Amazon Business backing UK scale-ups by teaming up with Business Leader

Amazon Business have been announced as the Headline Sponsor for the 2020 ScaleUp Awards.

As part of the sponsorship, the event will be rebranded as the Amazon ScaleUp Awards, brought to you by Business Leader Magazine.

A scale-up business is defined as one that has an average annualised return of at least 20% in the past 3 years, with at least 10 employees in the beginning of the period.

They contribute a huge amount to the UK economy and according to the Scale-up Institute generated more than £1.3trn in combined turnover in the last financial year; compared to a turnover of £1.9trn by all SMEs combined.

Scale-up businesses also employ approximately 3.4m people across all sectors and areas of the UK economy.

The Amazon ScaleUp Awards, brought to you by Business Leader Magazine will highlight the leading companies and individuals that are operating in and around this space – providing a platform for scale-up entrepreneurs, SMEs and corporates to celebrate their success.

As one of the world’s leading companies and an iconic business brand, Amazon Business is at the forefront of the scale-up community and have helped thousands of companies across the globe grow, by providing business opportunities and the ability to scale.

Founder and CEO of Business Leader, Andrew Scott comments: “I am delighted to announce that Amazon will be headline sponsor for the ScaleUp Awards. This area of the UK economy is vital for the future success of the country. Having one of the world’s largest and most successful brands aligned with the awards will showcase everybody involved to a global audience.”

Dave Brittain, Head of Amazon Business UK, said: “We are delighted to be a major part of the UK’s leading scale-up awards. Scale-up companies are vital to the UK economy and wider business community, and these awards will showcase the brands and individuals leading the way.”

Entries are currently still open for the awards and you can enter by visiting the website here:

The finalists will be announced in January and the judging panel includes Piers Linney, Mike Clare, Jackie Fast and many more. You can see them all here:

Would you like to join Amazon as a sponsor for this event? Then you can view the sponsorship options here.

The Awards take place on 20th March 2020, and entries are open now (until November 15th).

If you have any questions for the Business Leader team, then please contact 020 3096 0020 or email

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