2024 Maker Awards

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Welcome to the 2024 Maker Awards

Craft your success with the 2024 Maker Awards, hosted by Business Awards UK. In the imaginative and hands-on world of makers, recognition from our panel of esteemed experts can mould your brand into an industry standout, differentiating you in this realm of innovation. A shortlisting, or possibly becoming a Winner or Finalist, can carve out your reputation and emphasise your dedication to creativity and quality. Showcase your achievements and your commitment to mastering the art of the possible. Make your mark; enter the 2024 Maker Awards today.

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.

Included

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.

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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**.

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Publicity and PR Package
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Fees

Winner
£375 +VAT
(Award Acceptance Fee)
Finalist
£0
(Free Forever)
Trophy
£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

2024 Maker Awards Categories

CategoryDescription
Fastest Business GrowthCelebrating a maker business that has achieved rapid and remarkable growth, demonstrating exceptional entrepreneurial prowess, innovation, and market success within a short period of time.
Triumph Over Adversity AwardHonouring a maker business that has shown exceptional resilience, determination, and success in overcoming significant challenges or setbacks, demonstrating unwavering commitment to their craft and achieving remarkable progress.
Most Positive Community ImpactRecognising a maker business that has made significant contributions to its local community or a specific cause, using its craft to create positive social change and uplift the community through various initiatives or philanthropic efforts.
Best Digital CreationCelebrating a maker business that showcases exceptional creativity and innovation in the realm of digital creations, such as digital art, designs, or virtual experiences, pushing the boundaries of craftsmanship in the digital domain.
Fastest Growing TeamRecognising a maker business that has experienced rapid expansion in its workforce, demonstrating remarkable team growth, and effectively managing the scaling process while maintaining a cohesive and collaborative culture.
Most Eco Friendly BusinessRecognising a maker business that demonstrates exceptional commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship, implementing eco-friendly practices, materials, and processes to minimise its ecological footprint and promote a greener future.
Best Upcycling BusinessThe Best Upcycling Business award recognises enterprises that transform discarded materials into valuable, innovative products, demonstrating creativity, sustainability, and environmental responsibility.
Lone Wolf Maker of the YearRecognising an exceptional individual maker who has achieved remarkable success as a solo entrepreneur, demonstrating exemplary craftsmanship, innovation, and dedication in their craft.
Best Use of TechnologyHonouring a maker business that showcases exceptional utilisation of technology, such as 3D printing, laser etching, or other cutting-edge tools, to push the boundaries of craftsmanship and create innovative, precision-crafted products.
Best Artisanal BusinessCelebrating a maker business that embodies the essence of traditional craftsmanship, demonstrating exceptional skill, attention to detail, and a commitment to preserving and promoting time-honoured artisanal techniques in their creations.
Online Marketplace Maker of the YearRecognising an exceptional maker who has achieved outstanding success through online marketplaces like eBay, Amazon, or Etsy, demonstrating entrepreneurial prowess, craftsmanship, and business acumen in reaching a wide audience and generating significant sales.
Rising Star AwardRecognising an emerging maker business that shows remarkable potential, innovation, and promise, with a clear trajectory for growth and a strong foundation for continued success in the industry.
Industry Leader AwardHonouring a maker business that sets the standard of excellence within their industry, demonstrating exceptional craftsmanship, innovation, and influential contributions that inspire and shape the future of the craft.
Best Company to Work ForRecognising a maker business that prioritises employee well-being, fosters a supportive and inclusive work environment, and offers opportunities for growth, creativity, and work-life balance, making it an exceptional place to work.
Best Customer ExperienceRecognising a maker business that consistently delivers exceptional customer service, providing personalised, engaging, and memorable experiences, fostering customer loyalty and satisfaction in every interaction.

Entry Form

2024 Maker Awards

Entries Close: 3rd July 2024

If you need any assistance completing this form, please contact us: –

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.

EXAMPLE 500-WORD ENTRY:

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.