key Dates

Key dates
key dates

Entries Open - Tuesday 13th November 2018: Companies are permitted to enter up to 3 categories. To enter, please click here.

Sponsors Breakfast Meeting at College Court - Tuesday 10th December 2018: Up to two company representatives to arrive at 8:00am and we will conclude around 10:00am.

college court

Entries Close - 18th January 2019: 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 - Friday 25th January 2019 to 22nd February 2019: The category sponsor will have full responsibility for judging their own award. In order to remain impartial, we would recommend including at least one external member in the judging panel. 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 business editor and publisher of the Leicester Mercury 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 - Monday 4th March 2019: 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 which is to be held in March 2019, and you will also be invited to purchase tickets or a table to the awards ceremony dinner, held on Thursday 11th April 2019, The Maher Centre.

Sponsors and Finalists Champagne and Canapés Evening - Monday 18th March 2019, 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 Leicester Mercury on Tuesday 2nd April 2019.

Awards Ceremony - Thursday 11th April 2019, Maher Centre

As we celebrate the outstanding achievements of Leicestershire’s most successful businesses over the past year, the 2019 Leicester Mercury 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.

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If you would like to purchase a table or individual places to this years Leicester Mercury Business Awards, please contact

Tickets are £100 + VAT each

Tables of 10 are £1000 + VAT each

Winners Announced in the 20-page post-event supplement - To appear in the Leicester Mercury on Tuesday 16th April 2019

If you have any questions about the awards, please contact: Shannon Taylor at Champions (UK) plc

08453 31 30 31