Congratulations to

Overall Smarta 100 together with O2  Business of the year 2013

  • "Polly is one of the most wonderful women you could meet. An absolute force of nature. I couldn't have wished for a more deserving winner. Innovative, disruptive and making a difference."

    Shaa Wasmund
    Shaa Wasmund Founder Smarta
  • "Give As You Live is a fantastic winner. Great business model, grew very quickly, scalable and it does some social good, it gets my thumbs up.”

    Shaa Wasmund
    Piers Linney Dragons' Den, Founder Outsourcery

Smarta 100 together with O2 Leaderboard 2013

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  • Most Innovative Business
    Most Innovative Business
  • Best Use of Technology
    Best Use of Technology
  • Best Use of Marketing
    Best Use of Marketing
  • Best People Business
    Best People Business
  • Micro Business of the Year
    Micro Business of the Year
  • Biggest Social Impact
    Biggest Social Impact
  • Made in Britain
    Made in Britain
  • Female Entrepreneur of the Year
    Female Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Start up of the Year
    Start up of the Year
  • Mobile Business of the Year
    Mobile Business of the Year

Most Innovative Business Most Innovative
Business

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1. Ento Foods

Introducing insects to the British diet

Best Use of Technology Best Use
of Technology

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1. Eyetease

Driving taxis forward with disruptive digital media

Best Use of Marketing Best Use
of Marketing

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1. Mr Cake

The most loveable small business story of the year

Best People
Business

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1. Prezzybox.com

An online retailer with a director that really does believe in going the extra mile

Micro Business of the Year Micro Business
of the Year

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1. Uni Baggage

Low cost courier service for students

Biggest Social Impact Biggest
Social Impact

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3Space
1. Give as you Live

Help people help charities, just by shopping

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Made
In Britain

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1. The Underfloor Heating Store

UK’s largest supplier and installer of underfloor heating

Female Entrepreneur
of the Year

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1. SalesGossip

Online access to every fashion and beauty promotion out there

Startup of the Year Startup
of the Year

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1. Mi-Soul

A multi platform Soul brand dedicated to Soul and Dance fans everywhere!

Mobile Business of the Year Mobile Business
of the Year

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1. bypost.com

Personal postcards sent directly from your phone

This table represents the businesses with the most votes overall.

What is Smarta 100?

The Smarta 100 together with O2 is an annual celebration of simply the most brilliant small businesses in the UK. We are not just looking for those who bring in the most cash, but the businesses that have the most innovative ideas and make a true. Read more...

  • Entries Open JUNE 1st
  • Judging Starts AUGUST 31st
  • Voting Starts SEPTEMBER 1st
  • Voting Closes NOVEMBER 1st
  • Awards Ceremony
12 nov
Smarta

Judges

  • "The Smarta 100 together with O2 supports the very best small businesses in the UK. Showcasing innovative start-ups, resourceful one man bands, growing businesses and the social enterprises that are making a true difference to peoples lives. Once again, I can't wait to be bowled over by the finest businesses the UK has to offer.""

    Shaa WasmundFounder, Smarta
  • "O2 are really looking forward to sponsoring the Smarta 100 awards this year. Personally I’m looking for the digital disruption that is out there in the start-up market world. We can learn from these businesses that are taking risks to upset the status quo and challenge the way things are done."

    Ben DowdBusiness Director, O2
  • ""Small businesses are the thriving heart of the UK economy helping to keep Britain's stop start finances ticking over. The Smarta 100 together with O2 cherry picks the very best of these heroic small businesses and I'm excited to be involved in the process.""

    Holly Tucker MBECo-founder and CEO, notonthehighstreet.com
  • "Small businesses and the entrepreneurs behind them underpin the entire economy and they account for almost 50% of UK employment. I look forward to working with the Smarta 100 and O2 to identify small businesses that are shining brightly.""

    Piers LinneyDragons' Den and CEO, Outsourcery
  • "I am looking forward to being a judge to see first-hand some of the amazing and exciting new businesses coming up, some of whom will become the big businesses of tomorrow."

    Helen LovelessEnterprise editor, Mail on Sunday
  • "I'm excited to be a part of the search for the UK's 100 most innovative businesses. Small businesses are the thriving heart of the UK economy and I am particularly delighted that Smarta are launching their ‘female entrepreneur of the year award’ sponsored by B.Hive as women are increasingly important in this sector."

    Lynne FranksFounder, B.HIve
  • "Small businesses help to challenge the norm and upset the large corporates at times, their innovation and disruptive approach helps push boundaries and make things happen in every field they operate. That's why I'm thrilled to be part of the search for the 100 most exciting, disruptive and innovative small businesses in the UK."

    Al GoslingFounder, The Extreme Sports Company
  • "I'm thrilled to be part of the search for the 100 best businesses in the UK. My start-up, Kigu won the £10,000 main prize for last year's Smarta 100 awards and it has helped propel my business to new levels."

    Tom CohnFounder, Kigu
  • "Small businesses are the lifeblood of the UK economy and I'm delighted to be part of the search to find the 100 brightest and best."

    Will KingFounder, King of Shaves
  • Shaa Wasmund
  • Ben Dowd
  • Holly Tucker MBE
  • Piers Linney
  • Helen Loveless
  • Lynne Franks
  • Al Gosling
  • Tom Cohn
  • Will King

Partners and Sponsors

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