Who is eligible?

All privately owned businesses.  All categories require the following to be eligible: 

  • The business must be UK headquartered and have some UK-based operations
  • Its shares must not be publicly traded 
  • It must be trading for 3 years to 31 December 2017
  • It must have revenues greater than £3m
  • Be privately held or have Private Equity or Venture Capital investment (any percentage) 


  • Companies entering Private Business of the Year must be at least 51% privately held
  • For the following awards there is no minimum trading period or minimum revenue - Technology Innovation of the Year, Rising Star and Social Enterprise of the Year
  • For the High Growth Business of the Year Award the business must have revenues greater than £5m and a minimum Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 25% on operating profit

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