British lingerie designer Nichole de Carle has been shortlisted for two prestigious awards celebrating women in business.
The business owner will compete in the SME Emerging category in the HSBC Forward Ladies National Awards 2017.
She will be invited to attend a regional final for the London and the South at the Hilton London Tower Bridge on September 15 and the winners from this, and other regional finals, will be invited to appear before a live panel of independent judges in November.
Winners from all territories will attend the grand final in Leeds on December 1.
Forward Ladies was founded in 1999 with the mission of “creating a global platform that connects women to opportunities, networks, businesses and expertise that empowers them”.
De Carle has also been shortlisted in the Inspiring Leadership Trust Awards 2017.
She has been nominated for a leadership award in recognition of her work inspiring the next generation of designers and business owners within her industry.
Winners will be announced at the Inspiring Leadership Trust Gala at the Mayfair hotel in London on November 9.
De Carle founded her eponymous label Nichole de Carle London in 2010, building up an impressive list of A-list clients and performers, including Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Nicole Scherzinger, Rita Ora and Cheryl Cole.
She also owns London Contour Experts, a specialist luxury product development and sampling design business in London, with expertise in creating high quality lingerie, activewear and swimwear from concept to production.