Growing Business Awards 2023

Honouring the UK’s most outstanding entrepreneurs and high-growth businesses

Awards Ceremony: 29th November 2023, Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square, London


The 26th annual Growing Business Awards in partnership with Real Deals are the most credible and highly valued recognition of exceptional growing businesses. This year’s awards celebrate the strength, vision and resilience of fast-growing SMEs - these are the accolades that UK SMEs really want to win!

Since 1998, the Growing Business Awards have been bringing together and honouring some of the UK’s most outstanding entrepreneurs and high-growth businesses. Consistent high-quality nominees, numerous categories and a finely-honed judging process have ensured the Growing Business Awards have made a name for themselves as a leading judge of past, current and future entrepreneurial success.

The Growing Business Awards have 27 categories which celebrate UK business achievements over the last 12 months in areas including HR, diversity and customer loyalty, disruption, technology, and innovation to name a few.

If you are one of our finalists, we ask you to attend our judging day in London in September to sit in front of a panel of industry-leading judges for a 20-minute interview. The winners will be announced at our awards ceremony taking place in November in London.

Benefits of participating

  • Increased visibility and recognition within your industry
  • Networking opportunities with a range of high-profile individuals
  • Validation and endorsement for potential investors, customers and employees
  • Business development opportunities to showcase your products and services
  • Benchmark against your competitors
  • PR and marketing opportunities for your business
  • Motivation and morale within your team to strive for greater success
  • Celebrate your success and achievements with your peers and wider community

"I’m delighted to be on the Growing Business Awards judging panel because they provide businesses with an opportunity to benchmark their performance and showcase work that they are proud of. As a past winner of two Growing Business Awards I know there are many benefits to winning - its positive news to share with partners, it boosts team moral and motivation, it’s an opportunity to gain publicity for your business, plus the awards also enable you to connect and network with other high-growth companies in the UK."”

- Guy Schanschieff MBE, Founder, Bambino Mio

"It is a privilege to take part as a judge for the Growing Business Awards. As a previous winner, I understand how much the recognition acknowledges the grit and determination needed to develop and lead a business.”

- Anna Green, Managing Director, Broadsword

2023 Key dates

Judging day - 15th September 2023
Awards - 29th November 2023

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Gala dinner and ceremony

Join us at this prestigious industry leading awards ceremony with your colleagues, clients and friends to celebrate the best that the UK growing businesses has to offer!

VIP tables, standard tables and half tables are available so book today and get a premium table position - limited number of tables available.

2023 Host

Cally Beaton is an entrepreneur, performer and standup comedian. Her independent television production company was bought by ITV, and she joined ViacomCBS, overseeing a £500m budget for channels including Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central.

As a comedian, Beaton has appeared as a guest on QI, The Apprentice You’re Fired, and Radio 4’s The Museum of Curiosity. She also has her own podcast, Namaste Motherf**kers, where she converses with celebrity guests and experts.

Approximate timings

18.30 Drinks reception
19:30 Growing Business Awards - Part 1
20:20 Dinner
22:00 Growing Business Awards - Part 2
23:00 Cash bar
00:30 Carriages

Dress Code: Black tie

*Please note the final timings will be confirmed closer to the awards ceremony.