11/04/2003

Local businesswomen ignore UK competition

Northern Ireland businesswomen have chosen to ignore a UK-wide competition with £40,000 worth of cash prizes.

Organisers of the Women Mean Business awards were shocked when they realised not a single women from the province had entered this year's awards.

The organisers are offering more than £40,000 of cash and prizes to 10 finalists, with £10,000 for the winner.

The closing date for entries is Friday, April 11.

(MB)

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