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Search is on for region’s most outstanding small businesses and self-employed people

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is today (1 August) beginning its search for the best small businesses in Yorkshire and The Humber as entries open for the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2020. There are around 400,000 small businesses and self-employed in the region.

Twelve award categories this year include the Wellbeing in Small Business Award, building on FSB’s successful work in advocating measures to improve wellbeing and mental health for the self-employed, small business owners and their employees.

Simon Williams, FSB regional chair for Yorkshire and The Humber, said: “For a chance to be recognised as amongst the best small businesses in the area as well as in the whole UK, I’d encourage all small businesses to enter the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards.

“SMEs are a vital part of Yorkshire and The Humber – contributing so much to the economy and making our region a more exciting place in which to live, work, study and visit. The awards give everyone the opportunity to join us in celebrating that.”

The 2019 Yorkshire and The Humber Area winners included a day nursery, a fish and chips restaurant and takeaway chain and an ethical cattle farmer.  The 2019 UK FSB Chairman’s Special Achievement Award was won by Yorkshire-based eyecare specialists Allegro Optical. 

The 2020 area winners for Yorkshire and The Humber will be announced at an award ceremony on Friday 3 April held at The Principal Hotel in York. These winners, with the exception of the Community Business Award which is area level only, will then go forward to the UK final of the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2020, held in London, on 21 May 2020.

 The 12 FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2020 categories are:

  • Wellbeing in Small Business Award
  • Environmental Business of the Year
  • Digital/E-commerce Business of the Year
  • Sole Trader of the Year
  • High Growth Business of the Year
  • Micro-business of the Year
  • Start-up Business of the Year
  • Young Entrepreneur (aged 30 and under)
  • Business and Product Innovation Award
  • Family Business of the Year
  • International Business of the Year
  • Community Business of the Year (area level only)

For further information and to enter the awards visit www.fsbawards.co.uk

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