The Categories

From new products and emerging craft brands, to big businesses and popular craft books, if you work in the craft industry, we have a category (or more) that you will be eligible for. Most of our categories are free to enter, with the exception of our Elite Industry Awards, where you can pay to have an industry expert judge your entry and if you win, enjoy extra publicity as a result.

Free to EnterBest Small Business

Fancy the award of Best Small Business in the country to display in your shop window? Enter your brand today. As Craft Business magazine is committed to supporting up-and-coming businesses from across the UK, this category remains free to enter.

This FREE TO ENTER Elite category celebrates the small, yet mighty companies in the industry. If you are a small business, making a big noise within the craft sector, you need to enter this for this Elite Award. Describe your business – tell us what makes you stand out from the crowd. Your successes, what do your customers say, how long have you been in business and how have you expanded your business? How have you adapted your business to harness changes in the market? What are your plans for the future?

Judged by the Craft Business team

Elite Industry Awards

This year, we have seven Elite Industry categories whereby upon entering and being shortlisted, your product, campaign or brand will have the chance to be put in front of one of our esteemed judges. The cost per entry for these categories is £100 plus VAT.

Don't miss this opportunity to potentially gain celebrity endorsement for your brand!

Free to enter categories

  • Best Support & Service
  • Best Online Retailer
  • Best Trade Website
  • Best British Brand
  • Best European Brand
  • Best American Brand
  • Craft Influencer of the Year
  • Best Creative Stationery Brand
  • Best Beading & Jewellery Brand
  • Best Papercraft Brand
  • Best Stitching Brand
  • Best Knitting Brand
  • Best Craft Book Publisher
  • Best Sustainable Craft Company