Entrepreneur & Business Leader Awards

If you’re an entrepreneur or business leader looking to build your professional reputation and personal brand, winning business leader awards should be high on your agenda.

It’s time to take your personal branding seriously and enhance your reputation!

You know how much you’ve achieved. Your peers, employees, and competitors might even be aware of how successful you are, but do the people who have the power to make or break your next business move know what makes you stand out?

Winning individual awards:

  • Gives you external credibility and recognition
  • Verifies your achievements
  • Provides valuable PR opportunities
  • Puts you at the forefront of your industry
  • Provides a step-up to the next level in your career

But you must make sure you enter the right award programmes and categories, to give yourself the best chance of winning.

Top Tip: If you don’t know which awards you could win, take a look at your nearest competitor’s awards, or pick out a peer you feel you are similar to, which awards they have been winning recently? Now wouldn’t you like that award-winning profile to be yours?

Top 10 Entrepreneur & Business Leader Awards

Take a look at some of our top picks of entrepreneur and business leaders award to get you started:

Scale-Up Awards
The Scale-Up Awards are the first and only awards to focus on the scale-up sector, showcasing the businesses that have innovated, created jobs, achieved growth, and supported their communities and the planet.

The Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards
The Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards is the UK’s flagship awards programme, recognising and rewarding excellence across all sectors. Becoming a finalist is an achievement in itself as the entries are judged by a community of influential judges.

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Entrepreneur of The Year UK has been celebrating, supporting and connecting entrepreneurs since it first launched in the UK over 20 years ago. Established over 30 years ago, the programme operates in more than 60 countries around the world.

Growing Business Awards
Since 1998, the Growing Business Awards have been bringing together and honouring some of the UK’s most outstanding entrepreneurs and high-growth businesses.

IoD Director of the Year
The Institute of Directors (IoD) awards are a celebration of leadership talent, success and achievement. You can nominate yourself or nominate someone you know who represents excellence as a business leader and who you feel deserves recognition.

International Business Awards
Known as “the International Stevies,” the IBAs are open to all organisations worldwide: large and small, public and private, for-profit and non-profit. Nominations may be submitted by organisations or individuals.

European Business Awards
The European Business Awards is one of the world’s largest cross-industry, cross border business competitions. Since 2007, they have been rewarding the innovators, the success stories and the ethical entrepreneurs of European business.

Great British Entrepreneur Awards
Founded in 2013, the Great British Entrepreneur Awards acknowledges the hard work and inspiring stories of entrepreneurs and businesses in the United Kingdom.

Non-Executive Director Awards
The Non-Executive Director Awards recognise the achievements of Non-Executive Directors within the Business and Not-For-Profit/Public Sector communities.

f:Entrepreneur Awards
The goal of the f:Entrepreneur campaign is to celebrate the dynamic and inspirational businesses led by women in the UK, and to showcase role models to help and motivate all small businesses.


If you’re ready for some well-deserved recognition, start entering awards now! 

You can either nominate yourself or be nominated by a colleague, the important thing is to get your story out there!

You can read here on how to write an award-winning award entry.

And if you need some support, that’s why we’re here.

We love to help individuals recognise their worth and achieve the awards they truly deserve. Get in touch and we would be delighted to discuss how we can help.


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Alex Marsh, Close Brothers Retail Finance


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