Following the successful launch in 2017, the Business of Science Leadership Award will again be given to pay tribute to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding business leadership in an area of science and innovation.  A separate “Special Recognition” award will also be given to someone from the wider region whose work in science and innovation has resulted in significant commercial impact.

“The Awards will again be presented at the pre-conference dinner to be held at the Hilton Hotel Liverpool on the evening of Wednesday 16th May 2018.  The dinner is predominantly ‘invite-only’ but a limited number of tickets may be purchased for the evening at a cost of £85 + Vat, by contacting Steve Bennett, Founder of the Business of Science Ltd below.

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2018 Judges

PZ Cussons

John Weir

Lurig Change & Development

Claire-Marie Boggiano


Richard Carter

Royal Institution

Gail Cardew

Business of Science

Steve Bennett

Nomination Process

The Business of Science Leadership Award will return for 2018. If you would like to be considered for the award next year or have someone you would like to nominate please contact Alternatively, if you would like to enter yourself, please complete the nomination form.

Nomination Form

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2017 Winners

CEO, Siemens UK

Juergen Maier

Head of Division of Immunology, Infection & Inflammatory Diseases at King's College London

Adrian Hayday

Vice chancellor at The University of Manchester

Nancy Rothwell