Useful Information
Date Thursday 3 May 2018
Time 7:00pm until 10:30pm
Venue Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London, SE1 7UT

If you are one of the category finalists, you and a guest will be invited to attend the sparkling gala awards dinner where the national category winners and overall winner will be announced. The formal awards dinner on the evening of the final will be a sell-out, attracting over 400 guests, made from area winners, the judges, sponsors, media, MP’s and industry business leaders. It will be an incredible night of celebration and recognition.

Our Finalists

Business & Product Innovation Award
Access Personal Checking Services Ltd
Bruce’s Doggy Day Care
Complement Genomics Ltd trading as chXout.
Environmental Street Furniture Ltd
The Financial Game
Julu Ltd 
Kids Bee Happy Ltd
Limitless Ltd
MediBiosense Ltd
Orbital Media
Pall Mall Barbers

Business Exporter of the Year
Bedfont Scientific Ltd
Diamond Hard Surfaces Ltd 
Environmental Street Furniture Ltd
Global Trek Aviation 
Hydraulics Online Ltd 
Net World Sports
Pharma Packaging Systems Ltd
Seaweed & Co.
Sheila Granger Limited
Touch of Ginger Ltd
Wolffepack Limited

Digital Business of the Year
Bambino Mio
Cariad Marketing
Cater For You Ltd 
Find Me A Gift
Digital Next
Ice and Snow Factor
Mabo Media
Semester: Learning & Development Ltd
SmartSurvey Ltd
The Transfer Tutor (Online Quizzes)

Employer of the Year
Active Chartered Financial Planners
Assyst Bullmer Ltd
Business Clan
Dupree Creative
Educ8 Group
Excalibur Communications
Fancy Me Ltd
Langdale Nursing Home
The Poppins Family
WFP Fire & Security
White Ink Architects

Ethical and Green Business
Eshcon Ltd
Presca Teamwear  
Highland Farm Cottages
Laundry Efficiency
Made for Life Organics
Norcon Computers Limited
Rosewood Farm

Family Business of the Year
Blaze Manufacturing Solutions Ltd
Champion & Reeves Ltd
Divecrew 2012 Limited
Hugh Phillips Gower Butcher
Arrow Self Drive
Macklin Group
One Dear World Ltd
The Elite Fish & Chip Company
Stablewood Leisure Limited 
Vallance Ltd

Micro Business of the Year
Concierge Medical
Cross Borders Brewing Company
Gavin Forster Photography
Global Air Training
Keenan Healthcare
Ladybird Photography at Azur 
New Noise Audio 
Peak Coffee Ltd 
Superlative Recruitment Ltd
Ultramed Ltd

Scale Up Business of the Year
Ascesis Media
Cloud Cover IT Services Ltd
Creative Nature 
Energy Professionals Group.
Revival Retro
Salvum Limited
The Momentum Group
The Strings Club Ltd

Start-up Business of the Year
AV One Solutions Ltd
Central Tickets
Drone Defence Services Ltd
Future Skills Vision Ltd 
HydroVeg Kits ®
ikids Day Nursery
Snowy’s Canine Therapy Centre
The Taunton Cider Company

Triumph Over Adversity
ALD Life
All Moves UK Ltd
Dreamee Teepees Slumber Parties 
Hussain Architectural Design 
Little Soap Company
Newbold Solicitors
Pivotal Scotland Limited
RB Agency

Young Entrepreneur of the Year 
Katie Matthews - Excel In Education Tutoring School Ltd.
Flood Protection Solutions Ltd
James Calderbank Transformation Coach
Luxury Flooring and Furnishings 
Orbit Incubator 
Sedgemoor Caravans
Signature Pharmacy 
Woodbourne Group

Ticket Sales Commence for Shortlisted Entrants Thursday 29 March 2018
Ticket Sales Commence for General Public Thursday 29 March 2018


  • Sparkling drinks reception and canapes
  • Announcements of the category winners and overall FSB Business of the Year 2018
  • Fine dining, 3 course meal
  • Celebrity Speaker
  • Opportunity to network with finalists and industry business leaders

Dress Code

Lounge Suits / Business Wear

About the venue

Park Plaza Westminster Bridge is situated in London's South Bank, within walking distance to the city's most iconic attractions. The hotel's ideal location is within minutes away from Westminster and Waterloo London Underground stations and London Waterloo National Railway station.

Event Agenda

Provisional programme

6.45pm Arrival drinks and canapes

7:15pm Call to dinner

7:30pm Dinner welcome speech by National Chairman

7.45pm Serve starter

8:20pm Present 4 x awards

8:40pm Serve main course

9:10pm Present 4 x awards

9:30pm Serve dessert and tea/coffee

9:50pm Present 3 x awards

10:10pm Announce overall winner

10:30pm Event closes

Travelling to the Venue

By Train

The major local stations are Waterloo Underground and National Station (6 minute walk) and Westminster (8 minute walk)

From London Heathrow Airport (approx 90 mins)*

  • Take the London Underground
  • Take the Piccadilly Line towards Cockfosters Underground Station
  • Change at Green Park Station for the southbound Jubilee Line service
  • Depart at Westminster
  • Walk Across Westminster Bridge, destination in front of you.

From London Gatwick Airport (approx 90 mins)*

  • Take the Gatwick Express to London Victoria Railway Station
  • Take the London Underground and travel eastbound via the Circle and District line
  • Get off at Westminster
  • Walk south across Westminster Bridge
  • Cross the roundabout
  • Walk Across Westminster Bridge, destination in front of you.

From London Stansted Airport (approx 90 mins)*

  • Take the Stansted Express to Liverpool Street Rail Station
  • Change for the London Underground and take the Circle Line to Westminster
  • Walk south across Westminster Bridge
  • Cross the roundabout

From King's Cross & St. Pancras Railway Station (Eurostar) (approx 35 mins)*

  • Travel Westbound on the Piccadilly Line
  • Change at Green Park Station for the southbound Jubilee Line service
  • Depart at Waterloo and exit via the South Bank
  • Walk up York Road to the roundabout
  • Park Plaza Westminster Bridge will be directly in front of you

* Please note these are just sample travel directions. For travel directions from other locations in London or alternative travel options please visit

Arriving by Car/Taxi

Are you arriving by car? Please use Google maps for exact driving directions to Park Plaza Westminster Bridge. Check out parking options at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge. More information for road users can be found on our "Getting Around London" page or through TFL's dedicated page.


Only taxis (black cabs) can be hailed off the streets. Minicabs cannot accept fares that have not been booked in advance. To pre-book a taxi with us, please contact our Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Concierge Team in advance by calling +4420 7620 7260 or by emailing Please see approximate costs to the hotel below.

London Heathrow Airport - £85

London Gatwick Airport - £115

London Stanstead Airport - £125

King's Cross & St. Pancras (Eurostar) - £20

Please note that costs are approximate based on 2 people and subject to change.