The UK's top businesses, green entrepreneurs, investors, and sustainability executives have just one week left to submit their entries for this year's BusinessGreen Leaders Awards.

The deadline for entries for the UK's most prestigious green business awards is 5pm on Friday March 16th.

Now in their eight year, the awards will bring together around 600 executives, investors, policy makers, and campaigners from across the green economy to celebrate the success and growing influence of the sector.

The awards will take place on the evening of June 27th at the Brewery in London and will feature a gala dinner, keynote speeches from a number of top political figures, and the awards ceremony itself.

Previous winners of the awards include leading blue chip firms such as IKEA, Heineken, UPS, and the Crown Estate, exciting clean tech businesses such as POD Point, Good Energy, and Ecosurety, inspiring NGOs such as Carbon Tracker and Hubbub, and leading politicos such as Sadiq Khan and Lord Deben.

This year BusinessGreen is seeking entries in a range of high profile categories, such as Renewable Energy Project of the Year, Sustainability Executive of the Year, Small Business of the Year, and the prestigious Company of the Year.

However, we are also inviting entries in a number of new categories, including Supply Chain Project of the Year, Investor of the Year, Environmental Awareness Campaign of the Year, and Digital Project of the Year.

BusinessGreen has this year launched a 10 point guide on how to produce a compelling entry for the awards, which is freely available to all organisations considering putting forward a submission.

Unlike many awards, the BusinessGreen Leaders Awards aim to be as accessible as possible and do not require an entry fee. However, in order to be able to invest in both hosting the event and continuing to provide BusinessGreen's daily news on a free to air basis, the terms and conditions do require all finalists to book their place at the awards ceremony once the short list is confirmed. As such all entrants are advised to check they are available to attend the Awards before submitting an entry.

Tickets to the BusinessGreen Leaders Awards include the networking reception, keynote addresses from leading green figures, gala dinner and awards ceremony, and rights to use the BusinessGreen Leaders Awards Finalist logo in marketing material.

"The BusinessGreen Leaders Awards are always a massively enjoyable evening, featuring inspiring keynotes, fantastic entertainment, and bringing together green leaders from across the business, political and campaigning community," said BusinessGreen editor-in-chief James Murray. "But they are also an invaluable opportunity to raise the profile of the invaluable work green businesses are doing across the UK and publicly showcase the innovations that are driving the green economy forward. I would urge any organisation working in this crucial sector to consider entering this year's awards and joining their peers in celebrating their many successes."

Source : Business green