Categories and Nominations

The PRECIOUS Awards are passionate about recognizing success and inspiring other women of colour to launch their own business. The PRECIOUS Awards are an opportunity to recognise and celebrate those women of colour in business and leadership, who demonstrate exceptional determination, innovation and entrepreneurial skills and talent.

All entries are judged by a panel of top business people, thereby increasing the visibility of your business. We are proud to applaud and highlight enterprise and innovation amongst some of the brightest stars contributing to UK plc.

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PRECIOUS Lifestyle Awards now open:

Man of the Year

Blogger of the Year


New Business of the Year

This category recognises those women in business that have just started out on their entrepreneurial journey. Nominees in this category can be from any business sector and must have been in business for at least six months. *

Social Enterprise Business of the Year sponsored by The Tabernacle

Does your business trade for a social and/or environmental purpose? Do you have a clear ‘social mission’? Are you a community interest or social enterprise company that gives back to the community? If so this is your chance to shine. Nominees must have been trading for at least 18 months.

Business of the Year sponsored by CEWE

This award will go to the business that can best demonstrate consistent growth and strong financial performance. Judges will look for evidence of exceptional delivery and innovation. They will also look at how the organisation’s strategic vision is led, managed and implemented, and evidence of a plan for sustained growth. To enter you must have been in business for at least 24 months.*

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

We are looking for a PRECIOUS star of the future! If you are running a business and are aged under 25 then this award is for you. It's a special category designed to help find the best young entrepreneurial talent. To enter this category you need to have been trading for at least 12 months *.

The PRECIOUS Leadership Award sponsored by REED SMITH

The PRECIOUS Leadership Award seeks to recognise women who
demonstrate excellence in their personal and professional accomplishments, serve and
contribute to their community in a meaningful way and make valuable contributions
towards the advancement of women within their business or profession.

Woman in the Media

The Woman in The Media Award recognises and honours excellence in the media industry.

Woman in the City Award

This award celebrates those women who work within a corporate environment who have achieved success within a senior role.

* by July 30 2013


Business Nomination form download.

The PRECIOUS Leadership Nomination form download.

Business of the Year Nomination form download.

The Woman in Media Nomination form download.

Woman in the City Nomination form download.

Awards Timeline

August 1 2013 : Nominations open
September 9 2013 : Nominations close
September 20 2013 : Shortlist announced
Thursday 24 October 2013 : Awards ceremony