Small Business Awards
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About this award
Introducing the Small Business Awards
Often regarded as bringing unmatched levels of innovation and growth to local economies, small businesses remain integral economic prosperity, and continue to prove that bigger doesn’t always mean better when it comes to the task of providing customers and clients with outstanding services.
Over the past few years, businesses owners and employees have faced many challenges that have posed threats to both personal and professional livelihoods, and for smaller business in particular, the strain of the COVID-19 pandemic has been felt even more acutely. Despite the difficulties posed, many small businesses continue to thrive and have even adapted their practice to benefit the unique needs of each customer in the aftermath of the global pandemic.
Corporate Vision is therefore proud to host the Small Business Awards 2022 for their 7th consecutive year and commend the leaders, innovators, and best performers within the small business landscape.
Each nominee within the Small Business Awards will be assessed and judged purely on merit and excellence; this approach enables us to ensure that only the most deserving and dedicated are acknowledged.
The Corporate Vision team gather information independently from a variety of publicly accessible sources which are assessed alongside any material supplied by a nominating party or the nominee themselves. Final judgement is cast based on various criteria, including business performance, longevity, business growth, significant innovations, and client feedback.
Those who are successful within the Small Business Awards 2022 will be provided with optional materials to help demonstrate their success to customers, clients, and peers. We will offer a variety of promotional items and industry-leading services to enhance the impetus of any success whilst also assisting with the displaying of the victor’s acumen and strengths.
With all this in mind, if you know of, operate, or are a member of an organisation which you feel is worthy of acknowledgement within Corporate Vision’s Small Business Awards 2022, then please complete the voting form by clicking ‘nominate’ at the top of the page. If you would like further information on how you can get involved, or our awards process, then please get in touch with the awards programme coordinator by using the contact details provided.
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.