Who can nominate?

Nominations are submitted not only from chief-executives and senior management but also academics, accountants, advisors, analysts, charitable trust managers, fund managers, journalists, lawyers, executive board members, other non-executives and previous winners.

Who is eligible to be nominated?

Any director in a Non-Executive role operating within the UK, including Non-Executive Chair and Trustees can be nominated. We welcome previous nominees from the Non-Executive Director Awards.

What are the categories?

Eligible to UK-based organisations of all sizes, the search is on for this year’s exceptional candidates in seven award categories:

FTSE 100

FTSE All Share


Private/Private Equity Backed

Not–for–Profit / Public Service

Dame Helen Alexander NED to Watch

Lifetime Achievement Award – Shortlist and winner is decided by the judges.

More information here

What is the selection process?

The selection process is made up of 5 stages. Please click here for full details.

How do I nominate?

To Nominate for the Non-Executive Director Awards, please click here.

What is the deadline for nominating?

Nominations open on Sunday 17th September and will close on Sunday 12th November.

What are the benefits of being nominated?

The Non-Executive Director Awards acknowledge the role of a Non-Executive Director, Chair or Trustee across any size of company/organisation, and across all business and not-for-profit sectors. The awards aim to identify those individuals who have played a pivotal role in business.

You will not only recognise the achievements of the nominee, but you will also recognise your/the company’s commitment to its staff as well as distinguishing your/the company from competitors.

To view some previous testimonials, please click here.

How can I become a sponsor?

If you wish to sponsor the Non-Executive Director Awards please contact Rachelle Cornel at nedawards@peelhunt.com for further information on sponsorship opportunities.

To see a list of the sponsors, click here.

When is the shortlist announced?

Sunday 11th February, 2024

When will the awards take place?

The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 21st March, 2024.


Our eminent panel of judges come from a variety of sectors, including the Not-for-Profit sector.

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