The Rutland Entrepreneur Awards Return For 2023

Nominations Are Now Open for Local Rutland Business Awards

Rutland-based business club “The Biz Club” are delighted to announce the launch of their annual Entrepreneur of the Year Awards for 2023. 

There are almost 2,000 businesses in Rutland alone, and the number continues to grow each year. The area makes it particularly attractive for more niche businesses in the manufacturing and service sectors.

This year, the organisation has announced two separate categories; one for the over 25’s and one for under. Nominations for each award must be submitted by August 31st and all businesses need to have a physical base in Rutland, Market Harborough, Stamford or Melton Mowbray to be eligible as a local business. 

All applications will be judged by some of the top business minds in the area, with a special focus on seeking the most innovative and inspiring entrepreneurs and leaders to select as finalists for the awards.

“We’re focusing on championing some of the most exciting and innovative entrepreneurs in the area,” says local business owner and Vice-Chair of the Biz Club, Mark Shaw, “We also know that some of these outstanding entrepreneurs may not be those with years of experience behind them, which is why we’re keen to shine a light on young entrepreneurs too.”

Businesses across the area with a united passion for supporting local business are sponsoring the event; confirmed sponsors so far are Warners, Arnold Wills Ltd, Quibble, ClockedIn, and Uppingham First.

Anna Morrish, Managing Director and Founder of Quibble explains, “We’re heavily involved in supporting businesses across the county,” Explains Anna, “In the past, we’ve also worked with local Colleges to offer work experience to their business students to support their T-Level qualifications.” Explains Anna.

“We’re keen to not only support established businesses, but also those individuals who will go on to create fantastic businesses and organisations in the future.” Says Anna.

The awards for both Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year will be whittled down to two finalists in each category and presented to the winners at the Biz Club Luncheon on November 17th.

“Even those that don’t end up going on to be nominated or winning an award will become part of a supportive community of like minded business people and entrepreneurs that care about the local area, supporting small business and helping each other flourish.” Concludes Mark.

All applications can be submitted through the Biz Club website, and must be done so by the 31st of August.