SME News is delighted to announce the Southern Enterprise Awards; with the focus of recognising and rewarding the often-un-noticed efforts of SMEs from the region with the second highest annual turnover in the UK.NOMINATE NOW
Here at SME News, we are delighted to host the Southern Enterprise Awards 2022!
Since its inception in 2018, the Southern Enterprise Awards aims to highlight and reward the businesses and individuals who have showed true excellence, commitment and determination across the southern regions.
After a turbulent couple of years, the entrepreneurs and businesses in the south of the UK have changed and adapted rapidly to all that has been thrown at them.
The South of England is host to a variety of different businesses in a plethora of industries and sectors. Naturally then, we want to shine a light on the city companies, the coastal shops to the country pubs and all those who keep the region ticking!
Research from the UK Government shows that over 1/3 of UK businesses are based in London and the South East. The South East accommodates 940,000 of the UK’s private sector businesses, accounting for 35% of the UK business population and the beautiful South West is home to over 550,000 UK businesses.
Here at SME News, we recognise now is the perfect time to take part in our Southern Enterprise Awards 2022! Whether you want to show your employees their efforts are valued by the organisation, provide the public with evidence of your successes as a business, notify stakeholders of your participation in our programme or just prove your expertise and customer service is creating a buzz across the nation, there are several ways your business can benefit.
As always, our programme is open to all businesses across the south of the UK, regardless of their size, and nominations are also accepted for talented and determined individuals too.
Typically, our awards are based on merit, not just on the number of votes received. Our process works to ensure that we reward parties based on their excellence in a variety of industries, the commitment to their clients and their dedication to services.
As with all our awards there are no compulsory costs in accepting a nomination or winning an award. In addition to a complimentary package, we also offer a variety of paid additional benefits for our winners, but these are completely optional and merely supplementary to your award rather than essential.
So, if you would like to nominate either yourselves, or indeed another party deserving of recognition, then please feel free to nominate via the form or reach out to the Programme Coordinator Laura for further details!
Monday 4th April 2022
Monday 11th July 2022
Laura joined AI Global Media in 2014 and has since proven to be a most respected, conscientious and valued team member. Laura oversees SME News' key awards programmes ensuring that all nominees and winners receive a great experience from the team and that our winners are supported in gaining maximum exposure for achieving truly great things.
The SME News team work ardently to identify market leaders, innovators and enterprising start-ups, driving many of the nominations themselves.
We also encourage external nominations via the SME News subscribers, online visitors, social media followers, clients and wider 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.
Those formally accepting are given the opportunity to submit additional materials in support of their nomination. Although there is no obligation to complete and supply material, we have found that many nominees value this stage, in the process, as much as our research team do.
Our dedicated research team will assess all information presented to them.
The 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.
The research team casts their final judgment, based on various criteria including: client dedication, innovation, business growth, longevity, online reputation, customer feedback and 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.
Unfortunately, not everyone can be a winner; however, all who take part are encouraged to come back next year.
Once the press embargo is lifted, details of our SME award winners will be made public via the website, award winners’ magazine and subscriber newsletter.
We are prepared to offer a range of promotional packages and items to SME award winners, which vary from inclusion in the free-of-charge winners’ directory, to trophies, content in our magazine and on our website.
We encourage all winners to publicly announce their win independently. Announcements via company websites, social media, via publicly released press releases, and through local and national press are all great ways of maximising the exposure which can be gained from such an amazing achievement. If you have need of further advice, on how to gain maximum exposure from your win, please feel free to get in touch. We are happy to assist our clients with their needs.
Our featured winners are included in our celebratory awards magazine, published online and circulated to the circulation of SME News. All winners are included in our winners directory. Once a year's winners have been announced the full list of winners for that year will be available to view by clicking on the equivalent button displayed below.
What an amazing feeling I am so delighted to announce that I have won "Henna Artist of the year 2020" award, by SME NEWS UK Enterprise Awards. This feels so unreal and has not sunk in I can not thank everyone enough, who nominated and voted for me and for all the love and support I have from you all. I want to take this opportunity to thank all my family, friends, followers & supporters for always encouraging me and being so supportive in my henna journey. I want to especially thank my parents and my husband for all their support in this field of work which can be extremely long hours. Once again thank you so much to SME NEWS UK Enterprise Awards for this amazing award.
Dynamic HR Services is delighted to have been awarded 'Best HR Management Consultancy' in partnership with SME News. Proud to be recognised for striving to do things differently, and innovating in an industry which can sometimes appear staid. The SME news team have been fantastic. Thanks to everyone involved.
Natalie Lewis - Director, Dynamic HR Services
SME News were so very professional to communicate with, we received guidance and assistance exactly as required and we have no hesitation to recommend SME News to any future customer. Here at I Giardini di Sorrento Italian Restaurant, Cardiff, had an immediate increase in public awareness from both SME and our own media posts. We have grown in strength over past 3 years, as a direct result, and thank them for their contribution and wish them every success going forward.
The SME team are very friendly and helpful. SME News has helped to promote my business in a unique and very positive way. An award from SME means a lot to me as It is clear that they are team that are seeking out the best of British businesses and help them to succeed and grow.
Martin Rapley - The Bug Man
SME News has been highly professional throughout, taking the time to understand our company and what makes us stand out from the crowd. A publication that is a true insight in the SME market, the faces behind the businesses and the challenges they face building a company every day. A recommended read and something I encourage with my team.
Inspired B2B Marketing
The team at SME News is excellent and the whole process is easy and stress-free. They are very responsive and supportive making the entire journey an exciting one. We look forward to working with them next year and for many years ahead. I would highly recommend any company or individual to work with the team.
Shabbar DHalla - Managing Care Limited
SME News has been very professional from the start to end, we are delighted to have been recognised for our accomplishments and success to date. Communication has been excellent and questions answered immediately. Without doubt our business has been promoted professionally and has assisted in our local profile/ brand being elevated and has generated new enquiries locally.
Jean Orsbourn - Happy Kids Childminding Service
All emails were responded to promptly by the SME News team, I never had to chase anything up and the staff was always polite and courteous. The award has created not only the perfect PR opportunity but we have gained extra business because of the award. Its created a buzz locally and people are talking about our recent award. We've circulated a press release to all local press, lifestyle magazines, social media & website. This is the perfect opportunity, to create lots of noise about your business.
Julia Carr - Elegance Bridal Studio
My company has benefited greatly, we have another award to add to our collection and it's great publicity to shout about over social media. From a marketing and PR perspective, it's invaluable to win industry awards and it all helps because the health and fitness industry is fiercely competitive.
Emma Newham - MyBody Studios
The team at SME News were highly competent and professional. Along with being very helpful during the whole process. They used their expertise and resources to perfect the content to ensure the message and content was on point and relevant. I am delighted with their support and service and would recommend them to my connections and clients. I would most definitely work with SME News again in the future.
Rachel Wade - Opt HR Limited
Jessie and the team at the UK Enterprise Awards are a dream to deal with. They are responsive, helpful and friendly. It's refreshing to have an awards organisation that does not force you into paying extortionate amounts to be acknowledged for an award. Saying that, the exposure of having the nifty trophy and other features does make a huge difference in the way you can market your business as an award-winner, so well worth it. Thanks again to everyone involved.
Steve - Eyetooth Design
Jane Henderson - Director
Jane is one of three directors at AI Global Media, the publishing house behind SME News. Jane is committed to ensuring that each winner of an SME News award not only has a great experience but also gains maximum value for their win.
Jeremy Roe - Head of Research
Jeremy is dedicated to his research team and to the readers, nominees and award winners of SME News. Jeremy's diligent approach is carried across to this team members ensuring quality in the research carried out on behalf of SME News.
Martyn Walters – SME News Lead Researcher
Martyn joined the business in 2015 and rapidly became an integral part of the research team. Martyn has a keen interest in understanding businesses from those just starting out to those that have cemented their place in their market for decades or more. He also understands that an award win such as one of SME News’ can be a powerful marketing tool for small businesses making it key for the research team to select those most fitting and most worthy of one of these highly sought-after awards.
Steven Simpson - SME News Awards Team Leader
Steven came to the group in 2015 and has since proven to be a most respected, conscientious and valued team member. Steven oversees a number of SME News' key awards programmes ensuring that all nominees and winners receive a great experience from the team and that our winners are supported in gaining maximum exposure from such an amazing achievement.