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We are delighted to announce the inaugural SME Leaders 20, hosted by Growing Business Intelligence in association with Azets – the UK’s largest regional SME accounting and business advisory firm.

We will be celebrating excellence by looking at what individual and business leadership teams have achieved before, during, and as we come out of these difficult times. The group of 20 leaders will be selected based upon their strong leadership skills, resilience, and ability to be innovative and flexible in their strategy.

Enter or nominate here

Why enter the SME Leaders 20?

By submitting into the SME Leaders 20 you will gain exposure and the opportunity to shout about your success amongst peers. Other opportunities include:

Entry Process

It is free to enter. You are either able to put yourself forward for this award or nominate on behalf. Entries close on Friday 14th May. The top 20 SME Leaders will be announced on Wednesday 16th June via the Growing Business Intelligence newsletter and published here on our website.

Judging Process

The entries will be reviewed by the Growing Business Intelligence team and then presented to our panel of judges who will deliberate the top 20 SME Leaders. The winners will be announced on Wednesday 16th June 2021.

Our panel of judges will consist of the Growing Business Intelligence team, Azets and leading industry experts.

Judges to be announced soon.


Azets is the largest UK Top 10 regional SME Accounting and Advisory firm delivering accounting, tax , audit , business and advisory services in the UK and across Europe.

With a solutions driven team of over 6,500 people across our office network , we are committed to delivering a personal service both digitally and at your door.

Our 80+ offices in the UK understand the needs of local SMEs across the regions, whether you’re an ambitious entrepreneurial start-up, a medium sized business ready to scale, or a large private enterprise looking at your future strategic goals.

Wherever you are in your business lifecycle we maximise your precious time – so you can focus on what you do best.