Welcome to the SME National Business Awards



Welcome to the third 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 a winner has to say...

‘’We were delighted to win the SME National Business Award for Community Business of the Year 2018. We found the experience very worthwhile with many companies acknowledging the award and congratulating us on our success - It has offered us a tremendous PR platform. As an ‘entry exercise’ it gave us focus to develop our business even further and made us appreciate our achievements over the last 5 years.

We certainly recommend any up and coming small business to enter the awards and experience the recognition and good feel factor your business and its people can achieve…" - Co-Founders Caroline Connaugton MD and Victoria Clarke Director


The Awards

The SME National Business Awards are made up of 17 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 the 6th December.
Apprentice of the Year
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
Entrepreneur of the Year
Exporter of the Year
Fintech Business of the Year
High Growth Business of the Year
Mentor of the Year
Networking Group of the Year
Not for Profit Business of the Year
Service Excellence
The Green Award
Website of the Year
Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Best Customer Service - Public Vote
Coffee Shop of the Year - Public Vote
Pub of the Year - Public Vote
Restaurant of the Year - Public Vote

Our Blogs

Speechmatics win two National Business Awards for Innovation and Growth

8th Jan 2019

Date: Friday, December 14th, 2018

Last week I was in London for what was to be first of two National Business Award wins that evening. I attended the SME National Business Awards at Wembley Stadium where we were crowned winners of the High Growth Business of the Year Award.

Purity Brewing Company wows the crowds at Wembley with national award win

8th Jan 2019

Warwickshire brewery, Purity Brewing Company, has been named Business of the year less than 50 Employees at the national SME Business Awards 2018.