Award Categories

The Family Network Branch Leader of the Year

This Award will be awarded to the branch leader within our family who has contributed and excelled in their role. They will have increased branch activity, supported their members and nominations are welcomed from their own group to help the judges decide.

Chloe Tweed  of Caterpillar Music Guildford 
Natalie Morgan-Dew of Mizz Twisted Cherry Studios
Anna Jolley of Jolley Consultancy 
Kate Chidzic of Kachi Marketing
Charlotte Reynolds of Charlotte’s Aesthetics
Jen Gardiner of Happy Birth, Happy Baby Swindon

New Business/Start Up of the Year (Under 1 year old)

We are welcoming nomations for this award from anyone who has started a new business within this last 12 months. We want to hear how you formed the idea and how you put it into practice and what you have done to grow your business in the first year. We would like you to include your passions and your reasons for starting, things you have learnt and any struggles along the way.

Jessica Cope of The Warren UK
Clare Frankland of White Rabbit Executive Coaching
Lydia Brooks of Bay Tree Tutoring
Kate Chidzik of Kachi Marketing
Nikki Watson of Solihull Baby Massage
Abby Hunter-Keily of Brownies by Abby

Charity of the Year

The Charity of the Year will be to recognise and reward those organisations including community projects doing exceptional work in all areas of activity.

Jana Koor of Just Because… Kindess Dosen’t Need a Reason
Jo-Anne Shellum of Noah’s Star
Rachel Ollereshaw of Molly Olly’s Wishes

Business Dad of the Year

Business Dad of the Year is open to any dad running his own business who juggles family life alongside his work commitments. We want to hear how you achieve this, what motivates you and your highs and lows including your plans for the future.

David Morrell of Health Choices Private Medical Insurance
Adam Pattison of Little Jo’s Donuts
James Wilkes of Wilkes Window & gutter cleaning

Business Growth of the Year

This category will be awarded to a business which is thriving and has shown tremendous growth within the past 12 months. We want to hear how you have achieved this and what you've done to get there.

Melanie Hemmings of Bare and Fair
Bonny and Chelsea of Be Free From Cleaning
Nicola Wilson of Puddle Ducks Lincoln
Shyne Adcock of Shyne Fest
Zara Mizen of Koala Kids Parties
Tracey Lawrence of Little Beams Books

Product of the Year

Do you have the product of the year? We are looking for a business that has created an innovative product that has generated substantial sales within their industry. We want to hear how you have achieved this and how the idea was formed.

Selina Sims of Sims Selections
Emma Martin of Emma Martin Mindfulness
Poonam Dattani of Ready Steady Gro

Franchisee of the Year

We want to recognise this growing industry within our awards as so many people are now involved within franchise. The winner of this award will be someone who can demonstrate how they have built their franchise up in their area.

Richard and Debbie Compton of Footlights Theater
Emma Bartlett of Baby Ballet Lincoln
Clare of Jitterbugs Sunderland

Small Business of the Year Sponsored by David Sheehan True Potential

Small business of the Year is open to all businesses with less than 5 employees. You need to be motivated and have driven it to success. We want to hear the lengths you have gone to to do this.

Serena Novelli, Laura Bland, Ana Bonasera of Love Thy Body Project
Anna Neville of Kidslingo
Kiana of Host LDN
Natalie Morgan-Dew of Mizz Twisted Cherry Studios
Holly Hitchen of Little Bears Music

Networker of the Year

The Best Networker of the year realises that it's not just about who is in the room at the time but also everybody's connections and how they can be utilised to grow each others businesses. They will participate in regular networking events and naturally refer people within their networks.

Hannah Bruce of Hannah Bruce Art
Anna Jolley of Jolley Consultancy
Eleanor Richardson of Keystone Law

Against All Odds

This category is open to any business who has overcome adverse circumstances and who has succesfully fought to continue their journey. We want to hear your full story of how you succeeded, what you learnt and what your plans are for the future.

Kamelia of Kamelia Photography
Daman Bamra of Dee’s Kitchen
Amy Meera Gill of Circle of Power Academy
Debbie Turnbull of River And Sea Sense Ltd