Deadline looms for entries to The West Midlands Leadership Awards

There are just two weeks left to enter The West Midlands Leadership Awards, the prestigious event that will take place again this November to showcase the very best leaders and organisations across the region. has created the West 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 West 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.

2019 overall winner Matt Jones, centre, with’s Alex Turner and Curium Solutions’ Andy Dawson

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 region.

“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.”

Last week, ART Business Loans was announced as the latest business to throw its weight behind the awards. 

ART Business Loans has been named as the sponsor for the coveted Company Leader (up to 100 employees) category.


The awards lunch will take place at the Macdonald Burlington, Birmingham, on Friday, November 13.

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, please read the West Midlands Leadership Awards 2020 entry information.

To enter,
download the West Midlands Leadership Awards 2020 entry form and email it to

The entry deadline is Friday, July 10, 2020.