Are you an inspiring and visionary leader whose compelling idea has translated into financial success?

Has your business strategy created value for your investors?

Are you prepared to be an ambassador within the wider entrepreneurial world?

Focusing on the contribution of a dynamic, creative and visionary leader, this Award recognises an enterprising individual who has achieved sustained levels of growth and strong financial performance through a culture of innovation, resilience and an ethos of inspiring others through their leadership style.

Candidates need to advise what winning the Award would mean to them and how they would plan to activate / be an ambassador for the Award within the wider entrepreneurial world.

Open to individuals operating in the public, private or third sector, this Award will go to the outstanding individual who can best demonstrate the following:

Open to individuals operating in the public, private or third sector, this Award will go to the outstanding individual who can best demonstrate the following:


  • Exceptional visionary and inspirational leadership
  • Identification of a market opportunity
  • How employees and resources were applied to optimise the opportunity
  • Strong commercial performance, financial results and demonstrable growth
  • Demonstration of the creation of real shareholder value
  • Potential and plan for sustained growth
  • Innovation in products, services or processes
  • Customer engagement and loyalty
  • An ethical approach to business


If you, as the shortlisted candidate, are unable to attend the final presentation personally or virtually, you will need to submit a film of yourself giving the presentation while being able to deputise for someone else to take questions in the room.

In this category judges will compare the extent to which each candidate has demonstrated excellence in the following areas:

Core criteria proportion of overall score:

Growth: 20%

Inspiring and visionary leadership: 25%

Innovation: 20%

Customer engagement: 5%

Employee engagement: 5%

Organisational Ethics & Policies: 5%

Financial Performance/value creation: 20%



Previous winners

Dr Nik Kotecha OBE, Morningside Pharmaceuticals - 2019

Margot Cooper, Limbs and Things - 2018

Winning has brought a good feel factor across Limbs and Things as a company. We've had publicity at a national level, with an article in The Sunday Times and coverage on YouTube and other media outlets, plus regional publicity in newspaper and media. The Awards have meant recognition of the company and our work beyond our area of activity.

Bill Holmes, Radius Payment Solutions - 2017

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