The Wokingham Paper

Wokingham’s small businesses urged to enter awards scheme

SME National Business Award

ENTRIES have been opened to this year’s SME National Business Awards, offering a chance for Small Medium Enterprises to have their sterling achievements acknowledged.

There are 21 categories up for grabs, including Business Innovation, Entrepreneur of the Year and Website of the Year.

The awards aim to celebrate the small firms that make up 99% of the business population of the country.

Awards director Damian Cummins said: “Last year we saw more than 650 in attendance from the best businesses across the UK, this year we are looking forward to seeing many more of the UKs top companies enter and make it through to the grand final at Wembley Stadium.

“What better way to gain the recognition that your business deserves than by showcasing its achievements and promoting what you do at a national level?”

Last year’s Business of the Year winner was Purity Brewery Company.

The firm’s managing director, Paul Halsey, said: “What a way to end 2018! We’re absolutely delighted and extremely proud of this achievement to be recognised not just on a local stage but nationally as well.”

In addition to the judged categories, this year there will be a public vote for Pub of the Year, Restaurant of the Year, Best Customer Service and Coffee Shop of the Year.

Nominations close on Thursday, May 16 at 5pm.

The winners will be announced at Wembley on Friday, December 6.

For more information go to or call 01908 542720.

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