We want to recognise excellence across all sectors of UK business and entries are encouraged from small, medium and large businesses, focusing on your achievements over the last 18 months.
Whether you're a dynamic start-up, a thriving family or private equity backed business, or one of Britain's biggest firms, there is a category for you. The awards will allow businesses to share best practice, showcase your work both to key stakeholders and clients, and compare your company against the very best of the entire UK business community, not just those in your specific industry.
Entries should be submitted in a document including an elevator pitch (50 words), story (300 words) and proof (300 words).
Business of the Year
This award will be awarded to the category winner that, in the judges’ opinion, stands out above all the rest. This category cannot be entered directly and is chosen by the chair of judges
Best Use of Innovation in Business
Businesses must constantly do new, different, smarter or better things if they are to thrive in a competitive market. This award will recognise organisations that have put effective and inspirational innovation at their heart, creating ground-breaking and revolutionary new products or services with the potential to disrupt and reshape entire industries.
Entrants must be able to demonstrate business growth and market impact with tangible results.
Most Successful Global Expansion
In today’s global economy, opportunity knows no borders. This award recognises businesses that have successfully grown in global markets over the last 18 months and are on track for long-term sustainability.
Judges will be looking for the rationale, the sales and marketing strategy, and ultimately the results and the impact on the business.
Best Business Turnaround
Turnarounds are among the toughest tasks in business. This award recognises organisations that have successfully improved their financial position by implementing effective operations, establishing solid management and generating positive cash flow - all leading to the recovery of a struggling business.
Entrants must demonstrate how the business turnaround has been achieved and also why it was necessary. What did it entail, how were the business, clients and employees impacted by the turnaround and how has the business measured the success of the turnaround?
Most Impactful Social Initiative
Business isn’t just about profit; it’s also about purpose. This award champions businesses working as a force for good, highlighting their environmental and/or social impact on the wider community.
Entrants will need to provide details of the work they’re doing, why they’re doing it and the impact it has had (including statistics where appropriate).
Most Successful Reinvention
If a business is to survive, it must evolve, adapt and transform. This award is for firms that have successfully reinvented themselves, adjusting their business model to grasp opportunities, supercharge growth and deliver outstanding results.
Entrants should explain the need for the transformation, the journey (including any challenges that were overcome) and the strategic and financial results.