Get your entries into this year’s Business Masters Awards 2021

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The Business Masters will return in the autumn to celebrate the region’s success stories of the past year.

The annual award ceremony is a key event in the business calendar, recognising the achievements of companies across the North West.

This year is particularly important because of the huge disruption and challenges caused by the pandemic which have forced all businesses to be agile, innovative and resilient.

The Business Masters winners will be revealed at’s annual North West dinner on 3 November 2021 at The Midland Hotel, Manchester.

Click here for more details on how to enter.

Shelina Begum, North West editor of, said: “After an unprecedented year, businesses have had to change how they operate, disrupt the marketplace, create new products and services and opened up to new opportunities.

“We know from the stories we have been writing over the last 12 months that the region’s companies have stepped up and met the demands of the pandemic with ingenuity and tenacity to ensure they could emerge from the pandemic with a business that can be rebuilt.

“We hope that as many businesses as possible will enter to mark the return of the Business Masters awards.”

The Business Masters awards have categories for businesses of all types, from start-ups to global brands.

We are introducing two new awards this year – the Disruptor and Sustainability awards.

These will recognise achievements in two areas that have become much more important – how businesses are harnessing the power of tech to change their company and industry, and how they are addressing environmental issues to be a more considerate company.

The entry deadline is 16 July 2021 – click here to enter.

The Business Masters award categories are:

  • Start-up
  • Disruptor* [new award for 2021]
  • Sustainability* [new award for 2021]
  • International Trade
  • Investment
  • Community Impact
  • Professional Services
  • Property Business
  • Family Business
  • Small Business (up to 50 employees)
  • Medium Business (51-250 employees)
  • Large Business (251+ employees)
  • Fast Growth Business
  • Ambassador

Last year’s awards were handed out in thirteen categories to businesses of all shapes and sizes and from a wide range of sectors.

Winners included Urban Splash, the Manchester based property developer, which was honoured with the Large Business Award.

Warrington based Alpabiolabs won in the innovation category. The firm specialises in providing drug testing and alcohol kits and also carries out COVID-19 testing options for private individuals and businesses.

The winner of the Investment Award was Alpine Fire Engineers which is based in Bury.

Myerson Solicitors, which has its headquarters in Altrincham, won the Professional Services category.

Family Business of the Year went to Abbey England in Cheshire.

Shelina added: “The event celebrates excellence in firms of all sizes and sectors, from long-established multi-nationals to start-ups.

“I urge as many of you as possible to enter this year’s awards.”

For more information on sponsorships contact Ben Waterhouse and to book your places at the dinner click here.

If you have any questions about the awards, please email