News: Funny Women Looks For New Sponsor

Comedy brand Funny Women is looking for a new sponsor after parting ways with most recent sponsors Benefit Cosmetics.

Funny Women founder Lynne Parker, said today: “I set up Funny Women in 2002 to provide a new platform for female comedy and, since then, we’ve showcased some of the best female talent in the UK and helped them achieve their true potential.  So, I am looking forward to launching the annual Funny Women Awards for the 15th year running in the spring.

“This year will mark the start of a new chapter for us. After an amazing five-year partnership, Benefit Cosmetics and Funny Women have parted ways. We will be eternally grateful for everything they have done and wish them well. With Benefit’s support we’ve been able to expand and develop the awards to a very high standard. 

“We have been blessed to work with some exceptional sponsors in the past, including Nivea, Sheilas' Wheels and Babycham, so we know how to mobilise when these relationships come to a natural end. We’re now on the look out for new companies to work with us to develop and grow the awards.  

“Our awards have already helped to launch the careers of thousands of new female comedians including Katherine Ryan, Zoe Lyons, Sara Pascoe, Bridget Christie, Sarah Millican, Susan Calman, Jayde Adams and more. We now have four awards categories, covering performance, writing, film making and ‘best show’, and last year saw a record number of entries with over 500 women taking part. 

“Meanwhile, the Funny Women brand is increasingly well known for producing events and campaigns around women’s leadership and diversity.  We work for some of the world’s leading companies including JLL, Lloyds of London, Aon, PwC, Accenture, Investec and Mastercard. 

“The Funny Women Awards offer a potential sponsor a multitude of marketing opportunities, and our events, website and social media platforms can deliver some enviable visibility and promotion. We can also fundraise for partner charities to meet CSR objectives.

“There’s never been a better time for women in comedy; there’s never been a better time to get involved with Funny Women."

Picture features the Funny Women team and 2016's finalists.

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