Liberis, one of the UK’s largest providers of SME funding, has commenced its search for Britain’s Friendliest Business. Companies of any size and based in any location within Britain – from hotels and B&Bs to restaurants and coffee shops – are invited to enter, with the chance of winning £10,000.
Entries will be judged based on an online entry form via the dedicated webpage, where participants can submit the story of their business and the reason they believe they should win the award.
20 shortlisted businesses will be announced in December, and that list will be narrowed down to three finalists in January next year. The three finalists will be profiled across social media, and the winner will be announced in February before receiving its cash award.
Adrian Fawcett, chairman at Liberis, says: “The truth is that we are in a critical moment for SMEs in Britain. Our high streets are disappearing, and our local businesses are facing impossible financial conditions. We believe that businesses that do survive in this difficult climate do so because they give their customers something more – they provide a friendly, personal service that they can’t find anywhere else.
“We believe that the best way to be sure that the tills of Britain keep ticking is to show that friendliness, personal service and local community all matter – the British people care about those values, and they show it by frequenting and supporting the businesses that share them.”
Paul Mildenstein, CEO at Liberis, adds: “The most important thing we offer at Liberis is the personal, friendly connection to our customers, and we wanted to show our recognition and appreciation to business owners across the country who run their businesses the same way.”
To enter the competition, and for more information, readers should visit the dedicated webpage.