UK Business Awards

2023 Independent Education Awards

2023 Independent Education Awards

Enter the 2023 Independent Education Awards and stand out in this influential sector. Let Business Awards UK and our panel of experts highlight your institution’s dedication and commitment to education. Make the grade today.

Effective 19th May 2023: All awards will be launched with a new fee structure. Your Award Acceptance Fee will be a single, “flat fee”. If you are selected as a Winner, you will only pay one single fee regardless of how many awards you win, and 1x Winner Trophy is included in this fee. Additional trophies can still be purchased.

This has been made possible thanks to our new sponsors and partners, who have enabled us to pass our cost savings on to winners. All entries are still FREE for all sectors.

Before You Enter: What You Need To Know

Free entry in all sectors and categories

We know that many small business owners, entrepreneurs and larger organisations don't like to pay up front for awards, where fees range from £99 to more than £250 per category. With us, all your entries are free.

You only pay a fee if you win an award

Unlike other programmes, you only pay a fee if you are selected as a winner. There's only one Award Acceptance Fee to pay regardless of how many awards you win, and 1x personalised Winner trophy is included*!

Publicity Package

As a winner or finalist, you get credible industry recognition & publicity from National press releases, Google and Yahoo! News features, content marketing and case studies.

Social Marketing

Social media marketing is important for all businesses, which is why we announce your accolades on social platforms, and regularly engage with you and your followers.

Interviews & PR

We can create quality, in-depth content with your team, making you a trusted voice in your industry, and highlighting the achievements & success of your business or enterprise**.

Publicity and PR Package


Was £425
Was £425
£375 +VAT
(Award Acceptance Fee)
(Free Forever)
£99 +VAT
(per additional trophy)

* Trophy included: The Award Acceptance Fee includes 1x Winner’s trophy only. If you win multiple awards, additional trophies may be purchased at £99 +VAT.

** Interviews & PR: We will contact you regarding all publicity and PR opportunities based on the options you select in the entry form

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UK Business Experts

Our judging panel are business experts with a wealth of knowledge in various industries. They lend their experience and business acumen to the many award sectors we cover.

Our panel consists of dozens of private & public guest judges; below are a few of our business experts who will be selecting shortlists, winners and finalists in our awards!

Interested in being a guest judge? Contact us here.

Our Judges

Independent Education Awards Categories

TypeAward/categoryDescription / Criteria
PrimaryDiversity and Inclusion ChampionRecognising an independent education or training provider that demonstrates exceptional commitment to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion within their institution, creating an inclusive environment that celebrates and values individuals from all backgrounds and identities.
PrimaryMost Positive Community ImpactHonouring an independent education or training provider that actively contributes to the betterment of the local community, demonstrating a commitment to social responsibility, engaging in community initiatives, and making a positive impact beyond their educational services.
PrimaryBest UK Independent Education ProviderCelebrating an independent education provider based in the UK that demonstrates excellence in delivering high-quality education, innovative teaching methods, and comprehensive support services to students, fostering their holistic development and academic success.
PrimaryTriumph Over AdversityCelebrating an independent education or training provider that has demonstrated exceptional resilience, overcoming significant challenges or setbacks, adapting to changing circumstances, and achieving remarkable success despite adversity faced in the sector.
VerticalBest Use of TechnologyHonouring an independent education or training provider that demonstrates exceptional utilisation of technology in enhancing teaching and learning experiences, promoting digital literacy, and integrating innovative tools and platforms to support educational delivery.
VerticalBest Staff Training and DevelopmentCelebrating an independent education or training provider that prioritises the professional growth and development of their staff, providing comprehensive training programs, mentorship, and opportunities for continuous learning to ensure the delivery of high-quality education.
VerticalExcellence in Accessible Education For AllRecognising an independent education provider that goes above and beyond to create an inclusive and accessible learning environment, providing equal opportunities, accommodations, and support for students with diverse abilities and learning needs.
VerticalBest traineeship / apprenticeship providerCelebrating an independent education or training provider that excels in delivering traineeship programs, offering valuable work-based learning opportunities, industry-relevant training, and effective support for learners to develop the necessary skills for future employment.
VerticalMost Individualised EducationRecognising an independent education provider that prioritises individualised learning experiences, tailoring education plans, teaching methodologies, and support services to meet the unique needs and learning styles of each student.
VerticalBest ILP For Mature StudentsRecognising an independent education or training provider that excels in catering to the specific needs and aspirations of mature students, offering tailored programs, flexible scheduling options, comprehensive support services, and a supportive learning environment to facilitate their educational journey and personal development.
VerticalFastest Growing ILPRecognising an independent education or training provider that has experienced remarkable growth and expansion, demonstrating exceptional performance, innovation, and strategic approaches that have propelled its success and position as a leader in the sector, resulting in significant increases in student enrollment and program offerings.
VerticalBest Special Needs Education ProviderHonouring an independent education provider that demonstrates exceptional expertise, commitment, and inclusivity in providing specialized education services to students with special needs, offering tailored programs, resources, and support to ensure their holistic development and academic success.
VerticalBest Careers Advice OfferingCelebrating an independent education or training provider that offers outstanding careers advice and guidance services to their students, assisting them in making informed decisions about their future pathways, providing support in career exploration, skill development, and connections to relevant opportunities for their chosen careers.
IndividualRising Star AwardCelebrating an emerging independent education or training provider that shows exceptional potential, innovation, and growth prospects, making a significant impact in the sector and demonstrating promise for continued success, while embodying a vision for excellence and dedication to delivering high-quality education to their students.

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Independent Education Awards

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