About the awards

The HullLive Business Awards are back for the 23rd year to honour the region’s best businesses, and the amazing people behind them, from the boardroom to the shop floor.

The awards will celebrate innovation, entrepreneurship, technology and creativity, honour brilliant people going the extra mile for their customers and clients, and shine a light on the fantastic things businesses are doing to make a difference right here in Hull and East Riding.

The awards evening 

Date: Thursday 16 November 2023
 Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton, Hull
 Times: 6.15pm Drinks Reception, 7.10pm Formalities Start, 11.00pm Formalities Close
 Dress code: Black Tie 


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 on BBC’s The One Show 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.

Our charity partner 

This year’s Business Awards chosen charity is

 P.A.U.L. For Brain Recovery is a free community service that provides support, guidance and education to individuals and families affected by Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) in Hull and the surrounding areas. We also campaign to raise awareness, improve services, and promote an understanding of ABI. The money raised on the evening will enable us to continue to provide vital, specialist community support sessions that are designed to aid a better recovery and help our service users take positive steps towards reaching their new potential after brain injury. 

For details of how to book tickets, click here. For more information about the evening click our FAQs or contact Dawn.Owens@reachplc.com.