New categories and new entry process – the 2019 South West Business Leader Awards are open for entry

Entries to the 2019 South West Business Leader Awards will open this Friday (February 22 2019).

For 2019 new categories have been launched and the entry process has been updated, continuing the Business Leader Awards tradition of being full independent.

It is the seventh year the event will take place and entries will close on June 1. The entries will then be assessed by the panel of independent judges.

Following this – the winners will be revealed at Ashton Gate on Thursday September 26.

For the previous two years, the event has trended in the UK on Twitter, meaning that all businesses that sponsored and were shortlisted were seen by millions of people across the country.

The hashtag for this year is #BLA19.

Andrew Scott, founder of the Business Leader Awards comments: “The Business Leader Awards have grown into the headline business event for the South West. By entering the awards, you are putting your business forward to our panel of expert judges, which not only gives you an audit of your business, but should you become a finalist you benefit from extensive publicity.

“The awards have been engineered to appeal to businesses of all sizes, operating in any sector in the South West.”

To enter please visit the categories page and start the process from there. Please also view our entry guide pack for further information.

If you have any questions, please contact 0117 325 7779 or email