Business Leader Awards 2017 winners announced #BLA17

#BLA17 group photo

Last night, the 2017 Business Leader Awards took place at Ashton Gate Stadium with 15 categories up for grabs at the South West’s premier business event.

Just under 600 attendees, including the most prominent business figures in the region, gathered to recognise and celebrate business success at the black-tie gala event.

The awards were independently judged by a team of sector specialists, and over 200 entries were submitted across the categories.

BBC Radio 2’s Jeremy Vine hosted the awards and kept the audience entertained with stories of his past and comments on the current political situations around the world.

#BLA17 was one of the top trends in Bristol and in the UK on Twitter during the event.

The winners are:

Business in the Community

Andrews Property Group

Corporate Deal of the Year

Bishop Fleming

Green Business of the Year

Bristol Hotel

Marketing Campaign of the Year

Ambitious PR

Innovation & Technology Award

Invatech Health

Customer Excellence Award

Midas Construction

Export & International Award

Stirling Dynamics

Employer of the Year Award

Bond Dickinson

Rising Star Award

James Ackland – Heat Recruitment

Entrepreneur of the Year

Simon Brown – ForrestBrown

Start-up Business Award

Bristol Energy

Commercial Property Award

Alder King

Business of the Year 1-10

Turtle Tots

Business of the Year 11-50


Business of the Year 51+


The Business Leader team would like to thank everyone involved in making the 2017 Business Leader Awards a great event. We will see you all next year!