Small Business Awards
Steve is a senior member of the awards team, having joined the business in 2015. He is highly client-focused and is keen to understand the needs of each of his clients and establish how Corporate Vision can support in meeting those needs in turn providing real impact for their relationship with the brand. Corporate Vision is a very useful platform for growth-focused businesses looking to raise their profile, Steve helps such clients understand the best approach for their needs.
Monday 22nd June 2020
Monday 17th August 2020
About this award
Introducing the Small Business Awards
Small businesses and their dedicated owners form the solid foundation of our global corporate landscape, despite the trying hardships and obstacles they may incur along the path to success!
What is so special about a small business, is that their success is not measured by size, number of employees… not even annual turnover! Instead, its success is demonstrated through innovative products and services, an exemplary reputation within their industry and client/customer satisfaction across the board!
Each year, Corporate Vision Magazine proudly seeks out the very best that the small business community has to offer on a global basis.
For the 2020 Small Business Awards Corporate Vision Magazine will leave no stone unturned when establishing those who truly represent the sheer determination and dedication it takes to establish, run and grow a small business successfully!
The 2020 Small Business Awards are judged purely on merit. To ensure this, our in-house research team carefully analyse any information that is available both online and in the public domain. As a nominee, you will be asked to prepare a short case file disclosing their chosen area of business and practice, any previous accolades as well as your position within the industry. Product samples and media pack are also accepted but are non-mandatory.
Those who make our final winners’ selection will be presented to our circulation of 155,000 individuals and promoted on our platform as leading lights of the small business community.
Get involved… If you know of, own or are part of an organisation you feel is worthy of our recognition then please complete the voting details above.
Best of luck!
You will find details of all our award winners here. Our featured winners are included in our digital award supplement on our website and distributed to the greater circulation. All winners are included in the online directory, which can be viewed in full on the website once the embargo has been lifted and a public announcement has been made. Please feel free to browse through our archived winners lists by clicking on the appropriate year below.
Our Awards Team
Martyn Walters - Corporate Vision Lead Researcher
Martyn has a genuine interest in business. He understands the work that goes into making a business successful and the sacrifices business leaders make in order to ensure their business thrives. Martyn is dedicated to ensuring that such commitment and hard work is recognised and that the most deserving of businesses are showcased by Corporate Vision.
Jeremy Roe - Head of Research
Jeremy is dedicated to his research team and to the readers, subscribers, visitors, nominees and award winners of Corporate Vision. Jeremy's diligent approach is carried across to this team members ensuring quality in the research carried out on behalf of the brand.
Laura Hunter - Awards Manager
Laura’s priorities lie with the clients and award winners of Corporate Vision and the team members integral in ensuring the brand showcases truly innovative and forward-thinking businesses. Growth-focused businesses make up the lions share of Corporate Vision’s target market. Laura is steadfast in ensuring that such businesses receive some great benefits for being a part of Corporate Vision and its awards programmes.
Steve Simpson - Corporate Vision Senior Awards Executive
Steven came to the join the media group in 2015 and has since proven to be a most respected, conscientious and valued team member. Steven is committed to ensuring Corporate Vision’s awards nominees and winners are supported throughout the process and that winners understand how to gain the most value and exposure from their award win.
The Corporate Vision team work diligently to identify market leaders, innovators and enterprising start-ups, driving many of the nominations themselves.
We also encourage external nominations from Corporate Vision subscribers, online visitors, social media followers, clients and from our wider group circulation.
Nominating parties are invited to put forward either third-party businesses whom they hold in high regard, or their own organisation.
All nominees are formally requested to accept their nomination. Should any firm or individual rather decline at this point, they are simply taken out of the running.
Nominees who formally accept their nomination are given the opportunity to submit additional materials in support of their initial nomination. Although there is no obligation to supply material, we have found that many nominees value this stage in the process as much as our research team.
Evaluating and judging
Our dedicated research team will assess all material submitted by the nominee in order to determine winners based on merit, not popularity. The team also gather information independently from a variety of publicly accessible sources.
Ultimately, the research team casts their judgment based on various criteria, including:
- Client dedication
- Business growth
- Online reputation
- Customer feedback
- Business performance
Once winners are determined, they are personally notified before any public announcement is made, allowing time for any communications throughout the wider business and the coordination of marketing strategies.
Once the press embargo is lifted, details of the winners will be made public via the website, award winners’ magazine and subscriber newsletter.
Making the most of your win
We are prepared to offer a range of promotional packages and items to Corporate Vision winners, which vary from inclusion in the free-of-charge winners’ directory, to trophies, content in the magazine and online advertising.
We encourage all winners to publicly announce their win independently. Announcements via company websites, social media, press releases, and through local and national press are all great ways of maximising the exposure which can be gained from such an achievement. If you have need of further advice, please feel free to get in touch. We are happy to assist our clients with their needs.