From your initial business idea to quitting your job, starting your own company and working damn hard to make it grow – you’ve come a long way. In fact, your business is so incredible, you deserve an award.
So, get the recognition you deserve by entering the 2022 Biz Bubble Awards.
What are The Biz Bubble Awards?
The Biz Bubble Awards celebrate the UK’s small business sector and give much-deserved recognition to the nation’s best sole traders, micro-businesses and small companies.
Because community is at the heart of everything we do at Biz Bubble. And as we collaborate with startups, independent brands and small businesses every day, it makes sense to create awards that recognise your hard work.
Who can enter The Biz Bubble Awards?
The BB Awards are open to every startup, independent brand and small business in the UK, and there are several categories you can enter, including:
● Best New Biz on the Block
● Best Community Biz
● Best Creative Biz
● Best Ethical Biz
● Best Digital Biz
● Best Biz of the High Street
● Best B2B Biz
● Best Service Biz
● Best Blogging Biz
● The People’s Choice Award
And if that wasn’t enough, there’s an overall award for the Best Small Biz of the Year too.
For full details, visit our dedicated BB Awards page.
Who can enter The Modern Maker Awards?
The MM Awards are open the UK’s creative industry and give recognition to the nation’s Artists, Designers and Makers. And, like the BB Awards, there are categories for every creative biz, including:
● Illustration & Art
● Home & Living
● The People’s Choice Award
And, yes, you guessed it, an overall Maker of the Year Award for the best creative business.
For full details, visit our dedicated MM Awards page.
What you can win
Whether you enter the BB or MM Awards, each category winner receives a:
● Complimentary winners logo and badge to use across all your marketing
● Business website analysis report and guide
● Winners Media, including a press release, blog post & newsletter
● Featured business advert on the Biz Bubble homepage for 1 month
● Lifetime prime listing & profile on the Bubble
● Exclusive website placement in the ‘Hall of Fame’
● Blog post interview posted on our website and social media platforms (with a collective following of 25k+)
● Advert on the sidebar in the blog for 3 months, tailored and targeted to your audience
But that’s not all.
The Star Prize
Winners of the Best Small Biz and Maker of the Year awards also win:
● £1000 to spend on Biz Bubble branding, design, website and advertising packages
● A one-to-one consultancy session with Brandstorm Consultancy
● 12-month business advertisement on the Biz Bubble homepage
How entering benefits your business.
All of which are great, but if you still need convincing, entering the Biz Bubble and Modern Maker Awards can reap huge benefits for your business, including:
1. Increased brand exposure
Being shortlisted can improve your brand awareness and promote your business to new customers. And those who make the shortlist or win also maximise their PR exposure by placing the award logo on all their marketing materials.
2. Winning new business
Winning a business or maker award (or even just being shortlisted) can open doors to new contracts or customers, supply channels and new markets.
3. Boosting morale
Awards recognise the hard work and achievements of your business (and your employees). And winning can boost morale and improve motivation as it makes everyone feel part of a successful company.
4. Improving aspects of your business or service
Entering your business will make you look at your business differently and see how you can improve your branding, position, growth, customer service or strategy. Trying to win an award can help you identify areas for improvement that can ultimately be more valuable than the award itself.
5. Increased credibility
Being shortlisted or winning a BB or MM award is an endorsement for your business and highlights your business quality to potential customers and suppliers.
And It’s also a great way of differentiating your company from competitors.
Introducing our Special Guest Judge
To make sure everything is fair, the winners will be chosen by an independent judge, who you’ll be excited to learn is none other than Natasha Francis, star of BBC1’s, The Bidding Room.
“My mindset shifted several years back to take opportunities and do things differently, which led to me being chosen as one of the main dealers on The Bidding Room. Now a new chapter in my story begins, and I‘m super excited to learn more about your brand as a judge of The Biz Bubble Awards.”
Not only does Natasha have over 20-years of experience in sourcing, development and production, including brand setup and department setups, she also shares her knowledge and valuable contacts with like-minded entrepreneurs.
She’s also worked with premium, casual and international designer brands, managing whole product cycles from initial concept through to retail. And when she’s not on television, she also runs her own award-winning lifestyle brand, The Urban Vintage Affair.
How to enter your business
If that’s whetted your appetite, applications for entering the Biz Bubble and Modern Maker Awards are open now.
It’s FREE to enter your business in one award category by using our discount code, FREEENTRY, and £10 per category to enter multiple.
Applications close at midnight on 31st January 2022.
The shortlist will be announced on 15th February 2022, and the winners will be announced on 25th February 2022.
So, what are you waiting for?