For 2015, the APL reveiwed the categories to try and make them more accessible to APL member businesses of all sizes.
Some 80 entries have been received compared to 60 entries in 2013.
The 2015 APL Awards lunch will be held at a new venue, The Brewery, London on Friday 13 March 2015.
Preliminary entry has now closed. Those who submitted entries must put in full submissions by Friday 5 September.
Judging will take place in November.