It’s time to recognise the pioneers, innovators, disruptors and outstanding leaders. The Trailblazers. Trailblazers are the extraordinary people who make things happen in business. They lead from the front, spot new opportunities and challenge convention.
Now for the first time Business Leader Magazine will seek out the most talented Trailblazers from across the region and recognise their achievements. This is a groundbreaking, exciting event with unprecedented media coverage and publicity.
We’ll feature the elite ‘who’s who’ of South West business leaders – the Trailblazers – in our April publication, with over 30,000 magazine readers. Then, on Thursday 23rd June, we’ll host an exclusive champagne reception and fine dining event when the South West’s Top 10 Trailblazers will be announced. Each of the top 10 will be interviewed and profiled in our July edition of Business Leader Magazine.
With unprecedented publicity and media coverage, our Trailblazers will gain high profile recognition as the South West's outstanding business people. It will catapult your reputation and credibility and raise the profile of your company among customers, suppliers, banks and financial institutions, the business community and media, both in the South West and across the UK.
BLM Trailblazers is set to be the most talked about, exclusive network of high achieving business people and entrepreneurs in the South West. With unprecedented promotion, publicity and media coverage it is an incredible opportunity to promote your business to over 30,000 business leaders and associate your brand with the cream of British business. To enquire about sponsorship email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, you can download our Trailblazer Sponsorship Pack to find out more about sponsorship and the benefits.
Nominate yourself, a colleague, supplier or customer, or other business associate that has proved outstanding in their field.
Business Leader Magazine will sift through the hundreds of nominations and based on votes and a screening process, we’ll choose the most outstanding individuals to feature in our Trailblazers League.
Business Leader Magazine will announce the BLM Trailblazers in the April edition, with a high profile feature that recognises individual achievements, and is circulated to over 30,000 BLM readers.
A judging panel will meet to review all the Trailblazers, assess their achievements and select 10 individuals to feature in the BLM Trailblazers Top 10.
On 23rd June 2016 we’ll host an exclusive, VIP evening in Central Bristol with champagne reception and 4 course dinner – a fantastic opportunity to meet the region’s most outstanding achievers. Book your tickets.
The BLM Trailblazers Top 10 2016 will be announced at the Trailblazers dinner.
The Top10 will be interviewed and profiled in Business Leader Magazine, with 30,000 readers as well as coverage in our Newswire with 28,000 email subscribers. In addition, the winners will feature in PR stories circulated across the UK’s national media.
Where: The Bristol Hotel
Date: Thursday 23rd June
Time: 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Join us in celebrating the inaugural Business Leader Magazine's Trailblazer awards with an exclusive champagne reception.
Get oriented as we get events underway, starting with an introduction of our after dinner speaker.
Connect with fellow Trailblazer candidates and key business contacts during a three course dinner.
Get engaged with this year's after dinner speaker, past Business Leader Awards hosts include Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Gyles Brandreth.
As the event ramps up, we will give an overview of the Top 40 Trailblazer candidates and announce the Top 10 finalists.
Limited to just 150 people, the Business Leader Trailblazers dinner is a closed-door, exclusive evening with the most dynamic and successful people in business. Join the elite of the business world, the people who really make things happen in the South West. To reserve your place email email@example.com.
|Top 40 Finalist||Dom Beaven & Ali Beavan - CEO Prezola|
|Top 40 Finalist||Fraser Besant - Owner Ablectrics|
|Top 40 Finalist||Steve Bowen - Founder and MD Steak of the Art|
|Top 40 Finalist||Dave Broadway - Managing Director of CFH Docmail|
|Top 40 Finalist||Ed Brown & Griff Holland - Friska|
|Top 40 Finalist||Karl Brown - Commercial Property Lawyer Clarke Willmott|
|Top 40 Finalist||Paul Brown - MD Mail Handling International|
|Top 40 Finalist||Darren Clap - Director Glentworth Lettings, Keystone Property Reports|
|Top 40 Finalist||Simon Brown - Director Forrest Brown|
|Top 40 Finalist||Charles Cook - Founder and Managing Partner Cook & Co Solicitors|
|Top 40 Finalist||Neville Coles - Principal Priory School|
|Top 40 Finalist||Wesley Davidson & Sarah Fox Clinch - Directors Fox Davidson|
|Top 40 Finalist||Craig Davidage - MD Rosemont Recruitment|
|Top 40 Finalist||Nick Davies - Founder Neighbourly|
|Top 40 Finalist||Gemma Day - Director Dowlas UK Ltd|
|Top 40 Finalist||Brian Dudley - CEO Broadway Lodge|
|Top 40 Finalist||Leon Fear - Director Fear Group|
|Top 40 Finalist||Brady George - MD Almeda Facilities Management|
|Top 40 Finalist||Ellen Green - Founder and MD Blue Badge Company|
|Top 40 Finalist||Rob Hall - Founder Wriggle|
|Top 40 Finalist||Joel Gibbard - CEO Open Bionics|
|Top 40 Finalist||Louise Harrison - Founder Cocoa Libre|
|Top 40 Finalist||Helen Lacey - MD Red Berry Recruitment|
|Top 40 Finalist||Anna Pepler - MD HR Dept|
|Top 40 Finalist||Al Keck - MD toinfinity|
|Top 40 Finalist||Oli Mochizuki - CEO and Founder Fundsurfer|
|Top 40 Finalist||Dr Paul Phillips OBE - Chief Executive and Principal Weston College|
|Top 40 Finalist||Hayden Rushton - MD, Britannia Windows|
|Top 40 Finalist||Matt Port - Managing Director Port Payroll & Bookkeeping|
|Top 40 Finalist||Darren Ryemill - CEO Opus Professional Services Group|
|Top 40 Finalist||Steve Preston - MD Heat Recruitment|
|Top 40 Finalist||Mike Robbins - Principal Bridgwater College|
|Top 40 Finalist||Gary Sheppard - CEO Helm Construction|
|Top 40 Finalist||Caroline Thompson - Head of Entrepreneurial Spark|
|Top 40 Finalist||Jon Simon - Founder and MD Pieminister|
|Top 40 Finalist||Nick Sturge - Director Engine Shed|
|Top 40 Finalist||Rob Vivian - CEO Pure Comms|
|Top 40 Finalist||Ben Warren - MD The Window Outlet|
|Top 40 Finalist||Neil Way - MD Jeff Way Electrical|
|Top 40 Finalist||Adrian Wild - Managing Director HBXL|
Following a rigorous judging procedure the Business Leader Trailblazers top 40 has been selected.
What does this mean? Following over 100 applications the judges have selected 40 individuals making waves in the South West. The top 40 will be featured in the next print edition of Business Leader Magazine, in the Trailblazers top 40 feature. Following this, the judges will then re-convene and pick a top ten, which will then be announced on Thursday June 23rd at a dinner held at the Bristol Hotel.