Essex Finalists

Our Essex Small Business Winners 2024.

Congratulations to all these incredible entrepreneurs, small and micro businesses. Our winners were announced on the 12th of April 2024 at our event at the Raddison Blu Stansted.

Service Small Business Finalists

Highlighting businesses that excel in providing exceptional services, the Service Business category. From chimney sweeps to party planners and carpet fitters.

Winner – Torque Monkey

Highly Commended – Valeting Direct

Beauty Small Business Finalists

With passion, skill, and a commitment to uplifting their clients, these entrepreneurs in the Beauty Small Business category exemplify excellence in the ever-evolving world of beauty. From salons, spas and product businesses we showcase the best in beauty!


Winner – Prabaya Organics

Highly Commended – Si Belle Beauty

Food & Drink Small Business Finalists

Celebrating the culinary artisans and establishments that bring delectable flavours to the community. Whether it's a cosy café, a vibrant restaurant, or a creative food vendor or manufacturer.

Winner – Coffee Hog

Highly Commended – Chef Christopher Laurie

Hairdressing Small Business Finalists

Recognising excellence in the hairdressing industry, open to hairstylists, salons, wedding hair artists and hair extension businesses.

Winner – Emma Fowler Hair and Education

Highly Commended – Love Your Hair

Family Run Small Business Finalists

This category is for family run or family founded small businesses.

Winner – Fobbing Farm Shop

Highly Commended – Naughty Monkey Coffee

Health & Wellbeing Small Business Finalists

Focusing on businesses in the health and wellbeing space, this category includes health clinics, fitness studios, wellness centres.

Winner – My Yogi Tribe 

Highly Commended – Feelgood Fitness & Wellness Centre

Arts & Creative Small Business Finalists

Celebrating businesses that contribute to the vibrancy of the arts and creative industries, this category includes everything from galleries and studios to dance clubs and entertainers.

Winner – The Dance Exclusive

Highly Commended – Inflated Occasions

Professional Services Small Business Finalists

This category celebrates businesses that offer specialised and expert professional services and B2B services. From legal and financial services to consulting and advisory roles.

Winner – I am Emily Design & Marketing

Highly Commended – Lauren Rogers VA


Retail Small Business Finalists

This category recognises outstanding retail businesses that offer exceptional products, and create memorable shopping experiences both in person, online or on the high street.

Winner – Never Ending Chain

Highly Commended – Whites Farm Baby Barn

Young Entrepreneur Finalists

Recognising the energy and innovation of young business leaders, this category celebrates entrepreneurs who have achieved remarkable success at a young age (under 30)

Winner – Tilly Purkiss – Tilly’s Cakes n Bakes

Highly Commended – Lois Williamson – Si Belle Beauty


New Small Business Finalists

Highlighting the spirit of entrepreneurship, this category honours recently established businesses. (started within the last 18 months)

Winner – Paragon Pump Servicing

Highly Commended – Forest School Training Essex

Business Owner Finalists

This category honours individuals who have shown exceptional management skills, strategic vision, and a commitment to the success of their business.


Winner – Luke Rose – Studio35

Highly Commended – Danna Wright – Prabaya Organics

Customer Service Award Finalists

This category celebrates businesses that prioritise exceptional customer care, and great processes that are setting the standard for customer service excellence.

Winner – Torque Monkey

Highly Commended – CK2Care

Highly Commended – Tiny Tempos/Tempos Performing Arts

Business Hero Finalists

Nominees in this category have demonstrated a commitment to community development, social responsibility, and initiatives that strengthen the bonds for their customers and the community they serve.

Winner – Southend City Radio

Highly Commended – Brave Little Lions

Innovation Award Finalists

This category recognises businesses that push the boundaries of innovation, whether through groundbreaking products, cutting-edge services, or revolutionary business practices.

Winner – Craft BEERings

Highly Commended – Bubble Tots



Public Vote Award Winner

The winner of this award attained the most votes during the public voting section of the judging process.

Winner – Tiny Tempos / Tempos Performing Arts

Founders Award Winner

The founders award is given by SBA Founder Laura Steele awarded to a business she feels deserves recognising for outstanding achievement.

Winner – Morgan’s Butchery

Overall Small Business

The winner of this award is the highest scoring business across all categories. Winner - Emma Fowler Hair & Education