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Business Book Awards 2022 in partnership with Pathway Group

A gala night in central London on Monday 16th May 2022 saw a celebration of business books, revealing the winners of 14 book categories and crowning the business book of 2022.

How the Business Book Awards make an impact

Championing the best business books published in 2021

Shortlist chosen by a panel of the UK's top business experts, academics, thought-leaders and entrepreneurs

Focus on personal challenges and wellbeing in business

In a year when entrepreneurs and business leaders faced unprecedented disruption in all areas of their lives, the awards also celebrated the books that provide invaluable self-development advice and inspirational business stories

50% of winning books authored by women

Since the awards' inaugural year, the gender imbalance in entries has been gradually improving

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Pathway Group is a founding partner of the awards. The Business Book Awards was established through its events management company, it is the organiser of the annual awards that have taken place since 2018.

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This year’s Business Book Awards took place at 8 Northumberland Avenue in a glittering ‘black tie’ evening, hosted by businessman Joel Blake OBE.

This year’s event was the fifth anniversary of the Business Book Awards but only the third live final because of the Covid-19 pandemic, so the excitement was even more intense.

There were more than 300 entries, and a team of 40 judges that met in February had the challenging task of preparing the shortlist, with a winner and highly commended in each category.

“It’s been an exceptional year with more entries, entry categories and shortlisted books than ever before, and along with increased quantity, this year’s business book awards have been of fantastic quality,” wrote Lucy McCarraher, founder of the awards in the programme for the evening.

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The authors were told by keynote speaker Emma Jones CBE that they were changing lives.Following a degree in law and Japanese, she joined the international accountancy firm Arthur Anderson before setting up Techlocate, which was sold to Tenon plc after 15 years.

She launched Enterprise Nation in 2006, which has grown to a community of more than 75,000 people.

Emma Jones is also the best-selling author of the business books Spare Room StartUP, Working 5 to 9, Go Global, The Startup Kit and Turn Your Talent into a Business.

Safaraz Ali, Chief Executive Officer of Pathway Group and Founder of Thinkfest events, spoke of his amazement at the quality of the books that defied gravity and the brilliant response from the authors, judges and everyone involved.

In his programme foreword, Safaraz took the theme of the importance of ‘thinking in ink’ as set out by journalist and communications strategist Alistair Campbell.

“Writing in all forms can be hugely cathartic and help us to understand and refine, never mind articulate our thoughts,” wrote Safaraz.

 

Business Book Awards 2022

Business Book Awards 2022 Winners

The Money Train – 10 Things Young Business Need to Know about Investors - David Pattison

Startup / Scale-Up

The Money Train – 10 Things Young Business Need to Know about Investors – David Pattison

Sales & Marketing

Marketing Strategy – Overcome Common Pitfalls and Create Effective Marketing – Jenna Tiffany

Marketing Strategy – Overcome Common Pitfalls and Create Effective Marketing - Jenna Tiffany
Dark Social – Understanding the Darker Side of Work, Personality and Social Media - Ian Macrae

People Culture & Management

Dark Social – Understanding the Darker Side of Work, Personality and Social Media – Ian Macrae

Change & Sustainability

Business Trends in Practice: The 25+ Technologies that are Redefining Organisations – Bernard Marr

Business Trends in Practice: The 25+ Technologies that are Redefining Organisations – Bernard Marr
You Lead – How Being Yourself Makes You a Better Leader – Minter Dial

Leadership

You Lead – How Being Yourself Makes You a Better Leader – Minter Dial 

Work & Life

The Crazy Busy Cure – A productivity book for people who people who don’t have time to read productivity books – Zena Everett

The Crazy Busy Cure – A productivity book for people who people who don't have time to read productivity books - Zena Everett
The Listening Shift – Transform Your Organisation by Listening to Your People and Helping Your People Listen to You - Janie Van Hool

Business Self-development

The Listening Shift – Transform Your Organisation by Listening to Your People and Helping Your People Listen to You – Janie Van Hool

Wellness & Wellbeing

Stop – The Calmer Way to Future-Proof Your Career and Wellbeing – Sarah Sparks

Stop – The Calmer Way to Future-Proof Your Career and Wellbeing – Sarah Sparks
Forget the First Million – Detox Your Approach to Finance Build a Better Business - Lucy Cohen

Short Business Book

Forget the First Million – Detox Your Approach to Finance Build a Better Business – Lucy Cohen 

Specialist Book 

Extended Reality in Practice – 100+ Amazing Ways Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality are Changing Business & Society – Bernard Marr

Extended Reality in Practice – 100+ Amazing Ways Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality are Changing Business & Society - Bernard Marr
Neurodiversity at Work – Drive Innovation, Performance and Productivity with a Neurodiverse Workforce - Amanda Kirby & Theo Smith

Diversity, Inclusion & Equality

Neurodiversity at Work – Drive Innovation, Performance and Productivity with a Neurodiverse Workforce – Amanda Kirby & Theo Smith

Business Journey

Ahead of her Time – How a One-Woman Startup Became a Global Publishing Brand – Judy Piatkus

Ahead of her Time – How a One-Woman Startup Became a Global Publishing Brand - Judy Piatkus
The Scout Mindset – Why Some People See Things Clearly and Others Don't - Julia Galef

Smart Thinking

The Scout Mindset – Why Some People See Things Clearly and Others Don’t – Julia Galef

International Business Book

 Ethics in Finance – Case Studies from a Woman’s Life on Wall Street – Kara Tan Bhala

Ethics in Finance – Case Studies from a Woman's Life on Wall Street – Kara Tan Bhala

The overall winner from the winners of the categories,

and we’re delighted to announce…

Business Trends in Practice: The 25+ Technologies that are Redefining Organisations – Bernard Marr

Business Trends in Practice: The 25 + Technologies that are Driving the 4th Industrial Revolution

Bernard Marr

Business Trends in Practice: The 25 +Technologies that are Redefining Organisations written by best-selling author, futurist and strategic business and technology advisor Bernard Marr gives insight into today’s most influential technology trends and offers business leaders advice on how to take full advantage of them to grow their business.

Bernard Marr is a world-renowned futurist, influencer and thought leader in the fields of business and technology, with a passion for using technology for the good of humanity. He is a best-selling author of 20 books, writes a regular column for Forbes and advises and coaches many of the world’s best-known organisations. He has over 2 million social media followers, 1 million newsletter subscribers and was ranked by LinkedIn as one of the top 5 business influencers in the world and the No 1 influencer in the UK.

“I’m so excited and incredibly humbled to win the Business Book of the Year 2022 award, among so many amazing entries. I want to thank the organisers and sponsors of the awards and everyone involved in creating the book, especially the amazing team at Wiley. It’s so wonderful to get recognition for something I am passionate about, sharing my ideas and experiences about future trends in business and technology.”

Bernard Marr
Pathway Group

Once again, another memorable and impactful year for the Business Book Awards in Partnership by Pathway Group and organised by Thinkfest Ltd. Many congratulations to Bernard Marr, and all the other winners!”