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

With the success of our 2018 campaign and awards night, we want to continue hearing and sharing the stories of inspiring, dedicated and high achieving women from all walks of life who are making a difference in their workplaces and communities.

The event, sponsored by Bank of Ireland, is being staged as a partnership between the Bristol Live, Somerset Live, Gloucestershire Live, The Western Daily Press, 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
Managing Director South West & Midlands
Reach PLC