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:
Are you interested in nominating but aren’t quite ready?
One of the highlights of the entrepreneurial calendar, bringing together the very best of UK business and industry VIPs.
The Amazon Pay Growing Business of the Year: Larger Company (Turnover £50m+)
High growth, high quality. This award recognises world class privately-owned UK companies with turnover of £50m+.
The Amazon Business Growing Business of the Year: Mid-sized Company (Turnover £25m-£50m)
High growth, high quality. This award recognises world class privately-owned UK companies with turnover between £25m-£50m.
Growing Business of the Year: Smaller Company (Turnover £10m-£25m)
High growth, high quality. This award recognises world class privately-owned UK companies with turnover between £10m-£25m.
Growing Business of the Year: Smaller Company (Turnover up to £10m)
High growth, high quality. This award recognises world class privately-owned UK companies with turnover up to £10m.
The ECI B2B Business of the Year
Celebrating innovation and excellence in growing B2B businesses.
The ECI Consumer Business of the Year
Recognising outstanding growing businesses in the consumer sector.
The Amazon Web Services Digital Business of the Year
Highlighting UK digital businesses who are changing their markets; and creating new markets through the application of digital technology.
Family-Owned Business of the Year
Celebrating the UK’s exemplar family-owned companies, that continue to exhibit exceptional growth.
Entrepreneur of the Year
The biggest individual accolade, presented to a very special entrepreneur.
The Amazon Marketplace Export Champion of the Year
Celebrating UK companies succeeding in the international marketplace.
Creative Industries Business of the Year
Celebrating innovation and excellence in creative industries businesses, including fashion, advertising, design, film, TV, publishing, music and art.
Innovator of the Year
Celebrating genuine innovation in all aspects of business.
Micro Business of the Year
Small but perfectly formed. Recognising outstanding companies with ten or fewer staff.
Rural Business of the Year
Recognising outstanding growing businesses based in rural areas.
The Triumph over Adversity Award
Recognising businesses that have overcome difficulties – and are back on the path to success.
Young Company of the Year
Recognising the new businesses who are rejuvenating the UK’s economy.
Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Recognising the dynamic next generation of entrepreneurs.
"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"
co-founder & executive chairman, Zopa
finance director, New World Trading Company
partner, Clearwater International
Lesley Batchelor OBE
director general, Institute of Export
partner, Livingstone Partners
head of business services, ECI
brand director, LJ Fairburn & Son
Dr. Stephen Fear
chairman & founder, The Fear Group
CEO, Easel TV
chief executive officer, Tusker
Steven Jackson OBE
MD, New Reg
director, seller services, Amazon UK
PR manager, marketplace/payments, Amazon Payments
founder and CEO, The Specialist Works
head of SME marketing, BUPA
regional director for business banking in the South-East, HSBC
partner and head of consumer, ECI
chief executive officer, Busaba Eathai
marketing manager, BMW
director of B2B, Premier Inn
sales & marketing director, Churchill Retirement Living
chief executive, Versarien
business development manager, Amazon Web Services
director of innovation, CBI
founder & CEO, Innoverne
chairman of MPM and Whitworths
previously chairman of ECI-backed Citation
director - South West, CBI
campaigns director, Seedrs
senior manager, Amazon Marketplace team
chief executive officer, Happy Energy
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