Entries are flowing for the newly-launched Business Weekly Awards 2021-2022 competitors which has a good stronger sponsor line-up.
Cambridge Science Park leads a tranche of latest backers for the Awards which additionally consists of Chesterford Research Park, Sir Chris Evans’ Excalibur Life Sciences and Mike Lynch’s Invoke Capital, which backs Cambridge tech corporations similar to Darktrace, Featurespace and Luminance.
All the prevailing heavyweight sponsors from the 2020-2021 Awards have renewed their backing. These embrace Arm, AstraZeneca, Barclays, PwC, Cambridge Innovation Capital and Cambridge University’s Judge Business School.
Stand-out regulation agency Mills & Reeve continues as lead forensic sponsor, compiling stories for judges based mostly on interviews with entrant companies.
New this 12 months is an award sponsored by Cambridge Innovation Capital to honour the Investment of the Year.
We are additionally in search of a Young Company of the Year, one of the best Quoted Company, champions in worldwide commerce and sustainability expertise; Life Science innovators, prime ladies and tutorial entrepreneurs; disruptive expertise game-changers and AI thought leaders.The award classes are:
Young Company of the Year: For essentially the most thrilling startup enterprise in any sector that has made vital progress within the final 12 months.
Graduate Business of the Year: For a Cambridge-based firm that has proven excellent industrial potential or success over the past 12 months, both based by a Cambridge University alumnus or which has considerably contributed to the employment and retention domestically of Cambridge graduate expertise.
The Michael Marshall Engineering Excellence Award: For an organization or particular person who within the final 12 months has added game-changing engineering to any product in any enterprise & trade.
Disruptive Technology: For the corporate in any sector whose science or expertise is deemed to be genuinely game-changing.
Technology Scale-up: For the hi-tech firm that within the earlier 12 months has broadened its market attain globally, scaled headcount in a significant method, secured considerably elevated funding or added noticeable energy to its core expertise proposition.
Life Science Scale-up: For the Life Science enterprise that has proven most progress within the previous 12 months by way of scaling headcount, broadening vertical markets or rising the efficiency of its pipeline.
International Trade Champion: For an organization in any trade that has considerably broadened its export gross sales or entry to international markets.
Lifetime Achievement Award: To recognise a unprecedented profession dedicated to innovation and industrial success for the advantage of society and the UK financial system.
Life Science Innovation: For the organisation or particular person who has accomplished essentially the most to additional the reason for life science discovery for the advantage of human healthcare.
Cambridge Judge Business School Woman Entrepreneur of the Year: For a lady entrepreneur who can exhibit excellent achievements within the final 12 months and who conjures up and nurtures different ladies to excel.
Sustainability Champion: For the corporate whose science or expertise is deemed to carry most potential to dramatically scale back or eradicate the carbon footprint of companies and industries.
Academic Entrepreneur of the Year: For excellent work by an educational as an innovator, founder or guide prior to now 12 months.
AI Innovation: For essentially the most profitable deployment of Artificial Intelligence in any enterprise phase.
Quoted Company of The Year: For an East of England enterprise listed on any public market that has delivered greatest worth for shareholders within the final 12 months.
Investment of the Year: For a deal that’s deemed to be a game-changer by way of quantity invested or potential impression following funding, whatever the sum of money raised.
From these a Business of the Year shall be chosen to hitch a Hall of Fame that features Abcam, ARM, Autonomy, AVEVA, British Sugar, Cambridge Quantum, CSR, Darktrace, Domino, Frontier Developments, Horizon Discovery, Ieso Digital Health, Perkins Engines, Pi Group, Ryanair, TTP and Treatt plc.
• To enter the awards go to https://www.businessweekly.co.uk/business-awards/enter-awards or e-mail Tony Quested – tquested [at] businessweekly.co.uk