FSB launches regional awards

By Ben Carey on 26 September, 2022

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has launched its annual FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards.

Small business owners and self-employed people throughout the South West will have a choice of 12 different categories to enter including:

  • Exporter of the Year
  • Sustainability
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Self-Employed/Freelancer
  • Service Excellence
  • Micro-business of the Year (0-9 employees)
  • Larger Small Business of the Year (10-100 employees)
  • Start-up Business of the Year
  • Young Entrepreneur (aged 30 and under)
  • Business and Product Innovation
  • Family Business of the Year
  • Community Award

The 2022 South West awards produced a record number of entries and featured winners from a wide variety of sectors across the region, including Swindon and Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset, Gloucestershire and Bristol.

FSB Regional Chairman, Lee Nathan, said, “As we all know this is a very challenging time for small businesses, so this is the ideal opportunity for SMEs to remind everyone of the incredible work they are doing and showcase how important they are to our communities.  

“We were overwhelmed with both the quantity and quality of the entries we had last time, and we hope many more of the amazing South West SME owners and the self-employed will take part this time around to prove again just how diverse and innovative our local small business communities are.”

A regional final will be held in Weston-super-Mare, followed by a national final later in the spring.

For further information or to enter the awards – which are open to both FSB members and non-members alike visit www.fsbawards.co.uk