The race is on to uncover the UK’s next SME and entrepreneurial success stories

Whether it is technology heavyweight Unruly in 2011 or the energy market’s next big thing First Utility in 2014, the Real Business Growing Business Awards have proved themselves pretty adept at being ahead of the curve and bringing you tomorrow’s trialblazers.

However, our task would be much harder were it not for the hundreds of nominations we receive each year from those wanting recognition for their business – or one that they’ve taken a bit of a shining to.

So, across a range of categories, we are after your nominations for this year. The Growing Business Awards recognise achievement right across the board, from the Micro Business of the Year (making its first outing) through to Growing Business of the Year: Large Company (Turnover £50m+). There’s also Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Digital Champion and Employer of the Year.

Have a look at our features involving last year’s winners:

We also wouldn’t be much of an awards if we didn’t have a stellar judging panel. From the worlds of finance, media, technology, retail, automotive and exporting, the likes of Business Growth Fund CEO Stephen Welton, Rare Tea Co founder Henrietta Lovell and Zoopla Property Group founder and CEO Alex Chesterman will ultimately be making the important decisions.

And what of our previous winners? John McArthur, CEO Tracsis, said of his company’s win in 2012: “Above all this award will give the team a sense of achievement and they will realise what they are doing makes a difference.”

To make life easier for you, we have crafted a quick nomination form alongside the full version. So, if you’ve only got a few minutes to let us know who you think should win an award then there’s still an option, but the more information you can give us the better.

Visit the full nomination page

Visit the quick nomination page

Nominations will run until 30 September, after which we’ll collate them all and begin the process of putting the very best before our world-leading judges.

We’re 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

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