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Four weeks left to send in your entry for the 2020 South West Business Leader Awards


Business Leaders, entrepreneurs and the South West’s leading figures are sending in their entries for this year’s Business Leader Awards – and with just four weeks to go until the deadline, you still have time to send in yours.

With entries open until August 14th, there is still time to send in your entry.

The Awards are the region’s most well-respected celebration of success and its September event was a permanent fixture in the diaries of business leaders, entrepreneurs, and professionals.

To ensure the event continues – but respects the current situation – a new schedule and timelines of milestones has been launched.

BLA’s independent judging panel will analyse the entries ‘virtually’ or in person where safe to do so in August and September. Following this, the finalists will be announced in October – and the winners will be revealed in November.

In February/March 2021 the finalists, winners and sponsors will come together for a celebration dinner.

There are 16 categories available – enter now!

  • COVID-19 Business Hero
  • Business in the Community
  • Green Business of the Year
  • Innovation & Technology Award
  • Customer Excellence Award
  • Export & International Business Award
  • Employer of the Year
  • Start-up Business Award
  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Family Business Award
  • Manufacturing Business of the Year
  • Business of the Year – 1-10 Employees
  • Business of the Year – 11-50 Employees
  • Business of the Year – 51+ Employees
  • Advisory Firm of the Year
  • Business Leader of the Year

Founder of the Business Leader Awards, Andrew Scott comments: “We have already seen some incredible entries sent in from across the region, and I encourage all businesses and entrepreneurs to send in theirs, and make this our greatest event to date.

“Our independent panel of judges will have their work cut out to pick a shortlist for each category. Good luck to them and all our entrants!”

If you have any questions, or would like to speak to the Business Leader team about the limited sponsorship opportunities, please call 0117 325 779 or email editor@businessleader.co.uk.