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Our Awards Regions

Click below to view your local awards region and awards in your local county. These are the current areas we are running in 2024 - more areas launching in 2025.

East Midlands

Counties include Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.

Peterborough

Our founding awards area and back for the 8th year. Covering the Greater Peterborough area.

East Anglia

Counties include Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, and Bedfordshire.

West Midlands

Counties include Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Birmingham, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Shropshire.

South East

Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Birmingham, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Shropshire.

Frequently asked questions

Here to answer any of your questions, here are some of our ost common questions but if you still cannot find the information please contact us.

Entry fees are £30 per business.

The entry fee of £30 is a low barrier to entry and represents incredible value for money.

 

We charge an entry fee because:

We have associated costs, just like your business. From the marketing and admin costs to managing the Judging panel, the entrants and the voters, running the SBA takes a lot of time and effort. You can’t do what you do for free and neither can we.

 

The SBA gives you so much more in return for your entry fee than any other awards: Access to the SBA Nominated branding for use on Social Media etc. from the entry stage and beyond

Plus it is a great marketing opportunity – gain local and national PR, use our free social media templates and badges plus the accolade that being nominated comes with!

 

Make sure you are aware of our full entry process before entering. An entry does not automatically mean you are guaranteed a space as a finalist.

We welcome all entires from any entrepreneurs, small and micro business within the areas listed. To qualify as a small business you must:

 

– Have less than 50 employees

– Turnover less than £10 Million per annum.

-Not be part of a wider chain/franchise or umbrella company with employees or turnover more than listed above.

 

This criteria for a small business is taken and updated in line with the government directive from the UK government and can be found the GOV.UK website.

 

We reserve the right to make our own judgement on if a business qualifies for the awards process or not and checks may be carried out to ensure your business is compliant with the awards programme. We reserve the right to withdraw a business at any given time.

Yes they can! We feel it’s unfair to decide winners based on whether they attend or not and we base our winners on awards submissions which include videos and application forms which are then scored by a panel of judges along with the public vote.