Uncover your business's hidden strengths in this insightful session! Join us as we break down the ins and outs of award applications, and we hear stories from Award Winners.

Event Details

Discover the potential within your business during this transformative session! Come aboard as we unravel the complexities of Award Applications. Entrepreneurs and Small Business owners from across the UK are invited to this special webinar. This is open to FSB members and non-members.

As 2024 unfolds, a plethora of new Awards awaits, commencing with the highly anticipated FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards. It's that time again to honor the remarkable feats and invaluable input of small businesses and self-employed individuals throughout the UK.

What you can expect in this webinar -

  • FSB Welcome
  • Award Winners' stories and how it has supported them and their business
  • Key things you need on any awards application followed by Q & A


Simona Marr FSB Regional Development Manager - East of England and Southeast
She provides high-level member support and lobbying in both regions of FSB. This involves speaking to business owners about their challenges and the wide range of benefits they can access through membership. She is passionate about supporting small businesses and raises the profile of FSB in a variety of regional political forums. Simona reports to a local board of elected members to deliver regional activity and events in line with national objectives.

Debbie Tilley Award Strategist and Writer, FSB Member.

Debbie Tilley launched her award writing business in 2022 to combine her eclectic experience in big firm accountancy, English language teaching and content writing. Now, at full potential, she helps purpose-led entrepreneurs win business awards and skyrocket businesses to greater awareness, greater success and greater IMPACT. Debbie possesses vast experience in simplifying language that resonates and connects effectively with her intended audiences. 

With her wealth of experience, Debbie will share the key things an awards application need. This will act as a catalyst for all to apply for the upcoming awards.


We will be joined by FSB Awards winners from across the UK, each with their own story and experience on what it takes to win and why you should enter. They will share what winning has meant for their business.

Donna Ali

BE.Xcellence CIC

FSB Award Winner - Diversity and Inclusion

Gbemi Shitta 

Sweet Dough Things

FSB Award Winner - Exporter of the Year

Gordon Quinn 

Badachro Distillery Ltd

FSB Award Winner - Exporter of the Year

Imran Anwar 

Alt Labs Agency 

FSB Award Winner - Largest Small Business of the Year

Liz Drury 

Liz Drury Voiceovers

FSB Award Winner : Self-employed/Freelancer of the Year

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