About the Scale-Up Awards

Celebrating business and entrepreneurship since 2012

The Amazon Scale-Up Awards are organised by Business Leader Magazine, the leading media company for entrepreneurs, founders, CEO’s, investors, advisors and business leaders.

The first Awards and gala dinner was held in 2013, and today attracts over 700 guests including celebrities and high profile hosts such as Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Lady Michelle Mone OBE, Jeremy Vine, TV stalwart Gyles Brandreth and comedian Russell Kane.

An independent judging panel assess hundreds of entries and finalists attend a prestigious gala dinner where winners are announced. The Awards is supported by some of Britain’s most respected organisations and financial institutions.

Business Leader Magazine

If you’re looking to connect with the entrepreneurs that run the UK’s most successful companies and the professionals that help to fuel their growth – then you will benefit from engaging with Business Leader through our print magazine, events network and digital platforms.

The people that request to receive Business Leader Print magazine – and typically visit the website – are entrepreneurs and company directors running and working in businesses that turnover between £1m and £500m. Our readers are the high-growth SMEs and ambitious scale-up businesses that are fuelling growth across the UK.

Professionals and leaders in the corporate space (banks, funders, lawyers, accountants, VC & PR and professional services) also subscribe to Business Leader.

Our print magazine is published bi-monthly and distributed across the UK; whilst the Business Leader daily e-newsletter is sent to hundreds of thousands of subscribers. To subscribe to Business Leader Magazine and find out more please visit: www.businessleader.co.uk

The 2020 Amazon Scale-Up Awards by Business Leader


The Amazon Scale-Up Awards are free to enter and you can enter any number of awards. Entry is open to organisations where the principle activity or head office is based in the UK. Please refer to the Award Entry Guidelines for each category.

If you have any questions regarding award entry, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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