Business award calendar for the year ahead

You’ve decided that award submission may be the right direction for you and your business and you may even have a good idea of the successes you would like to have recognised. Now, it’s simply a matter of finding the right award event and category to enter to allow those achievements to shine brightly!

On a national level there are a huge number of business awards to consider. To keep this page manageable – and avoid the on-set of cramp through continuous page-scrolling – we thought we would give you just a flavour of what’s coming up over the next 3 – 4 months. There are, as you might imagine, many additional ‘niche’ awards (not to be confused with the Niche Awards!) and we are happy to help you source these if you have something specific in mind.

Regular readers of The Awards People blogs will know that we discourage last minute award entry writing (for the reasons why, please refer to our ‘dos and don’ts’ of award submission), so we have decided not to tease you with any immediate deadlines and have very responsibly started our list from October! If you would like to explore even more options simply get in touch.

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Award Title Deadline
IWFM Awards 29th April
Niche Business Awards 30th April
Queens Award for Enterprise 1st May (closing midday 10th September)
PwC UK Private Business Awards 2nd May
Nachurel Awards 4th May
Nursing Times Awards 4th May
East Midlands Chamber Awards *You do need to be a member to enter 7th May
UK Packaging Awards 8th May
Most Wanted 2019 13th May
SME National Business Awards 16th May (early bird discount), final deadline:

27th June

East Midlands Young Talent Awards 24th May
CILT Annual Awards for Excellence 24th May
The British Small Business of the Year Awards 26th May TBC

Please Note: We always recommend that you double check deadlines on the organiser’s website as, on some occasions, they can be subject to change.
If, having read the above list, you are intrigued by any of these awards but want to chat over your ideas (or maybe have a bit of a confidence boost) before you begin, you can contact us and have a chat through individual categories, general expectations, likely competition etc. At The Awards People we will always give you good, old-fashioned, honest and unbiased advice on all aspects of business award submission.

Of course, we’re sure we don’t have to remind you that The Awards People also write award-winning award entries, so if you have indeed been inspired but know that you simply won’t have time to pull together your application, then get in touch with us and we’ll start to craft an awesome reflection of the great things you have done and highlight your true award-worthiness.

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Once you’ve worked with us simply introduce us to a new client and we’ll write you an awards application for FREE*!


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Free tips and hints guide

The Awards People

Over the years we have worked with private individuals, business people, charities, the arts and third-sector organisations, as well as companies across all business sectors including manufacturing and engineering, science and bioscience, health and pharma, energy and renewables, professional services, packaging, creative services… oh the list is endless! We find the right awards for our clients to enter and then take on the often onerous task of actually completing the nomination and application.

At the heart of what we do is ensuring that our client’s voice is heard strongly on each and every award nomination and award application form that we complete upon their behalf.

We don’t have a house style. Every single nomination we complete is unique. We consider ourselves as an extension of you, your team and your business.

We believe very strongly that when you read your draft award nomination or application you recognise yourself, your business, your charity, your organisation at its very best, shining straight back at you… and we can’t wait to write your story.