to tackle the issues that matter are sometimes missed. They focus so hard on making a difference that they often don’t pause for a breath, never mind for recognition. We want them to have a chance to reflect and recognise the impact that their work has made on the people around them.

Three of our award categories are for individuals since we feel that too often, awards have focussed on those who already have a profile.

The awards are the first in the UK which solely recogise women making social change. They take place on 23rd November at The Opportunity Centre in Bradford, chosen due to aspire-igen’s commitment to changing lives for the better through learning and work, delivered within an aspirational environment.

Ethical eating

Social impact will be woven into every aspect of the event, even down to the food you eat. Aspire-igen’s young people will create the menu, beautifully prepare and serve your meal, which will be sourced from local ethical producers. You will get to sample the flavours of Bradford!

Share your story

Instead of shortlists, we will simply recognise three individuals and two organisations. We feel there’s more value in raising awareness of your social impact initiatives and helping you to make the right connections before, during and after the event. Please share your story.

On the night, there will be storytelling, entertainment and meaningful conversations – no blaring music or rambling speeches.

Is your organisation truly committed to making a positive social impact? Why not demonstrate your commitment to the wider business community by sponsoring the awards? Read more about our sponsorship packages and bespoke options.

The Awards

  • Heart of Gold Award

    for an individual who has made a huge difference to someone’s life. Sponsored by aspire-igen.

  • Community Champion Award

    for an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to their local community. Sponsored by Clarion Solicitors.

  • Social Impact Superhero Award

    for an individual who has made scalable change in their workplace or community.

  • Sustainability Savvy Business Award

    for an organisation that has implemented sustainable business practices.

  • Diversity-Driven Business Award

    for an organisation that is committed to diversity and inclusivity.