A Huddersfield businesswoman is in the running for three national awards.
Kate Hardcastle, partner at business transformation specialist Insight with Passion, has been recognised for her charity efforts and ethical business work.
Kate has already been named Director of the Month by the Institute of Directors and will be a keynote speaker at the IoD’s Women in Business Conference in November.
She is the founder of the Charity Dreamgirls, a voluntary organisation raising awareness and funds for charities, and the creator of Positive Image, a campaign to increase confidence, especially in young people, to assist them in work, social lives and with their aspirations.
In the first of her hat-trick of nominations, Kate is the only Yorkshire representative on a shortlist of six for the inspirational fundraiser category in the Inspirational Women Awards.
The prestigious event, which takes place on October 2 at Cadogan Hall in London, and is held on behalf of Breakthrough for Breast Cancer, celebrates women who make a real difference. Online votes can be logged at www.inspirationawards.co.uk .
Kate has also been shortlisted in the Woman of the Year Awards, which take place on October 14 at the InterContinental London Park Lane Hotel when awards will be presented to women who have proved an inspiration to others through courage, selflessness and dedication.
Finally, tonight sees Kate compete in the category for best supporting business at the Mumpreneun Awards in Birmingham.
Insight with Passion works all over the world to help client companies improve their performances.
This year, Kate has been a keynote speaker in Australia, America, Spain – and was the only female speaker to address the Arabian Business Conference in the United Arab Emirates.
She has also been named Tesco Enterprising Mum of the Year and Woman of Influence from the Network She Group.
She said: “When I founded Insight with Passion and the Charity Dreamgirls – they were very new and different, but much needed. Embedding these new concepts into peoples hearts and minds takes time – you have to be incredibly resilient. So now, years later, to be recognised for our work and community efforts is indeed a great honour.”