The #SBS Small Business Award
Entries close 12th May 2022
This special award is brought to you by Theo Paphitis and is open to any business that has won the Small Business Sunday #SBS award.
Theo has teamed up with Business Leader and its ScaleUp Awards to deliver this new category that will collate some of the best submissions. They will then be overseen by our judging panel – with a shortlist announced in May and a winner crowned in October by Theo himself.
Finalists in this category will receive two complimentary tickets to attend the awards.
What is Small Business Sunday?
#SBS Small Business Sunday, launched on Twitter in 2010 by TV dragon and retail entrepreneur Theo Paphitis, is one of the leading small business communities in the UK.
Each week, Theo rewards small businesses who tweet him @theopaphitis and describe their business in one tweet, including the all-important hashtag #SBS. The competition is also now accessible via Instagram, and only social posts on Twitter or Instagram in the time slot between 5-7.30pm each Sunday will count.
Every Monday night, Theo will retweet and share the six lucky winners to his half a million followers, providing a massive boost to the lucky chosen businesses. They then gain access to all the benefits of being a #SBS winner, including a ticket to the much-coveted annual event.
For this award the judges are looking for the following:
- Must have entered and won #SBS Small Business Sunday competition
- Clear plan for future growth including financial projections
- Any information around funding/ investment into the business or plans to do so
- Demonstration of metrics around delivering customer service
- Plans to create jobs and opportunities