Being small is no bar to being a success in the Ely Business Awards

East Cambridgshire Business Awards 2015Small Business of the Year all the finalists

East Cambridgshire Business Awards 2015Small Business of the Year all the finalists - Credit: Archant

Last year Labour-tech Recruitment scooped the prize, and have become one of our awards sponsors this year.

For those looking to follow in Labour-tech’s footsteps here’s what the judges had to say about them last year.

“Labour-Tech were founded in 2001, the company has very successfully grown its existing market and developed new ones. It has expanded both the area in which it operates and the type and size of clients that it serves.

“The company is very involved in supporting a number of local community grounds and enterprises. Recently the business moved into a new office created by refurbishing an otherwise uninspiring building in the centre of Ely to very high standard. More offices are planned. A very worthy winner.”

This category, which is sponsored by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), is open to any business within East Cambridgeshire, employing typically 10 people or fewer. Being a very small business is no bar to success in this category. The judges will be looking for performance against business plan and proven success in adapting to market movements.

The FSB is the UK’s largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and small business owners

As experts in business, we offer our members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government. Our mission is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions.

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Established over 40 years ago to help our members succeed in business, we are a non-profit making and non-party political organisation that’s led by our members, for our members.

Members get an exclusive package of great value business services including advice, financial products and support. These cover a wide range of benefits such as tax, legal and HR, local network groups, business banking and mentoring.

We don’t only provide fantastic membership benefits – FSB is also the UK’s leading business campaigner, focused on delivering change which supports smaller businesses to grow and succeed. Our lobbying arm starts with the work of our team in Westminster which focuses on UK and English policy issues. Further to this, our expert teams in Glasgow, Cardiff and Belfast work with governments, elected members and decision-makers in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Joining the FSB could be one of the most important decisions you make for your business, as you can receive:

• FSB Legal Protection Scheme.

• Free Banking for the life of your membership

• FSB Care benefit

• Free Legal documents

In addition to the above, as right of membership, you can also take advantage of Financial and Business Services provided by partnerships with market-leading corporate organisations.

Networking Opportunity coming soon!

Gearing up for the 8th annual Ely Standard East Cambridgeshire Business Awards, we are offering businesses a chance to hear from previous winners and learn about the entry process. Some come participate in our networking event, meet some of our sponsors and judges, and network established and budding companies in Ely.

The event will take place on Tuesday 24th May from 4.30 to 6.45 pm at The Maltings, Ship Lane, Ely, CB7 4BB

FREE TO ATTEND, register for your tickets on