Last day to make your nominations for the East Midlands Leadership Awards

All the winners at the 2019 East Midlands Leadership Awards

With several requests coming in late last week for us to extend the deadline, we’ve given our readers until July 17 to nominate for the East Midlands Leadership Awards.

The Awards will take place again this November to showcase the very best leaders and organisations across the region – but there’s only one day left to nominate your leadership heroes. has created the East Midlands Leadership Awards to celebrate the people that are role models within their organisations and raise the bar for their competitors. The winners will show the qualities of extraordinary leadership and be able to demonstrate the positive impact this has had.

“Great leaders change their organisations and they can also change their sectors and regions,” said Sam Metcalf, Midlands editor of

“But what we understand as great leadership has changed. There is now a much greater demand on leaders to be accessible and visible, and there is a much broader range of leadership styles.

“The East Midlands Leadership Awards will showcase those individuals whose leadership is having a significant impact and delivering fantastic outcomes.”

Impact can be measured in a number of ways, including improving financial performance, organisational culture or external reputation, overcoming adversity and challenges or by enabling other people succeed.

The shortlisted individuals and organisations will be those who have made a difference through a real desire to make things better.

All the winners at the 2019 East Midlands Leadership Awards

Andy Dawson of headline sponsor Curium Solutions said: “Curium have sponsored the Leadership awards for the last two years in the West Midlands, and we want to continue recognising the leadership talent that exists across the whole of the Midlands.

“If ever there is a time to shine a light on Leaders who exhibit the finest leadership qualities, then it is now. The last few months have been extremely difficult for busineses of all sizes operating across all sectors. However, it is during these moments when the very best leaders deliver for their businesses, customers and teams. We look forward to cheerleading and celebrating their success across both the East and West Midlands in the Autumn.”

The awards lunch will take place at the Crowne Plaza, Nottingham, on Thursday, November 5. Tickets are on sale now, priced £85+VAT each or £800+VAT for a table of 10.


Award Categories

Young leader (under 35)

• Public and third sector leader

• Emerging entrepreneur leader

• Empowering potential leader

• Diversity and inclusion leader

• Professional services leader

• Transformational leaders

• Company leader (up to 100 employees)

• Company leader (100+ employees)

• Best leadership programme

• Overall leader – chosen from the award winners

How to enter

To find out more about the award categories, East Midlands Leadership Awards 2020 entry information.

To enter, East Midlands Leadership Awards 2020 entry form and email it to

The entry deadline is Friday, July 10, 2020.