small awards 2024


Britain Legacy Award 2024: Local firm Kawah coffee has been shortlisted for Britain’s best Legacy Award 2024 business.


April 3rd: Kawah Coffee based in London has been chosen as a finalist for the Legacy Award at this year’s Small Awards.


Now in its eighth 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.


A Specialty coffee brand made by Women farmers from farm to cup in a family coffee farm in Rwanda was founded by Michaelle Kubwimana in September 2022 and aims to support the community behind the brand which continues the family legacy. It has been selected as one of just ten finalists for the Legacy Award for best family business that recognises the unique characteristics, challenges and strengths of family run businesses. The business demonstrates involvement and contribution from family members as well as business success over a period of time.


With eleven different categories, the Small Awards celebrate the dynamism and resilience exhibited in 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 inspiring small business owners who are at the heart of the economy and their communities,” said Michelle Ovens CBE, Founder of Small Business Britain. “They are an opportunity to recognise and applaud the passion and resilience of the nation’s small firms, particularly amidst such turbulent times. Kawah Coffee is extremely deserving of being shortlisted for this award and we can’t wait to celebrate with them in May.”

Judged by a panel of industry experts, the winners of all categories, including the overall winner of the Small Business of the Year award, will be announced at a splendid awards ceremony in London on 16th May, 2024.


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.


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About The Small Awards


The Small Awards, launched in 2017, targets the whole small business sector focusing on businesses often overlooked by other awards.


The Small Awards is run by Small Business Britain, the UK’s leading champion of small businesses, supporting all 5.5 million small businesses in the UK – no matter their location, their sector, or their ambition level.


Through a series of reports, events and campaigns, Small Business Britain champions, inspires and accelerates small businesses in the UK to foster growth and increased confidence.

Twitter: @TheSmallAwards

Facebook: @thesmallawards

Instagram: @thesmallawards


About Kawah Coffee Ltd


“Where Sustainability Meets Strength, From Our Farm to Your Cup.”


Kawah coffee was founded by a 3rd generation coffee enthusiast who wanted to continue her family legacy across the globe. Just 1 month after moving to the UK, Michaelle registered the business in London and started trading Specialty coffee from her family coffee farm in Rwanda, which is ran in majority by women (90%), under her coffee brand Kawah.


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