West prepares for business event of the year

2015 Business Leader Awards host Gyles Brandreth

2015 Business Leader Awards host Gyles Brandreth

With only a week to go, businesses, entrepreneurs, MPs, VIPs, celebrities and the media are getting ready for the biggest business event of the year.

The 2015 Business Leader Awards takes place on 24th September and celebrates business excellence and success in Bristol and the South West.

A record 149 entrants, across 14 different categories, were judged by an independent team of senior business and community figures, and as the days count down, anticipation is building for finalists as they wait to see who will be crowned winner in their category.

The Business Leader Awards takes place at Double Tree by Hilton, Cadbury House Hotel, kicking off with a champagne reception and spectacular gala dinner before the award winners are announced.

The not to be missed event saw many high-profile businesses sign-up to sponsor the awards in the first few weeks.

These included NatWest, NFU Mutual, Purplex, Ultimate Finance, ByCaprice, Rosemont Recruitment, QualitySolicitors Burroughs Day, ActionCoach, Clip, Alliance Homes, Pure Comms and Sounds Commercial.

Hosting this years’ awards is former MP Gyles Brandreth, one of Britain’s most sought-after award ceremony hosts and after-dinner speakers.

A reporter on The One Show on BBC1 and a regular on Radio 4’s Just a Minute, his many books include The Oscar Wilde Murder Mysteries and the No 1 best-seller: The 7 Secrets of Happiness.

Andrew Scott, founder of the Business Leader Awards, comments: “As we draw nearer the awards I’d like to welcome all those that will be attending to a fun evening of celebrating their businesses and individual achievements.”

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