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:
One of the highlights of the entrepreneurial calendar, bringing together the very best of UK business and industry VIPs.
High growth, high quality. This award recognises world class privately-owned UK companies with turnover between £10m-£25m.
LA Micro Group UK Limited
The Travel Chapter Limited
High growth, high quality. This award recognises world class privately-owned UK companies with turnover up to £10m.
Click for Games
Flight Club Darts
Celebrating the UK’s exemplar family-owned companies, that continue to exhibit exceptional growth.
Harts of Stur
PJ Care Limited
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
Celebrating innovation and excellence in creative industries businesses, including fashion, advertising, design, film, TV, publishing, music and art.
Coffee & TV
Shopper Media Group
Celebrating genuine innovation in all aspects of business.
Small but perfectly formed. Recognising outstanding companies with ten or fewer staff.
AM Bid Services
Making Moves London
Poptails by LAPP
The Centre for Crisis Psychology (CCP)
Recognising outstanding growing businesses based in rural areas.
THE RAW CHOCOLATE PIE COMPANY
Recognising businesses that have overcome difficulties – and are back on the path to success.
Devon Contract Waste
Recognising the new businesses who are rejuvenating the UK’s economy.
AM Bid Services
Corinium Global Intelligence
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
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"
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
"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"
"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"
Finance Director, New World Trading Company
Company Director and Writer, Jim Dixon Associates
Head of Seller Services, Amazon
Chairman, ECI-backed Edenhouse
Founder, Bulldog Skincare For Men
Founder, Planet Organic & Co-Founder, Beluga Bean
Dr. Stephen Fear
Chairman & Founder, The Fear Group
Chairman, Loveholidays and Olive Communications
CEO, Pti Worldwide
CEO & Co Founder, Red Paddle Co
Head of Marketing and Communications, Thermoseal group
Startup Business Development Manager, Amazon Web Services
Chair, IED and Chief Executive, YTKO Group
Director – Venture & Growth Banking, Silicon Valley Bank
CEO & Founder, Larsson & Jennings
Co-Founder and CMO, Splash Damage
Professor Janet Jones
Dean, London South Bank University
Founder and Trunki Daddy, Trunki
Dr Graeme Malcolm
CEO and Founder, M Squared
CEO, Forest Holidays
head of Communications, UK and Ireland, pladis
Partner and Head of Consumer, ECI
Managing Director, Trent Refractories
CEO, Busaba Eathai
Director, Peak b Ltd & Small Business Saturday
Membership Director, Institute for Family Business
Head of the UK, Amazon Pay
Director of Commercial Operations, The Institute of Export
Head of SMB Sales, Amazon Business
CEO, High Growth
Non Executive Chair, Active FM
CEO, Partyman World
CEO, International Marketing Partners
Director of Innovation, CBI
Managing Director and Founder, ImpraGas
Managing Director, Oliver Sweeney
Managing Partner. ECI Partners
Editor-in-chief, The Memo
Director of Academic Enterprise, Teesside University
Zopa Growing Business of the Year – Smaller Company
Tangle Teezer Export Champion of the Year
Ve Interactive Digital Champion
First Utility Growing Business of the Year: Larger Company
Blippar Digital Champion
Zoopla Property Group Company of the Year – Larger Firm