Now in its 15th year, originally launched by Real Business and the CBI in 1999, the Growing Business Awards have celebrated and been the launchpad for many of Britain's finest, most innovative entrepreneurs and SMEs.
From rapidly expanding SMEs to leading UK brands: The shortlist is announced for the 2013 Growing Business Awards, held in association with Lloyds Banking Group.
An entrepreneurial duo using profits from a footwear company to raise money for charity, a pioneering British plastic manufacturer, and a firm that helps export famous UK goods all over the world, have all made it onto the 2013 shortlist. Take a look who's made it through...
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I'm still buzzing from the thrill of last night!
Jason Holt, chairman, Holts
An inspiring evening with fantastic stories of success. Disruptive business models abound!
Neil Bentley, deputy director-general, CBI