Search is on for Yorkshire and Humberside’s most outstanding small businesses

The FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2018 are now open, and small businesses in the Sheffield City Region have until Friday 12 January to enter for free.

The awards will celebrate the best of the area’s 177,930 small businesses and their vast contribution to both regional and national economies.

The Yorkshire and Humberside area winners, who will be selected from 12 award categories, will be announced at an award ceremony to be held in March. The winners will then go forward to the national UK FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards final at London’s Westminster Park Plaza on Thursday 3 May 2018, where the overall FSB UK Small Business of the Year 2018 will be announced.

Gordon Millward, FSB Regional Chairman, said: “For a chance to be recognised as the best small business in Yorkshire and Humberside, as well as in the whole UK, I’d encourage all small businesses to enter the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards. SMEs are a vital part of Yorkshire and Humberside – contributing so much to the economy and making our region a more exciting place in which to live, work, study and visit.”

 The 12 FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards categories are:

  • Business Exporter of the Year
  • Ethical – Green Business of the Year
  • Business and Product Innovation Award
  • Digital Business of the Year
  • Microbusiness of the Year
  • Start-up of the Year
  • Scale-up of the Year
  • Family Business of the Year
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Employer of the Year
  • The Triumph Over Adversity Award
  • Yorkshire Champion Award

Small businesses in the Sheffield City Region can enter into the awards for free, with application open to both FSB members and non-members. The deadline for applications is Friday 12 January 2018.

Visit the Celebrating Small Business Awards 2018 section of the FSB website for more information about the awards.

Sheffield City Region’s small businesses can enter via the Yorkshire and Humber section. To enter, please submit your application by selecting your category.

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To find out how the Sheffield City Region Growth Hub can help your business, regardless of size, to achieve its goals, please contact the Gateway team on 03330 00 00 39 or send them an email.