THE INDEPENDENT AWARDS 2022
Voting is now officially OPEN for the Independent Awards 2022. That means you get to look at all the Nominees for each of the six categories and can vote for your favourite small business in each one. Once you’ve chosen, simply cast your vote, but please note, you’ll need to verify your email address once for your vote/s to count. Make sure you look out for the confirmation email we send you in your inbox (or junk folder!). Who will you choose to win a slice of this year’s £100,000 prize pot? You could help change someone’s life.
Thanks again to our sponsors Dell Technologies, Royal Mail and Adobe Express for making these Awards possible.
The 2022 Award Categories
Tap on the different categories below to vote for your favourite small businesses.
Business for Good Award
A purpose-led business bringing positive change
Modern Crafter Award
A pure creative crafter with talent & technique
Small Business of the Year
An absolute all-round small business superstar
High Street Shop Award
The heart of our high street, soul of our community
Female Founder Award
An unstoppable female founder who’s paving the way
Proving how wisdom & experience make a fine founder
AND THERE'S MORE...
This award will be chosen by the people, so means the world. It can’t be entered directly but the Nominee who gets the most public votes wins, so every vote really does count. Whether it’s for their brand, products or impeccable service, the people’s favourite will be awarded £10,000.
10 November, 2022
Voting is now open
What are you waiting for? Support your favourite small businesses today!
28 November, 2022
Finalists are announced
Watch Holly’s Instagram Live at 10am to discover this year’s Finalists.
6 December, 2022
Make sure you cast your vote before then!
MEET THE JUDGES
Our Finalists will be determined by the public vote and our panel of judges. As previous award Winners and experts in their fields, our first round of judges knows what makes a brilliant small business.
Ryan and Charlie
Charlotte and Naveed
MEET LAST YEAR'S WINNERS
Meet last year’s Award Winners and see the moment they discovered they had won: tears, laughter and even dancing. By voting in the Independent Awards, you’re letting a real person know that you believe in them and what they’re building — as well as giving them a chance to win a cash prize which can really help their business. Vote today!