National Business Hero Awards

National Business Hero Awards

The National Business Hero Awards are created to honour and celebrate individuals and businesses for outstanding achievement and contribution. A public platform for local businesses and individuals to be recognised for good works through diversity, inclusion and equality. To thank and pay tribute to distinguished business leaders, to raise up and applaud outstanding employees and to spotlight young professionals. To celebrate and raise the profile of  successful regional businesses.

  • Date: 24th April 2025
    Location: First Direct Arena Leeds, 6.45pm-1am
    Dress Code: Black-Tie & Glamorous Partywear

    Key Dates:

    • Award Nominations open for the Yorkshire Business Hero Awards 2025 on 1st September 2024
    • Deadline for final nominations 30th October 2024
    • Voting/Judging starts 1st November 2024
    • The ceremony, where the winners will be announced takes place on 24th April 2025 at First Direct Arena in Leeds!
  • Date: 28th November 2024
    Location & time : The Lowry Hotel Manchester, 7.00pm-1am
    Dress Code: Black-Tie & Glamorous Partywear

    Key Dates:

    • Award Nominations open for the Manchester Business Hero Awards 2024 on 24th May
    • Deadline for final nominations 22nd June
    • Voting/Judging starts 29th June
    • The ceremony, where the winners will be announced takes place on 28th November 2024 at The Lowery Hotel in Manchester!
  • Details for Bradford will be announced soon.

  • Date: 24th October 2024
    Location: Hilton Hotel, 7.00pm -1am
    Dress Code: Black-Tie & Glamorous Partywear

    Key Dates:

    • Award Nominations open for the Newcastle Business Hero Awards 2024 on 10th May
    • Deadline for final nominations is 14th June
    • Voting/Judging starts 21st June
    • The ceremony, where the winners will be announced takes place on 24th October 2024 at Hilton Hotel in Newcastle
  • Date: 19th September 2024
    Location: Hilton Liverpool City Hotel, 7.00pm -1am
    Dress Code: Black-Tie & Glamorous Partywear

    Key Dates:

    • Award Nominations open for the Liverpool Business Hero Awards 2024 on 1st July
    • Deadline for final nominations is 30th August
    • Voting/Judging starts 1st September
    • The ceremony, where the winners will be announced takes place on 19th September 2024 at Hilton Liverpool City Hotel in Liverpool
  • Date: 14th November 2024
    Location: The Burlington Hotel, 7.00pm -1am
    Dress Code: Black-Tie & Glamorous Partywear

    Key Dates:

    • Award Nominations open for the Birmingham Business Hero Awards 2024 on 17th May
    • Deadline for final nominations is 17th June
    • Voting/Judging starts 24th June
    • The ceremony, where the winners will be announced takes place on 14th November 2024 at The Burlington Hotel in Birmingham

Your Vote Matters!
To Nominate and Vote for a National Business Hero Award is easy and free.  Click below to follow these simple steps and complete the fields.

The Awards Process

  • You (the public) can nominate yourself, colleagues, clients, peers and businesses in the relevant categories.
  • The results of nominations are then collated a shortlist is produced based on the number of nominations a person or business has received.
  • The voting form is then open to the public. We encourage all nominees to promote their nomination as much as possible to secure votes.
  • The winners are identified based on which nominee receives the most votes, with all nominees and votes reviewed by the appointed committee for overall final shortlist.

Award Categories

  • Dynamic leaders transform their business and stand out as role models to their people through their leadership, commitment, and vision. Whatever your title, if you are a leader within your business and driving revenue growth or transformation, making a cultural difference, championing career and development opportunities, this is the category for you. The winner will be recognised for making an outstanding contribution in their business, their sector or to the region.

  • This award is open to all sectors and identifies outstanding young professionals from across the region.  Young professionals who consistently go above and beyond to ensure projects and deliver effectively.  Good communicators who enjoy being part of a team.  Individuals who appear destined to lead, showing exceptional talent and leadership skills. Individuals who show great promise for making cultural change and championing inclusion, diversity and equality. 

  • This award recognises legal organisations that excel for its people. Perhaps demonstrated through support for groups and individuals, driving culture change, investment in skills and training, innovations around flexible working, workplace wellbeing initiatives. Which legal firm has impressed you the most in the past 12 months, through making a positive difference in the wider community, championing client care and engagement?

  • Recognising an individual or business in the region that has demonstrated a commitment to ‘giving something back’ to the region/local community, through CSR initiatives or charitable activities.

  • This award recognises accountancy firms that excel for its people. Perhaps demonstrated through support for groups and individuals, driving culture change, investment in skills and training, innovations around flexible working, workplace wellbeing initiatives. Which accountancy firm has impressed you the most in the past 12 months, through making a positive difference in the wider community, championing client care and engagement?

  • This award goes to a group of individuals, a business that excels and drives collaboration, seeing partnership as hugely important to business growth. This award recognises the power of good relationships, communication and teamwork that delivers results and creates a healthy and prosperous working environment.

  • This award recognises property organisations that excel for its people. Perhaps demonstrated through support for groups and individuals, driving culture change, investment in skills and training, innovations around flexible working, workplace wellbeing initiatives. Which property business has impressed you the most in the past 12 months, through making a positive difference in the wider community, championing client care and engagement?

  • This award recognises organisations with inclusive culture initiatives across its business with diversity and equality at its core. The award features internal initiatives, strategies, campaigns and resources that have been implemented within the company to drive diversity, inclusion and equality throughout the business.

  • This award recognises financial organisations that excel for its people. Perhaps demonstrated through support for groups and individuals, driving culture change, investment in skills and training, innovations around flexible working, workplace wellbeing initiatives. Which financial business has impressed you the most in the past 12 months, through making a positive difference in the wider community, championing client care and engagement?

  • The award is for a Creative and Digital Disruptor that stands out from their competitors and leads the way with cutting edge strategic marketing growth solutions through embracing and driving modern technology. A business that consistently achieves great results, creating a great people culture, have excellent client care with a vibrant plan to continue delivering and driving innovation.

  • We are lucky to have an array of excellent leisure venues and facilities across our regions, but which business has stood out from the crowd with their customer service, standards of excellence, great customer experience, investment in skills and training, creative initiatives, creating a unique culture and environment for their people and clientele. Do you have a favourite?

  • This award recognises funding organisations that excel for its people. Perhaps demonstrated through support for groups and individuals, driving culture change, investment in skills and training, innovations around flexible working, workplace wellbeing initiatives. Which funding business has impressed you the most in the past 12 months, through making a positive difference in the wider community, championing client care and engagement?

  • We are lucky to have an array of excellent hospitality venues and facilities across our regions, but which business has stood out from the crowd with their customer service, standards of excellence, great customer experience, investment in skills and training, creative initiatives, creating a unique culture and environment for their people and clientele. Do you have a favourite?