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Growing Business Awards 2017

29 November 2017
The Brewery, London

am1
Growing Business Awards 2017

29 November 2017
The Brewery, London

The Amazon Growing Business Awards are back – now in their 19th year!

Created by Real Business, headlined by Amazon and supported by the CBI, the Amazon Growing Business Awards are the UK’s most established and respected recognition of SME and entrepreneurial success. These are the accolades that growing businesses really want to win! We caught up with a couple of our 2016 Amazon Growing Business Award winners:

The Event

Key Dates
12 July
Nominations open
15 September
Nominations close
16 October
Judging day
29 November
The Awards

One of the highlights of the entrepreneurial calendar, bringing together the very best of UK business and industry VIPs.  

 The Venue

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The Amazon Growing Business Awards will be held for a second year at the Brewery’s famous Porter Tun room, one of the largest and oldest unobstructed event spaces in London.

Finalists 2017

The Amazon Pay Growing Business of the Year: Larger Company (Turnover £50m+)
Sponsored By:

High growth, high quality. This award recognises world class privately-owned UK companies with turnover of £50m+.

Acturis Group

DOMU Brands

HH Global

thebigword

Turtle Bay Restaurants

Utilita Energy

XLN

The Amazon Business Growing Business of the Year: Mid-sized Company (Turnover £25m-£50m)
Sponsored By:

High growth, high quality. This award recognises world class privately-owned UK companies with turnover between £25m-£50m.

Crawford Healthcare

Harvey Water Softeners

Hunter Macdonald 

NPW Gifts

plan.com

Trak Global Group

Verdant Leisure

Growing Business of the Year: Smaller Company (Turnover £10m-£25m)

High growth, high quality. This award recognises world class privately-owned UK companies with turnover between £10m-£25m.

Falcon Green

Inclusion Housing

LA Micro Group UK Limited

Lights4fun 

Little Dish

Reassured

Telensa

The Travel Chapter Limited

Growing Business of the Year: Smaller Company (Turnover up to £10m)

High growth, high quality. This award recognises world class privately-owned UK companies with turnover up to £10m. 

Click for Games 

CommuterClub

Crunch

Digitavia 

Flight Club Darts

Laundryheap Limited

TrustedHousesitters

webexpenses

The ECI Partners B2B Business of the Year
Sponsored By:

Celebrating innovation and excellence in growing B2B businesses. 

ForrestBrown

HPD Software Limited

Lawson Conner

My Home Move

Sorted Group

Virtualstock

Xceptor

Yerra Solutions

The ECI Partners Consumer Business of the Year
Sponsored By:

Recognising outstanding growing businesses in the consumer sector. 

Bambino Mio

Coldpress Foods

Monty Bojangles

Pip & Nut

Sykes Cottages

tails.com

The Collective

The Amazon Web Services Digital Business of the Year
Sponsored By:

Highlighting UK digital businesses who are changing their markets; and creating new markets through the application of digital technology. 

Everyclick

Lendable

LovetheSales.com

Monevo

Virtualstock

WeSwap

WUNDER2

Yieldify

Family-Owned Business of the Year

Celebrating the UK’s exemplar family-owned companies, that continue to exhibit exceptional growth.

Grasmere Gingerbread®

Harts of Stur

Hay Hampers 

KP Technology

Mash Direct

Origin

PJ Care Limited

Uuni

Entrepreneur of the Year

The biggest individual accolade, presented to a very special entrepreneur.

Lee Biggins, CV-Library

Mark Januszewski & Craig Foster, DOMU Brands

Jacyn Heavens, Epos Now

Michael Tomlins, Infomedia/Humley

Jazz Gandhum, e-Careers

Sean Ramsden, Ramsden International

Paul Wedgwood, Splash Damage

The Amazon Marketplace Export Champion of the Year
Sponsored By:

Celebrating UK companies succeeding in the international marketplace.

ATG Access

Cocofina Limited

CPR Global Tech 

Pricecheck

Rarewaves

Rex London

Creative Industries Business of the Year

Celebrating innovation and excellence in creative industries businesses, including fashion, advertising, design, film, TV, publishing, music and art.

Bulletproof

Coffee & TV

Playrcart

Shopper Media Group

Tiffany Rose

Innovator of the Year

Celebrating genuine innovation in all aspects of business.

Celaton

Complete Utilities

GUARDHOG

Revolut

SeedLegals

WeSwap

Wine Picker

ZoneFox

Micro Business of the Year

Small but perfectly formed. Recognising outstanding companies with ten or fewer staff.

AM Bid Services 

Beauty Boulevard 

Emma Hellier 

Making Moves London

Poptails by LAPP

The Centre for Crisis Psychology (CCP)

Turtle Tots 

Rural Business of the Year

Recognising outstanding growing businesses based in rural areas.

Enterprise Products

KP Technology 

Pontus Research

Sally’s Cottages

TestLink Services

THE RAW CHOCOLATE PIE COMPANY

The Jeff Paterson Triumph over Adversity Award

Recognising businesses that have overcome difficulties – and are back on the path to success.

AM Marketing

Cycloc

Devon Contract Waste

Ma Baker

SnapDragon Monitoring

Young Company of the Year

Recognising the new businesses who are rejuvenating the UK’s economy.

AM Bid Services 

ClickMechanic

Climb Online

Corinium Global Intelligence 

Fleximize

Home Made

Goat

 

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Recognising the dynamic next generation of entrepreneurs.

Digby Vollrath & Hugo Campbell, Feast It

Jeremy Hindle & Nicholas Shekerdemian, Headstart

Claudia Lambeth, Luna Mae London

Peter Ramsey, Movem

Calum Brannan, No Agent

Luke Massie, Vibe Tickets

 The Host – Iain Stirling

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Iain Stirling is a stand-up comedian and was the face of CBBC before becoming the voice of hit TV programme, Love Island.

He burst onto the comedy scene whilst studying for a Law degree at Edinburgh University, and prospered in comedy competitions. Iain has played at some of the most established gigs in the country, including the Stand (Edinburgh and Glasgow) and the Comedy Store (London and Manchester).

He has supported Rhod Gilbert on tour and was The Scotsman dubbed him one of Scotland’s hottest newcomers after his performance at Glasgow Old Fruit Market to over 750 people.

Away from children’s programmes, Iain has provided the BBC Red Button commentary for the World Cup Final, and continues to report for them on football and Formula 1.

  • "We were thrilled at being nominated for an Amazon Growing Business Award and to win is an outstanding achievement for everyone at Go Ape. There’s no bigger or better awards programme for SMEs"

    Tristram Mayhew Founder, Go Ape

Why Sponsor?

The opportunity

Sponsorship of the Growing Business Awards cements your position as a supporter of the UK’s most exciting growing businesses – across both Real Business and the CBI’s marketing channels. As the most-read UK SME website (191,856 monthly unique visitors – ABC audited), Real Business delivers an engaged and broad business audience. The CBI promotes the event to its members and it is attended and supported by its most senior leaders.

Engage with some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs

The ceremony itself sits at the heart of an extended campaign that will position you alongside exemplar businesses, while also providing fantastic lead generation. In contrast to many awards programmes, the Amazon Growing Business Awards offers a series of excellent networking opportunities including the judging day and party, where you will be able to interact with the leadership of around 120 of the UK’s most exciting companies. The Ceremony itself attracts over 500 guests and is a truly spectacular evening.

For more information, download the 2017 sponsor pack

Headline Sponsor

Sponsor

VIP Supporters

  • "To win an Amazon Growing Business Award is a fantastic achievement, marking many years of rewarding but hard work in challenging circumstances. Receiving recognition from Amazon, the CBI and Real Business is incredibly gratifying"

    Katy Moss Managing Director, Trent Refractories

2016 Awards Photos

  • "It’s a great feeling to be included in such a prestigious event. The award sets us up for a successful 2017 and will be a great boost for the team"

    Bob Skerrett MD, Trak Global

Judges 2017

Alumni Include…

2015

2015

Zopa Growing Business of the Year – Smaller Company

Tangle Teezer Export Champion of the Year

2014

2014

Ve Interactive Digital Champion

First Utility Growing Business of the Year: Larger Company

2013

2013

Blippar  Digital Champion

Zoopla Property Group Company of the Year – Larger Firm

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