March 2024


FSB Small Business Awards winners go forward to compete in national finals

A provider of holiday camps at schools, a community business supporting the West Midlands Ambulance Service and a B-Corp e-commerce business were among the most inspiring small businesses winner at the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards West Midlands 2024.

Twelve winning businesses from Warwickshire and the West Midlands now go forward to the national UK FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2024 finals.

Leamington Spa-based Go Go Makers, established by Warwickshire Mum Emma Canning, provides holiday camps at primary schools to deliver a range of opportunities for children to allow them to grow, develop and gain confidence. Since launching in 2013 it has become a thriving local business, employing 54 members of staff and running holiday camps at five primary schools. It was just one of the businesses that saw off great competition to be crowned one of the West Midlands’ best small businesses. Go Go Makerswas named as the winner of the Expansion and Growth Award.

The full list of winners:

Innovation Award: Buildfifty5 Living, Priorslee

Expansion and Growth Award: GO GO Makers, Leamington Spa

Sustainability Award: OLPRO, Worcester

Family Business of the Year: Clarke Oil Ltd., Redditch

Microbusiness of the Year: SafeJawz, Walsall

Self-employed/Freelancer Award: Katie Stone, Katie Stone PA, Ludlow

Start-up Business of the Year: Solaas Limited, Coventry

Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Maddie Ashbrook, MOO and BOOM, Whitchurch

Franchise Business Award: Revive! Stoke, Yarnfield

Community Business Award: Arrive Alive, Birmingham

Diversity and Inclusion Award: Globility Coaching, Ludlow,

Service Excellence Award: Lavelle Bridal Couture, Warwick

Sue Tonks, FSB Chair for the West Midlands, 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’s been thrilling to see so many businesses in the region enthusiastically take part in our awards and the sheer scale and diversity of those who entered is testimony to the vitality of the small business community in the region. The best of luck to all our winners for the UK national award finals in May.”


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