Fund title: 2013 Smarta 100 Awards Launched to Reward the UK’s Best Entrepreneurs
Focus of fund/fund aims:
An annual celebration of the most ‘resourceful, original, exciting and disruptive’ small businesses in the UK.
31st August 2013
The Smarta 100 Awards are an annual celebration of the most ‘resourceful, original, exciting and disruptive’ small businesses in the UK. Entrepreneurs who are involved with a face-to-face business, social enterprises or e-commerce ventures are invited to enter the awards, which carry a grand prize of £10,000 to boost operations.
Smarta differs from other business awards by championing not just the most profitable businesses, but also by unearthing a true cross-section of the UK’s most enterprising small businesses.
Individual entries are invited in up to three of the following categories which make up the 2013 Awards:
- Mobile Business of the Year
- Start up of the Year
- Female Entrepreneur of the Year
- Made in Britain
- Most Innovative Business
- Best Use of Technology
- Best Use of Marketing
- Best People Business
- Biggest Social Impact
- Micro Business of the Year
Winners will benefit from publicity and PR as a result of being successful candidates. In addition to the kudos and notoriety, winners receive a number of benefits, including a financial reward and business support from industry experts.
The winner of each category will receive a £1,000 cheque. The overall Business of the Year will be awarded a £10,000 grand prize.
Entries are accepted from entrepreneurs running small social enterprises and for-profit businesses in the UK.
All Smarta 100 winners will be guests at an awards ceremony to be held in November, where overall and category award winners will be announced.