Hey Wakefield – has your business done something amazing?

The Wakefield District business community is a diverse as it is dynamic, and we think that’s something to be celebrated.


From little acorns, mighty oaks grow. Whether you’re one person working from your dining room table or employ thousands, Wakefield’s businesses have plenty to shout about. So here’s your chance.


Created by We Are Wakefield, the Wakefield Business Awards will celebrate all that’s great about our district’s businesses.  You can read the Rules of Entry HERE.


There’s a range of categories, taking account of all shapes and sizes of businesses. So, if you’ve had a cracking year, overcome a major hurdle, or landed a contract with one of the country’s biggest names, now you can get even more credit for it.


We don’t care whether you have staff, an eight-figure turnover, or a client list longer than the M1, we’ve levelled the playing field so you can enter your business confident that there’s a category where you’ll compete against similar businesses.


We Are Wakefield knows the power of micro, small and medium businesses. They are the majority of the UK’s companies and make a huge contribution to our economy and communities. The Wakefield Business Awards have been created so you can tell everyone how amazing your business is.


We’re all about helping businesses become more sustainable through making quality local connections – and the Wakefield Business Awards will have sustainability at their heart. We’ll not be using single use plastic, will use minimal resources to pull off the event, and the dress code will encourage people to wear something they already own or buy second-hand.


Get your entries in by  2nd August 2024 and get 7th November in your diary. We’re planning a night to remember at Tileyard North starting with a drinks reception sponsored by (TBC), an instant photograph for each attendee sponsored by (TBC)  followed by a stunning 3 course meal lovingly designed by Chef Shaun Mounsey at CREATE.


Our host for the evening will be the amazingly entertaining Dixie, co-host of Heart Yorkshire’s drive time show.


The event will be broadcast live on Rhubarb Radio.  The Rhubarb team will be chatting to guests, finalists, judges and winners and getting the atmosphere of the event out to their listeners across the Wakefield District and beyond!



Awards Sponsorship

Thank you to our headline sponsors WAKEFIELD FIRST, along with supporting sponsors Juice Personnel Limited and Solupak Limited

If you are interested in being a sponsor, please CONTACT US.

Please see the AWARDS CATEGORIES  page for the businesses that have kindly sponsored awards so far in 2024.


Welcome Drinks Reception Sponsorship

You will be greeted by a selection of welcome drinks on arrival. We are currently looking for a drinks reception sponsor.


Table Centre Sponsorship

We will be making our event more sustainable, once again, by having beautifully lit, living tress as table centres.  We are currently looking for tree sponsors.

Fair and Transparent Judging

Head over to our JUDGING PAGE for more information.


What entering the awards gets you

Let’s face it, we all want a bit of glory. But it’s not just about getting up on stage to collect a trophy. If you’re named a finalist, you can expect:

  • Promotion on social media

  • A summary of your achievements and branding in the awards brochure

  • Amazing networking opportunities at the awards ceremony

  • Mentions in We Are Wakefield’s member newsletter

  • Feedback on your entry after the awards ceremony, including what impressed the judges and what could have been improved

Attending the event

Tickets will go on sale week commencing 9th September 2024 and will cost £65 + VAT per person.  Tickets will initially be offered to We Are Wakefield Ambassadors, WAW Supporters & Partners, finalists and sponsors before going on general sale.


After Show Party

You can continue partying after the main ceremony at the Awards After Show Party when our host DIXIE from Heart Yorkshire will be playing a DJ set into the early hours.

The After Show Party will run after the main event 11pm-1.30am.

All prices quoted are exclusive of VAT @ 20%.