key Dates

Key dates
key dates

Entries Open - Monday, 4th November 2019: Companies are permitted to enter up to 3 categories. To enter, please click here.

Breakfast Meeting at College Court Conference Centre and Hotel - Monday 2nd December 2019: Sponsors will gather for the first time over breakfast and will have a briefing regarding the awards and the judging. Guests will arrive at 8:00am and the morning will conclude around approximately 10.00am.

college court

Entries Close - 11:59pm Friday 3rd January 2020: Once all applications are submitted, they will be sent to judging. Applicants may be contacted by sponsors during the judging period for more information or to arrange a meeting.

Judging Period – Monday 10th February – Friday 28th February 2020: The category sponsor will have full responsibility for judging their own award. We encourage all sponsors to contact each applicant directly to ask for further information, or to arrange to meet, to judge their category fairly and decide on the three finalists. Judges will be asked to supply just reason for their decisions and be able to provide evidentiary support should this be required. The Editor of Leicestershire Live will review the finalists to ensure they are satisfied with all sponsors’ decisions, they reserve the right to overrule any decision made. All financial information submitted to the award will remain confidential.

Finalists Contacted - Week Commencing 9th March 2020: Companies will be contacted confirming whether they have been shortlisted as finalists for this event, If your business is selected as a finalist you will also receive two tickets to our Finalists and Sponsors Champagne and Canapés evening.

Sponsors and Finalists Champagne and Canapés Evening - Date TBC at Winstanley House: Finalists and Sponsors to arrive from 6pm, to finish approximately 8pm.

Winstanley House

Finalists announced in 24-page pre-event supplement - To appear in the LeicestershireLive on Wednesday 30th September.

Awards Ceremony - Thursday 8th October 2020, Maher Centre.

As we celebrate the outstanding achievements of Leicester’s most successful businesses over the past year, the 2020 LeicestershireLive Business Awards is set to be the most impressive and memorable event of the Leicester Business Calendar. The awards night will be filled with fabulous entertainment. Hosts and entertainment provided by Champions Speakers.


Tickets are £100 + VAT each
Tables of 10 are £1000 + VAT each

To book your tickets or table now, please contact Beth White at


Winners Announced in the 20-page post-event supplement - To appear in the LeicestershireLive on Wednesday 14th October 2020.

If you have any questions about the awards, please contact: Beth White at Champions (UK) plc
08453 31 30 31