Leicestershire Business Awards

Judging has now taken place and tickets are now available for the Gala Dinner.

Taking place on 3 December at Leicester Tigers Rugby Club. It's an opportunity to come together and celebrate what makes Leicestershire business great.

Book your place here.

We are hoping that everyone will be able to join us at the Gala Dinner in December.

Selected winners on the night will go on to the national BCC awards.

Awards Categories

Business Improvement through Technology

This award recognises organisations that have integrated technology into the wayDMU logo they work, to help them grow their business.

Entrants for this award must demonstrate how they have used the power of technology to work more effectively and increase their ability to meet the needs of their customers. Businesses will need to demonstrate the effect that the technology has had on their work.

The finalists are:

  • Due Diligence Checking
  • Kitking
  • North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College
  • Steps Conductive Education Centre

Community ImpactEMH group

This award recognises businesses, charities and social enterprises that have Corporate Social Responsibility as a key part of their planning.

Entrants will showcase how they identified, and made a positive impact on issues within their local community.

Businesses will demonstrate not only the impact their actions have had, but also the process that went into the planning of their CSR activites.

The finalists are: 

  • Alex’s Wish
  • Charity Link
  • Hope Against Cancer
  • Shama Women’s Centre
  • Zinthiya Trust

Outstanding Growth

This award is open to businesses of all sizes and rewards those that haveMorningside Pharma experienced exceptional growth in sales, profit, market share, jobs or international trade.

Finalists will also need to demonstrate how the plans they have in place to make sure that the growth is sustainable.

The finalists are:

  • Jake & Nayns
  • Loughborough Finance for Sport
  • Metalfacture
  • Myonex
  • Pattersons Commercial Law

Collaboration Award

Fraser StrettonWe are looking for organisations which have worked together for a common goal. This award is for organisations that have combined their skills to demonstrate what can be achieved by working together. 

You will need to demonstrate how the collaboration came about as well as how working together gave better results than could have been achieved by a single organisation.

The finalists are: 

  • Alex’s Wish
  • Creative62
  • De Montfort University – Round-to-Knives
  • Joined-Up Working Associates
  • Leicestershire Cares

Environmental Impact 

Cambridge and Counties BankThe Environmental Impact Award will be awarded to an organisation which has put environmental sustainability at the core of its business.

The winning business will demonstrate a measurable commitment to making a positive impact on the environment. 

The finalists are:

  • Abacus Flooring Solutions
  • Go Travel Solutions
  • Michael Smith Switchgear
  • Pacwolf

Commitment to People DevelopmentDMU logo

The winner of this award will showcase a commitment to the development of staff through the promotion of a learning and development culture and employee wellbeing.

The finalists are:

  • Alex’s Wish
  • Noble Events
  • Pick Everard
  • Precision Facilities Management
  • R.E.A.L Education

Apprentice of the Year

The Apprentice of the Year category celebrates the business leaders of the future.Loughborough College The award recognises the rising stars of business who have made an outstanding contribution to the organisation they work in. Finalists will demonstrate how they have shown exceptional progress during the past year. 

The finalists are: 

  • Millie Clayton – Almac Group
  • James Cook – C S Ellis Group
  • Emily-Rose Moore – Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council
  • Chloe Grantham – Paragon Sales Solutions
  • Alice Deeping – Unsworth Sugden Group

Entrepreneur of the Year

LBF logoThis Award recognises a dynamic and creative business leader.

The winner will showcase their drive, tenacity, vision and an ability to provide inspirational leadership.

The finalists are:

  • Jaz Kaur and Narinder Nijjar – Fraser Stretton
  • Satwinder Sidhu - Paradigm Wills and Legal Services
  • Brij Thankey – Precision Facilities Management
  • Navroop Kaur – Prime Casual
  • Alex Slack – The House of LM

Education and Business Partnership

Blueprint interiors logoAimed at schools, colleges and further education providersthat engage effectively with business, this award recognises those which can demonstrate partnership working with local businesses and how they help pupils develop crucial employability skills valued by employers.

The finalists are: 

  • De Montfort University – Small Business Leadership Programme
  • Loughborough College
  • MIRA Technology Institute
  • North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College
  • R.E.A.L Education

Excellence in Customer Service

ER logoRecognising organisations with a focus on customer service and care, this award has been designed for businesses which can demonstrate excellence and a commitment to exceeding customer expectations.

The finalists are: 

  • Furnley House
  • Glenfield Electrical
  • Growth Partners
  • Kazzoo IT
  • Paradigm Wills and Legal Services

Excellence in International Trade

This award recognises the strength of local businesses which trade internationally. Entrants must demonstrate how their objectives and strategies have generated significant and/or sustained increases in their international activity. 

The finalists are:

  • A Mistry
  • Metalfacture
  • Worldwide Express (UK)


Small Business of the Year

PPL PRS logoThis award - open to organisations employing up to 75 full-time members of staff - will go to a company that has achieved consistent growth backed by strong financial performance. Entrants will demonstrate current activity to grow market share and the effect this is having on business performance.

The finalists are: 

  • Arthur Civil Engineering
  • Charnwood Regency Guest House
  • Precision Facilities Management
  • We Love Surveys
  • Your Tender Team

Excellence in Innovation

RSM logo award recognises businesses that have used innovation to strengthen their business. Lots of businesses have had to change the way they do things and this award is for anyone who thought outside ofthe box to increase efficiencies.

Entrants will demostrate how their innovations have effected performance and how this has benefited the customer or been part of their 'Green agenda' 

The finalists are: 

  • Access Rating
  • Penny Price Aromatherapy
  • Printvision (UK)
  • Structural Adhesives

Business of the Year

MazarsThe Business of the Year award sponsored by Mazars is chosen by the judges from the winners of the other individual award categories.

The business of the year will be awarded to a business which has shown excellence in their field and is an exemplar to all other businesses within Leicestershire.

It will showcase the quality of businesses and the expertise within the county. 


Thank you to all our sponsors for their support, involvement and engagement. It is much appreciated.

Business of the Year Sponsor

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Creative Sponsor


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Become a partner

Becoming a partner in the awards is a great way to get involved and align your brand to our keystone activity.

There are a range of opportunities to suit businesses of all sizes and budgets. 

Why not give our Partnerships Manager Sanjib Sahota a call on 07776 596889 or email Sanjib.Sahota@emc-dnl.co.uk.