New date and nomination deadline extended for the Northern Leadership Awards has revealed a new date and an extended nomination deadline for our Northern Leadership Awards.

Due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions,  the awards were forced to be postponed. However, they will now take place at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate on Thursday May 6.

What’s more, the awards, which are supported by international law firm CMS and look to celebrate the people and organisations across the North who are role models for their teams and raise the bar for their competitors have been reopened for entries with the deadline extended until Friday January 29. All previously received entries will still be judged, however if you would like to update your entry please email

In a year that has thrown health and economic challenges at leaders, we want to celebrate those people who have shown the qualities of extraordinary leadership and can demonstrate the positive impact this has had.

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.


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

• City Region leaders
– Liverpool
– Greater Manchester
– Leeds
– Sheffield

• Overall leader – chosen from the award winners

How to enter

To find out more about the award categories, please read the Northern Leadership Awards 2020 entry information.

To enter, complete the Northern Leadership Awards 2020 entry form and email it to