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FSB Small Business Awards

Celebrate Small Businesses with FSB

Entries are now open for the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2022.

About FSB

The Federation of Small Business (FSB) is the UK’s biggest business membership organisation, established in 1974, offering our members a powerful voice which is heard in governments at all levels. FSB also offers vital business services and products and the opportunity to be part of the UK’s biggest and most supportive small business and self-employed community.

FSB supports the UK’s 5.9 million small businesses and self-employed, who make up more than 99 per cent of all private sector businesses. They contribute a staggering amount to the UK’s economy as well as being a major source of employment; more than 16 million people are employed by smaller firms.

Since the start of COVID-19, FSB has campaigned on numerous central issues that affected our members, not least ensuring that as much government support as possible was put in place, as quickly as possible, for as many members as possible affected by the coronavirus pandemic. At the same time, we created and delivered resources and tools across the UK to help members with their survival and opportunities for new growth in the midst of a very different world.

About the Awards

The FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards recognise and celebrate the huge contribution that smaller businesses and the self-employed make to the UK.

We celebrate the UK’s small businesses and recognise each and every person, company or family that owns, runs or works in a smaller business. They are our innovators, our economic drivers and the backbone of our communities. It is their businesses that embody the creativity and resilience that fuels the UK’s prosperity.

FSB’s Celebrating Small Business Awards is the largest event of its kind in the small business calendar. On average over 8000 small businesses register and enter our awards programme. The awards are free to enter and open to members and non-members.

Our UK winners are all outstanding examples of successful and diverse small businesses. The concluding event in our annual event programme, our UK Final, sees 132 finalists from 11 categories and 12 geographical finals from across the UK come together to see who the overall winner in each category for the UK will be and, who will be the overall FSB Celebrating Small Business of the Year.

Categories are:

  • Environmental/Sustainability Business
  • Micro Business
  • Start up Business
  • High Growth Business
  • Family Business
  • Young Entrepreneur (Under 30)
  • Wellbeing Award
  • Community Award
  • Business & Product Innovation
  • International Business
  • Self-Employed/Sole Trader
  • Digital/E-Commerce

Deadline for entries for North East businesses is 30 January. The winners will be crowned at a glamourous lunchtime event on 21 March 2022 at the Newcastle-Gateshead Marriot Hotel.