We’re on the look out for Britain’s most exciting businesses and the entrepreneurs powering these fast-growing firms. With 15 categories to chose from, bringing together a variety of different business stages and growths, there is something there for everyone.While major businesses such as Ve Interactive, Blippar, Zoopla, Fever-Tree and Unruly have been recognised in the last five years, the Growing Business Awards are also about celebrating smaller enterprise though Micro Business of the Year, Young Entrepreneur of the Year and Young Company of the Year. When all the nominations are in and a shortlist has been drawn up, we’ll hand the decision-marking process over to our illustrious panel of judges – featuring King of Shaves founder Will King, Graze CEO Anthony Fletcher, Busaba Eathai CEO Jason Myers and Canon’s Mark Robinson. To make it as easy as possible for you to put forward your favourite company or business leader, we’ve created a quick nominate and full nominate options. Real Business is very excited about the 2015 awards, another opportunity to recognise all the hard work that goes into creating market-leading businesses and to introduce you to a few exciting companies you might not have heard about before. We hope you join us on the journey to 26 November, when the Growing Business Awards will again be the focus of the business community.
We’re seeking suggestions in the following categories:Growing Business of the Year: Larger Company (Turnover £50m+) Growing Business of the Year: Mid-sized Company (Turnover £25m-£50m) Growing Business of the Year: Smaller Company (Turnover less than £25m) Entrepreneur of the Year Employer of the Year Micro Business of the Year B2B Business of the Year Innovator of the Year Retail Hero Brand Builder of the Year Young Company of the Year Young Entrepreneur of the Year Export Champion of the Year The “Made in Britain” Award Digital Champion Have a look at our features involving last year’s winners:
- Watchfinders: Disrupting the traditional luxury market
- First Utility: Taking on the energy industry’s big six incumbents
- Plumis: Sprinkling innovation across a burnt-out industry
- Life in the fast lane for Xtrac CEO Peter Digby
- Roaming Roosters: Sticking to tradition
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