About the awards

The MEN BusinessLive Awards are back to honour the region’s best businesses, and the amazing people behind them, from the boardroom to the shop floor.

The glittering awards dinner takes place at the Kimpton Clocktower Hotel on Thursday May 11.

6.30pm Drinks reception

7.10pm Awards ceremony commences

Carriages at midnight

Dress code: Black tie/smart dress

The evening is hosted by Iwan Thomas MBE.

Securing medals at all major championships, Iwan is a former European, Commonwealth and World Champion. Until recently he held the British 400m record for 25 years. Now an experienced broadcaster, he’s a regular face on our screens. From being a presenter for BBC’s The One Show for the past 10 years to being a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing, Bear Gryll’s Celebrity Island and more recently winning Channel 4’s Hunted and BBC Masterchef Christmas special. He is also a major part of ongoing Paralympic and international sporting events coverage. Iwan will host the evening and entertain guests as recounts his journey from playground to podium. The event starts at 6.30pm with a sparkling drinks reception, followed by dinner and the awards ceremony.

For more information about the evening click our FAQs or contact Dawn.Owens@reachplc.com.