Welcome to the SME National Business Awards

Entries for the 2018 Awards are now open!

Welcome to the second 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 2017 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 at the iconic Wembley Stadium in London on the 7th December – Be a winner at the globally renowned stadium.
Mentor of the Year
Business Person of the Year
Business Woman of the Year
Website of the Year
High Growth Business of the Year
Fintech Business of the Year
Exporter of the Year
Young Business Person of the Year
The Green Award
Service Excellence
Not for Profit Business of the Year
Entrepreneur of the Year
Community Business of the Year
Business of the Year more than 50 Employees
Business of the Year less than 50 Employees
Business Innovation
Best New Business
Best Enterprising Business
Employer of the Year
Apprentice of the Year

Our Blogs

National Awards announce The Diana Award as Charity Partner

17th Apr 2018

The SME National Business Awards are delighted to announce today that The Diana Award will be their Charity Partner for 2018.


31st Jan 2018


Local business Events and PR were pleased to present the RAILWAY CHILDREN with a cheque for £3,280.76 raised at their recent SME Business Awards.

Press Release - SME National Awards Final!

4th Dec 2017


4th December 2017

White Cross Vets win at Wembley!