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A HEALTH charity could soon be £10,000 richer thanks to an award by the University of Bolton. The SheInspires Awards, now in their eighth year, will this year have a new category to honour women in Health and Medical Services. This will be open to professionals in all areas of healthcare including nursing, general practice, surgery and the ambulance service and the winner will receive the cash award for a health charity of her choice. Awards’ organiser Gulnaz Brennan said: “This is a…

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HUNDREDS of guests in person and thousands online around the world watched the SheInspires Awards at the Bolton Whites Hotel highlighting the work of amazing women and men. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgHS5pH59oc&t=3s The seventh SheInspires Awards, founded and organised by Gulnaz Brennan, showcased many local individuals along with regional, national and international women from India to Australia and from America to Malaysia. Founding Awards’ Patron Baroness Trish Morris of Bolton said the awards recognised “exceptional women and men who have made a difference through their…

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Jane Binnion. Photo by Ginny Koppenhol

Lancaster’s Growing Club CIC team are finalists for two awards in the 2022 SheInspires Awards, against strong national and international competition. Managing director Jane Binnion is in the running for Her Abilities, an award for women who, despite their disabilities, have inspired by their positive contribution to the community. And the Growing Club office team, Rebecca Webster, Jane Booker, Megan Pickles and Paula Eales, are finalists in the Team of The Year Award, for teams who have made a significant…

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A Bolton rehabilitation centre is up for three accolades in the 2022 SHE INSPIRES Awards. Acquiesce is a six bed private rehabilitation centre in Bolton Town Centre. As part of the SheInspires Awards, Danielle Robinson, founder and service manager at Acquiesce is in the running for the Women in Leadership award. Danielle said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be a finalist and I’m overwhelmed by the three nominations we’ve received. “The team works so hard to support people to make changes to their lives on a…

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A truly global Indian citizen, Dr. Siddiqui believes that passionate and ethical leadership allows in developing strong organizations that continuously grow and prosper. His expertise spans three decades and he has worked with some of the most prestigious corporate entities and governmental institutions in the UAE as well as in India. Dr. Siddiqui began his career at acclaimed pharmaceutical companies such as Ranbaxy and Lupin laboratory.  Dr. Siddiqui has been in the UAE for over 15 years now, pursuing his…

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WOMEN across the borough are being urged to send in their nominations for the SheInspires Awards which close on March 31. Already, hundreds of nominations have arrived from across the globe for the awards which started in Bolton eight years ago and have grown exponentially each year. Founder and organiser Gulnaz Brennan explained: “We want to hear from all kinds of women – in business, in voluntary organisations, health heroes, young people and all those helping the community in so many ways as…

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ALTHOUGH it is less than two months since the 2021 SheInspires Awards were held at the Bolton Whites Hotel, 120 nominations from all over the world have already come in for the 2022 awards, which will be held in the autumn. Last year’s awards – the first time some categories had been thrown open globally – attracted more than 2,000 nominations from countries as diverse as Denmark, Pakistan, South Africa and the USA as well as from all over the UK. There…

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A BOLTON woman who lost six members of her own family to Covid has been honoured with a Key Worker award. Meena Patel was recognised for inspiring both her patients and fellow staff. Meena who is manager at the Monet Lodge Independent Hospital in south Manchester picked up the ‘She Inspires Woman Key Worker of the Year’ for leading her teams through the pandemic. Despite losing six of her own family members to Covid, Meena continued to support patients with complex needs…

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A BOLTON-based awards ceremony has had to extend the number of potential winners being chosen after receiving a huge worldwide response. The SheInspires Awards event will have 145 finalists in 18 categories on November 25 at Bolton Whites Hotel as well as live online, and will be presented by BBC North West Tonight’s Annabel Tiffin. This comes after entries have come in this year from Dublin to Denmark and India to Australia, as well as from across the UK. Gulnaz Brennan, who…

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THE lives of women from across Bolton are being showcased at an event at the Manchester International Festival. The book 100 Women, 100 Stories are included in eye-catching artwork Big Ben Lying Down With Political Books which was unveiled in Piccadilly Gardens on July 2. The 42m sculpture of London’s landmark clocktower by Argentine artist Marta Minujin will lie almost horizontally and covered in 20,000 copies of 150 books which have shaped British politics. Among these books, which reflect Manchester’s unique and independent spirit…

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A BOLTON businesswoman has donated a £1,000 prize to help boost the plans of women in the UK and around the world. Jackie Hyde, Managing Director of Stanmore Insurance based in Little Lever, put forward the cash prize as part of the SheInspires Awards. These annual awards, which began in Bolton seven years ago, went national last year and global this year for the first time. Entries have come in from Denmark and Indian, the US, UAE, South Africa and Australia among…

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