Around 30% of FSB Awards Finalists are Cornish Businesses

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Cornwall is the home of almost 30% of the finalists announced in the South West area heat of FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2019.

  • The South West awards final will take place on 7th February in Somerset.
  • Award category winners will go through to the UK final in May in London, hosted by Actor and Writer, Meera Syal.

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has announced the list of finalists for the South West area “FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2019”. The awards will be presented by Regional Chairman, Roger Tarrant (also from Cornwall) at an event on 7 February at the Somerset County Cricket Club in Taunton.

The 2018 FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards UK winner for Ethical – Green Business of the Year category was also Cornish. Made for life Organics M.D. Amanda Winwood said “Winning an FSB Small Business Award was a highlight of 2018, we’ve had such great things happen off the back of it. Well done to all the 2019 area finalists in the South West – they’re going to enjoy this so much.”

There are 9 Cornish finalists, with between them 13 category places out of 45, who have landed a spot out of hundreds of entries in the finals, all competing for the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2019. They are:

Company name Category Company city
ARCO2 Architecture Ltd Ethical – Green Business of the Year Bodmin
Cornwall Marine Network Community Award Falmouth
Float Digital Marketing –

Finalists in 3 categories

Micro Business of the Year, Digital Innovation Award, Young Entrepreneur of the Year (aged 30 and under) Newquay
Leap Ethical – Green Business of the Year St Austell
Mother Ivey’s Holiday Park –

Finalists in 3 categories

Employer of the Year, Family Business of the Year, Ethical – Green Business of the Year Nr Padstow
NSN Electrical Ltd Young Entrepreneur of the Year (aged 30 and under) Penzance
Oh So Social Young Entrepreneur of the Year (aged 30 and under) Penryn
RRL (Robinson Reed Layton LLP) Employer of the Year Truro
The Vine – An Gwinbrenn Business & Product Innovation Award Wadebridge

These finalists have been shortlisted because they are some of Cornwall’s and the South West region’s most exciting small businesses and self-employed workers; including innovative start-ups, family businesses, young entrepreneurs and exporters as well as the small businesses who the judges felt have contributed the most to their local communities over the past year.

There is also a Cornish sponsor of the awards, the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Growth and Skills Hub who for the second year running have sponsored the Employer of the Year category. The FSB extend huge thanks to them and good luck to all of the fantastic businesses who have entered the FSB Awards this year. All details of finalists, award event and ticket details can be found at