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The Scale-Up Awards are open for 2023!

Organised by Business Leader, a leading media company for entrepreneurs, founders, CEOs, investors, advisors and business leaders, the Scale-Up Awards celebrate high-growth companies and the entrepreneurs who run them.

It is one of the first and only awards to focus on the scale-up sector and the 2023 event will showcase the businesses that have navigated the tough conditions by innovating, creating jobs, achieving growth, and supporting their communities and the planet.

The event has been described as the ‘Oscars’ of the business world – bringing together politicians, VIPs and business leaders from across the UK and world to celebrate success and enterprise.


There are 15 categories available for businesses and individuals to enter, including;

  • Award For ESG And Social Impact
  • Business Leader Of The Year
  • Customer Champion Award
  • Diversity Champion
  • E-Commerce Business Award
  • Employer Of The Year
  • Family Business Of The Year
  • International Business Of The Year
  • Manufacturing Excellence Award
  • Overall Scale-Up Business Award
  • Scale-Up Disruptor Award
  • Scale-Up Entrepreneur Of The Year
  • Sustainable Scale-Up Business Of The Year
  • Technology Scale-Up Of The Year
  • The #SBS Small Business Award by Theo Paphitis and Business Leader

For more information on the entry criteria for each category, check out the awards website here.

Key Dates

Deadline – 28 April 2023
Judging takes place – May – July 2023
Shortlist Announced – 8 September 2023
Ceremony – 16 November 2023

Time to enter!

Open to all UK companies regardless of sector or size, the Scale-Up Awards is the UK’s most exciting and dynamic celebration of business achievement and growth. Hundreds of award entries, a world-class panel of judges and a fantastic gala evening.

If you want to be recognised as a top-performing scale-up business, these are the awards for you. Click here to view the entry form and to start the entry process.

We’re proud to partner with the Scale-Up Awards and have had the privilege of doing so for the last few years, and they just keep getting better and better! We will be supporting entrants again this year to enter, so if you need some help with your entry, get in touch with our team who will be happy to help.

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