A new self-employed business award has been announced by a local government department that has attracted lots of interest from the press. The award will go to the most innovative and hard-working woman who has demonstrated considerable success in their chosen area of work.
Women from a wide variety of professions have entered the competition including three Manchester escorts, four female window cleaners and six female mechanics.
Each of the competitors will have to demonstrate how they have gone from earning a very small salary to significant financial rewards in a relatively short space of time and how they were determined to make a go of being self-employed despite any set-backs.
The award will go to the entrant that the judges feel has shown the greatest determination to start their own business venture. It is hoped that the press coverage will encourage other woman to follow suit.