National Business Awards open for entries

The National Business Awards are now accepting entries for its 14th edition. Open to UK businesses of all sizes and disciplines, these prestigious Awards are widely considered to be ‘the one to win’.

Organisations that submit their entries before 27th March qualify for the Early Bird entry price, saving £100 on entries for each category.

2015 categories open for entries include:

  • The Corporate Citizenship Award
  • The Customer Focus Award
  • The Digital Business of the Year
  • The Employer of the Year
  • The Smith & Williamson Entrepreneur of the Year
  • The Growth Business of the Year
  • The Market Gravity Innovation Award
  • The Inflexion International Growth Business of the Year
  • The New Business of the Year
  • The New Entrepreneur of the Year
  • The Small to Medium-Sized Business of the Year
  • The Social Enterprise of the Year
  • The Business Enabler of the Year

Entries are submitted via an online form, and the entry criteria are available to view before payment.

Winning a National Business Award can boost company profile, solidify reputation, and incentivise staff. PolyPhotonix won the Market Gravity Innovation Award in 2014 – CEO Richard Kirk said: “We really didn’t expect to win! Winning a National Business Award is really going to help us, and is incredibly important for all of our stakeholders. This Award really puts us on the map in terms of the UK, but will also really raise our profile internationally.”

Martin McCourt, Director of Montagu Private Equity and previous Leader of the Year winner and National Business Awards judge, said: “The National Business Awards is the best platform in the UK for businesses of all shapes and sizes to compare their achievements with those of their contemporaries and to gauge their progress. Winning one of these coveted awards is a big thumbs-up not only from the judges but from the business community as a whole.”

In addition to the categories above, the National Business Awards also celebrates the best in business leadership and longevity with its three highly prestigious nomination categories:

  • The QBE FTSE 100 Business of the Year
  • The Ashridge Business School Leader of the Year
  • The Excellence in Business Award

Previous National Business Award winners across the programme include Sainsbury’s, ITV, Royal Mail, Tangle Teezer and Bulldog Skincare for Men.

The 2015 National Business Awards Gala Dinner will take place at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane on 10thNovember.

Visit to view the entry criteria and enter the Awards.