Are you new to this business but making a fair fist of it anyway? If so, how about looking for recognition? HSBC ran an annual Small Business of the Year Award for 10 years which is now to be succeeded by one with a focus on start-ups and the top prize is £20,000. Start-Up Stars was launched in June. Entry is open to any UK business with a trading record of up to two years and entrants do not have to be HSBC customers. Application forms are available at any HSBC branch and you must submit the entry by August 3. {{GROCER CLUB }}