It’s time to celebrate extraordinary leadership

The last 12 months posed unprecedented challenges for businesses and demonstrated the importance of  resilience, innovation, communication and most importantly leadership.

Now as the country continues on its road to economic recovery, and its partner, international law firm CMS, are launching the 2021 Northern Leadership Awards, to recognise and celebrate the people and organisations across the North who are role models for their teams and raise the bar for their competitors.

Alex Turner, joint managing director of said: “2020 was a year of challenges for businesses that demonstrated the importance of leadership, therefore we want to celebrate those people and organisations across the North who have been exemplary.”

With the 2020 awards forced to be cancelled as a result of lockdown restrictions,  all the entries from last years event will be carried over to the 2021 awards, with entrants invited to take the opportunity to update their submissions.

The deadline for both updated and new entries is the 28 May. Simply download and complete the Northern Leadership Awards 2021 entry form (available here) and email it to

Mark Haywood from CMS which is sponsoring the awards said: “The last twelve months have demonstrated the true value of leadership, a quality that really comes to the fore during difficult periods. This is particularly the case in the business world, where excellent leadership has helped many businesses adapt to the most difficult trading conditions in memory.

“The Northern Leadership Awards recognise the high quality leadership across the business community in the North of England, and CMS is delighted to once again support this excellent initiative. Good luck to every entrant.”

The winners will be revealed at an awards dinner on 29 September at The Midland Hotel, Manchester, further details can be found here.