THE countdown is on to The Telegraph & Argus Bradford Means Business Awards for 2023, which are now less than four weeks away.

A special event will see the best businesses across the Bradford district being celebrated – a chance to mark their successes and recognise their achievements of the past 12 months.

In addition, the award ceremony aims to highlight the innovative people and companies across Bradford who are putting their region on the map.

The T&A Bradford Means Business Awards are designed to celebrate companies from across a range of sectors.

On the night there will be a total of 12 awards handed out, across a variety of categories.

These are: Apprentice of the Year, Creative Business of the Year, Employer of the Year, Family Business of the Year, Health and Well-Being Award, Innovation Award, Manufacturer of the Year, SME Business of the Year, Sustainability Award, New Business of the Year, and Social Mobility Award.

The Business of the Year award will go to the stand-out firm from the earlier category winners.

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The award shortlist is set to be unveiled soon, and all those in the running will be invited to attend the event on July 20.

This year for the first time, the venue is to be the Walton View Hotel, Drighlington, Bradford. The awards night will be hosted by former ITV Calendar presenter Duncan Wood.

Steve Lowe, sales director at LOCALiQ, said: “It is fantastic to be hosting Bradford’s Business Awards for 2023, with the spotlight on Bradford as we head towards the 2025 City of Culture, we need more than ever to be showcasing our business best and highlight our district as a great place to do business.

“For 2023 we have secured a brand-new venue, that has only opened in early 2023, a new stage and AV supplier, a new entertainment supplier and added in three new categories to reflect the changes in the way local businesses are changing to embrace creativity, health and wellbeing and thinking of sustainability.”

Organised in partnership with Bradford Council, the awards have attracted sponsorship from a number of prominent local organisations, including: Bradford College, Bradford 2025, Bradford BID, Sekhon Group, NHS Healthy Minds, Christeyns, Thorite, BHP, Solenis, Joseph Parr, University of Bradford, and Blacks Solicitors.

There are still a few tickets available for this prestigious night, which can be purchased online at