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.
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We are delighted to welcome 19 of British business’ most well-respected entrepreneurs and business figures as our judges.
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)
Manufacturing, Engineering and Energy (inc. utilities sector)
Property, Transport and Infrastructure
Technology and Telecoms
Tourism and Leisure
3. Entering the awards
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
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
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:
020 3394 1695
020 3394 1847
For award entries or press
020 3394 1695