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The search is on for the East Midlands most outstanding small businesses and self-employed

The FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2019 open today (10 August) and small businesses and the self-employed across the East Midlands are being urged to enter before the closing date of Friday 1 February 2019.

The East Midlands region winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on Thursday 14 March 2019 to be held at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Nottingham Gateway.

The awards, run by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), will recognise and celebrate the best of small and medium sized (less than 250 employees) businesses and the vast contribution they make to both regional and national economies and to local communities.

Eleven award category winners, from digital innovation to family business and from international business to employer of the year will be then go forward to the UK final of the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards, to be held at Battersea Evolution, London on 23 May 2019. Here, as well as UK category winners, the FSB Small Business of the Year 2019 will be announced.

David Dexter, regional chairman for FSB East Midlands said:

“For a chance to be recognised as the best small business in the East Midlands, as well as in the whole UK, I would encourage all small businesses to enter the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2019. Small businesses are a vital part of the region – contributing so much to the economy and making our region a more exciting place in which to live, work, study and visit.”

The 11 FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards area categories are:

  • International Business of the Year
  • Ethical and Green Business of the Year
  • Business and Product Innovation Award
  • Digital Innovation of the Year
  • Micro Business of the Year
  • Start-Up Business of the Year
  • Scale-Up Business of the Year
  • Family Business of the Year
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year (aged 30 and under)
  • Employer of the Year
  • Community Award (region level only) 

For further information and to enter the awards visit www.fsbawards.co.uk
Twitter - @FSBEastMids @FSBJenThomas @FSBDavidThorpe


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