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Growing Business Awards 2016

30 November 2016
The Brewery, London

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Growing Business Awards 2016

30 November 2016
The Brewery, London

Created by Real Business, sponsored 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.

Since their launch in 1999, the Amazon Growing Business Awards have celebrated exceptional businesses and outstanding entrepreneurs. Previous winners include Innocent Drinks, Betfair, Lovefilm and Fever-Tree, while VIP guests to have graced the ceremony include Bill Gates, Gordon Brown and Stelios Haji-Ioannou.

Key Dates
Nominations open 1 June
Nominations close 23 September
Finalists announced 29 September
Judging day & Party Early October
Awards night 30 November

2016 Finalists 

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


Growing Business of the Year: Mid-sized Company (Turnover £25m-£50m)
Sponsored By:

 


Growing Business of the Year: Smaller Company (Turnover £11m - £25m)
Sponsored By:

B2B Business of the Year
Sponsored By:

Consumer Business of the Year
Sponsored By:


Digital Business of the Year
Sponsored By:

 


Employer of the Year

Entrepreneur of the Year
Sponsored By:

Export Champion of the Year
Sponsored By:

 


Innovator of the Year

Growing Business of the Year: Small Company (Turnover up to £10m)
Sponsored By:

Micro Business of the Year

Rural Business of the Year

The Triumph over Adversity Award

Young Company of the Year
Sponsored By:

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

  • “Winning the Growing Business Awards provides great recognition for the whole team - and acknowledges their individual contributions to past and ongoing success.”

    John Treharne CEO, The Gym Group

Headline Sponsor

Sponsors

Charity Partner

  • “Our success has enabled us to expand and receiving this Growing Business Award is the crowning glory. The Award is for everyone who helps to make our business great.”

    Dr Dan Forster Founder, The Mobile Vet

 The Night

One of the highlights of the entrepreneurial calendar, bringing together the very best of UK business and industry VIPs.  

Schedule
18:45
Champagne reception
19:15
Welcome speeches
19:45
Dinner
21:30
The Amazon Growing Business Awards
23:00
Cash Bar
01:00
Carriages

 The Venue

The Amazon Growing Business Awards will be held at the Brewery’s famous Porter Tun room, one of the largest and oldest unobstructed event spaces in London.

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  • “Winning this Award had a huge impact on my business as it gives potential and current clients the reassurance that they are dealing with a reputable and reliable business.

    It also gave us nationwide exposure which drummed up more business for us as a group.”

    Joe Fogel Managing Director, The Vaio-Pak Group

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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