British Small Business Awards 2017: Disruptor of the Year shortlist

Here, we reveal the British Small Business Awards finalists in the talent-laden category of Disruptor of the Year.

The British Small Business Awards 2017, organised by and, sponsored by Travelers, Salesforce and Dun & Bradstreet and held on November 1 at the Grand Connaught Rooms, London, is the leading awards ceremony in the SME space, rewarding the brightest stars of the UK small business scene, together with the vendors and advisers that help them start, run, grow and succeed.

Our latest shortlist announcement is the Disruptor of the Year category, which rewards the business of less than 50 total staff that has shown a demonstrable ability to bring market-changing ideas to a sector, with the resulting product/service being truly innovative.

The Disruptor of the Year finalists are revealed as:

Koru Kids
Living DNA/ DNA Worldwide

Levels of innovation among the UK’s small and medium businesses have increased significantly in recent years, according to a report from the government’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

‘Innovation’ is defined in the report as any introduction of new or significantly improved products, services or processes, new and improved forms of organisation, structure and marketing approaches, investment activities, and/or engagement in innovation activities.

According to this analysis, the report finds that 53 per cent of small and medium-sized enterprises were involved in innovation between the years 2012 and 2014, a hike on the previous two years.

The companies shortlisted have certainly all demonstrated the requisite qualities to make it this far.

The British Small Business Awards is the leading celebration of the UK’s small business sector, recognising the nation’s best sole traders, micro businesses and small companies – as well as the services providers and advisers that support them. For more information, please visit the British Small Business Awards website here.

The British Small Business Awards event is sponsored by:



Dun & Bradstreet

The British Small Business Awards event is supported by:

Awards sponsors

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Ben Lobel

Ben Lobel

Ben Lobel was the editor of from 2010 to 2018. He specialises in writing for start-up and scale-up companies in the areas of finance, marketing and HR.

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