2 SME NEWS / 2018 UK Southern Business Awards Editor’s Note , Welcome to the 2018 UK Southern Business Awards SME News is delighted to announce that the 2018 UK Southern Business Awards is back for its second year, as a means of recognising and rewarding the often-unnoticed efforts of SMEs. The South West & South East of England contributes to the UK economy with the second highest annual turnover, just behind greater London. This is partly due to the number of businesses per person being higher in Southern England than anywhere else in the UK. With retail and wholesale being the most dominant markets, it’s important that each SME has dedicated and committed staff who are constantly building strong relationships and making a positive impact on their customers. Hannah Stevenson, Editor Phone: +44 (0) 20 3970 0082 Email: [email protected] Website: www.sme-news.co.uk AI Global Media, Ltd. (AI) takes reasonable measures to ensure the quality of the information on this web site. However, AI will not assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, correctness or completeness of any information that is available through this web site. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. The information available through the website and our partner publications is for your general information and use and is not intended to address any particular finance or investment requirements. In particular, the information does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by us or any of our partner publications and is not intended to be relied upon by users in making or refraining from making any investment or financial decisions. Appropriate independent advice should be obtained before making any such decision. Any arrangement made between you and any third party named in the site is at your sole risk and responsibility.