Scale-Up Awards 2023 Launch with Business Leader

Thursday 4th May, 6:30pm

After the success of last year’s Scale-Up Awards, we are pleased to release another this year. We will again be partnering with Business Leader to celebrate high-growth companies and the entrepreneurs that run them.

Open to all UK companies regardless of sector or size, the Scale-Up Awards is the UK’s most exciting and dynamic celebration of business achievement and growth. It features hundreds of award entries, a world-class panel of judges and a fantastic gala evening.

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.

Described as the ‘Oscars’ of the business world, the event yearly brings together politicians, VIPs and business leaders from across the UK and world to celebrate success and enterprise.

Last year we were joined by business leaders of the like of Tej Lalvani, Richard Harpin and Touker Suleyman.

Our speakers this year:

Gerald Ratner: Gerald Ratner was born in London and based his philosophy of business on his experiences as a boy in Petticoat Lane Market. He was formerly chief executive of the major British jewellery company Ratners Group (now the Signet Group). Ratner now runs, in collaboration with Bachelor of Science&T International Limited, an export manufacturing company based in India and the online jewellery business Gerald Online. In 2013, during a visit to India for the inaugural eTailing India Expo, Gerald Ratner announced that he would be entering the Indian market.

Irene Graham OBE, CEO Scale-Up Report: A former senior banker at Standard Chartered Bank where she held both European and global managing director roles, she set up, ran and scaled several of the bank’s key client and product businesses across its corporate and institutional bank and led several global M&A activities. Before joining the ScaleUp Institute she was Managing Director at the British Bankers Association. She led a host of strategic work across the industry from the regulatory and business perspectives, including leading the Business Finance Taskforce set up by the CEOs of the UK banks which resulted in the creation of the BGF, the Enterprise Research Centre, the SME Finance Monitor, and Mentorsme as well as being responsible for new export and business policy initiatives including the Small Business Act, expanded UKEF products and Open Banking which Irene advised Government and industry upon. She is a Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship at Strathclyde University and holds a variety of non executive director and advisory roles across the creative, business and finance communities.

Andrew Scott, CEO Business Leader: Andrew Scott is an award winning serial entrepreneur, investor, business advisor and key-note speaker. From a large Irish family Andrew Scott grew up in Belfast during ‘The Troubles’ and was one of the survivors of the infamous Abercorn IRA terrorist bomb. Leaving the conflict behind, he moved to England at 18 with a burning desire to make a positive impact on the world, and embarked on a journey that would see him build, acquire and exit multiple companies and actively support good causes, inspire young people and mentor aspiring entrepreneurs. In 2017 Andrew was presented with a prestigious Institute of Directors (IoD) ‘Corporate Responsibility’ Award and in 2018 his company became an official Partner of Inspire – the organisation that delivers the Goldman Sachs ’10,000 Entrepreneurs’ program. He has sat on the Chamber of Commerce committee and the Marketing Council of the GGF in London, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Sales & Marketing Management (ISMM).

Entries are now open… Is 2023 your year to achieve?

‘E-Commerce Business Award’
‘Business Leader Of The Year’
‘Overall Scale-Up Business Award’
‘Scale-Up Entrepreneur Of The Year’
‘Sustainable Scale-Up Business Of The Year’
And more…

If you believe your business has got what it takes, click here to register for the awards. Entries close 28 April, 2023. The Awards Ceremony will be held on Thursday 16th November at 6pm.

Join us for a night of drinks, canapes and and networking with businesses from across the UK.

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

Want to become a 2023 ScaleUp Awards sponsor? The sponsorship campaign gives 12 months of multi-channel marketing, invitations to all ScaleUp themed events, networking parties, table of 10 and opportunities to get involved with judging. Get in touch with for more information.