deadline reached

Re-opens March 2023

Although entries for 2022 are now closed you can still apply but your entry would only be considered for the next round which will officially open in March 2023.

Deadline for Entries is 30th November 2022

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Celebrating talent by making awards accessible to all Businesses

Small Businesses Awards

Celebrating talent by making awards accessible to all Businesses

We recognise business excellence on the basis of merit. Free to apply across all sectors and categories.

> 100% free to apply
> Only pay if you win an award
> Just takes 15 minutes

Small Business Awards categories

There’s no limit to how many awards you can enter.

If you win in more than one category, there’s no obligation to pay for all of the awards – you only pay for the awards you want.

WORKPLACE

Why is your company so awesome to work for? Why should others be drawn to it?

How do you ensure diversity and inclusion across the business?

How does your office, warehouse etc. perfectly meet the needs of your employees? Why is it such a great place to work?

How do you invest in your people?

CUSTOMER AND COMMUNITY

Can you give an example when you absolutely nailed it?

What good have you done recently?

Does your company have a net zero strategy? Are you a sustainable business?

Give an example of how you communicate extremely well with your customers or clients.

This is an exclusive category and it’s not available on the main entry form as we only accept 3rd party nominations (others nominating you on your behalf).

Please share the link to this mini form with your customers and wider community.

The full link is https://business-awards.uk/nominate/

It takes 5 minutes of their time and it means you enter this category completely free of charge, even if you win the award, it’s absolutely free.

tech & marketing

Overall best campaign. Why is yours special?

Just how local did you go? We’re always interested in creative ways to get closer to the audience.

This can either be focused on a specific social media platform or a crossover between various.

Why is your website awesome?

Tell us how you’re getting the most out of your tech. Any innovative ways of using it are a bonus.

This does not necessarily relate to technology. Innovation can come in many forms. 

Does your site work perfectly on mobile? Tell us about your responsive site.

Does your company have a companion or standalone app?

How do you give your customers or clients instant support? How do you use WhatsApp, Messenger or live chat apps effectively?

How are you ensuring your employees, customers and data is safe & secure?

Individuals

In post for up to 2 years.

What is your secret for having established yourself so quickly.

  • Your leadership skills are superb and you have obtained results to match. Your people respect you and want to impress you. What’s your secret?

Who is that one person in the company who is always there for everyone and helps get results?

Who deserves recognition for the progress they have made in your company?

by size

Only 1 FT staff.

Why should your company be celebrated instead of any other? What have you done that’s so special?

Up to 5 FT staff.

Why should your company be celebrated instead of any other? What have you done that’s so special?

6 to 9 FT staff.

Why should your company be celebrated instead of any other? What have you done that’s so special?

10 to 19 FT staff.

Why should your company be celebrated instead of any other? What have you done that’s so special?

20+ FT staff.

Why should your company be celebrated instead of any other? What have you done that’s so special?

RESILIENCE & RESULTS

Overall best performing company. Tell us why you deserve recognition.

How and why is your company absolutely killing it?

Up to 2 years of trading.

Why are you the new kid on the block?

Just how transformative was it?

Tell us how you woke up the sleeping giants of your realm.

Things have been hard with COVID around. Tell us how you managed to overcome such harsh market conditions.

location

In the post-COVID era it’s more important than ever to recognise local businesses. Why is yours different?

Businesses covering the entire UK.

Tell us what makes you special.

So your international activity is paying off. Just how unique is your proposition?

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