Variety Catherine Awards 2018

  Date:   13th November 2018 - 6:00pm

  Location:   London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square

Variety Catherine Awards

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Variety Catherine Awards

About Variety Catherine Awards

Founded in 2016 by Variety, the Children’s Charity and 2016 Chief Barker Pamela Sinclair, Variety Catherine Awards is setting a new standard for recognising the myriad contributions from women in business and philanthropy while raising awareness and funds for disabled and disadvantaged children throughout the UK.

A Committee of dedicated volunteers from several business sectors have come together to help lead this increasingly dynamic project. Thanks to their enthusiasm and commitment the Variety Catherine Awards is fast becoming an important date in the diaries of many women in business across the country.

By doing so, you will make it possible for us to help so many more children, young people and their families.

Why the Catherine Awards? Click here for further details

2018 Award Categories

Awards for Individuals

Rising Star Award: This award is open to women who are making a difference in their chosen field and are the ‘women to watch’ for the future. The winner could come from any area of business and can be an owner or manager in a company. We are looking for the next generation of inspirational professionals.

Entrepreneurial Spirit Award: This award recognises women who have ‘done it their way’ by founding and running their own company and have worked to achieve significant results in their chosen field.

Finance and Banking Award: This is a category for women who have shown outstanding success in the finance and banking sector. The judges will be looking for evidence of the highest level skills and achievements in their field, anywhere from personal, business or public finance and banking.

Professional Services Award: This award will go to a woman who excels in professional services sector. You could be an accountant, lawyer or chartered surveyor, or other areas of professional services. Whatever your profession, judges will be looking at evidence on how you have overcome the challenges of your job and how your achievements are contributing to the success and growth of your company. You could be a sole practitioner or working for an international company.

Creative Industries Award: This award reflects and acknowledges Variety’s historic links with show business while also acknowledging the evolution of entertainment, the arts and design into a cross disciplinary industry. The Catherine Awards wants to recognise the success of women across entertainment whether in film, TV, theatre, design, arts, photography, architecture, advertising and marketing, music, video gaming, or publishing. This award will celebrate innovation and seek out women who have made significant impact either for their clients or on any part of the Creative Industries in general.

Science and Technology Award: We are looking for a woman who has succeeded in the world of science, engineering and technology. You could be on the first rung of the ladder or leading a team. Show us how you have grown and inspired others.

Retail and Fashion Award: The judges will be looking for an inspirational woman anywhere from the high street to couture fashion business or retail sector in general. A winner could be running a business or a team, in traditional or on-line retail.

Inspirational Award: This category is for a woman who has acted as a role model in their chosen profession both inside and outside their organisation. The entry needs to demonstrate business, social and philanthropic success which could be coming from any type of business; non-profit or public sector. The award will go to a well-rounded individual who can demonstrate that there is a life after work.

Sports Industries Award: We are looking for a woman who has succeeded or inspired those in the sporting field be it journalist, athlete, coach or manager. This award will go to a woman who excels and delivered success.

Award for Organisations

Women’s Empowerment in the Workplace Award: We are looking for an organisation that has shown an outstanding contribution to harnessing women’s potential in the workforce and taking a lead to highlight the business case for diversity.

Click here to view 2017 award winners and sponsors

Variety Catherine Awards


The Variety Catherine Awards acknowledges the role of women in business in the UK. This very special initiative honours and shines a light on inspirational women who have made a difference in their professional lives and importantly in the lives of others.

Click here for the 2018 Nominees


This is your chance to make a difference...

Variety, the Children’s Charity has always been synonymous with phenomenal events and showcasing the very best of the business and entertainment industries and Variety Catherine Awards is no different! 

We look forward to continuing conversations with you to potentially come on board as a Sponsor of this memorable event. Packages can be tailored to suit your needs. Click here to know more.


  • Paula Radcliffe MBE
  • Lucy Choi - Owner, Lucy Choi London
  • Dr Maggie Semple - Owner, Maggie Semple Limited
  • Suzan Antonowicz - Head of International, Beauty, Fashion and Luxury - ESI Media - The Independent and Evening Standard
  • Kanya King MBE - Founder, MOBO Awards
  • Christina Blacklaws - President, Law Society of England and Wales
  • Lisa Francis - CEO, Barclays Private Bank, UK and Ireland 
  • Lesley Batchelor OBE - Director General, Institute of Export and International Trade

Click here to learn more about the Judges


The Variety Catherine Awards are led by a committee of dedicated volunteers from several business sectors has come together to help lead this dynamic project and create this annual event.  The committee members include:


  • Pamela Sinclair, Chief Barker 2016, Variety the Children’s Charity


  • Amrit Nahal, Equity Sales, Allenby Capital Limited
  • Katrina Perez, Deal Origination at N+1 Singer

Committee Members:

  • Deborah Aplin, Managing Director, Mayfield Market Towns
  • Susan Ball, Partner, Crowe U.K. LLP
  • Emily Brand, Partner, Boodle Hatfield LLP
  • Joanne Goldring-Cohen, Owner, OVC Media and Red Bus Studios
  • Sarah Fuell, Founder, The Working Company
  • Kate Hoare, Associate Director MPRCA, Houston PR
  • Sue McLean, Partner, Baker McKenzie LLP
  • Neil Sinclair FRCIS, Chief Executive, Palace Capital Plc

Ticket Information:

  • Individual Tickets: £295
  • Table of 10 with a full-page advert: £2,950
  • 2018 Nominees and Past Winners Table of 10 with an advert: £2,655

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