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.

Who should enter

All UK-based high-growth and entrepreneurial companies - no matter the size or stage of your business.

Since 1999 the Awards have identified many of Britain's finest high-growth businesses, including now-household names such as Innocent, Tyrrells, EasyJet, Phones 4U and LoveFilm. Read more on Real Business.

Your entry could propel your business to the next level.

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Why you should enter

Meet the UK's business elite
At the fantastic Awards night you'll meet the UK's best businesses, our sponsors and partners and of course the shortlisted finalists. And for successful candidates, you'll be invited to present to a high-profile judging academy.

Brand awareness and reach
All shortlisted candidates will be featured on Real Business (115,156 monthly unique visitors ABC audit March 2014) and through our network of distinguished partners for incredible national coverage.

Recognition and motivation
Winning or making a shortlist will give you and your team an unrivalled morale boost and recognition for hard work.

Competitive advantage
Only the very best companies will make the shortlist. For those that do, this recognition of excellence will propel you far ahead of the competition.

CBI Membership
All Growing Business Awards winners receive automatic membership of the CBI.

No fee to enter
Unlike other industry awards, there is absolutely no cost to put forward your nomination.

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.



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