SME Award


The SME Award is open to businesses from any industry employing between 11 and 50 employees.

Previous winners include an Alfresco, SYLO Associates (who now sponsor!) and a Montala.

We are looking for success stories from every possible industry, so if you fit the employee numbers criteria, please do consider applying!

The Award has been kindly sponsored by SYLO Associates, winner of the South Oxfordshire SME of the Year Award at the 2019 SVBAs.


The consistent themes that the judges are looking at in applications across each award are:

  • An overview of the business and story so far
  • Why the business was established?
  • What makes it unique?
  • What are the ambitions for the future?

For this category, applicants were asked to provide evidence of:

  • What is the vision for the future of the business?
  • How does the business attract and retain its employees and customers?
  • How has the business grown to this stage? What challenges have been overcome?
  • How does the business plan for the future?