The winners will be revealed in the December issue of Management Today, and celebrated at a star-studded ceremony at Claridge's in London. Till then, the shortlist is available here.
To find out about last year’s winners, check out the 2011 ranking. Find out which company – clue: bricks and mortar win the day – took the top spot here. Or, to swap the sparkling upper waters of the admiration pool for the turbid depths, where the bottom-dwellers lurk - here are Britain's Least Admired Companies of 2011.