The search is on once again to find and salute the most outstanding small businesses from Cornwall and the wider South West.
Britain’s biggest business representation group the FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) has today, August 1, launched the ‘FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2020’ which will culminate in both regional and national finals next spring.
Small businesses throughout the South West will battle it out for prizes across 12 different categories and the free-to-enter awards are open to both FSB members and non-members alike.
The awards in 2019 saw ARCO2 Architecture Ltd of Bodmin win the FSB South West Ethical-Green Business of the Year trophy and there was a host of fellow Cornish companies shortlisted – The Vine An Gwinbrenn from Wadebridge, Cornwall Marine Network (Falmouth), Float Digital Marketing (Newquay), Leap (St Austell), Mother Ivey’s Holiday Park (near Padstow), NSN Electrical Limited (Penzance) and Oh So Social of Penryn.
The South West area winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony at Somerset County Cricket Ground in February and will then go forward to a glittering national UK ‘FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards’ final in May 2020.
Roger Tarrant, the Cornish-based FSB regional chair for the South West, said: “For a chance to be recognised as the best small business in the South West, as well as in the whole UK, I would encourage all small businesses to enter the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards.
“SMEs are a vital part of the South West – contributing so much to the economy and making our region a more exciting place in which to live, work, study and visit. The awards give everyone the opportunity to join us in celebrating that.”
The 12 FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2020 categories are:
- Wellbeing in Small Business Award
- Environmental Business of the Year
- Digital/E-commerce Business of the Year
- Sole Trader of the Year
- High Growth Business of the Year
- Micro-business of the Year
- Start-up Business of the Year
- Young Entrepreneur (aged 30 and under)
- Business and Product Innovation Award
- Family Business of the Year
- International Business of the Year
- Community Business of the Year (area level only)
For further information and to enter the awards visit www.fsbawards.co.uk