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British Small Business Champions 2007 looking for nominations

Nominations are now invited for the 2007 British Small Business Champions awards (BSBC). They are presently the only national awards exclusively for small businesses and their aim is very simple - to celebrate the achievements of and give recognition to UK small businesses. 

There are a number of ways to get an entry form, and find out more about BSBC 2007. Interested businesses can go to the FSB website, where applications may be made on-line or the form downloaded. BSBC was launched in 2003 because the Federation of Small Businesses felt that although there were already dozens of business awards schemes, none focused solely on small businesses. 

The BSBC 2007 invites entries from thriving, established (trading for more than five years) businesses that are well run, highly regarded by staff and customers and preferably involved in their local community. And past BSBC finalists are adamant that winning really did help their business. 

Anna Sinclair, Managing Director of the Ceramic Experience, a regional finalist said: “Winning the award from such a highly regarded body as the FSB gave me and my staff huge recognition. We have used our title to great effect and have found that winning it gave us a higher level of respect among Scotland's business community.” 

Every entry will be allocated to one of six geographical regions – Central, North, South, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland – and each will have an awards dinner to which the regional finalists will be invited and where the overall regional Champion will be announced. These six will go forward for national judging. All finalists will be invited to the national awards celebration dinner in London where one will be announced as the British Small Business Champion 2007.


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