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Cornish firms on shortlist for small business awards


The shortlist for the South West FSB ‘Celebrating Small Business Awards 2018’ has been announced and a trio of Cornish firms have been nominated for a title. 

The South West area finals of the national FSB contest will be held on February 20 at Taunton at an event aimed at being a celebration of the thousands of small businesses that play such a vital part in making the South West such a vibrant area to live, work, study and visit.

Among the nominees in the 12 award categories are Cornish firms Made for Life Organics (Spiezia Organics Ltd) of Truro, Any Old Lights Ltd from Fowey and Ultramed Ltd from Penryn. 

Other nominees come from all areas of the South West – from Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire to Bournemouth in Dorset to Cornwall – and all of them are aiming to become category winners so they can go through to the UK national FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2018 final in London in May. 

Edward Chapman, who is the FSB Area Lead for Cornwall, said: “The sheer scale and diversity of the entrants who have taken part in our awards is a real testimony to the vibrancy of the South West small business community. This is an area full of fantastic SME businesses and it will be great to reward many of them with a local accolade in February and then watch them take on the rest of the country in the spring.” 
The FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards recognise and celebrate the most outstanding smaller businesses in the UK, a sector that makes an overwhelming contribution to the UK’s economy and culture. 

The South West final is one of 12 area finals across the UK taking place between January and March leading to seeing overall UK winners at the national final. Tickets for the local final, held at Somerset County Cricket Ground in Taunton on Tuesday, February 20, can be purchased by registering on where you can also find all of the details.