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Growing Business Awards 2017

29 November 2017
The Brewery, London

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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 Katy Moss from Trent Refractories on winning an Amazon Growing Business Award in 2016. View the interview here.

MVF have also shared with us how winning the B2B Business of the Year award in 2016 has impacted them. View the interview here.

The Event

Key Dates
July
Nominations open
September
Nominations close
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.

2016 Winners and Finalists

Growing Business of the Year: Larger Company (Turnover £50m+)


Winners
  • Travel Counsellors
Finalists
  • CLEAN
  • Notonthehighstreet.com
  • Onecom
  • Sonovate
  • The Delivery Group
  • The Office Group
  • Travel Counsellors
  • Watchfinder
Growing Business of the Year: Mid-sized Company (Turnover £25m-£50m)
Sponsored By:

 


Winners
  • The New World Trading Company
Finalists
  • A.J Power
  • Fullfield Group
  • INFOMEDIA
  • LDF
  • Prepaid Financial Services
  • The New World Trading Company
Growing Business of the Year: Smaller Company (Turnover up to £10m)
Sponsored By:

Winners
  • Hotcha
Finalists
  • Bambino Mio
  • CaféPod
  • CPR Global Tech
  • Crunch
  • DesignMyNight
  • Hotcha
  • Love Drinks
  • Wifinity
Growing Business of the Year: Smaller Company (Turnover £10m - £25m)
Sponsored By:

Winners
  • Trak Global Group
Finalists
  • Hunter Macdonald
  • LA Micro
  • Office Space in Town
  • Perkbox
  • Smarkets
  • The Underfloor Heating Store
  • Trak Global Group
  • Virtual1
B2B Business of the Year
Sponsored By:

Winners
  • MVF
Finalists
  • EMB Group
  • Entanet International
  • MahiFX
  • MVF
  • Nexus Vehicle Rental
  • Roc Technologies
  • XLN
  • Yu Energy
Consumer Business of the Year
Sponsored By:


Winners
  • Joseph Joseph
Finalists
  • CANBURG
  • Explore Learning
  • Joseph Joseph
  • Loveholidays.com
  • No1 Lounges
  • PROPERCORN
  • Red Paddle
  • The Travel Chapter
Digital Business of the Year
Sponsored By:

 


Winners
  • Feefo
Finalists
  • City Falcon
  • Feefo
  • Housekeep
  • John Pye Auctions
  • MPB Group
  • Rocketseed
  • Settled
Employer of the Year

Winners
  • Gekko
Finalists
  • Brainlabs
  • Celfone Trading
  • Chameleon
  • Gekko
  • Genie Ventures
  • Health@Work
  • Quint Group
  • Simply Business
Entrepreneur of the Year
Sponsored By:

Winners
  • Andrew Jennings, Larsson & Jennings
Finalists
  • Adam Stott, Big Cars
  • Barney Mauleverer, Fresh Marketing
  • Andrew Jennings, Larsson & Jennings
  • Damien Lee, Mr Lee's Noodles Company
  • Paul Wedgwood, Splash Damage
  • Jonny Nicol, Stratajet
  • Charlie Vaughan- Lee, Student Cribs
  • Gonçalo de Vasconcelos, SyndicateRoom
Export Champion of the Year
Sponsored By:

 


Winners
  • Thermoseal Group
Finalists
  • Blackman and White
  • Crawford Healthcare
  • Electronic Temperature Instruments
  • Kendal Nutricare
  • Magic Whiteboard
  • Momondo Group
  • Thermoseal Group
  • TransferMate Global Payments
Innovator of the Year

Winners
  • M Squared
Finalists
  • BubbleBum
  • Fuel 3D Technologies
  • M Squared
  • My Home Move
  • Nostrum Group
  • OLIO - The Food Sharing Revolution
  • RotaGeek
  • ZapGo
Micro Business of the Year

Winners
  • Barking Mad
Finalists
  • Barking Mad
  • Cactus Kitchens
  • Handrail Creations
  • Ma Baker
  • My Action Replay
  • The Rogue and The Wolf
  • Turtle Tots
  • Wested Leather Co
Rural Business of the Year

Winners
  • Go Ape
Finalists
  • Cotswold RAW
  • Forest Holidays
  • Go Ape
  • Mash Direct
  • Rod & Ben's Seasonal Foods
The Triumph over Adversity Award

Winners
  • Fourex
  • Trent Refractories
Finalists
  • Fatburn Extreme
  • Fourex
  • Nutbourne
  • pladis
  • Trent Refractories
  • Vital Certificates
Young Company of the Year
Sponsored By:

Winners
  • Gate One
Finalists
  • buzzmove
  • Cornerstone
  • Family Traveller
  • Gate One
  • Hubble
  • Mallow & Marsh
  • Omnis Data
  • Ormsby Street
Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Winners
  • Luke Johnstone, PACK'D
Finalists
  • James Hind, carwow
  • Marco Matera, Gideon Smart Home
  • Luke Johnstone, PACK'D
  • Pippa Murray, Pip & Nut
  • Nikolay Piriankov, Rare Pink
  • Ross Davies, Strafe Creative
  • Steve Miller, The Workplace Depot
  • "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 CEO, 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

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