Business Awards 2024

Our Awards celebrate your success.

The Business Awards 2024 are now open for entries. There are 13 categories to choose from and the Awards are designed to make sure there is something for organisations of all sizes.

We recognise and reward hundreds of world-class businesses with an event for each county each year.

Our Business Awards celebrate success in the East Midlands. Our awards programme covers various categories with opportunities for every type and size of business.

A Business of the Year is chosen from the winners, and selected businesses will go through to the regional and national British Chambers of Commerce Awards.


Business Awards 2024

Derbyshire Business Awards

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Leicestershire Business Awards

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Nottinghamshire Business Awards

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Reasons to enter the Awards

Raise your profile - Our awards get extensive media coverage and marketing opportunities to help you gain valuable exposure and increase brand awareness.

Enhance Credibility and Reputation: Winning or being nominated for an award can significantly boost a company's credibility and reputation.

Employee Motivation and Retention: Being recognised for outstanding achievements can foster a sense of pride and accomplishment, which can lead to better retention rates and a more positive company culture.

Benchmarking and Self-Evaluation: The process of applying for awards often requires a comprehensive self-evaluation of an organisations operations, products, services, and performance. This exercise can provide valuable insights and help identify areas for improvement.

The awards categories

Business Improvement through technology

Community Impact Award

Outstanding Growth

Excellence in Collaboration

Environmental Impact

Commitment to People Development

Education and Business Partnership

Apprentice of the Year

Entrepreneur of the Year

Excellence in Customer Service

Excellence in International Trade

Small Business of the Year

Excellence in Innovation

Business of the Year


Becoming an awards partner is a great way to raise your profile and align your brand to our activities.

Business Awards Gala Dinners

Each year we welcome finalists, award sponsors and partners to acknowledge the achievements of organisations in each county. The dinners are a fantastic opportunity to come together and recognise the breadth of achievement in each county.