South East

2020 AWARDS ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN

Now in its third year, our aim is to make the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2020 in the South East even bigger and better!

We already know that the South East boasts some of the best and most innovative smaller and micro businesses in the UK. So, whatever your business and whatever your sector get ready to enter your chosen category and power your way to the top! In 2019, the diverse range of South East winners included a superfood healthy snack manufacturer, a social enterprise community interest company and a firm that provides high-accuracy 3D scanning services. 

Save the date: 26 March 2020 for the gala FSB South East final lunch, which this year will be at a new, exciting and prestigious venue to be announced. The event celebrates the best of south east business and if you win there, you could be heading for our glittering UK finals in London on 21 May. The South East had two UK final winners in 2019: the Ethical-Green Business of the Year, Vegeco Ltd and the Micro Business of the Year, Kent Crisps. Could 2020 be your year? 

So we are hunting once more to find the ‘Best of the Best’ and reward the hard work and innovation that characterises the smaller business community in this lovely part of the world.

It is time to start that adventure now and get set to turn your great business into an award-winning one. 

2020 AWARDS OPEN FOR ENTRIES 1 AUGUST 2019
CLOSING DATE 7 FEBRUARY 2020
TICKET SALES OPENS 19 FEBRUARY 2020 (closing date for tickets 13 March 2020)
DATE OF FINAL 26 MARCH 2020
TICKET COST FOR ATTENDING AREA FINAL £45 per person (includes 2 course lunch) 

EVENT INFORMATION

Date: Thursday 26 March 2020

Venue address:
Hickstead International Showground, Hickstead, Haywards Heath RH17 5NU

Timings:
Registration from 12.00 noon.
Lunch and awards ceremony from
12.30 to 4.00pm and networking
up to 5.00pm

Dress code:
Business Attire

 

Our 2019 winners were:

Employer of the Year Winner
Specsavers Opticians Bicester

Community Award - Area only - Winner
Social Enterprise Kent

 

Family Business of the Year Winner
Gil-lec Electrical Wholesalers

International Business of the Year Winner
Bedfont Scientific Ltd.

 

Start- Up Business of the Year Winner

Hana Group

Business & Product Innovation Award Winner
Physical Digital®

 

Micro Business of the Year Winner
Kent Crisps Ltd

Young Entrepreneur of the Year (aged 30 and under) Winner
Julianne Ponan - Creative Nature

 

Digital Innovation Award Winner
Plumwood Ltd

Scale-Up Business of the Year Winner
UKG Lifestyle Ltd
 

 

Ethical - Green Business of the Year Winner
Vegeco Ltd