Cumbria Woman of the Year is in its’ thirty-fourth-year, and we couldn’t be prouder of the women who have earned the title over those years, or of those who have been nominated for the award.

With social media becoming a routine part of everyday life, we are grateful for the platform and the way it reveals so many wonderful people, causes and achievements in our county.  It allows us to expand our reach and highlight those achievements by honouring the amazing women behind the accomplishments. 

This year, in addition to the Cumbria Woman of the Year award, we have introduced a further three categories that more aptly represent the efforts of the entries we are seeing through our nomination process.

Those categories are:

Outstanding Contribution

Community Service

Special Achievement

We are grateful to our award sponsors Nuclear Waste Services, Amentum, Muckle, and Lexus. To the Roundthorn, our new venue for the event, and to all those who generously provide raffle prizes.  Without this support Cumbria Woman of the Year would not exist.



Nuclear Waste Services Sponsors Cumbria Women of the Year

Nuclear Waste Services Ltd brings together the UK’s leading waste management capabilities and we are proud to be part of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) group.  Our mission is to be the ‘one stop shop’ for nuclear waste management and disposal for the UK, making nuclear waste permanently safe, sooner.

We are incredibly proud to sponsor the Cumbria Woman of the Year category at the fantastic Cumbrian Women of the Year Awards; there are countless inspirational women across the county who devote their time to improving the lives of others. It is an honour to help shine the spotlight on them, and everyone at NWS would like to send their congratulations and thank all those nominated at this year’s awards. We’re lucky to have such amazing women making Cumbria proud.




Amentum Sponsors Service to the Community

Amentum is delighted to support Cumbria Woman of the Year for the second consecutive year. 

Supporting local communities in the areas in which we operate is important to Amentum. As an organisation we place great value on forging relationships with organisations and causes which align with our values.  We understand the benefits creating a positive sense of community can deliver.  Empowering our employees to engage with communities through their work, making sure their activities are valued and included, intensifies commitment, improves collaboration, enables creative solutions to flow and successful outcomes to grow. 

That is why, this year, we are sponsoring the ‘Community Service’ category.  It resonates with the values our company upholds and the inclusive culture our employees embrace.

We look forward to celebrating the achievements of those women in Cumbria who really make a difference in their communities.




Muckle LLP Sponsors Outstanding Contribution 

As one of the leading local law firms for businesses, Muckle LLP is delighted to sponsor Cumbria’s Women of the Year Awards. We’re all about trust, teamwork, responsibility, and care, values that extend beyond our legal services and into our community engagement. We’re thrilled to have achieved Investors in People ‘Platinum’ status, ranking 2nd in the world for law firms accredited across 75 countries.

In 2024, we proudly became the first Certified B Corporation® law firm in the North East and Cumbria, joining a global community of over 7,800 purpose-led organisations. Additionally, for over two decades, we’ve donated 1% of our annual profits to the Muckle Fund at The Community Foundation, totalling almost £700,000 in grants to local charities and organisations.

Sponsoring the Outstanding Contribution Award at the Women of the Year Awards aligns perfectly with our values. We’re excited to celebrate the remarkable achievements of women in Cumbria and showcase their incredible contributions to our community.




Lexus Carlisle Sponsors Special Achievement 

Lexus Carlisle is part Park’s Motor Group, Scotland’s leading independent motor group who operate dealerships all over Scotland and the North of England.

Lexus Carlisle is easily accessible from M6 and offers a great selection of premium Lexus models including SUV’s, Hybrid and Electric vehicles that will fit seamlessly into daily life whether it be work or play. We have a great female team in Carlisle across all areas of the business who are ready to welcome our owners old and new into our Centre.

We are delighted to come on board this year to sponsor the Special Achievement category at the Cumbria Women of the Year Awards 2024. We are looking forward to celebrating both the nominees and the winners and hearing how they have made a difference within their communities at the awards ceremony.

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