Covid-19 Business Hero

This special category will honour the businesses that have reacted to the global pandemic and pivoted the way they operate to be a force for good within the tech sector.

Maybe you’re a manufacturer who has been making specialist PPE; or have provided specific hardware/software to help people during these difficult times – or maybe you have reacted to the pandemic in a way that has seen you retain jobs or even win new business through new innovations.

The judges will be interested to find out more about:*

  • How you and your business reacted to Covid-19
  • The story behind your actions and how you achieved what you did
  • A brief overview of your company and the markets you serve
  • The impact of your actions on either your business or the community/ other businesses
  • If applicable information about any new product launches or commitment to innovation
  • If applicable impact of your actions on your employees

*Your 800 word entry and supporting document(s) should cover these points

You can upload up to eight supporting documents to back up your 800 word entry. These can be accreditations, testimonials, case studies, images, videos or accounts and financial information. Call 0117 325 7779 if you have any questions.


If the files you are looking to submit are too large to be added here please send direct to oli.ballard@businessleader.co.uk and we will ensure the file gets added to the main entry and sent to the judges.



Upload your 800 word document (5MB file limit)*


Upload a supporting document - you can upload up to 8 (5MB file limit each)


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How do I enter?

Please have all information and supporting documents ready for your entry before continuing. If you need any information or assistance regarding entry to the Awards call 0117 325 7779.

Please see hints and tips below and provide evidence/content that demonstrates how your business or organisation meets the criteria outlined in the bullet points.

You have up to 800 words to demonstrate why you should win your chosen award.

Entries should be submitted in a Word document (or similar) and uploaded using the specified field

You can upload up to 8 documents to support your entry. This can be evidence of financial or other performance, certificates, accreditations, testimonials or other supporting documentation. You have up to 2MB per file. For larger uploads, incompatible files or video please contact our team on 0117 325 7779.

Hints and Tips

Entries that 'show' rather than 'tell' will stand a better chance of recognition and becoming shortlisted. Don't just say your business is the best but demonstrate why.

Clearly outlined entries using bullet points and sub-headlines will be easier for judges to read and analyse. Some awards will also require evidence of financial performance.

Please note that when assessing your entry a judge may want to call you to discuss elements of your entry or visit your business, so please provide your full contact details.

All entries are subject to our terms and conditions and judges' decisions will be final.

Please note: If you are shortlisted, at least one member of the company must be present on the evening to collect the award.