Created by Real Business, held in association with Lloyds Bank and supported by the CBI, The Growing Business Awards are the most established, respected national recognition of SME and entrepreneurial success.

In 2014 we had an unprecedented number of entries that demonstrated a wealth of business excellence and innovation in sectors ranging from manufacturing to lifestyle and beyond.

Winners will be announced at the sparkling awards ceremony on 25 November.

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The Night

The Growing Business Awards night is one of the highlights of the entrepreneurial calendar, bringing together more than 300 guests representing the cream of UK entrepreneurship, business and government.


The awards evening will be hosted by comedian, actor and writer Ed Byrne.

Ed Byrne


  • 18.45 - Champagne reception
  • 19.15 - Welcome speeches, Keynote address
  • 19.45 - Dinner
  • 21.30 - The Growing Business Awards
  • 23.00 - Cash bar
  • 01.00 - Carriages