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5 South West Awards your business should enter

As a multi-award-winning PR agency, we love to help our clients with awards submissions and entries, and in this case, South West Awards.

The benefits of winning a shiny trophy stretch much further than looking good in the office, it can also improve your brand awareness, give your business credibility and attract talented recruits. We’ve won Best PR Agency at The Drum Recommends Awards for two years running and as well as being a reflection of the teams achievements, it’s also testament to the relationships we have with our clients.

It’ll come as no surprise that we have built up a bank of regional and national awards over the years that stretch across different industries, but here are a few you could consider for your business, team or brand…

Bristol Life Awards –

The Bristol Life Awards are hosted by MediaClash, publishers of Bristol Life, Bath Life and Crumbs. The uberglam Awards night takes place in a bespoke marquee in Lloyds Amphitheatre, so expect glitz and a giant Bristol Life magazine cover inspired photo-booth…

The perfect awards for – Getting your business on the map in Bristol.

Categories include – Arts, Bar, Business Services, Café, Charity, Civic, Creative, Education, Event, Foodie Pub, Hair & Beauty, Financial, Food/Drink Producer, Health & Wellbeing, Homes & Interiors, Legal, Leisure & Tourism, Property, New Business, Restaurant, Retailer Technology & Innovation.

Worth noting – The deadline has passed, and nominees have now been announced for the Bristol Life Awards. Congratulations if you were nominated, and if you weren’t there’s always next year!

Date of awards ceremony – 23 April 2020

South West Business Leader Awards –

Hosted by Business Leader Magazine, The South West Business Leader Awards position themselves as the most prestigious business awards in the South West and celebrate business and enterprise across small, medium and large companies.

The Business leader awards gala brings together the most influential business leaders across the South West, and the 2020 event is set to be the biggest to date with a record number of entries for the categories on offer.

The perfect awards for – Celebrating your business achievements with your team at the gala event.

Categories include – Business in the Community, Green Business of the Year, Innovation & Technology Award, Customer Excellence Award, Employer of the Year, Rising Star Award, Entrepreneur of the Year, Start-Up Business Award, Manufacturing Business of the Year, Family Business Award, Corporate Deal of the Year, Business of the Year – 1-10 Employees, Business of the Year – 11-50 Employees, Business of the Year – 51+ Employees, Advisory Firm of the Year, Business Leader of the Year Award.

Worth noting – 2019 saw over 200 companies enter the awards so make sure your entry stands out.

Open for submissions – Now

Deadline – 15 May 2020

Date of awards ceremony – 24 September 2020

Bristol Property Awards –

If your business operates in the property sector, this one is definitely worth a thought. The Bristol Property Awards are fairly new to the awards scene, this year will host the second edition. Endorsed by Mayor Marvin Rees, the awards celebrate the dynamic Bristol property sector.

The perfect awards for – Businesses in the property industry.

Categories include – Architect, Civic Development, Commercial Agent, Commercial Development, Commercial Interior Designer, Consultancy, Contractor, Deal, Developer, Employer, Financial, Green Initiative, Legal, Residential Sales Agent, Residential Development, Residential Interior Designer, Rising Star, Suppliers and Services, Transformation.

Worth noting – They also host the Bath, Cardiff and Exeter Property Awards.

Open for submissions – Now

Deadline – Available upon request

Date of awards ceremony – 5 June 2020

IoD, Director of the Year Awards –

Eligible for members of the Institute of Directors, the IoD South West Director of the Year Awards highlight the significant contribution that business leaders are making to their businesses and to society. The awards ceremony is attended by business leaders, entrepreneurs, government and media representatives.

The perfect awards for – A Director’s personal branding.

Categories include – Director of the Year: Family Business, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, Innovation, International, Non-Exec, Social Value and Sustainability Impact, Public Sector, Third Sector, Start-Up, Young, Small-Medium Business (below £50 million t/o), Large Business (£50 million + t/o).

Worth noting – Winners from the region are automatically entered into the UK Finals, so there are two opportunities to strike gold!

Open for submissions – Now

Deadline – 30 March 2020

Date of awards ceremony – 11 June 2020

West Women of the Year –

Originally launched in 2018 to mark a century of women’s suffrage in Britain, the West Women of the Year Awards recognise the women in our region who champion gender equality.

The perfect awards for – Inspiring, dedicated & high achieving women in the South West.

Categories include – Most Inspirational Woman in Business, Most Inspirational Woman in the Charitable Sector, Most Inspirational Woman in Stem, Most Inspirational Woman in Sport, Most Inspirational Woman in the Arts, Lifetime Achievement Award, West Woman Of 2020, Most Inspirational Woman in the West People’s Choice.

Worth noting – Organised by Reach Plc, the event gets great coverage across their channels (Bristol Post, Bath Chronicle, Western Daily Press, plus many more).

Open for submissions – Now

Deadline – Not yet released

Date of awards ceremony – Not yet released

Are you considering entering any of these awards but not sure which is right for your business or where to begin with entering? Get in touch with our team. Our expertise could help you and your business get the recognition you deserve.