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FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2022

7 October 2021

An awards ceremony designed to celebrate the achievements and contribution of small businesses and the self-employed across the UK is now open for entries. 

As the largest event of its kind in the small business calendar, the high-profile FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2022 showcases the outstanding success and resilience of the small business community. The awards are a sought-after prize in the small business arena with thousands of businesses entering for free every year.

The FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards attracts businesses in a wide range of industries, from sole traders and micro businesses to those with substantial workforces, and invites entries across 12 categories:

Micro Business of the Year
High Growth Business of the Year
Self-employed/Sole Trader of the Year
Family Business of the Year
Start-Up Business of the Year
Digital/e-commerce Business of the Year
Wellbeing Award
Community Award
International Business of the Year
Business and Product Innovation Award
Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Environmental/Sustainability Business of the Year

With winners from each of the 12 geographical finals securing a spot at the prestigious UK Final, it’s an opportunity for national recognition. Being shortlisted as a finalist is a remarkable achievement and a fantastic chance for publicity and exposure, with the awards in many areas trending on social media and in the press.

The UK Final sees 132 finalists come together to find out who will be the overall winner in each category for the UK and who will be named FSB Small Business of the Year. The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, congratulated the UK finalists of the FSB Awards 2020.

Norfolk-based Cobalt Aerospace fought off the competition to scoop the International Business of the Year Award 2020 at the UK Final. Dan Rust, Director and Co-Founder, said: “We are over the moon to have been awarded FSB’s International Business of the Year. Cobalt Aerospace is a small business with big ideas and we are passionate about making a difference.”

Entrants will be judged by a panel of leading business experts with a wealth of experience in their industry.  Local and UK-wide winners and finalists are outstanding examples of successful and diverse small businesses, showcasing innovation, ambition and determination. 

Geographical finals will take place across the UK next year, with winners through to the UK Final on 19 May 2022 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow.

You don’t need to be an FSB member to enter. For further details and to enter now, visit the FSB Awards website