Do you know of a small business in Boston borough deserving of a “most outstanding” accolade?

Previous winners in the East Midlands have included a fish and chip shop, a manufacturer of horseboxes and a magnet exporter.

We have many excellent small businesses in this area – producers of excellent food from Lincolnshire recipes and produce, engineers making products such as trailers and farm machinery and many run by families for generations easily come to mind.

The Federation of Small Businesses is looking for the best of the small businesses in the East Midlands as entries in the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2020.

Small businesses are being urged to enter before the closing date of January 17, 2020

Les Phillimore, FSB regional chairman for the East Midlands, said: “For a chance to be recognised as the best small business in the East Midlands as well as in the whole of the UK, I’d encourage all small businesses to enter the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards. SMEs are a vital part of the East Midlands – contributing so much to the economy and making our region a more exciting place in which to live, work, study and visit. The awards give everyone the opportunity to join us in celebrating that SMEs account for 99.9% of businesses across every main industry sector and make a huge contribution to the UK economy.”

The 2020 area winners for the East Midlands will be announced at an award ceremony on March 5 at the King Power Stadium in Leicester. These winners, with the exception of the Community Business Award which is area level only, will then go forward to the UK final of the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2020, held in London, on May 21, 2020.

The 12 FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2020 categories are:

  • Wellbeing in Small Business Award
  • Environmental Business of the Year
  • Digital/E-commerce Business of the Year
  • Sole Trader of the Year
  • High Growth Business of the Year
  • Micro-business of the Year
  • Start-up Business of the Year
  • Young Entrepreneur (aged 30 and under)
  • Business and Product Innovation Award
  • Family Business of the Year
  • International Business of the Year
  • Community Business of the Year (area level only)

For further information and to enter the awards visit