Success for East Midlands businesses at FSB Awards

Local businesses have been recognised in the East Midlands regional finals of the ‘FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2019’.

Over 140 delegates attended the finals event at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel at Nottingham Gateway on Thursday 14 March.

The Awards recognise the very best small businesses from right across the country. Every sector, every location and every type of small business is represented. They have all been encouraged to enter, free of charge and whether an FSB member or not.

The winners of each category, with the exception of the Community Award which is regional only, will go forward to the FSB’s UK Awards ceremony which, this year, is taking place at Battersea Evolution in London on Thursday 23 May 2019.

The 2019 Award categories and winning businesses are as follows:

International Business of the Year: Red Fox ID (Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire)

Ethical – Green Business of the Year: The Crop Club (Loughborough, Leicestershire)

Business & Product Innovation Award: Bloomfields Horseboxes (Worksop, Nottinghamshire)

Micro Business of the Year: Ask the Chameleon (Burton and Derby)

Start-Up Business of the Year: Railway Project Services (Leicester, Leicestershire)

Scale-Up Business of the Year: West Road Haulage (Castle Donington, Leicestershire)

Family Business of the Year: The Elite Fish & Chip Company (Lincolnshire)

Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Magnet Expert (Tuxford, Nottinghamshire)

Employer of the Year: DBS Internet Marketing (Lincolnshire)

Community Award: The Elite Fish & Chip Company (Lincolnshire)

Digital Innovation Award: Loyal Free (Loughborough, Leicestershire)