Unlocking the digital potential of rural areas
Unlocking the digital potential of rural areas could add £26 billion a year to our economy
A new report published today and commissioned by Amazon finds that greater digital adoption in rural areas could add £12-26.4bn annually in GVA and at least £15bn to rural business turnover each year. Read more
Research & recognition (sub)
For Amazon in particular, SMEs are crucial to our success. Over half of our global sales come from third-party businesses operating on Amazon and these businesses can be discovered and offer their products to over 300 million of our customers worldwide.

As such a critically important aspect of the UK economy, we felt more research was needed to provide a clearer and more comprehensive understanding of SME views and aspirations, and help shine a spotlight on small business success to help inspire others.

Introducing the AWS Educate Challenge for UK universities

With the AWS Educate Challenge, university students across the UK and Ireland will compete for top prizes by building their cloud computing skills.

Amazon invests in green startups to support the development of sustainability technologies

The Climate Pledge Fund is dedicated to investing $2 billion in visionary companies across the world and across multiple industries. Recipients are creating decarbonizing technologies that will help Amazon and other companies reach net zero carbon by 2040.

Recognising small business success

We are proud supporters of the Amazon Growing Business Awards, the Rural Business Awards, and the National Business Awards ‘Digital Business of the Year’ in the UK.

SME

New SME Growth Tracker research reveals SMEs forecast faster growth in the coming year

From micro-businesses through to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), companies employing fewer than 250 people are the backbone of the UK economy, making up over 99 per cent of all UK businesses and providing 60 per cent of UK private sector employment. Their confidence, future growth, and ability to harness the power of the internet and technology are all significant indicators of Britain’s quality of life and ability to compete on the global economic stage.

Capital Economics UK SME Growth Tracker

The SME Growth Tracker by Capital Economics is an independent, in-depth piece of research based on extensive YouGov polling of over 1,000 SMEs in Britain.
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