A HEREFORD business has been shortlisted for a national award.

Now in its seventh year, The Small Awards is a nationwide search for the smallest and greatest firms in the UK, across all sectors.

It is organised annually by Small Business Britain which champions, inspires and accelerates the nation’s 5.5 million small firms.

Hereford First Aid is the leading company in Herefordshire and the surrounding areas providing first aid training.

Founded in 2013 by Mark Prothero, it has been chosen as one of just eight finalists for the ‘At your service award’, which recognises the best small service businesses in the UK with a track record of serving their target customers.

With 11 different categories, the Small Awards celebrate the dynamism and resilience of the UK’s small business sector, across everything from sustainability heroes, to digital stars, to long-standing family businesses.


"The Small Awards is all about celebrating the incredible small business owners who are at the heart of the economy and communities,” said Michelle Ovens CBE, Founder of Small Business Britain

"They are an opportunity to recognise and applaud the passion and tenacity of the nation’s small firms, particularly during such turbulent times. Hereford First Aid should be incredibly proud of being shortlisted for this award and we can’t wait to celebrate with them in May.”

Mark Prothero from Hereford First Aid said that the group is delighted to have been nominated for the award.

Judged by a panel of industry experts, the winners of all categories, along with the overall winner of Small Business of the Year, will be announced at a glittering awards night in London on May 18.

This event follows the incredible return of the in-person Small Awards ceremony last year, which had been held online during the pandemic.

The ceremony will this year be held at St Mary’s church in London, with plans underway for a night of entertainment, inspiration and celebration for UK’s greatest small businesses.