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Leicestershire Business Awards

Thank you to everyone who attended the Leicestershire Business Awards. It was a special evening.

Congratulations to all of the winners on the night, there were some amazing stories and fascinating organisations.

A special congratulations to Unique Window Systems who were named the Leicestershire Business of the Year 2023.

Business Awards 2023

Categories and sponsors 2023

Celebrating business success across Leicestershire

We are delighted to bring back the Leicestershire Business Awards in 2023.

The categories have been designed to make sure there is something for organisations of all sizes to be able to take part and celebrate the amazing work they undertake every day.


Business Improvement through Technology

This award recognises businesses that have used and integrated technology to boost business performance. Entrants must demonstrate how technology has helped staff work more effectively and led to an increased ability to meet customer’s needs.


- Assured Energy

- Consultus International Group

- DWS Legal - Winner

Community impact

Recognising businesses, charities and social enterprises that have developed and implemented Corporate Social Responsibility policies as part of their overall business planning. Entrants must be able to demonstrate how their activities have made a positive impact on key social issues affecting their local community.


- Beaumont Shopping Centre (Savills)

- Canine Partners

- Duncan & Toplis

- Focus Charity

- Mosaic 1898 - Winner

Outstanding Growth

The judges will be looking for organisations that have achieved exceptional levels of growth in sales, profit, market share, jobs and/or international trade over the past 12 months. Entrants will need to demonstrate, and show, a strong plan for sustainable financial performance.


- Consultus International Group

- Datalink Electronics

- Fraser Stretton Property Group

- Menphys

- Scope Construction

- Unique Window Systems - Winner

Excellence in Collaboration

This category aims to recognise and celebrate successful business partnerships where organisations have collaborated on a project with successful outcomes for those involved.


- Creative62 and Mosaic 1898

- Innovative Leicester

- Hyve – Hydrogen Skills Collaboration - Winner

- Menphys and Leicester Riders Foundation

- Soft Touch Arts, Arch Creative, and Leicester Museum & Art Gallery – Punk: Rage & Revolution social history project and exhibition

Environmental Impact

This award is open to those organisations that can demonstrate their commitment to making a positive impact on the environment.


- Abacus Flooring Solutions - Winner

- Auditel

- Go Travel Solutions

- Shrinker Digital

- Unique Window Systems

Commitment to People Development

This award recognises organisations which demonstrate a firm commitment to people development and the implementation and promotion of a learning and development culture, as well as how employee wellbeing is supported. Entrants must demonstrate how this culture has contributed to the business’ overall success.


- Assured Energy


- Pattersons Commercial Law

- Pick Everard - Winner

- REAL Education

Apprentice of the Year

This award recognises the rising stars who will become the business leaders of tomorrow. Open to all current or past apprentices of any age who can demonstrate they have made an exceptional contribution to their workplace. This award category can be entered by individuals or a company can complete the entry on behalf of an employee or colleague.


- Charlie Woodward – RVL Aviation

- Kaustubh Vijaikumar – Unique Window Systems

- Muhammad Delair – emh group - Winner

Entrepreneur of the Year

This Award recognises the contribution of a dynamic, creative and visionary business leader. It seeks to define the qualities of successful entrepreneurship – from drive, ambition, vision and tenacity to inspirational leadership, creativity, inventiveness and confidence.


- Gurdev Mattu – Fashion UK - Winner

- Jaz Kaur & Narinder Nijjar – Fraser Stretton Property Group

- Luke Tobin – Digital Ethos

- Matthew Hayes – Champions (UK) plc

- Keshiv Sudera – Design Studio Architects

- Sameer Karim – DWS Legal

Education and Business Partnership

This award recognises schools, colleges, further education and training providers that engage effectively with business. Entrants must demonstrate how they work in partnership with local businesses and how they help pupils develop crucial employability skills valued by employers.


- De Montfort University

- Loughborough College

- Leicestershire Cares - Winner

Excellence in Customer Service

The judges will be looking for an organisation which delivers industry-leading standards of service and constantly strives to exceed customer expectations. Entrants will need to demonstrate the impact of their customer service strategy on business performance.


- Assured Energy - Winner

- Consultus International Group

- Creative62

- Great Business Matters

Excellence in International Trade

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


- Druck - Winner

- Fashion UK

- Specialist Crafts

- Spoox Racing Developments

Small Business of the Year

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


- Design Studio Architects

- DWS Legal

- Fraser Stretton Property Group

- Menphys - Winner

- S&D Roofing

- Scope Construction

Excellence in Innovation

This category aims to recognise an organisation who has used innovation as a tool to improve business performance. Including any financial benefits, efficiency improvements and customer impacts.


- Abacus Flooring Solutions - Winner

- Designeering

- Reflex Vehicle Hire

- RimPro-Tec Wheelbands

Leicestershire Business of the Year

Unique Window Systems

The 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.

Sponsored by Mazars

With thanks to our Drinks Reception Sponsor