Small business awards – get your business noticed in 2010

If you want to get your 2010 off to a flying start by grabbing a business gong, then here are the latest awards you might want to enter right now.

By News Desk
26th November 2009 at 10:00

Small business awards 2010Whatever the size or sector of your business, there’s always an award you can enter to give you and your staff the chance to be recognised, and improve your reputation and profile. Here are the latest awards, plucked from the SmallBizPod inbox.

The Fast Growth Business Awards

First off, if your business is expanding, has had £1 million plus turnover in the year to end December 2009 and has fewer than 500 employees, then the Fast Growth Business Awards are for you.

The panel of judges includes online Dragon, Julie Meyer, and King of Shaves entrepreneur Will King. Categories to enter include Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Social Enterprise of the Year and Family Business of the Year.

Further details on how to enter the awards can be found here. Closing date 22nd January 2010.

The Smarta 100

Dragon Deborah Meaden, Bebo Founder Michael Birch and our friends at Smarta.com are seeking the UK’s smartest businesses to be recognised in the inaugural Smarta 100 list.

Any business doing something unique, disruptive, innovative or making a special contribution to their local communities can enter.

Your business must be privately owned in the UK employing fewer than 50 people. The smartest 100 will be announced during February, so get your entries in now.

Manufacturing Excellence Awards

If you run a manufacturing business, then these awards held by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers are for you.

Recognising the very best in British manufacturing, categories include awards for customer focus, small to medium-sized business of the year, sustainable manufacturing and process innovation.

Entries can be submitted online. Closing date 31 January 2010.

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