For the second year running, we’re on the hunt for stories of success across the West Midlands with the launch of our Small Business Big Success competition, in conjunction with the Birmingham Post and Mail.
From butchers and builders to hairdressers and IT consultancies, we’re looking for local business heroes who are working hard day in day out to achieve success in whatever form matters to them.
The West Midlands: A hot spot for growing businesses
With over 99% of the private sector made up of SMEs, small businesses are the lifeblood of the UK economy. This is especially true in the West Midlands, one of the country’s most vibrant and diverse hubs for SMEs. Recorded as having the highest number of new startups launching in 2014, and the most active business population, Birmingham is the top performing entrepreneurial city outside of the South East.
Bringing Small Business Big Success back to the West Midlands for the second year running, we’re looking to celebrate the everyday triumphs in starting, running and growing a business and support those looking to get to the next level.
You don’t have to be the most profitable or fastest growing businesses in the region; we’re looking to uncover everyday stories of success – from delighting customers and exceeding targets to expanding the team or closing a significant deal.
What’s on offer?
All you need to do is tell us about your most compelling business success story for the chance to win a prize package of over £20,000 to help take your business to the next level.
As well as £10,000, the winner will receive a full page article in the Birmingham Post profiling their business, LED and match day programme advertising at Villa Park, hospitality tickets to a fixture, exclusive access to the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, a 12 month QuickBooks Online subscription and expert clinic sessions with accountant, marketing and social media specialists.
How to enter
For the chance to win this fantastic prize package, visit www.quickbooks.co.uk/success and complete the short form, describing your biggest success story and how you want to develop your business in 2016. All entries need to be submitted by Monday 29th February 2016.
A panel of judges including Intuit’s Director of Finance, Europe; Aston Villa’s CEO; the Business and Agenda Editor at the Birmingham Post and the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce’s President, will then review the submissions and announce the winner at a gala dinner at Villa Park on Tuesday 22nd March.
Whatever your business is or whatever achievement you’re most proud of, we want to hear from you, so good luck!