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#1 Top Tip on Entering

  'Treat your application like a potential customer'  Enter here:

2017 Young Business Person of the Year Winner - Creative Nature

Winning the National SME Award for Young Person in Business felt an incredible end to the year. It gave our team a real boost after the huge amounts of effort being put in to getting Creative Nature Free From products launched into Sainsburys, The Co-op and many other stores.

2017 Best New Business Winner - Bombinate Web Design

Bombinate Web Design was very proud to have won at the 2017 SME National Business Awards. The Award has given us more visibility and credibility as a company and resulted in great interest from other businesses looking for a new website.

National Awards announce The Diana Award as Charity Partner

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

PRESS RELEASE 4th December 2017 White Cross Vets win at Wembley!

National Awards announce Railway Children as Charity Partner

  PRESS RELEASE 16th October 2017 National Awards announce Railway Children as Charity Partner

Leading National SME’s Qualify for Wembley Finals

PRESS RELEASE 6th October 2017 Leading National SME’s Qualify for Wembley Finals

5 key benefits that make awards a business priority

The SME National Business Awards offers a brand new opportunity to receive credible recognition for your business in one of 13 categories. The University of Leicester found winning awards generates financial improvement just a year after your success.

Paul Beesley - Beyond Theory

  Entering business awards should feature as part of any dynamic marketing strategy. Awards, whether being a finalist or a winner, draws attention to your brand and enables you to gain recognition amongst your peers and competitors.

Ashbourne Insurance - Peter Smits

  Ashbourne Insurance is one of the leading independent, family-run insurance brokers in Hertfordshire.

Gary Pettit - Attention to detail

  The SME National Business Awards is an opportunity to advertise to both your customers and prospective customers why they should use you rather than one of your competitors.  It is a perfect “Shop window”.

SME National Business Awards Workshop

  Are you an entrepreneur with an SME in London interested in understanding how getting a few awards under your belt is a major win and something to weave into your marketing strategy?

Mike Walker - 4see

The Northamptonshire SME awards were the first awards that 4see has ever entered.  We were a start-up business in 2004 and quite honestly, it felt like we had enough on our plate just growing and establishing our business, without time to enter awards.

Have you got what it takes to be an award winner?

Awards are a fantastic way to generate positive PR for your business. It demonstrates to the outside world that you are good at what you do and it isn’t just you, your staff or your mates saying so.

Diana Sterck - Merton Chamber of Commerce

My advice is to be mindful of what will make your entry stand out I’ve been judging the Merton Best Business Awards for five years now – and it’s amazing how every year I see the strengths of a winning entry and the weaknesses of those that just don’t make the mark.


Award Winning Bridal Dress Owner Calls on SMEs to show they are ‘Open for Business’  Essex Mag

SME National Awards

  Award Winning Bridal Dress Owner Calls on SMEs to show they are ‘Open for Business’ A stunning multi award winning Wedding Dress Boutique has this week made a direct appeal to SMEs to enter a prestigious national awards.

Frances Pardell - Pardell PR

How do you win an award? Winning an award is great. If your name or your company’s name is announced as the winner, no matter what the award is, you’ll feel like you’ve just won an Oscar. It is that good.

June Cory - My Mustard

  I want the whole story, warts and all   I want the whole story, warts and all. I want to know what you do, how you do it and why you do it.

David Tooley - Tooley Media

  First Things First   The first thing to say about entering awards is that you don’t need people like me to write them for you.