Self Employed or Sole Trader of the Year

Sponsored by 
Margarette Bryan


Going solo is tough and we want to celebrate the tenacity and determination of all the solopreneurs and self employed businesswomen on their entrepreneurial journey. Judges will be looking for you to demonstrate considerable progression, a sound business plan and a sense of purpose for their future. Judges will be looking for the self-employed or sole trader who has shown consistently strong financial performance, while demonstrating a clear understanding of the markets that they operate.


Those who can apply 

  • Self-employed/Sole Trader businesswomen
  • Affliate members
  • ASB direct members 
  • Non-members (£50/entry)

Those who can't

Last year's winner in same category 

Awards Application Guide

Criteria assessed

Criteria assessed (500 words max per criterion.)

  • Tell us briefly about you and your business (100 words max)
  • Tell us about your current business success
  • Share evidence of successful business performance within the last 2 years
  • Demonstrate your business performance is sustainable long term
  • Demonstrate your clear understanding of the market in which you operate