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It’s time to send your entries in to the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2024. There are twelve categories, open to all small businesses and self-employed people from anywhere in the UK. There is even a brand new category for 2024 celebrating franchise businesses.

This year, the FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) is celebrating 50 years of supporting small businesses in the UK. Winning, or being shortlisted for, one of its prestigious awards is a great way to gain national recognition for your business success. 

Sponsored by Tyl by NatWest and others, the awards are free to enter. Finalists get an invitation to a free networking event in March, and a free ticket to the awards ceremony. This takes place at the Winter Gardens Empress Ballroom in Blackpool on Thursday 9 May 2024.

Twelve categories to enter

There are twelve categories in the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards, which means twelve chances for your business to shine. The categories for this year are:

  • Sustainability award: for ethically, socially responsible and green businesses
  • Micro Business award: for businesses with 9 or fewer employees
  • Start-up Business award: for businesses under two years old
  • Family Business award: for businesses owned and run by at least two family members
  • Young Entrepreneur award: for people whose business success belies their age
  • Community award: for businesses that support their local community
  • Innovation award: for new business models and innovative products
  • Self-employed and Freelancer award: for people with tenacity and drive
  • Expansion and Growth award: for businesses with 10 to 250 employees
  • Diversity and Inclusion award: for putting diversity at the heart of a business or project
  • Service Excellence award: for first class customer service
  • Franchise Business award: for a high-performing franchise

Don’t miss this opportunity to get recognition for your work, raise your profile, gain new connections and celebrate your achievements. Get your entry in before the final deadline of Sunday 11 February.

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