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Business is GREAT Britain and BT launch competition aimed at SMEs with top prize worth £30,000


We would like to call on your support in helping us raise awareness of the GREAT Faces of British Business competition


Last year, Government’s Small Business:GREAT Ambition paper outlined its commitment to make it easier for small businesses to start and grow.  The success of small businesses is central to the Government’s long term economic plan.  Having motivational case studies on the GREAT business website illustrates to peer businesses potential opportunities.


Today, Government’s Business is GREAT campaign and BT Business have teamed up to launch the GREAT Faces of British Business competition, to find the most innovative and exciting small and medium sized businesses in Great Britain. 


Businesses entering the GREAT Faces of British Business will have the chance of being crowned their regional champion, and the winners shortlisted for the national competition.

The grand prix winner will win an exclusive prize package worth over £30,000.  This will include a bespoke creative advertising campaign and being featured in national and local media, along with an iPad Air and unlimited BT Wi-fi for 12 months, courtesy of BT Business. In addition, the winner will also receive a package of export support from UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), one of the Government departments currently supporting the Business is GREAT Britain campaign.


To enter the competition, all businesses must employ between 1 and 250 people.  There are three categories and businesses can enter one or all, depending on what’s relevant to their business:


•          Best exporter – a small business that has successfully entered new markets

•          Most innovative small business – a small businesses that has turned an innovative idea into a reality

•          Best growth story – a small business that has an inspirational growth story


To enter, businesses must state why they deserve to be named as the GREATest small business in their community.  For terms and conditions and the entry form visit