The search begins for the Yorkshire and Humberside’s most outstanding small businesses

  • 18 Sep 2017

The FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2018 are now open (11 September) and small businesses in Yorkshire and Humberside have until 12 January to enter for free.

The awards will celebrate the best of the area’s 177,930 small businesses and their vast contribution to both regional and national economies.


The Yorkshire and Humberside area winners of 12 award categories will be announced at an award ceremony to be held in March and will then go forward to the national UK FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards final, where the overall FSB UK Small Business of the Year 2018 will be announced, in May 2018. 

Simon Williams, FSB Regional Spokesperson for Yorkshire and Humberside said: “For a chance to be recognised as the best small business in Yorkshire and Humberside, 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 Humberside – contributing so much to the economy and making our region a more exciting place in which to live, work, study and visit.”


The 12 FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards categories are: 
• Business Exporter of the Year
• Ethical – Green Business of the Year
• Business and Product Innovation Award 
• Digital Business of the Year
• Microbusiness of the Year 
• Start-up of the Year
• Scale-up of the Year 
• Family Business of the Year
• Young Entrepreneur of the Year
• Employer of the Year
• The Triumph Over Adversity Award
• Yorkshire and Humber Champion Award