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
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.

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.

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.

Celebrating small business success at the Amazon Growing Business Awards

The awards ceremony recognised the achievements of 17 growing UK businesses who won awards across a variety of categories.

Recognising Scottish female tech talent

The Scotland Women in Technology Awards, backed by Amazon and JP Morgan, champion and celebrate women, and the companies and networks around them, who are achieving success in the technology industry in Scotland.

Have your say on how to unlock the digital potential of rural Britain

Today independent think tank Rural England, and academic college SRUC have launched a consultation focused on how to maximise the potential of the internet and technology to boost the digital economy across the UK and level the urban-rural divide.

Rural Business Awards shortlist announced after record year for nominations

Created by an entrepreneurial duo of countryside-based business women, Jemma Clifford and Anna Price, and backed by the CLA and Amazon, the Rural Business Awards are the only UK-wide programme dedicated to showcasing the success of rural businesses

Shortlist for the first Kindle UK Storyteller Award unveiled

With titles ranging from crime thrillers and historical fiction to non-fiction and lesbian romance, the shortlist comprises a diverse selection of the great variety of books available through Kindle Direct Publishing.

Just 10 days to go to enter for the Amazon Digital Business of the Year Award

The Awards have a range of categories suited for any successful organisation to tell their story; from large private and public companies through to thriving entrepreneurial businesses, promising start-ups and established SMEs.

Celebrating the best of rural businesses

Entering its third year, the RBAs is the only UK-wide programme dedicated to showcasing the success of rural businesses.

SME Growth Tracker reveals UK SMEs expect accelerating growth in 2017

Among other findings, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) predict revenue and hiring will accelerate in 2017, with 3 in 4 saying it is business as usual since the Brexit vote.

A night of celebration at the Amazon Growing Business Awards

We were pleased to see at least one winning or highly commended business in almost every region of the country.

FanDuel named Amazon Digital Business of the Year

The Amazon Digital Business of the Year award sought to recognise the best use of e-commerce by any organisation operating online, with a specific focus on providing an exceptional customer experience.

Little Dish named Telegraph Festival of Business SME of the Year, in association with Amazon

The Telegraph Festival of Business SME of the Year award, in association with Amazon, helps to recognise British small businesses who are rapidly expanding revenues and helping to create jobs for the UK.

Shortlist for Amazon Growing Business Awards shines light on the best of British business

Nominations were received from over 500 businesses across the country, and over a third of nominations came from rural businesses, spanning Devon to Grampian in Scotland.

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.

Finalists shortlisted for the Amazon Digital Business of the Year Award

We’re pleased to be sponsoring the Digital Business of the Year category at this year’s Lloyds National Business Awards. The award is looking to recognise the best use of e-commerce by any organisation operating online, with a specific focus on providing an exceptional customer experience.

Celebrating the best digital businesses in Britain

The Amazon Digital Business of the Year award is open to any organisation that’s operating online, and it recognises the best use of ecommerce to provide an exceptional customer experience.
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