Small businesses we want you

Here at O2, we understand that the pressures facing small businesses today are immense. Our recent research shows they are drowning in red tape, and have little time for their personal life. However, they are incredibly important to the growth of our economy, and we are dedicated to championing small businesses by giving them the tools they need to grow and remain competitive, and are helping them to do this in a variety of ways.

For example, over the past few months we have been partnering with Smarta for this year’s Smarta 100 awards. The awards are exclusively for small businesses, and we are looking for the most innovative, disruptive, exciting and enterprising UK businesses. We believe the Smarta 100 awards will help accelerate the understanding of small business owners within the UK, whilst encouraging people to start their own business. The competition will be judged by a business savvy panel, including our own Business Director Ben Dowd and Dragon’s Den star Theo Paphitis.  The awards event will be held on the 8th November at the O2. The overall winner will receive the grand prize of £10,000. Find out more about the finalists and how to vote here http://www.smarta.com/smarta100