11 winning West Midlands businesses go forward to the UK FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2020 final.
Shropshire based Scrabble Inc Ltd, a graphic recording business founded by illustrator Hannah Williams, which offers real time drawing translating information into words and pictures – is one of the businesses that has been crowned one of the West Midlands best small businesses. Hannah was named as the West Midlands Young Entrepreneur of the Year – one of 12 area category winners at the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards for the West Midlands area held on Friday 6 March at Forest of Arden Hotel.
Other winners on the day included serious games developer Totem Learning, of Coventry, which took the West Midlands FSB Business and Product Innovation Award for its digital learning solutions. Staffordshire based The Shavedoctor Shave Academy which has been delivering the Shavedoctor professional wet shave courses all over the world since 2007 won Self Employed / Sole Trader of the Year award. The Environmental award went to Laundry Efficiency Ltd who are revolutionising traditional wash methods in the commercial laundry industry to reduce excessive waste, pollution and misuse of valuable natural resources.
Rich Bishop, FSB West Midlands Regional Chair said
“Congratulations to all this year’s West Midlands FSB Celebrating Small Business Award winners. They are reflective of the vibrancy, innovation and tenacity that makes up our small business community. It was a fantastic event and it’s been exciting to see so many West Midlands businesses enthusiastically take part in our awards. The sheer scale and diversity of those who entered is a testimony to the vitality of the small business community in the region. We would encourage all small businesses in the West Midlands to follow their example and take part next year to make it an even bigger celebration of small businesses”
The FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards celebrate the best small businesses from the length and breadth of the country, offering national recognition for those who have made the biggest impression over the last 12 months. Twelve area awards finals take place between February and April, with the UK final taking place at a VIP attended awards ceremony on 21 May in London. The West Midlands area category winners, with the exception of the community award, will go through to the UK final.