Why should you enter the 2022 Business Leader Awards?

Why should you enter the 2022 Business Leader Awards?

Now entering its 10th year, the Business Leader Awards has become the must-attend event on the business calendar in the South West!

Every year has seen a record number of entries, as companies and entrepreneurs from across the region look to establish themselves as industry leaders and the best-in-class in what they do.

With previous hosts including Sir Ranulph Fiennes OBE, business icon Michelle Mone OBE, TV celebrity Gyles Brandreth, Jeremy Vine, comedians Russell Kane, and Tom Allen, the Business Leader Awards has become the most prestigious and celebrated business event of the year in Bristol and the South West.

This high-profile, exclusive event brings together the most influential leaders in business, education, and government to recognise and celebrate business success, supported by the area’s most important professionals and advisors. Winning a Business Leader Award is the highest possible accolade and will elevate your business with enormous media coverage.

What are the benefits of entering?

As the region’s premier business event, we would like to encourage you to submit an entry! You can view all the categories here.

You can enter as many categories as you like and there is no cost to enter.

Previous winners have said they have benefitted from the following after winning an award

• Acquired new customers
• Grown market share
• Connected with investors and funders
• Have seen year on year growth since winning an award
• Seen increases in staff retention
• Made new business connections
• Gained knowledge from the judges

What do the stats say about entering the Awards?

Aside from the obvious benefits of entering an awards, such as free marketing, benchmarking yourselves against your competition, giving your staff a morale boost, and attracting new talent – there are some statistics that back up the importance of getting involved.

According to a research study involving more than 600 quality corporate award winners by Hendricks & Singhal of the University of Western Ontario and Georgia Institute of Technology, it found that winners achieved 37% more sales growth and 44% higher stock price return than their competitors.

For B2C businesses, the story is similar – awards will help elevate you above your rivals.

In a different survey from Shape-the-Future, with over 400 key business decision-makers, the data revealed that 82% of those taking part admitted to being influenced by awards when buying products and/or services.

Rank among the elite in the South West

Last September, the Business Leader Awards celebrated its return to being an in-person, live event – and it was the biggest and best Awards to date!

To view the winners from last year’s event, click here.

Do you want to be a winner at this year’s Awards? Then enter now!

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