The Best Business Women Awards have announced their finalists today for 2018.

The business world is full of talented and dedicated female entrepreneurs who not only run successful businesses but in many cases also juggle the needs of their families. The Best Business Women Awards are designed to recognise the achievement of those women across a wide range of business categories and is open to any female business owner UK wide.

Local businesswoman Samantha Acton of Domestic Angels Franchising has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Best Franchisor Category. The Dorset born business founded in 2002 and launched as a franchise in 2016, provides a management franchise opportunity that gives budding entrepreneurs their lives and time as well as a tried and tested business framework which they can succeed within with 100% support.

Debbie Gilbert, organiser of The Best Business Women Awards said ‘Now in our 4th year we have seen the number of entries triple since we launched. The standard of our finalists is exceptionally high. We are delighted to receive entries from female entrepreneurs from throughout the UK, from women who are real trailblazers in their industry. This is a tough competition judged by business experts. To be a finalist is a major achievement. Finalists have been selected for their business acumen, determination, creativity and tenacity. Almost 90% of start-ups fail in the first 3 years and all our finalists are all shining examples of being successful entrepreneurs who have proved their success to our judges.’

Samantha Acton, founder of Domestic Angels Franchising shared her reaction “Totally bowled over, flattered and overwhelmed. The team and I have worked tirelessly for a few years now putting together the franchise opportunity, launching it and establishing our franchisees for success. This recognition is gratefully received reflecting all that we have achieved so far.”

The gala final of The Best Business Women Awards will be held on 11th October 2018 at Tewin Bury Farm, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, the winners will be announced at the final.