The Independent Awards

The Independent Awards 2020 have been created to showcase and recognise 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 is joined by small business supporters NatWest, Three, Dell, Royal Mail and Pinterest.

With a huge £70,000 in prize money up for grabs, The Independent Awards 2020, which are only in their first year, have already seen a great impact within the community with tens of thousands of community nominations, shining a light on small independent businesses just when they need it most.

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! Any one of the 118 nominees has the chance to win the People’s Choice Award and it is wholly voted for by the public! You can vote for one business in each of the six main categories and the business with the most public votes overall will win the People’s Choice Award.

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 are privileged to have them all onboard to judge The Independent Awards 2020.

With thanks to our small business supporters


19 November, 2020

Voting Open

The 118 shortlisted nominees are publicly announced and can begin canvassing for votes! You can vote once in each category for your favourite small business!

8 December, 2020

Finalists Announced

Five finalists from each category will be announced. Finalists will be determined by the public vote and our expert judges. All nominees can still receive votes to be in with a chance of winning the People's Choice Award.

17 December, 2020

Winners Announced

Everyone’s invited to The Independent Awards ceremony at 7pm, LIVE on @HollyTucker’s Instagram, where the winners of all seven awards will be announced.


Read The Independent Awards 2020 full Terms and Conditions here