Dorset Venus Awards launch new Sustainability Award, thanks to Tops Day Nurseries

Tops Day Nurseries are proud to sponsor the Dorset Venus Awards this year and launch a brand new award for the Dorset region, a Sustainability Award.

The Venus Awards celebrate women in business’s achievements throughout Dorset. Tara Howard, Founder of the Venus Awards said “In 2009 I created the Venus Awards to applaud and reward working women who are so often starved of adequate recognition and workable life-balance.

My vision and mission for Venus is to actively influence a movement of change to a more equitable and inclusive society; not by forcing opinions but by mutual respect and inter-gender collaboration.

I am ecstatic to be working with Tops Day Nurseries to recognise and reward the local individuals and businesses that are considering the environment within their everyday business activities – simple things can make a big difference and our number one priority needs to be the fragile planet we live in”

The award category being sponsored by Tops Day Nurseries is brand new to the Dorset awards, and would not have been introduced if it wasn’t for the influence of previous Venus Lifetime Award winner and managing director of Tops Day Nurseries, Cheryl Hadland.

As well as launching the new award, Tops Day Nurseries also have some familiar faces up for nomination within other categories including Mother in Business Award, Director of the Year Award and HR Director of the Year Award.

Harriet Pacey, Business Development Director at Tops Day Nurseries said “It is so important to recognise and promote the sustainability efforts of businesses as they help to shape the community. At Tops Day Nurseries we believe in an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible world for all. We know that we are not the only ones who believe this but the sustainability efforts of businesses aren’t publicised as much as we think they should be. By creating this award category we are hoping to shine a light on the sustainability efforts of others and give them the recognition they deserve. We are very much looking forward to seeing the entries!”

The applications for the Venus Awards close on Monday 18th June, however, the Sustainability Award has an extended application period by an extra 14 days.

To enter, please visit

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