It's your time to shine
Put your business in the spotlight and gain national recognition with the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2024. It’s free for all small businesses and the self-employed across the UK.
Entries closed on 11 February 2024
Celebrating small businesses across the UK
This year, join us as we celebrate our 50th anniversary at the 2024 FSB Awards, with the awards final being held at the iconic Winter Gardens Empress Ballroom in Blackpool. The headline sponsor for the FSB Awards 2024 is Tyl by NatWest.
Free to get involved
It’s not just free to enter – if you’re brilliant enough to be shortlisted for your category, you’ll get a free ticket to the spectacular awards final.
From start-ups to sustainability, there’ll be a category for you. We’re recognising the achievements of small businesses in a wide range of areas, like innovation, export and digital.
After judging, winners will be invited to a networking event where you’ll get to meet fellow winners.
"It's so surreal, I've never won anything before. I almost didn't enter and I'm so grateful for the opportunity."Gbemisola Shitta
Sweet Dough Things
FSB Award Winner 2023
Become an award-winning small business
Get UK-wide recognition
Winning an award is an amazing way to raise your profile and boost your reputation. Show future customers that you’re a leader in your industry.
Celebrate your achievements
Whether it’s recognising your hard work or resilience, get exposure and take your business forward with a prestigious business award.
Gain new connections
Celebrate your achievements with other small businesses, meet like-minded people and industry leaders, and unlock new opportunities.
✔ Awards entries opened - 8 January 2024✔ Entries closed – 11 February 2024
✔ Regional winners announced - 6 March 2024
✔ Networking events - From 8 March 2024
✔ UK Final at Blackpool's iconic Winter Gardens - 9 May 2024
This award is designed to recognise the most ethical, socially responsible, or green business.
Micro Business Award
Celebrating micro businesses punching above their weight with 9 employees or less.
Start-up Business Award
Open to start-up businesses operating for under two years in any business sector.
Family Business Award
Majority ownership remains with the family and at least two family members working in the business.
Young Entrepreneur Award
For entrepreneurs who have demonstrated the traits to achieve a level of business success that belies their age.
Open to businesses who partake in initiatives that support their local community.
For businesses where bold, new business models and innovative products are delivering dramatic results.
Recognising Freelancers and the self-employed and celebrating the tenacity and drive it takes to go it alone.
Expansion and Growth Award
Celebrating the larger small businesses who have expanded to 10-250 full and/or part-time employees.
Diversity & Inclusion Award
This award celebrates the company who uses their role to ensure diversity and inclusion are at the heart of their business or specific project.
Service Excellence Award
For small businesses able to demonstrate how they have gone above and beyond to deliver First-class customer service.
New for 2024: Franchise Business Award
Celebrating a franchisee who can demonstrate the ability to perform exceptionally well in all areas of their business.