Wednesday 18 October

The Midland Hotel, Manchester



Judging site visits will begin shortly.

If you would still like to enter the 2023 awards,
please contact events@thebusinessdesk.com



Grab your tickets

Single Ticket – £145 + VAT
Half Table (5) – £700 + VAT
Full Table (10) – £1300 + VAT


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Click HERE to view our awards website.

The North West Business of the Year awards celebrate the very best business successes from across the region.

The shortlisted companies will be those that are innovating, disrupting and thriving – and want to showcase their achievements.

The awards are led by TheBusinessDesk.com with categories for every size of business.

A rigorous judging process that will see all of the companies visited by members of our judging panel, before a shortlisting process. Each company on the shortlist will then be invited to pitch why they should win an award, with the winners revealed at a high-profile awards evening in Manchester.


  • Start Up
  • Innovation
  • Sustainability
  • Employer of the Year
  • International Trade
  • Investment
  • Community Impact
  • Property Business
  • Family Business
  • Small Business (up to 50 employees)
  • Medium Business (51-250 employees)
  • Large Business (251+ employees)
  • Fast Growth Business
  • Chief Executive of the Year
  • Ambassador

Key Dates

Stage 1: Site Visits
Members of the judging panel will conduct a site visit at each entrant’s office/site between 24th April – 14th July.
We will be in touch after 17th March to arrange your site visit.

Stage 2: Shortlist Interviews
After the site visits, judges will create a shortlist. The shortlist will be invited to present to the judges at a location in Manchester city centre on either 6th or 7th September.