At Business Awards UK, we take immense pride in celebrating the extraordinary talent and accomplishments of the winners and finalists in the 2024 Business Leader Awards. This year’s awards recognise the outstanding leadership, innovative strategies, and unwavering commitment of business leaders across various sectors. From transformative visionaries to impactful entrepreneurs, each awardee has significantly contributed to their industry, setting new benchmarks of leadership excellence.
2024 Business Leader Awards Winners
BWT‘s Jon Wicks contributions to the water treatment industry have earned him the title of Best Business Leader in Retail. His leadership focuses on sustainability and innovative practices, propelling BWT to a leading market position while emphasising the importance of managing water resources thoughtfully.
Carbon Zero Group, under Gareth Jones’s direction, has achieved remarkable success in the renewable energy sector. As the Director of the Year 2024, Jones’s forward-thinking leadership has been crucial in navigating the company through the challenges and opportunities of green technology.
Dr. Rashi Soin from Weybridge Dental Care and York House Dental Practice has been acknowledged as the Best Business Leader in Health & Wellbeing. Her commitment to outstanding patient care and the implementation of innovative dental practices underscore her significant contributions to the healthcare sector.
As the 2024 International Business Leader of the Year, Matt Johns MBE has propelled Fieri Leadership to global recognition. Drawing on his extensive military leadership experience, Johns has significantly enhanced the leadership skills of professionals across various industries.
Sevadis‘ Craig Slater, awarded the 2024 UK Business Leader of the Year, has been instrumental in advancing the electric vehicle charging industry. His strategic vision and commitment to eco-friendly energy solutions have established Sevadis as a frontrunner in promoting sustainable energy practices.
Craig is Managing Director at Sevadis, and had this to say about his award win:“I would like to dedicate this award to my team. Their relentless pursuit of excellence drives our business forward on a daily basis and is a pleasure to be a part of. I am proud to lead this team, and this success, like any, is our success.”
Laurie Tew has led Hamilton Piers to distinction as the Best Business Leader in Property by prioritising community engagement and innovative marketing. His strategies have driven the company’s growth and highlighted the significance of community connections in the property industry.
STUC‘s Claire Maillet, recognised as the Best Non-Profit Business Leader, has made a significant impact by supporting individuals with stammering issues. Her dedicated leadership has fostered a more inclusive environment, demonstrating the value of community support and engagement.
Ravi Navaratnam’s leadership at GK Telecom Ltd has earned him the Best Business Leader in Marketing & Advertising award. His innovative marketing strategies, especially in promoting eSIM technology, have set new standards in the telecommunications sector.
LTIMindtree‘s Dave Deep Manishkumar, celebrated as the 2024 Best Young Business Leader (Under 30), has introduced groundbreaking projects that contribute to the technology sector, establishing him as a forward-thinking leader among his contemporaries.
AstralineLogistics Ltd, led by Sabri Salim, stands out in the Travel & Hospitality sector and wins our Best Business Leader in Travel & Hospitality award. His innovative logistics solutions and dedication to service excellence have significantly enhanced the company’s reputation and customer satisfaction.
2024 Business Leader Awards Finalists
The awards also celebrated the achievements of the finalists, each making significant contributions to their industries:
- Jon Wicks, BWT – Finalist for 2024 UK Business Leader of the Year
- Matt Johns MBE, Fieri Leadership – Finalist for Best Business Leader in Health & Wellbeing
- Craig Slater, Sevadis – Finalist for Director of the Year 2024
- Sammy Mhaule, The Kicks Brand – Finalist for Best Business Leader in Retail
- Dr Lauren Davis, VetRelieve Ltd – Finalist for Best Business Leader in Health & Wellbeing
- Sukhy Cheema, Branding London – Finalist for 2024 International Business Leader of the Year
- Asheer Rahman, NodeIN Instruments – Finalist for 2024 Best Young Business Leader (Under 30)
- Elena Meskhi, Elena Meskhi & Co – Finalist for Director of the Year 2024
Reflecting on Leadership Excellence
The 2024 Business Leader Awards highlight the pivotal role of visionary leadership in driving innovation, sustainability, and strategic growth across various sectors. Leaders like Matt Johns MBE and Gareth Jones exemplify the impact of transformative leadership on global and environmental scales. Their commitment to excellence not only propels their companies forward but also contributes to the broader societal and economic development.
Craig Slater’s leadership at Sevadis, particularly in advancing electric vehicle charging solutions, underscores the critical importance of sustainable business practices in today’s world. His approach reflects a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities within the green energy sector, showcasing how visionary leadership can lead to substantial environmental benefits and business success.
As we celebrate these remarkable leaders and their achievements, it’s our hope that the 2024 Business Leader Awards serve as an inspiration for current and aspiring business leaders. The accomplishments of these individuals demonstrate the profound influence of effective leadership in shaping the future of business and society.
We congratulate all the winners and finalists of the 2024 Business Leader Awards and look forward to witnessing their continued impact in their respective fields. Their roles in driving change, fostering innovation, and setting new industry standards are crucial in creating a diverse and dynamic business landscape for the future.
For more information about the 2024 Business Leader Awards, please contact Business Awards UK.