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19 Apr 2024

2024 Business Awards launched

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Entries are now open for the East Midlands Chamber Business Awards 2024 which will showcase the achievement and resilience of businesses across the three cities and three counties.  Following a challenging trading environment over the last year, organisations and individuals are invited to put themselves forward for recognition of their achievements.

Businesses across Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire can apply for the 13 category awards, including Excellence in Innovation, Outstanding Growth and Business Improvement Through Technology.

Finalists will be revealed in an announcement at the President’s Summer Celebration event on 21st August, followed by a virtual judging process.   TV presenter Emma Jesson will be hosting the awards which take place later in the year.  Entries for the awards need to be submitted by 19th July.  A Business of the Year is chosen from the winners in each county and selected firms will go through to the regional and national British Chambers of Commerce Awards.

East Midlands Chamber Chief Executive Scott Knowles said: “The business community across the East Midlands has had to grapple with several years of high costs, a slowly recovering economy and a climate of political uncertainty, yet the region’s resilience, creativity and innovation continually shines through. The Chamber Business Awards recognise the remarkable achievements of the region’s business community, its strength in challenging times and the innovation that the East Midlands is so proud of.   I’d like to extend my thanks to Emma Jesson for hosting this year and to all the sponsors that help make the Business Awards such an outstanding event each year.”

Dates set for the three award ceremonies are:

25th October – Derbyshire Business Awards

1st November – Nottinghamshire Business Awards

8th November – Leicestershire Business Awards

Award sponsors confirmed so far:

emh group, Business 2 Business, Cambridge & Counties Bank, De Montfort University, Loughborough College, Bradgate Estates, Blueprint Interiors, ER Recruitment, SMB Group, RSM, Purpose Media, University of Derby, Amazon, Futures Housing Group, Toyota Manufacturing UK, Aston Lark (formerly Howden), University of Derby, Rolls-Royce and ITS Technology, Food & Drink Forum, Eversheds Sutherland, University of Nottingham, DHL, Nottingham Trent University and Geldards.

East Midlands Chamber Business Awards 2024 categories:

  • Business Improvement Through Technology
  • Community Impact Award
  • Outstanding Growth Award
  • Environmental Impact Award
  • Commitment to People Development Award
  • Apprentice of the Year
  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Education and Business Partnership Award
  • Excellence in Customer Service
  • Excellence in International Trade
  • Small Business of the Year
  • Excellence in Innovation
  • Excellence in Collaboration
  • Business of the Year


Sponsorship opportunities can be discussed by emailing


For more information and to enter the East Midlands Chamber Business Awards 2024 click here.