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Welcome to the fifth year of the SME National Business Awards, a credible opportunity to support and share in our vision to raise the profile of industrious, hardworking and enterprising SME’s Nationally. Business awards are a sought after accolade of achievement, a veritable endorsement of success in business which offers exceptional marketing and PR opportunities as well as increasing your credibility and standing in the eyes of your peers and your customers. Of course, it feels pretty wonderful too!

You can enter up to 3 different categories.

What is an SME Award?

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are businesses whose personnel numbers are 250 employees or less. SMEs are also said to be responsible for driving innovation and competition in many economic sectors.

What our winners say

Winning the Exporter of the Year award has allowed us to introduce ourselves to new international clients with proof that we are exporters recognised within the UK on a national level. It has allowed us to raise our profile internationally and have more serious talks with potential clients and partners. Also, it has massively boosted team morale and was definitely a night to remember!

Madeline Lewis – Silent Sentinel

What a fantastic night we had at the SME National business Awards on Friday and it was the icing on the cake for our CEO, Bev Hurley, to win Business Women of the Year! We are absolutely delighted with that result!

Liz Ratcliffe – YTKO

We were ready to party all night after the shock win! … Yes, we will definitely be entering again in 2020 – the SME awards are wonderful events, run by a wonderful team.

David Cole – Verifile

Thanks so much for organising a fantastic event. We had a great evening, and winning Silver was unexpected, and so we are still on a high!

Kay Buckby – The Development Company

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01 Oct 2021

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10 Aug 2021

Sajith has been the managing director and owner of Tiger Bowl for more than 10 years. Being a well-known Chinese food business, he re modelled the skill structure by replacing inconsistent work patterns by introducing locally source work force approach. Tiger Bowl stamped its brand strongly during the lockdown under his leadership. He initiated project…

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