Britain's Best Business Name Award

You could win yourself a £500 Amazon voucher simply by voting on your favourite business name - as well as a £1,000 improvement package for the business with the winning name! Read on to find out how to vote...

How the competition works

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Make It Cheaper is on a mission to find the country’s best business name - and we need your help.

Hundreds of you took to Twitter to let us know your favourite business names and our expert panel of judges have been pouring over your nominations. We're pleased to announce we have our final 10, but it's down to you to decide who deserves the title of Britain's best business name. 

How to vote

Let us know your favourite name out of the 10 finalists and you could be in with a chance of winning a £500 Amazon voucher in our prize draw.

Entering is easy:

Step 1: Enter your name and email address into the form on the right.

Please note: Email addresses are used to contact the winner of the prize draw.

Step 2: Vote on your favourite business name.

It's that simple.

Voting closes at midnight on September 25th and votes received after this time will not be counted. 

Finalists

Before you make up your mind, take a look at the finalists: 

Bill's Gates

 
Coincidentally sharing the same name as Microsoft's star CEO Bill Gates, Bill's Gates is an automated gate installation and repair company based in Buckinghamshire. 

Full Proof

Full Proof 
Is your copy making a fool of you? Full Proof, part of Full Media LTD group, focuses on delivering a proof reading service which is, well... fool proof. With puns like that, it's a no brainer!  

 

Jason Donervan

 
Surprisingly, Bristol students are crazy about Jason Donervan. No, not that one, but the long standing Bristol institution that has been supplying the student population with food after a long night of, erm, studying. 

 

Making You Content

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Even professional content writers love a good pun. This Harrogate/Manchester based content agency will definitely leave you satisfied, or their name isn't Making You Content.


 

Mud, Sweat and Gears

Mud, Sweat and Gears 
Weymouth based bike specialists Mud, Sweat and Gears let customers get all "touchy feely" with their bikes - providing they aren't too muddy or sweaty, of course. 

 

 

Farther Treads


 
If your tyres are holy (sorry) then pop along to Farther Treads and get yourself some new ones. Their tyres are so cheap "it's a sin"!

 

 

 

Spruce Springclean

Spruce Springclean Van 
What do you get when you take a popular artist and name a business after them? A popular business of course! Introducing Spruce Springclean - the name speaks for itself. 

 

Surelock Homes

Surelock Homes Van 
Looking to solve the mystery of the lost key? Why not try Surelock Homes? These guys are experts at cracking locks, but not cracking cases, unfortunately.

 

The Hip-Hop Chip Shop

The Hip Hop Chip Shop 
Manchester based Hip-Hop Chip Shop have taking fusion cooking in a new direction. Blending a British classic with hip-hop beats - fish and chips have never been so gangster.  

 

Tree Wise Men

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A wise man once said "three heads are better than one". London based tree surgeons Tree Wise Men may have misheard this advice, but at least they ended up with a classic business name.

Prizes

£1,000 business improvement package - The business with the best name will win themselves £1000 to make improvements to their business. This can be spent on anything from a new shop fascia to a marketing campaign.

£500 Amazon Local Vouchers (poll) - Once our expert panel of judges have decided on their business name finalists, a poll will open on this page. Everyone who votes in this poll will be entered into a second prize draw to win another £500 Amazon Local voucher.  

Judges

Martin-Cutbill

Martin Cutbill

www.fsb.org.uk

Martin is an FCA/PRA approved executive director who has held senior roles in a number of leading organisations and has extensive experience managing joint venture partnerships. Martin currently works at the Federation of Small Businesses as their Head of Commercial Services.

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Ben Lobel

www.smallbusiness.co.uk

Ben Lobel is editor of SmallBusiness.co.uk, an advice website for early-stage companies. He has been writing about small and larger businesses for seven years, both in his current role and for a previous digital company. He has interviewed many prominent business leaders, including James Caan, Brent Hoberman, Sir Tom Farmer and Mark Dixon. Ben's specific interests lie in company finance and the ideas stage of starting a business.

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Rory MccGwire

www.marketingdonut.co.uk

Rory MccGwire is chief executive of Atom Content Marketing and founder of the Donut series of business advice websites. Rory founded Atom (previously BHP) in 1991 and has extensive knowledge of the small business sector as well as first-hand experience of starting up and running a small business. Prior to Atom, Rory worked first at 3i, then in Japan on the Tokyo Stock Market.

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Glynn Davis

www.retailinsider.com

Founder of the Retail Insider, a website that aims to adhere to its strap-line of 'Taking a look behind the obvious on the high street, online and in the City'. It offers up a cocktail of opinions and insights on the retail industry  with regular slots such as Q&A’s with leading multi-channel retailers and the ‘Innovative Retailers’ series. Retail Insider also produces the annual Digital Movers & Shakers Top 100, and Digital Retail Innovations Top 50 reports as well as hosting round-table events.

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Antony Mayfield

www.brilliantnoise.com

Antony Mayfield is CEO and co-founder of Brilliant Noise, a strategic digital agency, with clients including The Financial Times, TUI Travel, Porsche, and EDF Energy. He also serves as the Chair of Lighthouse Arts, a contemporary culture organisation specialising new developments in arts, technology and society.  In 2006 he founded the content and social media teams at Spannerworks/iCrossing, which became the largest independent digital marketing firm in the world.

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Nigel Temple

www.marketingcompass.co.uk

Nigel is an independent marketing consultant, trainer, speaker and author specialising in marketing strategy, branding, digital marketing and customer attraction. He has helped over 3,000 enterprises improve their marketing results. Nigel is the founder of The Marketing Compass, which provides impartial marketing advice to thousands of members. He ran a marketing services agency for nine years and has delivered several hundred marketing communications campaigns. Nigel served as a Faculty Member with CIM (The Chartered Institute of Marketing) for 12 years and as a Business Link presenter for seven years.


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