Celebrating the leaders in the small business community

November 1, Central London
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Organised by

Small Business UK
Growth Business UK

2017 Sponsors

Alma PR
Dun & Bradstreet

2017 partners

Close Brothers Retail Finance
Forum of Private Business
StartUp Britain
Save The High Street
Exporting is Great - Department for International Trade
No Brainer
London Chamber of Commerce
Angel Academe
UK Business Angels Association

About the event

The British Small Business Awards event, now in its third year, is the leading celebration of the UK’s small business sector, recognising the nation’s best sole traders, micro businesses and small companies – as well as the services providers and advisers that support them.

At the start of 2017, there were an estimated 5.7 million small businesses (defined as those with 0-49 employees) in the UK, accounting for 99.3 per cent of all private sector businesses. The combined annual turnover of small businesses was £1.9 trillion, 51 per cent of all private sector revenue in the UK.

Despite the vast proportion of small businesses among private companies, this vital sector does not get the recognition it deserves. Often described as the ‘engine room of the economy’, it is high time the small business community is commended for its efforts in providing quality products and services to customers and for its significant contribution to Britain’s success.

The British Small Business Awards event recognises this need. The third annual ceremony will take place in late 2018 in London. See you there!


Private sector businesses at the start of 2017


Small businesses accounted for 99.3% of all private sector businesses at the start of 2017


The combined annual turnover of SMEs

Partner with us

The British Small Business Awards is a key date in the calendar for bringing together small companies, service providers and advisers. As well as celebrating achievement in a sector under-represented in awards ceremonies, it is a chance for networking and a strong marketing opportunity. The event will receive video, editorial and social media coverage across our host website SmallBusiness.co.uk, which reaches over 2 million small business owners and has a community of over 50,000. For information on how you can partner with this landmark event, contact john.bromley@vitessemedia.co.uk.

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