Where bold, new business models and innovative products delivering dramatic results can shine. Judges will be looking for businesses which either offer a ground-breaking product or service, or that are using an exciting new approach to improve or disrupt a traditional market.
For businesses who partake in initiatives that support their local community or make a positive impact through employee led activities. Judges are looking for businesses that have been either set up to support the community through their activities or for businesses who help support the community through donations, resources or other activities.
For businesses with the resilience required for the fast paced nature of doing business online. The award will go to the business that has delivered an outstanding online customer journey, showed responsiveness to customers’ needs, with the business results and growth to match.
Designed to recognise the most ethical, socially responsible or green business in the UK. Judges are looking for businesses that can highlight their main sustainability achievements, demonstrate how they have made an invaluable contribution to their business and showcase how they are helping to drive wider progress in the green economy.
Championing the big contribution family firms make to business, this category seeks to reward the UK's top family-run SME with less than 250 employees. Judges are looking for an organisation that demonstrates how the family business's nature and values have contributed to their success.
Open to both novice and established importers and exporters. Judges will be looking for businesses that can demonstrate how working internationally has benefited their business profitability, growth and strategy.
This award celebrates micro businesses punching above their weight for businesses with fewer than 10 employees. Judges will be looking for businesses that have demonstrated strong revenue growth and a product or service of a quality that stands above competitors.
This award recognises sole traders and the self-employed and celebrates the tenacity and drive it takes to go it alone. Judges are looking for the self-employed or sole trader who has shown consistent growth backed by a strong financial performance and a clear understanding of the markets that they operate in.
This award is open to start-up businesses operating for under two years in any business sector. Judges will be looking for businesses that have identified and exploited a market opportunity while building a solid foundation upon which their business can thrive.
For entrepreneurs aged 30 or under who have achieved a level of business success that belies their age. Judges are looking for young entrepreneurs who have seized the opportunity to establish their own business, are passionate for progress and a beacon of inspiration to others.