Published on 23/12/2021
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  • The West Midlands Leadership Awards will be hosted by The Business Desk at Macdonald Burlington Hotel on 31 March 2022
  • Entries for the awards are now open to all companies who want to celebrate their own leaders’ qualities across the West Midlands
  • The deadline to enter the awards is Friday 7 January 2022.

Aston University has been unveiled as a key sponsor for the West Midlands Leadership Awards in March 2022.

Entries for the awards are now open to all companies who want to celebrate their own leader’s qualities at the top of businesses across the West Midlands as we push on towards a post-pandemic future.

The 2022 West Midlands Leadership awards categories are:

Young Leader

Public and Third Sector Leader


Emerging Entrepreneur Leader

Diversity and Inclusion Leader

Professional Services Leader

Transformational Leader

Green Leader

Non-Executive Leader

Company Leader (up to 100 employees) 

Company Leader (100+ employees)

Overall leader (no nominations)


The deadline for entries is Friday 7 January 2022.

A panel of judges will decide the winners at Aston University on 21 January.

The West Midlands business community will be able to come together to celebrate the best in business leadership on 31 March 2022 from 18:30 at Macdonald Burlington Hotel in Birmingham city centre.

Dr Lloyd Parsons, director of Executive MBA Programmes at Aston Business School and one of the judges on the panel, said:

“I am looking forward to celebrating the wealth of talent we have in the West Midlands, particularly when it comes to business and leadership.

“Aston Business School has always put leadership qualities at the fore of what it offers its students and staff.

“We support business leaders in enhancing their organisation’s performance and growth. It is our particular aim to ensure that the opportunities we create are made available to all members of our society.

“I hope these awards provide an opportunity to celebrate local leadership and to network and grow connections within the world of West Midlands business and beyond.”

Ben Waterhouse, from The Business Desk, said:

“ created the West Midlands Leadership Awards to celebrate the people that are role models within their organisations and raise the bar for their competitors.

“The winners will show the qualities of extraordinary leadership and be able to demonstrate the positive impact this has had.

“The Leadership Awards offer a great opportunity to recognise and showcase the achievements and success of businesses in the region.”

You can download the entry form HERE.

Please send forms to

Tickets are now available.

Sue Smith, Head of Press and Communications
    0121 204 3521

Nicola Jones, Press and Communications Manager
    0121 204 5068

Sam Cook, Press and Communications Manager
    0121 204 5065

Rebecca Hume, Press and Communications Manager
    0121 204 5159

Alternatively, email

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