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Enter British Small Business Champions 2007

17/12/2006

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On the entry form for British Small Business Champions (BSBC) 2007 businesses are asked to suggest the ideal prize that would benefit them. The winning business will be given 10,000 to spend as specified.

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) which launched BSBC in 2003 has opted for this flexible prize because it feels that it is the businesses which are entering that really know what would boost their business.

Suggestions from businesses which have entered so far include:- office equipment; marketing expertise and solar panels but the majority focus on something that
would recognise the efforts of their staff including a weekend away and team building.

The winning business will also have a donation of 5,000 made to the charity of its choice. This is because the FSB knows that so many of its members support a
particular, often local, charity. This business will also get 20,000 of advertising in the FSB's magazine "Business Network" and be presented with a splendid trophy to keep.

BSBC 2007 invites entries from thriving, established businesses (trading for rmore than five years) with up to 50 employees (including sole traders.) UK small businesses have until 31 January 2007 to apply for BSBC 2007. There is no fee to enter and businesses do not have to a member of the FSB.

Every entry will be allocated to one of six geographical regions:- Central; North; South; Wales; Scotland and Northern Ireland. Regional judging will be in February and the winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in each of the regions during March and April. The regional winners go forward for national judging. All regional finalists will be invited to the national awards celebration dinner in London next June where one
business will be announced as the British Small Business Champion 2007.

There are a number of ways to get an entry form and find out more about BSBC 2007. Interested businesses can go to www.fsb.org.uk/bsbc, where the application form can be
downloaded, or they can telephone 07901 795045, or e-mail bsbc@fsb.org.uk

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