Thriving start-ups encouraged to enter business awards

Esther Broomhall & Partners (EB&P) won the Start-Up award at the 2022 West Midlands Business Masters

With a supportive culture and eco-system, it’s not difficult to see why the West Midlands is such an attractive place to start a business.

There were 39,355 new businesses launched in the region last year – a new record.

With so many exciting start ups in the region, we want to hear from those companies for our annual West Midlands Business of the Year Awards.

The Small Business category is for companies that have been actively trading for three years or less. The judges will be looking for a business that is making its mark and is creating the right foundations for growth.

The last five Start-Up winners are:

2022: Esther Broomhall & Partners (EB&P)
2021: Love Logs
2020: Bond Wolfe Auctions
2019: Tang Interiors
2018: Conigital

The West Midlands Business of the Year Awards 2024 are backed by headline sponsors Cazenove Capital, Freeths, LDC and Robert Walters.

The deadline for entries is Friday, July 7, 2023. Click here for more information and to enter now.

Endpoint Automation Services won the Small Business award in 2022

The West Midlands 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 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 Birmingham.

There are 15 categories to enter the West Midlands Business of the Year Awards 2024. As with previous years, the Ambassador award will be chosen by the judges.
Start Up
Employer of the Year
International Trade
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

The West Midlands Business of the Year Awards winners will be revealed at’s annual celebratory dinner on February 22, 2024, at The Macdonald Burlington hotel in Birmingham.

For more information and to download your entry form please visit our dedicated awards website