About the event
The British Small Business Awards 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 2016, there were an estimated 5.4 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 £1.2 trillion, 33 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 its significant contributions to Britain’s success.
The winners are celebrated at the flagship event in the UK small business sector’s calendar, the British Small Business Awards, on 1 November in London.
Nominations are now closed for 2017.
Private sector businesses at the start of 2016
Small businesses accounted for 99.3% of all private sector businesses at the start of 2016
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 email@example.com.