Smarta’s search for UK’s 100 best small businesses Smarta awards now open for entries The Smarta 100 awards have officially opened with £10,000 up for grabs for one lucky startup. The awards recognise the UK’s 100 most original, innovative and disruptive small businesses. This years panelists include Piers Linney from Dragons’ Den and Holly Tucker, founder of NotOnTheHighStreet.com. Previous winners include Naked Wines, Graze and Zoopla The 2013 awards will be divided into 10 categories (listed below) representing cross-section of Britain’s small businesses. Winners of each category will be selected by a public vote, and the judging panel will select the overall winner who will be crowned ‘Smarta 100 together with O2 Business of the Year’. Award categories Most Innovate Business Best Use of Technology Best Use of Marketing People Business of the Year Female-run Business of the Year Micro Business of the Year (fewer than five employees) Biggest Social Impact Award Mobile Business of the Year Startup of the Year (one year old or younger) Made In Britain Manufacturing Business of the Year Find out more details and apply here.