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Amazon Growing Business Awards alumni brought back together to celebrate 20th Anniversary

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15 February 2018

Over 150 former winners and finalists of the Amazon Growing Business Awards including Girl Meets Dress, Bulldog Skincare and Larsson & Jennings are coming together to celebrate the awards’ 20th anniversary with an exclusive Festival of Ideas and party on 22 May.

Amazon Growing Business Awards alumni will spend the afternoon debating the issues they believe will define business growth in the UK over the next two decades. Topics on the agenda include where to place your bets in the fast-changing world of marketing, how to build a team fit for the future, driving growth through machine learning and the disruptive influence of generation Z.

BBC correspondent Tanya Beckett will also be interviewing some of the most exciting businesses to have emerged from the awards include Trunki founder Rob Law and Go Ape’s Rebecca Mayhew – as well as Rami Ranger from Sun Mark, who started his first business with just £2 of capital from a rented room in Hayes. Through sheer dedication and commitment, Ranger now runs one of Britain’s fastest growing companies with an annual turnover of £200m.

Read about last year’s Amazon Growing Business Awards winners

Over 700 companies have been recognised by the Amazon Growing Business Awards since they were launched by Real Business, in partnership with the CBI, in 1998. The award categories celebrate everything from digital excellence, to international growth and innovation across all industries. The Triumph over Adversity prize, meanwhile, highlights individuals and businesses that have overcome extreme hardship to achieve success, while the Entrepreneur of the Year accolade recognises the grit and determination of the individuals behind these extraordinary companies.

Other Amazon Growing Business Awards alumni include companies include Just Eat, Fever Tree, SkyScanner, Charlie Bigham’s, Tusker and Graze. Former winners and finalists have gone on to become stock market darlings, and returns-busting private equity deals.

If you would be interested in joining us and talking to the most successful high-growth businesses of the past 20 years, please email amy.carroll@caspianmedia.com.

To see who is already confirmed as attending then visit our event website.