Recognising Sustainability Excellence
in Small & Micro Businesses

ENTRY DEADLINE:
31 OCTOBER, 2022

The Good Small Business Awards is the UK's first national Business Sustainability Awards exclusively for small businesses.

Every business must play its part in solving today’s most pressing social and environmental challenges – not only to ensure we transition our economy to operate within planetary boundaries and to meet societal needs, but also because it makes sound business sense. Any organisation which fails to step up is at risk of losing its customers and potentially its license to operate.

When it comes to sustainability, however, the trickle-down effect is not common. Major organisations have the luxury of in-house sustainability teams. On the contrary, smaller businesses are not so privileged and are frequently limited by financial and temporal constraints, as well as limited sustainability know-how.

According to official UK Government statistics, in 2021 there were 5.3 million privately owned micro-businesses and 211,000 privately owned small businesses contributing 98% to the UK economy.

However, in relation to sustainability, unfortunately, the gap between ambition and action is of particular concern when we think about micro and small business. Whilst they make up the majority of the UK economy, the resources or expertise to understand what they need to do differently are often inaccessible.

The Good Small Business Awards is designed to celebrate small and micro businesses who view sustainability not as a burden, but as an opportunity to better promote and grow their business.

Entry
Process

Entry is open to all organisations and industry professionals who qualify for the definition of micro and small businesses.

Award
Categories

There are nine (9) award categories, all aimed at the recognition of excellence in business sustainability.

Sponsorship Options

Align your company’s brand with excellence in small business sustainability performance.

Key Dates

Entry Deadline: 31 October 2022
Review of Entries: 30 November 2022
Short List Announced: 06 January 2023
Awards Night: 10 March 2023

A big business starts small.

Sir Richard Branson

Never start a business just to 'make money'. Start a business to make a difference.

Marie Forleo

Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better.

Maya Angelou

The Awards Coordinator

Claire Dallas

Claire is a Director in Dallas Consulting (Founder of the Good Small Business Awards) bringing over 25 years of business consultancy experience.

She is highly regarded in sustainability strategy expertise supporting small businesses to navigate long-term growth. These professional solutions are supported by incredibly effective relationship-led support to educate, motivate and achieve transformations for sustainability success.

Claire will give you a fabulous welcome and provide the ultimate support ensuring an excellent service for all Award nominees, finalists and winners.

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