Nominations for the fifth Small Business Friendly Borough Awards are now open. Supported by the London Region of The Federation of Small Businesses and London Councils, the awards provide an excellent opportunity to celebrate local authority initiatives to support small and micro businesses.
The pandemic response saw a huge increase in boroughs engagement with their local businesses. Via the Pledges for Business all London boroughs have made a public statement on improving their support to businesses and the city’s economic recovery.
All local authorities in London are invited to nominate specific projects or initiatives, delivered between November 1 2019 to October 31 2021, which have had a positive impact on London’s small business community. Projects can be put forward for any (or all) of the award categories:
- Best All-Round Small Business Friendly Borough
- Best Small Business Friendly Procurement to Support Local Trade
- Best Programme of Support for Small Businesses
- Best Programme to promote Environmental/Sustainable support to small businesses
Further details on the nominations process are included in the accompanying nomination pack. We are specifically keen to see examples around working with businesses to support residents into employment, as well as support for businesses through the pandemic.
Nominations have to be submitted by 5pm Friday 10 December 2021 to Matthew Jaffa: [email protected]