Deadline approaches for business award nominations

By Barrie Hudson - 6 January 2022


The search for the South West’s most outstanding small businesses is almost over.

Britain’s biggest business representation group, the Federation of Small Businesses launched its 2022 FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards in August.

The judging will culminate in both regional and national finals later this year, and the closing date for entries is Sunday, 16 January.

A spokesperson said: "Small businesses throughout the South West are battling it out for prizes across 12 different categories and both FSB members and non-members alike can enter the awards at no cost."

The 12 categories are:

- International

- Environmental

- Micro Business

- Start-up Business

- High Growth Business

- Family

- Young Entrepreneur (Aged 30 and Under)

- Wellbeing

- Community Award

- Business Product and Innovation

- Self-Employed / Sole Trader

- Digital / E-Commerce

FSB’s Celebrating Small Business Awards is billed as the largest event of its kind in the small business calendar. The South West regional winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in March 2022 at The Winter Gardens in Weston-super-Mare, and will then go forward to the UK final, where the overall FSB UK Small Business of the Year 2022 will be announced in May.

The winner of the Young Entrepreneur category will receive in addition to their trophy a programme of one-to-one mentoring with Weston College’s Principal and Chief Executive Dr Paul Phillips CBE, helping them to shape their plans in 2022 for further business success.

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