It's your time to shine

Put your business in the spotlight and gain national recognition with the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2024. It’s free for all small businesses and the self-employed across the UK.

2024 will be the 50th anniversary with the awards final being held at the iconic Winter Gardens Empress Ballroom in Blackpool in May.

It is free to enter and with 12 categories ranging from start-ups to sustainability, there is sure to be a category for every business. Below is the list of categories:

  • Sustainability Award - designed to recognise the most ethical, socially responsible, or green business
  • Micro Business Award - micro businesses with 9 employees or less
  • Start-up Business Award - start-up businesses operating for under two years in any business sector
  • Family Business Award - majority ownership remains with the family and at least two family members working in the business
  • Young Entrepreneur Award – for entrepreneurs who have demonstrated the traits to achieve a level of business success
  • Community Award – open to businesses who partake in initiatives that support their local community
  • Innovation Award – for businesses where bold, new business models and innovative products are delivering dramatic results
  • Self-Employed/Freelancer Award - recognising freelancers and the self-employed and celebrating the tenacity and drive it takes to go it alone
  • Expansion and Growth Award - celebrating the larger small businesses who have expanded to 10-250 full and/or part-time employees
  • Diversity & Inclusion Award – for those businesses that use their role to ensure diversity and inclusion are at the heart of their business or specific project
  • Service Excellence Award – for small businesses able to demonstrate how they have gone above and beyond to deliver first-class customer service
  • New for 2024: Franchise Business Award - celebrating a franchisee who can demonstrate the ability to perform exceptionally well in all areas of their business

Key dates

  • Award entries open - 8 January 2024
  • Entries close – 11 February 2024
  • Regional winners announced - 6 March 2024
  • Networking events - from 8 March 2024
  • UK Final at Blackpool's iconic Winter Gardens - 9 May 2024

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