Housewares supplier Joseph Joseph has won the Consumer Business of the Year category of the 18th annual Amazon Growing Business Awards.
The Awards honoured Britain’s small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) leaders, recognising the achievements of 17 growing UK businesses.
Created by Real Business and backed by the CBI, the Awards are described as ‘the most established and respected national recognition programme’ for SMEs and entrepreneurial success, with previous VIP guests including Bill Gates, Gordon Brown and Stelios Haji-Ioannou.
Past winners include Innocent Drinks, Betfair, Lovefilm and Fever-Tree
More than 500 businesses were nominated for the Awards from across the UK, making 2016 a record year
Doug Gurr, UK country manager of Amazon, said: “We would like to offer our congratulations to all the winners and businesses highly commended.
“Small businesses are the backbone of Britain, so it’s immensely inspiring to hear such a number of success stories, showing that creative ideas and relentless drive is found around the country.”
After accepting his award, Dan Roberts, head of UK at Joseph Joseph, said: “We’re really delighted. Our customers are central to everything we do, as we aim to make their lives easier with intelligently designed household items, so it’s fantastic to be recognised for our commitment to them.
“To be successful in these national awards, with backing from the likes of Amazon, the CBI and Real Business, is a great honour.
“2016 has been a real year of achievements for Joseph Joseph, and this award is an excellent reward of our hard work. We hope 2017 will be another similarly memorable year for us.”