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.

12 categories

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 the 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.

Key dates

Awards entries opened - 8 January 2024

Entries closed – 11 February 2024

Regional winners announced - By 6 March 2024

✔ Networking events - From 6 March 2024

✔ UK Final at Blackpool's iconic Winter Gardens - 9 May 2024


Sustainability Award

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.

Community Award

Open to businesses who partake in initiatives that support their local community.

Innovation Award

For businesses where bold, new business models and innovative products are delivering dramatic results.

Self-Employed/Freelancer Award

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.

Regions and nations award winners

Finalists across twelve areas now proceed to the national UK finals taking place at a VIP attended awards ceremony on 9 May in Blackpool.

Headline partner

Tyl by NatWest is designed to help make it easier for customers to run their business. By combining technology and smart data-led insights, Tyl by NatWest helps SMEs make informed decisions to manage their businesses more successfully and gives them tools and insights to help them grow.

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