Welcome to the SME MK and Buckinghamshire Business Awards in association with University of Buckingham.

These awards celebrate the achievements of local businesses in the Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire area. Entering awards offers invaluable marketing and PR opportunities, which can be used to propel your business - you could even win!

You can enter up to 2 different categories.

What is an SME?

SME stands for – Small Medium Enterprise.  Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are businesses whose personnel numbers are 250 employees or less, with the abbreviation “SME” being used in the European Union. SMEs are also said to be responsible for driving innovation and competition in many economic sectors.


Go National!

Did you know the SME awards are now a national brand? If you win in one of the starred (*) categories you will go through to the SME National Business Awards finals. This will gain you exposure throughout the whole of the UK!




The Awards

The SME MK and Buckinghamshire Business Awards are made up of 20 categories. All entries are judged by up to 4 of our panel of judges. If you want your business to shine, this IS the best possible way to hit the spotlight. The pinnacle of the awards is the Grand Celebration, a black tie evening at Whittlebury Hotel and Spa.
Apprentice of the Year*
Best Enterprising Business*
Best New Business*
Buckinghamshire Business of the Year
Business Innovation*
Business of the Year less than 50 Employees*
Business of the Year more than 50 Employees*
Business Person of the Year*
Business Woman of the Year*
Community Business of the Year*
Employer of the Year*
Entrepreneur of the Year*
High Growth Business of the Year*
Milton Keynes Business of the Year
Project of the Year
Not for Profit Business of the Year*
Service Excellence*
The Green Award*
Website of the Year*
Young Entrepreneur of the Year*