Our 2021 finalists have now been chosen! Watch out for our Awards Winners' Week from 24th May.

Showcasing Buckinghamshire

The Buckinghamshire Business Awards is an opportunity for local businesses to showcase their leadership and entrepreneurial vision. Each winner and finalist embodies the spirit of entrepreneurship which is the foundation of Buckinghamshire’s success. Together, they all show that nobody does business like Buckinghamshire. The 2021 finalists in each category are listed below and we are excited to be announcing the winners during the week commencing 24th May 2021.

Winners’ Week 24th – 28th May 2021

Winners will be announced during the week commencing 24th May 2021, when a visit will be made to the lucky winners to present the prestigious Buckinghamshire Business Awards trophy. A timetable is below and you will be able to follow the results through social media, our website and local radio.

Growth Business of the Year Monday 24th May - am
Apprentice & Young Person Employer of the Year Monday 24th May - pm
Excellence in Customer Service Award Tuesday 25th May - am
Family Business of the Year Tuesday 25th May - pm
New Business of the Year Wednesday 26th May - am
Young Entrepreneur Award Wednesday 26th May - pm
Small Business of the Year Thursday 27th May - am
Covid Innovation Award Thursday 27th May - pm
Corporate Social Responsibility Award Friday 28th May - am


Tuesday 1st June am

Frequently asked questions

Below are the most commonly asked questions. Click on a question to expand. 

The deadline for entry was midnight on 31st January 2021

All entries must be made online using our new online entry system.

The awards are free to enter.

  1. Entry is via our online entry system only, from which shortlists will be decided.
  2. Shortlisted organisations will be visited by a judge at their premises if possible, or via an online platform.
  3. From the shortlist, finalists will be selected after a review by our panel of independent judges.
  4. Finalists will be notified on 15th April 2021.
  5. Winners will be announced in May 2021

Any registered private sector organisation or company of any size located within Buckinghamshire which has been trading for at least 12 months is eligible to enter the awards. If your organisation is part of a larger business or a franchise, your organisation must function as a separate business unit in the county of Buckinghamshire. 

All entries are confidential and will only be viewed by the judges and Buckinghamshire Business First. All judges sign a non-disclosure agreement prior to judging and any paper copies of entry information will be confidentially destroyed after the awards ceremony. 

The Buckinghamshire Business Awards are organised by Buckinghamshire Business First and any questions should be directed to the team at awards@bbf.uk.com or on 01494 927130.

Due to the pandemic, we have made the decision not to hold an awards ceremony in 2021.  We will be announcing winners in May 2021 and will make the most of all PR opportunities in press, social media and radio to raise the profile of the winners across the county. 

Winners will all receive a bespoke trophy and certificate.

Terms and conditions

Please click here to download the terms and conditions.

2021 Sponsors

Sponsoring the 2022 Buckinghamshire Business Awards

Interested in sponsoring next year's awards?

Email awards@bbf.uk.com for more information.

2019 Awards Round-up

Whether you missed out on the 2019 event and want to see what the fuss is all about, or if you were there but your memory is a little hazy (perhaps related to the amount of champagne drunk on the night), then you can get an overview now.

Check out a selection of the professional pictures taken on the night >

See some of the Twitter highlights from awards night >

Previous Award Winners

Take a look at our previous award winners below: