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FT readers can help choose the UK’s best small and medium-sized companies

Midmarket shows quality as confidence returns

FT readers can help choose the UK’s best small and medium-sized companies, writes Andrew Baxter

Shortlist: Company of the Year award

The winner of this award will be a company that has clearly demonstrated that success is not just a short-term phenomenon

Shortlist: Entrepreneur of the Year award

The winner of this award will have demonstrated continued leadership of the business

Shortlist: Achievement in Sustainability award

This award recognises accomplishments in one or more of the three key areas of economic, environmental and social sustainability

Shortlist: Best Investor Communication award

The winner of this award will use the wide variety of communication tools available to communicate in a timely and efficient manner with all shareholders

Shortlist: Best Technology award

The winner of this award will be a company whose business growth and success is dependent on, or attributable to, the development of its technology

Shortlist: New Company of the Year award

The winner will have gone public in 2012, yet will already have demonstrated that it possesses both growth and management qualities

Shortlist: Turnround of the Year award

The winner would be a business that is now strongly positioned for future growth, rather than a business that had simply staved off the inevitable