Liverpool Hope And The Leaders Club Awards


Excellent leadership can change lives and it is vital in times of change, experimentation and adversity. The nominations for the Leaders Club Awards 2019 are now open!

Liverpool Hope University and The Leaders Club are looking to recognise individuals who make a significant difference to the Liverpool City Region by demonstrating excellent leadership skills and/or promoting excellence in leadership in others.

Judges will be looking for entries across six categories:

  • Arts
  • Common Good
  • Enterprise
  • Health and Social Care
  • Education
  • Uniformed Services

In each category, the judges will look for individuals that demonstrate some or all of the following leadership values, traits and qualities:

  • Honesty
  • Integrity
  • Courage
  • Empathy
  • Competency
  • Communication
  • Co-operation
  • Impact


On Thursday 16th May 2019, the nominated leaders will be recognised at the Liverpool Hope and The Leaders Club Awards Dinner at the Creative Campus.

Nominations are now open, please see below for details. Find out more about The Leaders Club.



We are looking for applications in the following categories:


We are looking for leadership within all areas of the arts – music, drama, dance, performance, writing, fine art, film, and design. Do you know someone who is making an impact on arts in the region? Are they changing attitudes, using art to highlight a social injustice, or leading the arts through an exciting or challenging time in the region?

Common Good

We are seeking leaders who are making real differences across society and for the good of others. Who is championing social justice and leading the way when it comes to raising awareness of key social issues and diversity?


Do you know somebody who has made a difference to business in the Liverpool City Region, created jobs, made new and innovative links, or led an organisation through change or a difficult time, whilst keeping people at heart?

Health and Social Care

Who are the local health and social care champions making a difference? We are not necessarily looking for senior managers but leaders within the health community who are leading from the front, inspiring others and making real changes for the better.


Education is at the heart of everything. We are looking for leaders in education – not just in schools or universities, but in any setting where people are empowered to learn new skills and develop. Or, do you know somebody in the education sector promoting excellence in leadership to the next generation?

Uniformed Services

This category seeks to acknowledge leaders within the Armed Services, the Police and Fire and Rescue, who show exceptional leadership in challenging circumstances.


For all categories, the judges are looking for individuals that demonstrate some or all of the following leadership values, traits and qualities in their particular area:


Be fair and open with all whom you lead and engage with. Deliver difficult messages when needed with both backbone and heart.


Be sincere, reliable and unselfish. This helps to engender trust. Always endeavour to do the right thing on a difficult day.


Have the strength of mind and sense of purpose to be yourself. Engage with others appropriately when making complex decisions, whilst accepting responsibility for the whole system and its inherent risks. To pitch up and pitch in, as appropriate to the situation, and to follow through regardless of difficulty.


To see things through the eyes of others, planning work from different perspectives, rather than the system alone. Show the greatest of respect, tolerance and understanding for others, regardless of their background.


Always be willing to offer and to ask for help. Apply your skills and experience to best advantage, learn from your own mistakes and seek continuous improvement, responsiveness and excellence in all you do.


Be confident and comfortable in sharing your actions, decisions, thoughts and feelings with others, when judged appropriate. Seek first to understand before being understood, building relationships through good dialogue, based on an awareness of your own judgements, assumptions and impulses.


Have the behavioural flexibility and sensory acuity to understand the needs of others to deliver innovative change and work collaboratively with others, when uncertainty of the solution and ambiguity prevail.


What impact has the entrant has made (economically or socially) within their sector in the Liverpool City Region?
Judges will also consider the structure, presentation and clarity of each entry.


  • The awards are now open for submissions and close at 5pm on Friday 18th January 2019.
  • Entries received after this time will not be considered.
  • Those nominated for the awards must carry out their leadership activity within the Liverpool City Region, but do not need to live within the region. The Liverpool City Region includes Liverpool, Halton, Knowsley, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral.
  • The awards are free to enter. You may submit an entry on behalf of yourself, or you may nominate another individual. You may submit an entry to more than one category. We do not accept entries that nominate groups or whole organisations. Entries must be sent by email only to
  • Supporting evidence: You must submit the full application form (including up to 500 words in the section ‘Why should this person win this award?’) and you can submit up to three pieces of supporting evidence. This can include pictures, testimonies, publicity, marketing materials, video content, screen shots. All evidence must be sent by email only, in the same email as the application form. Large files may be sent by We Transfer to with a message stating clearly which entry it supports.

The Leaders Club Awards Terms and Conditions – please read these carefully before submitting your application.

The Leaders Club Awards Application Form


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