Welcome to the SME National Business Awards

Extended Entry Deadline


Whilst we are all dealing with these difficult times and everyone’s welfare is at the forefront of all our minds. We must still make every effort to ensure our staff and our businesses continue to adapt and thrive. If you find yourself at home or in an empty office, perhaps with more time on your hands than normal, please do look at entering these awards. Remember when you come out the other side, you’ll need to raise your profile again and what better way than winning an award, so please do consider starting your application today. Stay Safe and we’ll see you soon.

Welcome to the fourth 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?

SME stands for – Small Medium Enterprise.  Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are businesses whose personnel numbers are 250 employees or less, with the abbreviation “SME” being used in the European Union. SMEs are also said to be responsible for driving innovation and competition in many economic sectors.

Hear what our winners have to say...

“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 (2019)


“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 (2019)


The Awards

The SME National Business Awards are made up of 16 categories that allow any successful business in the UK to enter these prestigious awards. All entries are judged by up to 4 of our national panel of judges. If you want your business to shine, this IS the best possible way to hit the spotlight. The pinnacle of the awards is the Grand Celebration, a black tie evening on Friday 4th December 2020.
Best Enterprising Business
Best New Business
Business Innovation
Business of the Year less than 50 Employees
Business of the Year more than 50 Employees
Business Person of the Year
Business Woman of the Year
Community Business of the Year
Employer of the Year
Family Business of the Year
High Growth Business of the Year
Positive Impact Award
Service Excellence
The Green Award
Website of the Year
Young Business Person of the Year
Business Hero - Public Vote
Best Customer Service - Public Vote

Our Blogs

Aston Lark announces sponsorship of SME National Business Awards

6th Apr 2020

Aston Lark, the Chartered insurance broker backed by Goldman Sachs, has today announced it is a key sponsor of this year’s SME National Business Awards. Entries are open at www.smenationals.co.uk


16th Dec 2019

Sheffield-based global metals supplier, ICD Europe Ltd are celebrating this week after winning a prestigious national business award.