2024 Business Leader Awards

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Welcome to the Business Leader Awards 2024

The 2024 Business Leader Awards are now open for entries! This is your chance to showcase your achievements, network with industry professionals, and gain recognition for your hard work and innovation. Prepare your award submission and make a compelling case for why you deserve to be a winner of the 2024 Business Leader Award. Whether in fintech, digital transformation, or health and wellbeing, let these awards be the stage for your industry-leading accomplishments. Submit now and stand among the best in business!

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

It just makes sense. Why pay an entry fee when you get nothing in return? If you enter an award sector with Business Awards UK and win, you pay an Award Acceptance Fee, then enjoy a raft of benefits for winning.

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


£375 +VAT

(Award Acceptance Fee)


(Free Forever)

£99 +VAT

(per optional 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

Business Leader Awards Categories

Award / CategoryDescription / Criteria
2024 UK Business Leader of the YearRecognising the most outstanding business leader across the United Kingdom, the UK Business Leader of the Year 2023 award highlights exceptional achievements, visionary leadership and unwavering dedication to driving success.
2024 International Business Leader of the YearCelebrating the most influential and accomplished business figure on a global scale, the 2024 International Business Leader of the Year award honours those who demonstrate extraordinary leadership skills and business acumen while transcending borders.
2024 Best Young Business Leader (Under 30)An award for the brightest and most promising young business leader under the age of 30, this category shines a spotlight on prodigious talent, showcasing the future stars of the business world and their incredible accomplishments.
Best Family Business LeaderRecognising the most outstanding family business leader, the Best Family Business Leader award honours those who have successfully navigated the unique challenges of a family-run enterprise, fostering growth, sustainability, and strong family values.
Best Non-Profit Business LeaderCelebrating the most influential and dedicated leader in the non-profit sector, the Best Non-Profit Business Leader award recognises those who have made significant strides in driving their organisation’s mission, effecting positive change, and championing social causes.
Most Innovative Business LeaderThis award celebrates a business leader renowned for exceptional innovation, visionary strategies, and significant contributions to their industry, driving forward-thinking change and advancement.
Business Leader Award – Director of the Year 2024This award is bestowed upon a director who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, strategic vision, and significant contributions to their organization and industry in the year 2024.
Best Business Leader in FinanceRecognising excellence in financial leadership, the Best Business Leader in Finance award is bestowed upon those who demonstrate remarkable strategic thinking, fiscal responsibility, and exceptional management skills within the financial sector.
Best Business Leader in Digital TransformationThis award recognises a business leader who has excelled in driving digital transformation, showcasing innovative strategies, and making a significant impact in modernising and advancing their organisation’s digital capabilities.
Best Business Leader in RetailCelebrating the most accomplished and innovative business leader in the retail industry, the Best Business Leader in Retail award recognises those who have successfully navigated the challenges of the sector, driving growth, and delivering exceptional customer experiences.
Best Business Leader in Social MediaIn recognition of the most influential and innovative business leader in social media, the Best Business Leader in Social Media award acknowledges those who have harnessed the power of digital platforms to drive brand awareness, audience engagement and business growth.
Best Business Leader in TechnologyAn accolade for the most visionary and transformative business leader in the technology sector, the Best Business Leader in Technology award honours those who have driven innovation, fostered cutting-edge solutions and shaped the future of the industry through their exceptional leadership and technological prowess.
Best Business Leader in ManufacturingThis award is for the most accomplished and innovative business leader in the manufacturing sector, celebrating their unwavering commitment to excellence, process improvement, and driving industry growth.
Best Business Leader in Marketing & AdvertisingShowcasing the most creative and strategic business leader in marketing and advertising, the Best Business Leader in Marketing & Advertising award recognises those who have made a significant impact in their field, shaping brand narratives and fostering consumer engagement.
Best Business Leader in Health & WellbeingThis award celebrates a business leader who has made outstanding contributions to health and wellbeing, demonstrating innovative strategies and a significant impact in enhancing health-related initiatives in their organisation or sector.
Best Business Leader in PropertyAn award for the most visionary and influential business leader in the property sector, this category celebrates those who have demonstrated exceptional acumen in developing, managing, and expanding property portfolios.
Best Business Leader in RecruitmentRecognising the most outstanding business leader in recruitment, the Best Business Leader in Recruitment award honours those who have revolutionised the hiring process, cultivated strong talent pipelines and demonstrated exceptional industry expertise.
Best Business Leader in Training & EducationThis award is for the most inspiring and dedicated business leader in the training and education sector, celebrating their unwavering commitment to fostering lifelong learning, enhancing educational opportunities, and cultivating a knowledgeable workforce.
Best Business Leader in LegalThis award honours a business leader in the legal field who has demonstrated exceptional innovation, leadership, and significant contributions, greatly influencing and advancing the legal industry.
Best Business Leader in Travel & HospitalityAn award for the most exceptional business leader in the travel and hospitality industry, this category acknowledges those who have made a significant impact on their sector, championing innovation, sustainability, and delivering outstanding guest experiences.

Entry Form

Business Leader Awards

Deadline Reached: Entries Now Closed

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Award winning entries typically provide over 500 words providing meaningful and relevant details related to the categories they have entered. Telling us why you are entering these particular categories tends to help. Be specific: for example, if the category is Fastest Growing Company, provide details of how your company has grown and include basic revenue figures (eg. YoY £/%) so we can get a feel for the business growth you’re experiencing. Where possible and relevant to do so, including links to reviews/testimonials and digital assets to support your entry will also help.


Introducing Quantum Leap Innovations Ltd., a groundbreaking British company at the forefront of technological advancements, spearheaded by its Founder and CEO, Dr. Elizabeth Cavendish. Dr. Cavendish has redefined the boundaries of innovation, earning her a well-deserved nomination for the Most Innovative Business Leader award in the Business Leader Awards 2023.

Established in 2019, Quantum Leap Innovations Ltd. was the brainchild of Dr. Cavendish, a renowned physicist and serial entrepreneur with a track record of developing ground-breaking technologies. Recognising the need for a radical shift in our approach to tackling global challenges, Dr. Cavendish envisioned a company that would act as a catalyst for disruptive ideas and transformative solutions.

Under Dr. Cavendish’s visionary leadership, Quantum Leap Innovations Ltd. has rapidly become a game-changer in the fields of renewable energy, artificial intelligence, and sustainable materials. Her unwavering commitment to fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and calculated risk-taking has made the company an incubator for breakthrough ideas that revolutionise industries.

A prime example of Dr. Cavendish’s innovative prowess is the company’s flagship project, “HelioSynth”. This pioneering solar technology harnesses the power of artificial photosynthesis, converting sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide into clean, sustainable energy. By effectively replicating nature’s most efficient energy conversion process, Dr. Cavendish’s brainchild has the potential to transform the renewable energy sector and contribute significantly to reducing the world’s carbon footprint.

However, Dr. Cavendish’s innovative spirit does not stop at scientific advancements. Under her leadership, Quantum Leap Innovations Ltd. has adopted a unique, forward-thinking approach to its organisational structure and management style. By embracing a flat hierarchy and encouraging open communication, the company cultivates an environment where creativity and experimentation are nurtured, and unconventional ideas are celebrated.

In addition to fostering innovation within her own company, Dr. Cavendish is committed to nurturing the next generation of trailblazers. Quantum Leap Innovations Ltd. actively collaborates with academic institutions and young entrepreneurs, offering research grants, mentorship programmes, and innovation challenges aimed at supporting emerging talent and driving groundbreaking ideas forward.

Dr. Cavendish is also an ardent advocate for diversity and inclusion in the world of technology and innovation. Through various company initiatives, such as scholarships and outreach programmes, she champions the inclusion of underrepresented groups in the sector, believing that true innovation can only be achieved by tapping into the wealth of diverse perspectives and experiences.

Beyond her achievements at Quantum Leap Innovations Ltd., Dr. Cavendish is a thought leader in her own right. A sought-after speaker at industry conferences and events, she shares her insights on the future of technology, sustainability, and innovation, inspiring others to think boldly and challenge the status quo.

In summary, Dr. Elizabeth Cavendish’s exceptional track record as the driving force behind Quantum Leap Innovations Ltd., her relentless pursuit of transformative ideas, and her unwavering commitment to fostering a culture of innovation and inclusivity, make her an exemplary candidate for the Most Innovative Business Leader award in the Business Leader Awards 2023. By recognising her achievements, we celebrate not only her visionary leadership but also the immense potential for positive change that she represents.