In celebration of a century of women’s suffrage in Britain, we have launched West Women of the Year 2018 – recognising the women in our region who continue to champion gender equality a hundred years on.

We want to hear about inspiring, dedicated and high achieving women from all walks of life who are making a difference in their workplaces and communities.

The annual event has been inspiring women of all backgrounds for more than ten years, and for 2018 we have re-launched the event to celebrate women across the whole of the West.

The event, sponsored by Bank of Ireland, is being staged as a partnership between the Bristol Post, The Western Daily Press, The Bath Chronicle and the Gloucestershire Citizen and Echo newspapers.


“With research showing that the UK is missing out on a £10.1 billion economic boost by not doing enough to support women in business, inspiring female role models are more important than ever.

“Until women and men are on an equal footing, every opportunity must be taken to show the women coming after us just what can be achieved with talent and determination.”

Sarah Pullen
Regional Managing Director
Bristol Post

Special Guest Speaker

Jo Fairley - Co-founder of Green & Black's chocolate company