Small Business Awards
Jessie joined the AI Global Media family in 2016 and has progressed into becoming a most valued and most dedicated team member, applying logic, fairness and true commitment to everything she does. Jessie is inspired by the subscribers, followers and clients of Corporate Vision magazine and is keen to ensure that within the Small Business Awards we showcase the businesses that truly are doing great things and stand out within their field for the great service and/or products they offer to their customers.
Friday 21st June 2019
Monday 16th September 2019
Wednesday 11th December 2019
About this award
Introducing the Small Business Awards
Small businesses and organisations form the backbone of our corporate landscape, despite the trying hardships and obstacles they may incur along the path of success! Their continued dedication and innovation is not showcased through their size or number of employees but by the benefits of a tight knit workforce, outstanding customer service and a determination to succeed.
The 2019 Small Business Awards will seek out, reward and highlight only the best that this wonderfully vibrant industry has to offer and discards factors which we would consider irrelevant when it comes to running a successful small business!
It is our core belief that a successful small business is not only represented through its financial achievements or the popularity of its product/services but by the relationships they hold within the workplace.
One of our previous Small Business Awards winners’ Augusto Mitidieri – CEO of the Year 2018 stresses the upmost importance of maintaining a strong owner/employee relationship and believes it to be of paramount importance during the daily running’s of his Pharmaceuticals company. In an interview with CV Magazine Augusto, states his organisation as a “Human Centred Organization”, adding “Making Sintetica a great place to work is my firm belief, something that is very much a part of the company DNA. I consider our people to be the company’s core resource.” He closes, “That is why I can trust those who work in my organisation to open to change and drive the innovation in management process in the long-term.”
As previously mentioned, the 2019 Small Business Awards are judged purely on merit. To ensure this, our in-house research team carefully analyse any information that is available both online and in the public domain. Nominees are also asked to prepare a short case file disclosing their chosen business sector and practice, any previous accolades as well as what differentiates them from the 125 million other small businesses, globally. Product samples and media packs are also accepted but are non- mandatory.
Those lucky enough to make our winners’ selection are presented to our readers as the leading lights in this prestigious market. SO, if you know of, own or are part of, an organisation which you feel is worthy of acknowledge then please complete the voting form details above.
Best of luck!
You will find details of all our award winners here. Our featured winners are included in our digital award supplement on our website and distributed to the greater circulation. All winners are included in the online directory, which can be viewed in full on the website once the embargo has been lifted and a public announcement has been made. Please feel free to browse through our archived winners lists by clicking on the appropriate year below.
Our Awards Team
Martyn Walters - Corporate Vision Lead Researcher
Martyn has a genuine interest in business. He understands the work that goes into making a business successful and the sacrifices business leaders make in order to ensure their business thrives. Martyn is dedicated to ensuring that such commitment and hard work is recognised and that the most deserving of businesses are showcased by Corporate Vision.
Jeremy Roe - Head of Research
Jeremy is dedicated to his research team and to the readers, subscribers, visitors, nominees and award winners of Corporate Vision. Jeremy's diligent approach is carried across to this team members ensuring quality in the research carried out on behalf of the brand.
Laura Hunter - Awards Manager
Laura’s priorities lie with the clients and award winners of Corporate Vision and the team members integral in ensuring the brand showcases truly innovative and forward-thinking businesses. Growth-focused businesses make up the lions share of Corporate Vision’s target market. Laura is steadfast in ensuring that such businesses receive some great benefits for being a part of Corporate Vision and its awards programmes.
Steve Simpson - Corporate Vision Senior Awards Executive
Steven came to the join the media group in 2015 and has since proven to be a most respected, conscientious and valued team member. Steven is committed to ensuring Corporate Vision’s awards nominees and winners are supported throughout the process and that winners understand how to gain the most value and exposure from their award win.
The Corporate Vision team work diligently to identify market leaders, innovators and enterprising start-ups, driving many of the nominations themselves.
We also encourage external nominations from Corporate Vision subscribers, online visitors, social media followers, clients and from our wider group circulation.
Nominating parties are invited to put forward either third-party businesses whom they hold in high regard, or their own organisation.
All nominees are formally requested to accept their nomination. Should any firm or individual rather decline at this point, they are simply taken out of the running.
Nominees who formally accept their nomination are given the opportunity to submit additional materials in support of their initial nomination. Although there is no obligation to supply material, we have found that many nominees value this stage in the process as much as our research team.
Evaluating and judging
Our dedicated research team will assess all material submitted by the nominee in order to determine winners based on merit, not popularity. The team also gather information independently from a variety of publicly accessible sources.
Ultimately, the research team casts their judgment based on various criteria, including:
- Client dedication
- Business growth
- Online reputation
- Customer feedback
- Business performance
Once winners are determined, they are personally notified before any public announcement is made, allowing time for any communications throughout the wider business and the coordination of marketing strategies.
Once the press embargo is lifted, details of the winners will be made public via the website, award winners’ magazine and subscriber newsletter.
Making the most of your win
We are prepared to offer a range of promotional packages and items to Corporate Vision winners, which vary from inclusion in the free-of-charge winners’ directory, to trophies, content in the magazine and online advertising.
We encourage all winners to publicly announce their win independently. Announcements via company websites, social media, press releases, and through local and national press are all great ways of maximising the exposure which can be gained from such an achievement. If you have need of further advice, please feel free to get in touch. We are happy to assist our clients with their needs.