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The search is on for the East of England’s most outstanding small businesses


Small businesses across Norfolk and Suffolk are being encouraged to enter the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2018.

Firms across the region have until 1 December to enter the awards for free. Companies in Essex, Bedfordshire, Cambridge, and Hertfordshire will also be competing across the 12 categories, which will celebrate the best of the area’s 253,000 small businesses and their vast contribution to both regional and national economies. 

The East of England area winners will be announced at a ceremony 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. 

Salena Dawson, FSB Chairman in the East Anglia Region said: “For a chance to be recognised as the best small business in the East of England 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 the East of England – 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
• Community Award (area level only)  
For further information and to enter the awards visit