Last month, the 2018 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards shortlist was revealed.
The shortlist was finalised after over a thousand registrations that were assessed against each category’s criteria. “We are delighted to see so many different businesses across various sectors taking pride in their business and entering the programme to place themselves above the parapet and talk about their successes,” said Sarah Austin, Brand Director of The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards.
She continued: “The awards serve to elevate the existing achievements constantly underway across the nation, and it is an honour to have received so many entries from regional hotspots which are competing with the capital.”
Open to organisations of all sizes from all sectors across the UK, the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards is the UK’s most prestigious independent business recognition platform with its particular emphasis on excellence, innovation and ethical business. Now in its 17th year, the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards connects the nation’s professionals through its annual awards ceremony; year-round thought leadership and roundtable events; and is UBM plc’s flagship awards programme.
The awards are organised by UBM, which in June 2018 combined with Informa PLC to become a leading B2B information services group and the largest B2B Events organiser in the world.
The finalists must now make their presentations to a panel of judges and leading business luminaries, after which the winners will be revealed on 13 November at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London.
In light of this rigorous judging process, the awards are an accolade to true achievements, offering businesses the credibility and encouragement to continue driving growth across the nation.
The shortlist has also unveiled a surge in regional business growth across the UK. Almost 60% of the companies listed as finalists are based outside of London. With 9.7% from the North West and 9.7% from the South East, the shortlist sheds a light on great British businesses expanding beyond the capital. The shortlist was finalised after hundreds of entries were individually assessed against each category’s criteria.
The 17 categories champion a range of accomplishments; from technology to customer-centricity, from social impact to entrepreneurship. The shortlist includes companies of all shapes and sizes from across the UK, which boast stories of ambition, success and innovation. Finalists include Virgin Trains, Paymentsense, Xero, Jude’s Ice Cream and Boost Drinks.