A swarm of small business awards

Until I started posting about them on this blog, it hadn’t struck me before how many awards there are for small businesses and entrepreneurs.
I’m all for celebrating success and let’s face …

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1st May 2007 at 11:01 pm

Until I started posting about them on this blog, it hadn’t struck me before how many awards there are for small businesses and entrepreneurs.

I’m all for celebrating success and let’s face it small business owners are well deserving of a few plaudits.  And an award is good for business.  Not only for the winners, but for the organisers too, I’ve no doubt.  How about SmallBizPod starting an online business of the year awards?  Let me know what you think.

But back to the latest gongs to be won …

Firstly one of the more unusual awards set up to celebrate  business, the BT Business Essence of the Entrepreneur campaign.  Not an awards, per se, but a chance to be recognised as the epitome of entrepreneurialism.  Judges will select the best 20 entrants who will be photographed by photographer to the stars, Perou.  The picture on the right is of one of last year’s winners.  Very artistic, beautiful shot … not sure what it says about entrepreneurialism.  That said hats off to BT for creating something a little bit different – full details here.

More straight down the line is the National Business Awards sponsored by Orange which has announced its 2007 incarnation today.  It’s open to businesses of any size.  The closing date for entries is 25 July 2007.

Not everyone can be a winner, but there are enough awards around today to spread the love pretty widely, if you pick and choose which to enter.

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Alex is the founder and editor of SmallBizPod, the UK's first podcast dedicated to small business, start-ups and entrepreneurship. Alex writes about topical small business issues, entrepreneurs and anything else that catches his eye here on the small business blog. http://www.smallbizpod.co.uk

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  1. Kelly King says:

    If your company operates in South London, a great way to promote your company is at the South London Business Awards http://www.southlondonbusinessawards.co.uk

    There are categories ranging from South London Entrepreneur of the Year to Innovation in Business.

    All finalists receive 2 free tickets to the awards ceremony held at Crystal Palace Football Club.

    Its a great event to network at as well as proving your company is the best South London can offer!

  2. Thanks Kelly. Sounds like our South London readers should take a look.

  3. Mark says:

    The following website has all the latest business awards news as well as the UK’s largest awards list. They also also write awards entries for third parties http://www.awardsintelligence.co.uk

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