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Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council shortlisted for award recognising small business support 

Published on Wednesday, 2nd November 2022

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council has made the shortlist for a prestigious regional award in recognition of its work to help and support the local small business community.

The Council joined the majority of councils in the West Midlands who entered the inaugural Local Government awards run by Britain’s biggest business representation group and it was shortlisted for regional success in the All-Round Small Business Friendly category.

More than 250 local authorities throughout England responded to the call when FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) launched their awards sponsored by Maybe, aimed at celebrating and recognising those that made the biggest impact on local SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) during the Covid crisis and beyond.

At the virtual online final on 14 October, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council was revealed as being on the West Midlands regional shortlist in a category eventually won by Warwickshire County Council.

Lee Osborne, FSB Development Manager for Warwickshire and Coventry, said:

“The standard and range of entries was so strong in this region that to make the shortlist bestows great credit on Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council and I am pleased to see their efforts have been recognised.

“We now look forward to continuing to work with them - and all our other business-supporting councils - to ensure we have a vibrant and strong local SME community.” 

Cllr Clare Golby, Deputy Leader of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, said:

“It’s great to see a relatively small council like ours punching above its weight when it comes to small businesses.

“From pushing for the introduction of a business improvement district to bringing in business and shopping friendly financial support measures, this administration knows the value of small business to the local economy.

“Although we didn’t win outright, being nominated and shortlisted is in itself, recognition of the great work now being done by our officers under the cabinet leadership of my colleagues and myself.

“We all want to make our borough a better place to live, work and do business, and this in some small way recognises that.

“Well done team!” 

Other councils who were shortlisted for regional success were Coventry City Council, North Warwickshire Borough Council and Warwickshire County Council.