2015 Inspiring Women Awards launch party, The Midland Hotel, Manchester

Dr Mary Meldrum and Jacqueline Hughes-Lundy

Dr Mary Meldrum and Jacqueline Hughes-Lundy - Credit: Archant

High-flying businesswomen were among the guests at the launch party for next year’s Inspiring Women event at The Midland Hotel, Manchester. Sponsors, previous winners and Inspiring Women Association members gathered to kick-start the 23rd awards and hear founder and Hale businesswoman, Jacqueline Hughes-Lundy announce two new categories.

Drinks and canapés were sponsored by The Midland, and musician Claire Mooney stirred everyone to join in the chorus of ‘Inspiring Women’, a witty ditty written especially for the Awards. Nominations for the 2015 awards are now open and close on March 27th. Three finalists in each category will be invited to the lunch at The Midland on May 15th to share their stories before the winners are revealed.

For full details contact Jacqueline at Jacqueline@inspiringawards.co.uk or call her on 07753 881455. www.inspiringawards.co.uk