The event takes place at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel at stadiummk on March 20 before an audience of hundreds of businesspeople.
The awards are organised by Milton Keynes Business Leaders Partnership and full service marketing agency Interdirect.
Managing director Nicholas Mann said: “We can promise Bill and our guests a great evening as he helps us recognise and celebrate the best of business in Milton Keynes.”
Entries are already coming in for the awards and the deadline has been set at February 16. To enter, and to read more about the awards, visit www.mkbaa.co.uk
The categories are:
Construction and Built Environment
Design and Creativity
Enterprise and Innovation
Environmental and Corporate Sustainability
Hospitality and Leisure
Logistics and Distribution
There is also an award for the overall Business of the Year to be chosen by the judging panel from among the winners of the ten categories.
MKBLP chairman Philip Smith said: “Local businesses are doing outstanding work by providing goods, services, employment and training opportunities for this city while supporting the regional and national economy. These awards will raise awareness of the extraordinary talent we have.”
Headline sponsors of the awards are law firm Shakespeares LLP, University Campus Milton Keynes and Casino MK.
Category sponsors include Cranfield University, event specialists Evolution, chartered accountants Keens Shay Keens, Milton Keynes College, Milton Keynes Development Partnership, MK Dons FC, the Open University, business advisers PwC and thecentre:mk.
Business MK is the official media partner.
Net proceeds from the awards dinner will go to a charity fund administered by Milton Keynes Community Foundation to foster business.