Our Sponsors

Tech Nation

Tech Nation is a national network for ambitious tech entrepreneurs – offering growth plans, visas for exceptional talent from overseas, digital entrepreneurship skills and championing UK digital.

Tech Nation fuels the growth of game-changing founders, leaders, and scaling companies so they can positively transform societies and economies. We provide them with the coaching, content and community they need for their journey in designing the future.

Lloyds Bank

Lloyds Bank is proud to sponsor the British Business Excellence Awards in 2021, which will showcase the very best of our nation’s resilience, innovation, entrepreneurship and determination. Business never stands still and the need to adapt has never been more important than this last year. By supporting these awards we want to recognise the efforts by businesses in helping Britain recover.


Metro is the United Kingdom's highest-circulation print newspaper, written for and reaching a young, mobile-savvy metropolitan audience.

Metro provides stories to the public that they need to know (from breaking news to the biggest sports stories), and the stories that the public will want to know. This can take the form of the latest showbiz gossip the funniest and oddest stories from around the world and the best opinion pieces, without a party-political standpoint.

A space for unusual introductions, meetings, and conversations, all designed around growing unique business ambitions. Host intimate dinners, business seminars, breakfast briefings and social drinks designed for connectivity and growth.


As the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group, LDC has backed the ambitions of more than 650 entrepreneurs through the highs and lows of the economic cycle. For 40 years we have invested in mid-market businesses from all sectors and regions of the British economy to support their growth. We understand the transformative power of ambition and we are looking forward to celebrating the individuals nominated for Entrepreneur of The Year in 2021.

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Home Grown - Venue Partner

A private members club that provides entrepreneurial pioneers with unique resources to unlock the true value of their business potential. Home Grown, as part of the Home House Collection, offers a space for exclusive and unrivalled access to the brightest minds in London’s thriving business community.

iNews Media Partner

inews.co.uk is your essential daily briefing, covering everything you need to know about the things that matter – without jargon or bluster.

inews.co.uk is the UK’s most trusted news brand, according to data from industry auditor PAMCo. They are proudly independent and have no agenda when it comes to political disputes – and won’t hesitate to call out injustice or wrongdoing, no matter who’s doing it.

Business Matters Magazine

Established in 1987 Business Matters is the leading magazine brand for UK’s thriving small and medium sized business sector.

Business Matters is the UK’s largest distributed subscription-based monthly business magazine, read for its news coverage, analysis, interviews with key opinion formers and leading entrepreneurs and opinion on the UK small business sector.

It provides the latest news online proving the best legal, marketing, sales and business guides, plus interviews, success stories, and profiles.

Startup Magazine

Startups Magazine is a bi-monthly print and digital publication created to champion technology startups with all aspects of their entrepreneurial journeys - helping them connect the dots from funding to founder wellbeing. Startups Magazine is free for public spaces to distribute to their members and can be received by individuals at only the cost of P&P. But above all this, what makes Startups Magazine its magical self is its fierce community which has supported the mission of the publication from the very beginning.

Hertfordshire Investor

A news organisation dedicated to business, investment, entrepreneurship, growth and developments within Hertfordshire. The only news brand dedicated to owners, managers, investors and entrepreneurs of SMEs and growing companies in Hertfordshire. Delivering the most up to date local business news and real solutions for today’s innovative company builders.

Like Minds

Like Minds is a global thought leadership platform delivering world-class events on business development, knowledge and insight aimed at entrepreneurs and business leaders to engage, stimulate and empower them to become global businesses of the future.

Their mission is to curate a platform where participants can meet fellow like minds to inspire and help each other on a level that is accessible both financially and structurally.