The Independent Awards 2020

The Independent Awards were created to showcase the very best creative small businesses across the UK. Spearheaded by Holly Tucker MBE, founder of notonthehighstreet and Holly & Co, and UK Ambassador to Creative Small Businesses, she was joined by small business supporters NatWest, Three, Dell, Royal Mail and Pinterest.

With a huge £100,000 in prize money, The Independent Awards saw a great impact within the community, shining a light on small independent businesses just when they needed it most. Congratulations to the winners, runners up and all 118 nominees!

2021 Awards

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The 2020 Winners

From over 50,000 nominations, below are the first ever winners of The Independent Awards! Each of the winning businesses received £10,000 to help them develop and grow their business.

Luminary Bakery

Passion & Purpose Award

Luminary Bakery

Blushing Cook

Products of 2020

Blushing Cook

Cocoa Publishing

Newcomer Award

Cocoa Publishing

One Million Lovely Letters

Community Brand Award

One Million Lovely Letters

Sancho’s

High Street Shop of the Year

Sancho’s

Grain and Knot

Modern Crafter Award

Grain and Knot

Meticulous Ink

People's Choice Award

Meticulous Ink

The 2020 Runners Up

There were too many fantastic businesses to choose just one winner in each category, so we’re thrilled to have six runners up, who each received £5,000 to help them develop and grow their business.

ARTHOUSE Unlimited

Passion & Purpose Award

ARTHOUSE Unlimited

The Clay Club

Products of 2020

The Clay Club

The Treats Club

Newcomer Award

The Treats Club

playHOORAY!

Community Brand Award

playHOORAY!

Acorn & Pip

High Street Shop of the Year

Acorn & Pip

Basil & Ford

Modern Crafter Award

Basil & Ford

People's Choice Award

In a year where small businesses have been there for the nation, The Independent Awards are an opportunity to show them your support!

Wholly voted for by the public, the People’s Choice Award was designed to give the supporters of the nominees to chance to show them their support after a tough year.

Meet the judges

When searching for the very best Independent Small Businesses, we knew that we needed the very best to help us crown the winners! Experts highly regarded in each of their sectors, we were privileged to have them all onboard to judge The Independent Awards 2020.

With thanks to our small business supporters