New categories added to the Business Masters

Winners of the 2021 Business Masters Awards

The North West Business Masters are back this Autumn to recognise and celebrate the region’s success stories from the past 12 months.

The annual dinner and award ceremony is a key event in the region’s business calendar and entries are currently open, but for 2022 the awards include four new categories.

For the first time ever this year’s awards will recognise the Employer of the Year, a public or private sector organisation that excels for its workforce – whether through investment in skills and training, innovations around flexible working, workplace. wellbeing initiatives of support for groups and individuals.

Alongside this the former professional services award has now been split into three categories, Law Firm, Accountancy Firm and Finance Provider, highlighting the fantastic work being done within the professional services industry within the community.

Entries are open now for all categories until 15 July, with a shortlist announced over summer ahead of the winners being revealed as part of’s annual North West Business Masters dinner on Thursday, November 10, at the Midland Hotel in Manchester.

This year’s awards are sponsored by Beyond Law Group, Air IT and  Oxygen Enterprise Partners

Click here for more details on how to enter.

Shelina Begum, North West editor at, said: “Talent, whether acquiring or retaining it, is one of the key challenges facing businesses across all sectors so with this year’s Business Masters we wanted to create an award which recognised those businesses which are perhaps leading the way in supporting their people.

“The dinner and awards are always a fantastic event and with this news categories we hope to be able to celebrate with even more of you in November.  Good luck to all who enter ”

The Business Masters awards have categories for businesses of all types of businesses, from start-ups to global brands with the newest additions, the categories of Disruptor and Sustainability returning for 2022 to 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 Friday, July 15 – click here to enter.

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