Search is on to find Yorkshire’s business heroes

Organisers of FB Fashion Ball, the most popular event established in the Yorkshire business calendar for 27 years, are excited as hundreds of Yorkshire businesses and professionals are driving nominations forward for the Yorkshire’s Business Hero Awards.

These will take pride of place at FB Fashion Ball in Leeds on 25 April at New Dock, where the winners will be crowned during the glamourous celebrations.  

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The National Hero Awards take place in Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle and Birmingham and recognise and celebrate the most inspirational and dynamic business leaders and professionals who are growing and influencing the many successful businesses in each region. 

We are excited to publicly honour and applaud entrepreneurial leaders and outstanding employees who have made remarkable contributions to the local business economy and continue to achieve and deliver beyond expectation, with special awards for community engagement and diversity, inclusion, and equality initiatives.

Be advised to nominate and vote quickly for your colleagues and businesses in the following award categories: 


Outstanding Female Business Leader
Outstanding Male Business Leader
Exceptional Young Female Professional
Exceptional Young Male Professional
Special Community Hero Award
Legal Employer of the Year
Accountancy Employer of the Year
Property Employer of the Year
Financial Employer of the Year
Hospitality & Leisure Employer of the Year
Team of Excellence
Diversity, Inclusion & Equality
Funder of the Year
Creative and Digital Disruptor

FB Fashion Ball is all about celebrating Yorkshire businesses and their people. It not only gathers the business community to celebrate the award winners but has gained a renowned reputation for its live fashion show. 

Business leaders and professionals are invited to model for their chosen local charity to raise awareness and funds. 

The models are styled wearing the latest trends from John Lewis & Partners, Reiss, Ted Baker, Jigsaw, Hawes & Curtis, Rebecca Rhoades ROC, Nancee and Glamour Rocks to name a few. 

2024 sees the growth of its dedicated sustainable fashion scene promoting the important message of sustainable fashion and showcasing various independent local brands, whilst collaborating with and supporting women’s charity Smart Works in Leeds.

Alongside the Hero Awards, anticipation is rising as we eagerly await to see which high profile business leaders and professionals from across Yorkshire will step out in style on the catwalk.

Models are already signed up and raring to go from Squire Patton Boggs, RSM, LCF Law, EY, Addleshaw Goddard, Deloitte, PwC, Schofield Sweeney, Knights, Clarion, Thomas Coombs, Walker Morris, Ridley & Hall, Gunnercooke, KPMG, Ford Campbell Freedman, Leonard Curtis and Ward Hadaway.

Lisa Darwin, founder of FB Fashion Ball, said: “I’m so thankful to every individual and business that has supported and continues to be excited by attending and getting involved in FB Fashion Ball over the past 27 years. 

“The longstanding connections made and the enthusiasm for the event is a testament to everyone.

“I’m grateful to see so many businesses championing their people on the catwalk and nominating them for an award.

“I’m proud of the great support for so many Yorkshire charities and seeing hundreds of professionals booking their table, we are set for the best night of fun networking and celebration, don’t miss out – join us!”

She has thanked FB’s time-honoured sponsors and partners some spanning 20 years: ICAEW, Leeds Law Society,, Resource, LCASS, LYP, PM Forum, P100, JLD, Yorkshire Leadership Group, J9 Advisory, Aimee Willow Connex, Dakota Leeds, Thomas Coombs, YBW, YP Reiss, John Lewis & Partners, Jigsaw, Hawes & Curtis, Marketing Adventures, Ted Baker and Lavish.

If you’d like to MODEL, SPONSOR or PARTNER click the links below to sign up or contact Lisa Darwin 



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