Variety Catherine Awards

  Date:   29th November 2016 - 6:30pm

  Location:   The Grosvenor House, London

Variety Catherine Awards

Celebrating Inspirational Women in Business - An exciting new initiative from Variety!

Variety Catherine Awards

The inaugural Variety Catherine Awards will set a new standard for recognising the contributions from women in business. This will be a spectacular gala evening culminating in a celebration of nine inspirational women and their professional achievements and social contributions.

A Committee of dedicated volunteers from several business sectors are leading this dynamic event, which will help Variety, the Children's Charity, raise awareness and funds for sick, disabled and disadvantaged children throughout the UK who so desperately need our help.

  • Champagne Reception 6:30pm
  • Dinner 7:30pm
  • Carriages 11:30pm
  • Dress code - Black Tie


  • Jasmin Buttar, Business and Economics Unit Editor, BBC
  • Charlotte Crosswell, Board Member and Strategy Advisor, NASDAQ
  • Sahar Hashemi OBE, Co-Founder, Coffee Republic
  • Helena Morrissey CBE, Non-Executive Director, Chair of Newton Board, Newton Investment Management
  • Lynne Atkin, HR Director for Barclays UK, HR Director for Barclaycard and Head of Central Employee Relations
  • Charlotte Ross, Deputy Editor, Evening Standard
  • Debbie Wosskow OBE, CEO, LoveHomeSwap

Award Categories

The winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award is Helena Morrissey, CBE, one of the most influential women in the City and Chair of Newton Investment Management Board.

You can read all about Helena and the other fantastic shortlisted nominees here.

Shortlisted Nominations:

Rising Star Award
  • Phoebe Gormley, Founder, Gormley & Gamble
  • Charlene Laidley, Founder and Executive Chairwoman, The FutureProof Foundation
  • Chloe Nelkin, Founder/Director, Chloé Nelkin Consulting
  • Laurie Nouchka, Artist and Director, Laurie Nouchka
  • Faye Ward, Producer, Fable Pictures
  • Charlotte Pearce, Founder, Inkpact
Entrepreneurial Spirit Award
  • Tamara Lohan MBE, Co-Founder and CTO, Mr & Mrs Smith 
  • Emily Cohen and Sabrina Naggar, Co-Founders, Sunuva Beachwear
  • Anna Richey and Alla Ouvarova, Founders, Two Chicks
  • Maureen Paley, Founder, Maureen Paley. Gallery
Finance and Banking Award
  • Lorraine Barclay, Head of Global Business Services, ICAP Plc
  • Joanne Smith, Founder & CEO, The Consulting Consortium (TCC) and RecordSure
  • Sam Smith, CEO, finnCap Ltd
  • Margot Waddup, Managing Director, Wells Fargo
Entertainment and Art Award
  • Naomi Donne, Make Up Artist
  • Nina Gold, Casting Director, Nina Gold Casting Ltd.
  • Sonia Friedman OBE, Producer, Sonia Friedman Productions Limited
  • Norma Heyman, Director, NFH Films Ltd.
  • Rosemary Squire OBE, CoFounder, ATG
  • Dame Maggie Smith CH DBE, Actress
Retail and Fashion Award
  • Charlotte Davis,Managing Director, Bardou
  • Cora Hilts and Natasha Tucker, Co-Founders, Rev En Vert
  • Jane Lewis, Founder, Goat Fashion
  • Mireia Llusia-Lindh, Founder & Director, Milli Millu
  • Nayna McIntosh, Founder and CEO, Hope Fashion
  • Stefani Grosse, Founder, Monreal 
Technology and Engineering Award
  • Lauren Bowker, Founder, The Unseen
  • Gemma Godfrey, Founder, CEO and Quantum Physicist, Moo.La
  • Tarryn Gorre and Kim Antoniou, Co-Founders, Kafoodle
  • Clemi Hardie, Head of Pencils, NoodleLive
  • Martina King, CEO, Featurespace
  • Sarah McVittie and Donna North, Co-Founders, Dressipi
Professional Services Award
  • Emily Aldrich and Kim St John, Co-Founders, Aldrich & Company
  • Susan Ball, Partner, Crowe Clark Whitehill LLP  
  • Marie Van Der Zyl, Partner, Gordon Dadds LLP
  • Emma Waterfall, Founder and Managing Director, Cascade PR
Inspirational Award
  • Sarah Aaronson OBE, Founder and Artistic Director, London International Orchestra
  • Natalie Livingstone, Author 'Cliveden', Journalist, and Writer    
  • Avril Owton MBE, Owner, Cloud Hotel
  • Chrissie Rucker MBE, Founder, The White Company
Nominations for 2016 are now closed.

Ticket Information:

Individual Ticket - £295

  • Ticket includes champagne reception, three-course dinner, half bottle of wine per and half bottle of mineral water per guest.

Table of 10 guests -£2,950

  • Table price includes champagne reception, a table for ten guests, three-course dinner, half bottle of wine per and half bottle of mineral water per guest,and a half page advertisement in the brochure.

Award Sponsorship - £6000

As an Award sponsor of Variety Catherine Awards you will receive the following:

  • Acknowledgement of your sponsorship in awards marketing material and the awards tickets
  • Full page advert in the awards brochure
  • Acknowledgement of your sponsorship from the compere and Co-Chairs during the formal proceedings
  • Acknowledgement of sponsorship on award trophy for your chosen category
  • Acknowledgement of sponsorship on the Variety website, event section
  • A table for ten guests at the 2016 awards dinner in a prominent position
  • Recognition as an Award Sponsor on the big screens in the Ballroom,
  • Your company’s name and logo incorporated into the audio visual presentation of the award category.

For more information about nominations,  award sponsorship, table and ticket enquiries please contact Tijana Milosevic:

In media partnership with:

Evening Standard

File NameFile Info
PDF icon Download: Variety Catherine Awards - Booklet5.06 MB   20/10/2016
PDF icon Download: Variety Catherine Awards - Judges and Shortlisted Nominations2 MB   29/11/2016

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