Celebrating sustainability achievements of the UK's small and micro businesses

Enter the 2024 Awards NOW!

EXTENSION! Responding to the wave of enthusiastic queries to submit applications, entries now close at midnight, 20 March 2024

The power of small is about producing great impacts through collective tiny actions.


The Good Small Business Awards is created to recognise organisations across all UK industries. Entries are accepted from small business organisations based in the UK with 1 to 49 people in the organisation (contracted or employees).

Our Award categories are open to organisations meeting the entry requirements and entrants will be asked to specify how many employed and contracted people are in the organisation and Company information may be requested for some Award categories (all information will be kept confidential).


  • The Awards are free to enter but no costs incurred to submit an entry is applicable.
  • All entries must be submitted through the online system on the Good Small Business Awards portal.
  • Entries received after the deadline date will not be considered.
  • All entries must meet the entry criteria and entry conditions or the entry will be discarded.
  • The judges’ decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Sponsors may not enter a category they are sponsoring and judges will not judge a category they are entering.
  • The judges reserve the right to move your entry to another category or add your entry to another category.
  • All comments, facts, and figures submitted on your entry must be accurate to the best of your knowledge and will be kept confidential.
  • By submitting your entry, you are agreeing for you and your business to partake in the publicity of the Awards, including any images taken on the Awards night.
  • It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure any testimonials, customer information, or data supplied as part of the entry meets GDPR guidelines.
  • You may enter more than one category if relevant to your business.
  • Entries must be individually tailored to each category and may be removed if the content is duplicated.
  • Entrants may be asked to provide further information supporting entry forms that will be permanently deleted within three months of the Awards Ceremony.
  • We reserve the right to withdraw a category at any time; extend the entry deadline; change the Awards dinner date; change some tickets to online (for example to meet COVID restriction requirements)

Contact us at if you have any queries about the entry process.


Tech Innovator

A business that has strived to achieve transformation through innovation in consistent sustainability practice across their whole organisation.

Disruptive Markets

A Business that has successfully implemented a disruptive business model, based on good business principle.

Circular Economy

A business that has designed and/or implemented effective methods to reduce waste and promote the circular economy.

People Centred

A business with outstanding excellence in celebrating the individual to fulfil the lives of people working in their organisation.

Carbon Reduction

A business that significantly reduced CO2 and/or methane emissions across business operations.

Community Enterprise

A business transforming lives in communities through sustainability methods, practices and education.

Visionary Leadership

A business owner/leader who has made strides in sustainability for transformational future impact.

Manufacturing Champion

A manufacturing business that has achieved excellent sustainability impact.

Construction/Built Environment Champion

A business that has achieved excellent sustainability impact In the Construction & Build Environment industry.

Digital & Creative Champion

A business that has achieved excellent sustainability impact in the Digital & Creative industry.

Hospitality & Leisure Champion

A business that has achieved excellent sustainability impact in the Hospitality & Leisure industry.

Administrative & Support Services Champion

A business that has achieved excellent sustainability impact in the Administrative & Support Services industry.

Retail & Wholesale Champion

A business that has achieved excellent sustainability impact in the Retail & Wholesale Activities industry.

Personal Services Champion

A business that has achieved excellent sustainability impact in the Personal Services industry.

Judges Choice – Good Small Business of the Year

The winner of this award is exclusively selected by the Judges to an organisation that has made an exceptional transformational difference through innovative sustainability development. Individual entries are not allowed for this category

We smashed it!
In a room full of amazing, purpose led businesses all doing great things, for us to come out with the overall Good Small Business Award is incredible. To hear the judges comment on our impact report gives recognition to all the hard work from our team!

Matt Hill - Evolve - Good Small Business of the Year 2023


The team at Sherrington Associates will be proud of our award forever. Proud and honoured to be a part of this noble community of purposeful businesses. Congrats to Dallas Consulting for bringing such a brilliant concept to the world.

Rob McKay – Sherrington Associates – 2023 Winner People-Centred Award


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