AN ANNUAL search has begun to find Yorkshire's most inspirational women.

The Women of Achievement Awards are staged by Wheatfields in Leeds, a 'sister' hospice of Oxenhope-based Manorlands.

And this year's accolades include a new award, recognising an organisation or individual who has made an outstanding contribution to Sue Ryder – the charity which runs the hospices.

"The contribution could be to your local care centre or shop or to Sue Ryder as a whole," said a spokesman.

"This may have been achieved through fundraising, raising awareness, volunteering or championing the charity's cause."

The awards also include categories for business, education, a young achiever, sport, courage, community impact, arts, and science and technology.

Judges include football coach Julie Grundy, who said: "There are so many hard-working and inspiring women who support all parts of the community throughout the region.

"The challenge of selecting the winners is extremely difficult – they are all winners in my eyes."

The awards ceremony will take place at the Royal Armouries in Leeds next May.

To make a nomination, visit, e-mail or call 0113 2033 338.