"It is incredibly humbling for us to be shortlisted by the FSB, and were proud to have made it to the finals."
Gareth Smyth, CEO of Hilton Smythe Group
Hilton Smythe Group, a business broker and financing company, is hoping to bring home a trophy in the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) North West awards.
The Bolton-based firm is one of six businesses to be shortlisted in the Digital/e-commerce Business of the Year category.
The winners will be crowned at the regional finals, held at Midland Hotel in Manchester on 28 February.
The FSB will consider a number of factors when deciding which company will be named Digital/e-commerce Business of the Year, including how it has established itself online and how it has used a digital platform to reach new customers.
Hilton Smythe has had a successful 12 months leading up to the award, including an 18 percent increase of users visiting its new website, and a turnover of £1.6milliom.
Gareth Smyth, CEO of Hilton Smythe Group, said: “It is incredibly humbling for us to be shortlisted by the FSB, and we’re proud to have made it to the finals.
“At Hilton Smythe, we have made a conscious effort to focus on our digital presence to ensure the businesses we sell reach the widest possible audience, all across the UK. We won’t be disappointed if we don’t win, it’s fantastic just to have been shortlisted.
“It’s an exciting time for us, developing our brand online and embracing all the technology available to us. Being shortlisted for this award is a great start to the year.”