Business of the Year Awards launched in the South West

Today is launching its first ever Business of the Year Awards in the South West.

The launch follows last year’s hugely successful Business Masters Awards which attracted scores of entries from leading businesses across the region.

The Business of the Year Awards are being sponsored by law firm Michelmores and Partners & and the winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony in central Bristol in November.

Businesses and individuals can enter in 13 different categories and the closing date for all entries is Friday, May 10th.

The awards will celebrate and honour the very best of businesses of all sizes and sectors across the South West.

Michael Ribbeck, South West editor of said: “We launched in the region just over a year ago with the aim of being the market leader in business news, events and awards and we are well on the way to achieving that ambition.

“Our daily newsletter is read by thousands of professionals, business leaders and decision makers and our audience is growing every day.

“We also want to celebrate the achievements of our business community and the best way we can do that is by staging these awards.”

The winners will be chosen following a comprehensive and thorough judging process.

We will also be announcing a South West Ambassador of the Year on the evening of the awards.

For more information and to enter the awards click here.

The categories are as follows:




1 Start-up
2 Sustainability
3 International Trade
4 Investment
5 Community Impact
6 Innovation
7 Family Business
8 Small Business (up to 50 employees)
9 Medium Business (51-250 employees)
10 Large Business (251+ employees)
11 Fast Growth Business
12 CEO of the Year
13 Employer of the Year