Don't Miss the Chance to Win a Luxury British Airways Holiday for Two at the 2010 Women of the Year Luncheon and Awards

Don’t miss the opportunity to win a week’s luxury British Airways’ holiday for two in the Dominican Republic, including bed and breakfast at a five star hotel and return flights, at this year’s Women of the Year Luncheon and Awards. The raffle prize draw is open exclusively to guests attending the event on Friday 15th October 2010 and has been donated by one of its key sponsors, British Airways.

Taking place in the heart of England, at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, adjacent to the NEC, the annual Luncheon and Awards fundraises for its official charity, Vitalise, and is a sell-out year on year. It is attended by hundreds of high profile and talented women, making it the best kept secret outside of London.

Silla Maizey, Customer Director, British Airways, said: ““This is an incredible event showcasing extraordinarily talented women from all walks of life and raises urgently needed funds for Vitalise. British Airways is really proud to be associated with the annual Women of the Year Luncheon and Awards. Its success at promoting achievement is truly contagious and has inspired us to organise our own Women of the Year accolade. Our finalists will join me in attending the event on 15 October to celebrate their amazing achievements at British Airways over the past year.”

The final line up in 2010 promises an awesome day out. Featuring the exclusive announcement of the coveted Businesswoman of the Year and Woman of Achievement titles, the event will celebrate talent, ability and courage. It aims to create role models for the future and inspire other women to achieve success in their respective fields.

This year’s presenter is Suzanne Virdee, BBC Midlands news anchor, and the guest speakers are Ruby Wax, the outstanding American comedienne, and the hugely successful Emma Bridgewater, a very English pottery entrepreneur.

New sponsor, Harvey Nichols, will headline the live entertainment with an exclusively choreographed catwalk show of international fashions. Guests will also have the opportunity to ‘Shop the Show’, and be offered gorgeous makeovers and delicious food tastings. Along with a bustling “Covent Garden-style” market, the retail experience is being taken to glamorous new heights.

Jaguar will showcase their XF and XK range of luxury cars, with the main 2010 sponsor line up including premium brands: Barclays Wealth; British Airways; Harvey Nichols; Hilton Birmingham Metropole; Jaguar Cars; SCC and The Challenge Factor.

Now in its 28th year of fund raising for official charity, Vitalise, this prestigious event presents a formidable networking opportunity for all who attend.

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The sponsors of 2010’s Women of the Year Luncheon and Awards are:

Barclays Wealth

Barclays Wealth is a leading global wealth manager, and the UK's largest, with total client assets of £151.2bn, as at 31 December 2009. With offices in over 20 countries, Barclays Wealth focuses on private and intermediary clients worldwide, providing international and private banking, investment management, fiduciary services and brokerage. Barclays Wealth is the wealth management division of Barclays.

British Airways

British Airways plc is the flag carrier airline of the United Kingdom. BA has its headquarters in Waterside, near its main hub at London Heathrow Airport, and is the largest airline in the UK based on fleet size, international flights and destinations.

Harvey Nichols

Harvey Nichols is an international luxury lifestyle store, renowned both in the UK and internationally for the breadth and depth of its exclusive fashion merchandise. It offers many of the world's most prestigious brands in womens wear, menswear, accessories, beauty, food and home.

Hilton Metropole Birmingham

As the leading global hospitality company, Hilton Worldwide has more than 3,400 hotels in 79 countries, with its portfolio of hotel brands including the Waldorf Astoria, Conrad, Hilton, Doubletree, Embassy Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The Hilton Birmingham Metropole is one of the UK’s largest conference hotels and can accommodate upto 2000 delegates.

Jaguar Cars

Headquartered in Coventry, Jaguar Cars this year celebrates its 75th anniversary of designing and building luxury cars that represent the very best in technical innovation, design leadership and sporting success.


The technology solutions brand of Europe’s largest independent technology group, Specialist Computer Holdings plc. SCC has an enviable track record of more than 35 years in sourcing, designing and managing technology solutions around the infrastructure to help organisations remove cost and enhance their business performance.

The Challenge Factor

The Challenge Factor is the experienced team behind audio visual solutions for conferences, events, videos and exhibitions. Having founded the business with cult TV show The Krypton Factor, the team relish the opportunity to work on innovative projects which require dynamism and creativity.


Contact: Beatrice Mocci
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