Since their launch in 1999, the awards have become the UK’s most recognised and respected accolade for successful SMEs and entrepreneurs.
Created by Real Business and supported by the CBI, the awards attract over 100 CEOs and 500+ attendees. Sectors represented include energy and education, manufacturing and media, and retail and recruitment.
The awards are designed to celebrate success in various areas of business including digital, exports, innovation and entrepreneurialism. They also reward accomplishment based on company size, starting with micro businesses and extending to companies with turnovers of £50m or more.
Caspian is delighted to have the support of Amazon in 2017. We’ve also been fortunate to have worked with BMW, Bupa, Premier Inn and ECI Partners, who have sponsored the awards in recent years. Innocent Drinks, Betfair and Love Film have all been previous winners, while VIP guests have included Bill Gates, Gordon Brown and Stelios Haji-Ioannou.
For the past 20 years, the Growing Business Awards have celebrated the most exciting growth stories in the UK. To mark the Awards’ 20th anniversary, we are bringing our alumni back together for an afternoon of interactive debate and networking – all focused on preparing businesses for what the next 20 years will bring.
“Companies such as Fever Tree, Bulldog, GoApe, Graze and XLN (in which we invested), first came on our radar thanks to the awards. In fact, we were so pleased with our sponsorship that we decided to create another award so we could sponsor two.”
Charlie Johnstone, ECI Partners