Construction Development Alliance (CDA) members Archaeological Research Services (ARS) has been present with the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) “High Growth Business of the Year” award in the national final.


A fantastic win for ARS was announced at a gala event for FSB in Glasgow on the 19th of May, 2022. This followed the win of the regional East Midlands High Growth Business of the Year award in April 2022.

In the final, ARS was up against the winners from the other eleven British regions. Entrants were judged by a panel of leading business experts with a wealth of experience in their industry.

From winning the regional to the national award, The CDA are proud of ARS for their achievements and will continue supporting them.

Contracts Manager, Rupert Lotherington, when picking up the award at the event, said:

What an incredible day. This award truly represents the result of all the commitment, innovation, courage, and teamwork that every single company member has exhibited over the past year. Congratulations all!”

With over 160,000 members, the national FSB awards are the largest event in the small business calendar, and ARS are thrilled to be among the winners.

“This is a huge accomplishment for our awesome team who achieved this success through innovation, teamwork and clear purpose,” says ARS Managing Director Clive Waddington. “I’m immensely proud of every one of our guys and grateful to the many brilliant clients and suppliers we work with and to the FSB for supporting British business and hosting this event. This is also a big win for archaeology as an industry, as we increasingly play our part in the UK business landscape.”

Congratulations to all those shortlisted for these prestigious awards and the other winners.

FSB Awards

The Federation of Small Businesses celebrates small businesses and self-employed achievements and contributions across the UK.  As the largest event in the small business calendar, the high-profile FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards are free to enter and open to all.

With winners from each category securing a spot at the prestigious UK final and a chance to be crowned the UK Small Business of the Year, it’s an opportunity for widespread recognition. Entrants will be judged by a panel of leading business experts with a wealth of experience in their industry.

You can read more about these awards on their website here.