London’s FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2018 shortlist announced

  • 23 Feb 2018

The shortlist of the London ‘FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2018’ has been announced. The winners of each of the 12 award categories will be announced at the London area finals on Monday 19th March at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel. 

The event will be a celebration of London’s 1million small businesses that contribute around one fifth of Gross Value Added to the UK economy and play a vital part in making London a more vibrant city in which to live, work, study and to visit.


The category winners will go through to the UK national FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2018 final in London in May. 

Michael Lassman, FSB London Regional Chair and Judge, said: “The entrants this year were superb and show how diverse London’s businesses are.  There was a fantastic number of business entries from less traditional sectors, and from businesses at the start up stage, the scale up stage right up to the well-established stage.  London’s small business community are facing the uncertain economic conditions with vigour and stoicism.”

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. Twelve area finals take place across the UK take place between January and March 2018.


The shortlist for the London area FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2018 is:

Business and Product Innovation of the Year
Pall Mall Barbers
Wolffepack Limited
Peter Dann Ltd

Business Exporter of the Year
Wolffepack Limited
HTC Health
Benchmark Mineral Intelligence Ltd 

Community Business of the Year
Soroptimist International East London
Laura I.Gallery
The Breakfast Club
Sahan Cares C.I.C

Digital Business of the Year
ihateironing Ltd
National Association of Disability Practitioners Ltd
Clear Books


Employer of the Year
HS1 Limited
Business Clan Ltd
Simply Bookkeeping (UK) Ltd t/a Simply Accountancy
Sarah Buckley Therapies Ltd.

Ethical – Green Business of the Year: 
Cullens Clearances Ltd
Junk Hunters

Microbusiness of the Year
The Imagination Factory
MuLondon LTD
Ionian Weddings
Superlative Recruitment Ltd
Lingo Service Translations Ltd

Start-up Business of the Year
Central Tickets
Chit Chaat Chai
Signature Pharmacy
Samshek Fashion
One Connected Community
One Dear World Ltd

Scale-up Business of the Year
London Home Physio Ltd
Revival Retro

Family Business of the Year
Ionian Weddings
Mubarak London


One Dear World Ltd

Young Entrepreneur of the Year 
Shaking Hands
Signature Pharmacy

The Triumph over Adversity Award
Laura I.Gallery
ALD Life
Smart Inventory Service Ltd

Tickets for the finals will be held at Radisson Blu Portman Hotel on the 19th March 2018 from 12:00-16:00