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STORY22 recognised in Elite Business top 100 SMEs for second year in a row and make the top 50!

Last year STORY22 celebrated winning a spot in the prestigious Elite Business Top 100 SMEs (EB100) list – a feat the team were extremely proud of. After another amazing year of helping businesses supercharge their marketing efforts, we are thrilled and honoured to announce that we’ve made it onto the prestigious EB100 list for a second year running and this year we have made the top 50!

Every year the EB100 receives entries from businesses across the UK from every sector. They aim to recognise excellence in the SME community and rank businesses on a wide range of core criteria including growth, ambition for the future, how they embrace innovation and what they do to contribute to their team and community. Judges are current and former CEOs and include household names and business leaders like Charlie Mullins OBE, and Shaa Wasmund MBE, among others.

Thriving businesses despite economic uncertainty

The theme for those businesses recognised within the EB100 has been to continue to thrive in the face of adversity. Piers Linney, Former investor on BBC’s Dragon’s Den and Founder of small business service provider, Moblox, said “The EB100 has shown that despite the everchanging economic climate, they haven’t allowed it to hinder the overall performance of their business, in fact they’ve thrived.”

The EB100 league table demonstrates the very best of UK SMEs. Scott English, Brand Director of Elite Business said of STORY22’s win – “STORY22 are change-makers in the British business industry and totally deserve their place in the Elite Business 100.”

SMEs – small but mighty

SMEs may be, as their name suggests, small to medium in size, but the same can’t be said for their contribution to the UK economy. Far from a drop in the ocean, the SME industry contributes a whopping £2 trillion in turnover to the UK economy and employs more than 44% of the British workforce.

STORY22 has seen this firsthand, having started out as a team of just two in 2020, now employing a talented ever-expanding team, delivering first class marketing services to help clients across the globe grow and bolster their own businesses through the power of storytelling.

Speaking on their EB100 place, Co-Founder Julie Firth said: “We are beyond thrilled to be finalists in the EB100 awards for a second year in a row and to gain a top 50 spot, especially given the calibre of other amazing businesses within this list.

“To be recognised as one of the top 100 SMEs in the UK when STORY22 was only established a little under 4 years ago is mind-blowing and a real testament to the hard work and dedication of our wonderful team. This is a fantastic event to be a part of, with a brilliant community of ingenious, like-minded businesses. We look forward to having the opportunity to celebrate with all the other finalists again this year.”

Everyone at STORY22 is proud to not only continue to provide impactful marketing services to clients around the world, but to now be named as a Top 100 UK Business for a second time.

Helping businesses creating meaningful connections through story

STORY22 is a full-service marketing agency helping businesses connect with their audience on a deeper, more authentic level by utilising the power of storytelling. If you need support boosting your marketing strategy, whether that’s through web development, email marketing, copywriting, social media management or pay-per-click advertising, we can help. Schedule a free 30-minute strategy call with us today to see how we can achieve outstanding results for your business and get you the clients you actually want to work with.