British Small Business Awards 2017: Community Business of the Year shortlist

The Community Business of the Year category at the British Small Business Awards will celebrate the local businesses that truly enrich the area in which they operate.

The British Small Business Awards 2017, organised by and, sponsored by Travelers, Salesforce and Dun & Bradstreet and held on November 1 at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London, is the leading awards ceremony in the SME space, rewarding the brightest stars of the UK small business scene, together with the vendors and advisers that help them start, run, grow and succeed.

Our latest shortlist announcement is the Community Business of the Year category.

In this category, the judges will choose the business of less than 50 staff that has shown the most contribution to a local community, with considerations including the provision of local jobs, a highly-valued local service, and/or other factors making the business integral to the vicinity.

After careful consideration and a close scrutiny of how each candidate matched up to the criteria, the Community Business of the Year finalists are revealed as:


Athletes in Schools

Clothing Your Way
Conscious Communications
Down to Earth Stroud
Flossy and Jim
This Kid Can
Tropical Palms

Local businesses can form the beating heart of communities, and we feel it’s vital to promote them. The companies on this list have each displayed a dedication to enriching the community of which they are a part, from working with social inclusion programmes, to providing a significant number of local jobs and beyond.

The British Small Business Awards is the leading celebration of the UK’s small business sector, recognising the nation’s best sole traders, micro businesses and small companies – as well as the service providers, financiers and advisers that support them. For more information, please visit the British Small Business Awards website here.

The British Small Business Awards event is sponsored by:

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Dun & Bradstreet

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Ben Lobel

Ben Lobel

Ben Lobel was the editor of from 2010 to 2018. He specialises in writing for start-up and scale-up companies in the areas of finance, marketing and HR.

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