Host unveiled for Amazon ScaleUp Awards By Business Leader Magazine


The host for the Amazon ScaleUp Awards by Business Leader has been announced.

Comedian and television personality Tom Allen will be the host for the event, which is taking place at London Hilton on Park Lane on Friday March 20, 2020.

Over 400 businesses have entered this year’s awards and judging is currently underway, with the shortlist set to be announced in January.

The Awards will highlight the leading companies and individuals that are driving growth in the UK and will provide a platform for scale-up entrepreneurs, SMEs and corporates to celebrate their success.

Andrew Scott, Business Leader founder, comments: “The Awards will celebrate the success of scale-up and high-growth companies. It’s going to be an evening to remember and we expect Tom to be thoroughly entertaining as host.” 

To find out more about the awards and see who the 2020 judges are, please visit: https://www.scaleup-awards.co.uk/

About Tom Allen 

Tom Allen’s unique style of sharp, acerbic wit and camp, riotous storytelling has seen him become a household name in the UK.

The last couple of years have been very busy for Tom with him becoming the host of The Apprentice: You’re Fired, co-host of Bake Off The Professionals, regular on Bake Off: An Extra Slice and Alan Carr’s There’s Something About Movies as well as numerous appearances on Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo, Hypothetical, The Royal Variety Performance, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Cats Does Countdown, Would I Lie to You and Roast Battle.

He has also been heard on BBC Radio 4 in his own series Tom Allen Is Not Very Nice, as well as Just a Minute and is a regular co-host on Loose Ends.

As an actor he has starred in BBC Radio 4’s Sony Award winning Bleak Expectations, Comedy Central’s Threesome, BBC’s Sensitive Skin with Joanna Lumley and Fear of Fanny with Mark Gatiss and Julia Davis. Film includes Colour Me Kubrick with John Malkovich, Starter for Ten with James McAvoy and the Stephen Frears film, Tamara Drewe.