am1
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:

Are you interested in nominating but aren’t quite ready?

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

image002

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.

2017 Categories

The Amazon Pay Growing Business of the Year: Larger Company (Turnover £50m+) 
High growth, high quality. This award recognises world class privately-owned UK companies with turnover of £50m+.

The Amazon Business Growing Business of the Year: Mid-sized Company (Turnover £25m-£50m) 
High growth, high quality. This award recognises world class privately-owned UK companies with turnover between £25m-£50m.

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. 

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. 

The ECI B2B Business of the Year
Celebrating innovation and excellence in growing B2B businesses. 

The ECI Consumer Business of the Year
Recognising outstanding growing businesses in the consumer sector. 

The Amazon Web Services Digital Business of the Year
Highlighting UK digital businesses who are changing their markets; and creating new markets through the application of digital technology. 

Family-Owned Business of the Year 
Celebrating the UK’s exemplar family-owned companies, that continue to exhibit exceptional growth.

Entrepreneur of the Year
The biggest individual accolade, presented to a very special entrepreneur.

The Amazon Marketplace Export Champion of the Year
Celebrating UK companies succeeding in the international marketplace.

Creative Industries Business of the Year
Celebrating innovation and excellence in creative industries businesses, including fashion, advertising, design, film, TV, publishing, music and art.

Innovator of the Year
Celebrating genuine innovation in all aspects of business.

Micro Business of the Year
Small but perfectly formed. Recognising outstanding companies with ten or fewer staff.

Rural Business of the Year
Recognising outstanding growing businesses based in rural areas.

The Triumph over Adversity Award
Recognising businesses that have overcome difficulties – and are back on the path to success.

Young Company of the Year
Recognising the new businesses who are rejuvenating the UK’s economy.

Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Recognising the dynamic next generation of entrepreneurs.

 

  • "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

  • "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 2016

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

Join the conversation #growingbusinessawards

Stephen Fear Stephen Fear @FearStephen RT @Real_Business: Trying to prevent business burnout? Here are some #tips to get you started @vege_rasta https://t.co/UPl6EQ9p8y https://t… 2 months ago
SRF Debt SRF Debt @srf_debt Finding the best #SaaS provider for your business -@Real_Business https://t.co/OT6Ps0jyvG https://t.co/u6RF5YinXJ 2 months ago
Standard Life B2B Standard Life B2B @sl_biz Employment expert @CindyEtsell describes how to go from worker to #smallbusiness owner https://t.co/9YucLekRzm via @Real_Business 2 months ago
ZEN OF WUWEI ZEN OF WUWEI @zenofwuwei RT @accountancyEdge: Working out where ROI can come from in the digital world. https://t.co/jFp9EJZrdM @ICAEW_BAS @Real_Business https://t.… 2 months ago
James Hellyer James Hellyer @accountancyEdge Working out where ROI can come from in the digital world. https://t.co/jFp9EJZrdM @ICAEW_BAS @Real_Business https://t.co/1rY2hW24aR 2 months ago
WEConnect Europe WEConnect Europe @WEConnectEurope Half a million businesses advertise on Instagram – are you one of them? Via @Real_Business https://t.co/1iku0eQlKi 2 months ago
Pringle Joinery Pringle Joinery @pringlejoinery The latest The pringlejoinery Express! https://t.co/H8rRS0RI9p Thanks to @nick_clegg @JKCorden @Real_Business #lovedandg #business 2 months ago
Mapus-Smith & Lemmon Mapus-Smith & Lemmon @MSL_Accountants Could cutting working hours increase productivity? https://t.co/7p8BeCNeBP @ICAEW_BAS @Real_Business @ShaneSchutte https://t.co/tuWnigBCHH 2 months ago
WEConnect Europe WEConnect Europe @WEConnectEurope Human error is the villain of the late payments world – know how to defeat it via @Real_Business https://t.co/Mf8cMj9Ak3 2 months ago
NeilMagic Whiteboard NeilMagic Whiteboard @magicwhiteboard Past winners include @innocent @Tyrrells @EllasKitchenUK fingers crossed for Magic Whiteboard… https://t.co/AcNVCGEZPn 2 months ago
Standard Life B2B Standard Life B2B @sl_biz Fitter workers are more confident and focused workers, reckons JE Invest’s Andrew Low https://t.co/JdhOmD2Cot via @Real_Business #bizchat 2 months ago
Cesar Loo Cesar Loo @GuiaInvertir RT @HAHosting: We're featured on @Real_Business talking about the state of UK broadband: https://t.co/GPeAHPDgrh 2 months ago
NeilMagic Whiteboard NeilMagic Whiteboard @magicwhiteboard @Real_Business @CBItweets * NEWS * @BBCDragonsDen winners Best Export Champions @amazon Business Awards… https://t.co/xb9qY2g3lc 2 months ago
NeilMagic Whiteboard NeilMagic Whiteboard @magicwhiteboard @Real_Business @CBItweets @amazon excited to be finalist Best Export Champion @tradegovuk https://t.co/9XS7Fe3Ke4 2 months ago
Rianda Markram Rianda Markram @RiMarkram New #Information Commissioner probes Yahoo over #data breach, Facebook over data sharing https://t.co/l0gMnPUtUi @Real_Business @ICOnews 2 months ago
Yoma Yoma @yoma_uk Four smart ways to improve organic #SEO rankings! https://t.co/68lwDaY9qr @Real_Business https://t.co/j2xdghpq6H 2 months ago
Zack Gore Zack Gore @ZackMGore For @Real_Business, @VisualIQ's @thebottomside explains why advanced #attribution is more effective than last-click: https://t.co/nADP0vOTRS 2 months ago