The British Small Business Awards aims to celebrate the leaders in the small business community at an event to be held at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London on the 1st of November. First though, they have to find the star small businesses and nominations are open until the 9th of June.
The awards aim to recognise the nation’s best sole traders, micro businesses (2-9 employees) and small companies (up to 49 employees) – as well as the services providers and advisers that support them.
Often described as the ‘engine room of the economy’, it is high time the small business community is commended for its efforts in providing quality products and services to customers and its significant contributions to Britain’s success.
– British Small Business Awards
Nominations can be submitted from the company itself or another party and you can enter as many categories as you wish.
Normally I look at Awards events with suspicion – either they are simply a way for the organisers to make money (don’t worry, there’s no charge to nominate a company for the British Small Business Awards), or those that claim to be for ‘small businesses’ are actually aimed at what most independent online retailers would consider to be pretty large businesses. Again with the British Small Business Awards some very small companies have won in the past.
Sole Trader of the Year 2016 Winner: GLB Graphics
Gemma has been running GLB Graphics for 2 years after leaving the first year of university. She is passionate about design and photography and thrive to make the best products for customers. I love Gemma’s business as it’s similar to so many small businesses I’ve met over the years where someone starts working from home and builds an empire. Importantly Gemma’s success in 2016 demonstrates that no business is too small to enter the British Small Business Awards.