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ENTER NOW: Karren Brady, Willie Walsh, Kelly Hoppen, Luke Johnson & Michelle Mone judge YOUR business in our awards

by LLB Reporter
6th Mar 13 9:45 am

LondonlovesBusiness.com and the London Chamber of Commerce & Industry are delighted to announce a major new business programme, “LondonlovesExcellence Awards”

In this tough economic climate, we believe it’s even more important to champion business and to celebrate their successes and contribution to the economy.

Together, we pledge to find and celebrate the very best businesses in London and to highlight their achievements.

These awards are unique for two reasons: first, they are led by one of industry’s most respected figures, Willie Walsh, chief executive of International Airlines Group and president of the London Chamber of Commerce & Industry. And second, together with Willie Walsh, they will be judged by arguably the best line-up of business figures, entrepreneurs and public figures assembled in decades.


1. Judges

We are delighted to welcome 19 of British business’ most well-respected entrepreneurs and business figures as our judges.

Judges for LondonlovesExcellence Awards

Willie Walsh, Chief Executive – International Airlines Group (Chairman of the judging panel and president, London Chamber of Commerce & Industry)

Mike Bokaie, Chief Executive – Casis Media

Karren Brady, Vice Chairman – West Ham United Football Club

Tim Campbell MBE, Founder – Bright Ideas Trust

Stephen Fear, Chief Executive – Fear Group

Tracey Follows, Chief Strategy Officer – JWT

Thea Green MBE, Founder – Nails Inc.

Kelly Hoppen MBE, Founder and CEO – Kelly Hoppen Interiors (Dragons’ Den judge)

Luke Johnson, Founder – Risk Capital Partners

Howard Leigh, Senior Partner – Cavendish Corporate Finance

Alastair Lukies, CEO & Co-Founder – Monitise plc

Kit Malthouse, Deputy Mayor for Business and Enterprise – Greater London Authority

Glen Manchester, Chief Executive Officer – Thunderhead.com

Andrew McNaughton, Deputy CEO – Balfour Beatty plc

Michelle Mone OBE, Founder and CEO – Ultimo

Charlie Mullins, Founder and CEO – Pimlico Plumbers

Andrew Reynolds Smith, Chief Executive, Automotive and Powder Metallurgy – GKN plc

Colin Stanbridge, Chief Executive – London Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Philip Yea, Non-Executive Director – Vodafone Group Plc

2. Award Categories

Awards for individuals

Apprentice of the Year

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Entrepreneur of the Year

Business Leader of the Year

Chairman’s Award (not for entry; a discretionary award nominated by the Chairman of judges)

Awards for companies

Business and Financial Services (inc. insurance and healthcare sectors)

Creative Industries

Manufacturing, Engineering and Energy (inc. utilities sector)

Property, Transport and Infrastructure


Technology and Telecoms

Tourism and Leisure

3. Entering the awards

Entry criteria

For all awards, companies must have had a turnover of between £5m and £500m in their last financial year, and an operating headquarters in London or the home counties (inc. Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Dorset, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Middlesex, Oxfordshire, Surrey and Sussex), even if they are UK-wide/international. Individuals must work for, or lead, a business which also fits within this criteria.

How to enter

Download an entry form and email it back to events[email protected]

You and/or your company may enter as many award categories as are relevant to you and for which you meet the entry criteria. Entries cost £49 + VAT per category.

Closing date is Friday 12 April, 2013

Shortlists announced: 16 April, 2013

4. Awards Dinner


The LondonlovesExcellence Awards dinner will be a highlight of the 2013 business calendar, bringing together more than 350 senior guests representing London’s business leaders, entrepreneurs and government, to acknowledge and celebrate the fantastic achievements of London’s business community.

19.00 – Champagne reception

19.45 – Welcome from Awards Chairman Willie Walsh

19:50 – Keynote address from special guest of honour

20.00 – Dinner

21.30 – LondonlovesExcellence Awards

23.00 – Cash bar

00.30 – Carriages

This evening will be held at the magnificent five-star London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square on 25 June, 2013.

Individual places: £175 + VAT

Table of 10: £1,600 + VAT

For awards dinner bookings:

020 3394 1694

[email protected]

5. Sponsors

 Align yourself with excellence

Sponsoring the LondonlovesExcellence Awards will create unrivalled opportunities for your business to engage with the senior business audiences of LondonlovesBusiness.com’s 132,000 monthly visitors, as well as London Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s 2,500 SME and FTSE companies.

Reach your target audiences

The LondonlovesBusiness.com and London Chamber of Commerce & Industry audiences are made up of entrepreneurs and senior business decision-makers in SMEs, mid-market companies and the FTSE 350.

Improve your credibility and prestige

Position yourself with a programme that’s backed by London’s leading B2B web portal and a top London business organisation, supported by a seriously prestigious judging panel led by one the UK’s true heavyweights of business.

Unbeatable networking opportunities

The LondonlovesExcellence Awards Dinner will be an evening of the highest-quality networking that London has ever seen.

If your company would like to support the awards, we can create a bespoke package for you. To discuss the opportunities available, contact:

Jenny Knighting, Business Development Director at [email protected] or call 020 3394 1847

Frances Hughes, Commercial Director at [email protected] or call 020 3394 1695

6. Contact us

For sponsorship enquiries:

Frances Hughes 

020 3394 1695                                                                   

[email protected]      

Jenny Knighting

020 3394 1847

[email protected]

For award entries or press

Frances Hughes

020 3394 1695

[email protected]

Related Files

London loves Excellence Awards – entry form – deadline 12 April 2013
LondonlovesExcellence Awards entry criteria
LondonlovesExcellence Awards dinner booking form

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