Cramlington company boss Jayne up for awards at the double

Jayne Dolder, founder of the Cramlington soft furnishings company the Bazaar Group.

Jayne Dolder, founder of the Cramlington soft furnishings company the Bazaar Group.

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Cramlington business boss Jayne Dolder is in the running for two prizes at this year’s North East Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.

Jayne, founder of Cramlington soft furnishings firm the Bazaar Group, has been shortlisted for the best creative accolade and the Susan Dobson Award For Entrepreneurship at the Women into the Network-organised event.

This year’s awards ceremony, the 16th, will be held on Friday, November 13, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Newcastle.

Women into the Network chairman Nickie Gott said: “This is our favourite time of year, when we get to call the finalists to break the news to them that they’re up for one of these prestigious awards.

“The standard this year is better than any previous year, and the award ceremony should be a fantastic event to celebrate the achievements of these women.

“We’re also putting together a collection of short films on the finalists as we really wanted to give everyone an idea of the amazing businesses and women who work in the north east.”

Tickets to attend the awards event are £80 plus VAT, including a drinks reception, three-course meal and live entertainment.

For more information or to book, email info@womenintothenetwork.co.uk, call 0191 385 6619 or visit winawards.co.uk

Three other Northumbrian women are also in the running for prizes.

Helen Grierson, founder of a glass art studio in Felton, is vying with Jayne for the best creative accolade.

Bedlington photographer Rachel McClumpha, owner of RJM Photography, is up for the prize for best home-based business.

Holly Armstrong, of the Alnwick-based chartered surveyor George F White, is in contention for the award for leadership.

Her rivals for that award will be Kerry Sarah Quinn, founder of the Wallsend-based marketing firm bearing her name, and Paula Gascoigne, of the Newcastle children’s charity Smile for Life.