Award Categories

Small Business Of The Year - Manufacturing

  • Textile manufacturing business of the year Manufacturing business in textile industry- men, women, kids apparels
  • Food & Beverages business of the year Food processing or producer of food and beverage ingredients
  • Petrochemical business of the year Petrochemical and petroleum product manufacturing businesses
  • Engineering & Allied Goods Businesses manufacturing engineering goods, Industrial machines and machinery parts
  • Pharmaceutical business of the year Pharmaceutical manufacturer and supplier of quality drugs
  • Automotive and ancillary business of the year Automobiles and automotive components manufacturing businesses
  • Home and home products business of the year Construction firms, home furnishing and home de'cor products, home appliances
  • Craft based business of the year Manufacturing business where the goods are produces by hands by artisans
  • Leather goods manufacturing business of the year Manufacturing business for leather goods- fashion accessories, apparels, footwear etc.

Business Of The Year

  • Real estate Business of the year Construction material, property management, brokerage, rental management, buying and selling, site operations etc.
  • Micro Business Of The Year Net sales less than 5 crores in FY 2022-23
  • Small Business Of The Year Net sales between 5 crores to 75 crores in FY 2022-23
  • Medium Business Of The Year Net sales between 75 crores to 250 crores in FY 2022-23
  • Creative Business Of The Year SME into product design or design services
  • Start Up Of The Year Young SMEs (young SME having launched or started not more than 7 years) with great potential to become big in local / international markets
  • Dynamic Business Of The Year SMEs having adopted best business practices and shown remarkable growth in a limited period of time
  • Innovative Business Of The Year Business with an innovative concept or introduced innovation in the service or product or any business functionality
  • Green Business Of The Year Business that demonstrates an outstanding commitment to sustainability
  • Home Grown Business Of The Year Business began in domestic surroundings with excellent corporate performance
  • Fastest Growing Small Business Of The Year Top performer in small businesses in terms of revenue, profit and returns
  • Best Use Of Technology In Small Business Award Business that has used technology in a way that has led to improved performance and productivity
  • Serial Entrepreneur Of The Year Serial Entrepreneurs are people who can repeatedly turn creative ideas into successful business strategies.
  • Social Entrepreneur Of The Year Social Entrepreneurs recognises entrepreneurs who implement innovative, sustainable and scalable solutions to solve india's social problems.
  • Entrepreneur Of The Year A business owner who has achieved remarkable success in his entrepreneurial venture
  • Young Entrepreneur of the year Young entrepreneur who demonstrates exceptional achievements in the SME
  • Woman Entrepreneur Of The Year SME headed or created by woman entrepreneurs to salute their entrepreneurial spirit
  • Lifetime Achievement Award Salute an individual/organization for lifelong commitment to the cause of SMEs in the country

Small Business Of The Year

  • Gems And Jewellery Business Of The Year Best Gems & Jewellery business of the Year- manufacturing/service, online/offline
  • Printing And Publishing Business Of The Year Businesses offering printing and publishing services/products
  • Agri Business Of The Year Agricultural / processing businesses (products / services)
  • Energy Business Of The Year Businesses involved in the production and sale of energy, including fuel extraction, manufacturing, refining and distribution; also businesses providing energy solutions

Small Business Of The Year - Support Business

  • Digital Marketing Integrated marketing and branding service providers
  • Professional Service Provider Of The Year Professional service / solution supplier to SMEs- consultancy, HR, legal services
  • Financial Service Provider Of The Year Banks and financial institutions significantly contributing to SMEs
  • Small Business Mentor Of The Year Professional service providers / facilitators (financial / non- financial) helping SMEs for improved operations
  • Technology Provider Of The Year Technological services / products suppliers helping enhance SMEs' competitive edge and operation efficiency
  • Human Resource Provider Of The Year Business providing best human resource to SMEs

Small Business Of The Year - Trading Business

  • Best Exporter Of The Year Business with bulk sales in overseas market (service /product)
  • Best Importer of the Year
  • Retail Business Of The Year Retail trade (goods/ services) selling directly to consumers
  • Dealer/ Distributor Of The Year Dealer/distributor of goods or services

Small Business Of The Year - Services

  • Food And Beverages Business Of The Year Restaurants, cafes, and all kinds of food outlets
  • Training And Education Business Of The Year Education institutes providing professional/non-professional courses
  • Automotive And Ancillary Business Of The Year Repair and maintenance services for automobiles and automotive components
  • Travel And Tourism Business Of The Year Travel agencies & travel booking facilitators, Tour operator services, Tourist guide providers, hospitality services- hotels, theme parks
  • Transportation And Logistics Business Of The Year Transport / Logistics services to businesses over large geographic area
  • E- Commerce Business Of The Year Businesses trading in products or services using online platform
  • IT & Ites Business Of The Year IT services like IT consultancy and security, data management services, software applications, and software development process
  • Beauty & Wellness Business Of The Year Beauty and Wellness Cantre means a premier used to improve beauty and wellness through styling, cutting and through skin and body treatments.
  • Healthcare Business Of The Year Health facilities like nursing homes, pharmacy etc and also for SMEs involved in beauty, wellness business
  • Financial Services Business Of The Year SMEs providing financial services direct to customers or to other businesses- wealth management, investment institutes, insurance companies, stock brokerages etc.
  • Event Management Business of the Year


  • Only companies, firms or businesses registered, based in India can apply.
  • Any organization / entrepreneur /allied sector can apply. Each applicant can apply for one or multiple categories
  • Self- Nomination forms should be sent along with the prescribed fee to Franchise India . The nominees in each category will be presented to the final jury for determination of winners.
  • Information received will be treated confidential and not used for any purpose except for determining the winners of the awards.
  • Incomplete questionnaire in any manner will disqualify a participant from participating in the awards.
  • Right to permit participation and cancel/change award category is reserved with Awards management.
  • Nomination Fee INR. - 15,000 Plus 18 % GST per category.
  • Under no circumstances the nomination fee will be refunded.



  • Participants need to complete the participation questionnaire form as attached in order to submit their entries or submit their entries by mailing across the nomination form at
  • Right to permit participation is reserved with Awards Management
  • Employees of the Awards management & Sponsors, and the members of their immediate family, persons with criminal convictions, persons other than citizens of India, are ineligible to be a part of the Awards.
  • The Award categories may be dropped, increased or modified based on the level of response received, at the discretion of the awards management without prior information to the nominees
  • The parameters for evaluation are subject to revision by the internal and external juries and Awards Management


  • The participation questionnaire needs to be completed and submitted to Franchise India Holdings Limited by 1800 hrs by July 30th, 2023
  • Receipt of entries after the last date of receipt specified may be permitted only at the discretion of Awards management
  • Awards management will not be responsible for entries that are not submitted properly / received late
  • Incomplete questionnaire in any manner will disqualify a participant from participating in the Awards
  • Entries will be accepted in English only
  • The participation questionnaire to be signed - off by participant's authorized signatories
  • The Awards Management reserves the right to nominate certain business/firms for each category, in case of non-participation by the small business/firm for whatever reason.


  • Awards Management has the right to ask for proof of information provided / audit the information provided in the entry form. If such a request is made and the participant does not agree, the participant could be disqualified from participation at the Awards
  • Information received will be treated as confidential and not used for any purpose except for determining the winner of the Awards
  • If at any time, any information provided by any participant is found to be incorrect in any manner, then the participant will not be permitted to continue participation in the Awards
  • If, after the conclusion of the Award ceremony, any information provided by any participant is found to be incorrect in any manner, the participant will be liable to return the Award and any monetary / non-monetary incentives provided as part of the Award
  • Determination of whether information is incorrect or not rests with Awards Management


  • Entries received will be collated with identified entries to ensure completeness of participants
  • An initial jury will evaluate collated list of entries based on pre-defined evaluation criteria to determine nominees in each category
  • The decision of the above short listing is binding and final on all Participants
  • Nominees could be contacted in case of any missing information.
  • In the event no entries in a category are found to be worthy of inclusion in the Awards, the category could be cancelled at the discretion of Juries or Awards Management. The internal jury may decide that no nominee is worthy of the Award and disqualify all participants at its discretion
  • Jury decision is binding on all participants


  • The nominees in each category will be presented to the final jury for determination of winners
  • The final jury will score and/or rank each nominee based on pre-defined evaluation criteria
  • Jury's decision is final and binding on all Participants.
  • Participants understand and agree that mere participation in the Awards does not entitle Participants to win a prize.
  • The Jury may decide, in order to maintain high standards of these awards, that there could be no winner in a particular category.

    6. GENERAL

  • Decision of Awards Management on all matters is final and binding on all Nominees and no correspondence will be entertained on the same
  • Nominees and Winners permit free of cost the use of their name and factual information about their participation in the public media (for the build-up to the Awards, during the Awards ceremony and after the Awards ceremony) and do not have any right to any revenues earned through intellectual property rights generated by the Awards, if any
  • The Company will not be liable for any claims / disputes made by the Participants, Nominees or Winners in relation to the Award.
  • The Company reserves the right to withdraw, or amend these terms at any time and does not take responsibility for any loss or damage that any person or organization may suffer as a result of participating or attempting to participate in the Awards, the Awards being withdrawn or its terms amended.
  • The Company cannot and shall not be accountable / liable for any disruptions / stoppages / interruptions or cancellation of the Awards. The Company and its contractors cannot be held responsible for matters out of its control and for force majored reasons.
  • Additions, deletions and/or modifications to these Rules are at the discretion of the Company and the Company may make such additions/deletions and/or modifications, at any time before or after the Awards.
  • All disputes relating to or arising out of the Awards shall be subject to the laws of India, and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of competent jurisdiction at Delhi, India.
  • The Participants, Nominees and Winners agree that they shall hold harmless the Company and Sponsors, its employees, officers, contractors or other persons and shall defend them against any loss, claim, demands, costs, damages, judgments, expenses or liability arising out of or in connection with any or all claims whether or not groundless, that may be brought against the Company by any third party in connection with participation in or winning the Award.
  • If Participants are unclear as to the rules or any element of the Awards or experience difficulties of any kind, they can write in their questions, problems or queries to the address given below.
  • Upon receipt of your nomination form along with the nomination fee, your nomination will be confirmed. Any cancellation must be received in writing. Under no circumstances the nomination fee will be refunded.

Franchise India Holdings Limited.
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