Awards 2022 – coming soon!

To enter our awards in 2022 please make sure you have signed up to the Blue Patch newsletter.
The awards are changing focus! We’ll be looking at projects and achievements, highlighting contributions to sustainability and social good.


Environment Award: For businesses that have positively impacted the environment as a core component of their business and/or giving in the past two years. Project case study.

Heritage: For businesses using traditional production methods and techniques, making contributions to cultural heritage or incorporating heritage techniques/skills into their work. Project case study.

Circular Economy Award: For the innovation of a circular solution. Businesses that use circular economy principles and methods in their products or services to provide solutions that tackle some of the major waste issues facing the planet. For a product, element of a product or a service-based solution.

Social Impact: For socially minded businesses aiming to make a difference to their local communities or the environment. A project, product or service. Case study.

Global Impact: For businesses based in Britain and Ireland that are working with international communities, creating ethical partnerships and with good supply chain management.

Female Business Leader: For businesses headed by women who are achieving greatness, or with a woman leader making significant contributions to a business.

New Business: For new businesses creating products or providing services (under 2 years old).

Sustainable Innovation: For businesses with a cutting edge idea that will save energy, reduce carbon, encourage a circular economy and protect the planet. Early stage.

People’s Prize: For British or Irish businesses manufacturing in this country or abroad* .Public vote.

*If manufacturing abroad, businesses need to fit the criteria for global impact

Awards open in 2022

Applications Tips

  • Don’t leave it until the final hour – trust us! Deadline 30th September.
  • Please tell us about your achievements and don’t undersell yourself.
  • Tell your story but also include the business jargon – we want both personal AND metrics.
  • You are the star of your story; tell us about your ingenuity, your insight.
  • Remember to submit some great photos!
  • Share your social media links so that we can tag you if you’re shortlisted!
  • Answer questions on a separate document, copy and paste into the application form once you are ready.


Can I apply for more than one category?

Sure can! We ask that you apply to a maximum of three categories plus the People’s Prize

What is the entry criteria?

Most of the categories are open to any businesses or entrepreneur registered, operating and manufacturing in the UK or Ireland. Your product or services match the criteria of whichever category you are applying for. UK or Irish businesses manufacturing abroad that can prove a positive impact in the community can apply for the Global Impact category. Businesses applying for one of the 3 categories available only to members need to be current Blue Patch members at the time of application.

What happens if I nominate someone?

We get in touch with them, let them know that they have been nominated and invite them to fill out an application form for the awards. It’s a nice way to recognise a business that you love!

Entry fee

Awards entry is free for members of Blue Patch collective. Check out our membership criteria here and join us!

Non-members fee to enter up to 3 categories £120

The New Business award, free to enter.

When is the entry deadline?


Can I check out the past winners?

Absolutely – You will find all of our past winners here

With thanks to our Patrons

The Blue Patch Sustainable Business Awards are kindly supported by our Patrons.