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The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards return for 2016

Enter the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards for the Duke of York University Entrepreneurship category

The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards have returned and are accepting entries for its 15th edition. Hosted at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane on 15th November 2016, this year’s awards celebrates the Best of British Ambition for businesses of all sizes and disciplines, who demonstrate business attributes from future skills, Best of British leadership to Exporting UK Enterprise and growth. David Cameron, Prime Minister said, “These awards are rightly the Oscars of Great British business.”

Designed to inspire and measure university commitment to entrepreneurship, the Duke of York University Entrepreneurship Award launched last year; judged by leading industry professionals, this award will measure university commitment to entrepreneurship, focusing on the level and quality of enterprise societies, use of alumni entrepreneurs, small business internships, and the extent to which the careers service offers start up advice.

Entries are submitted via an online form here and the full entry criteria is available to view before payment. There’s still plenty of time to craft a winning entry, as entries close on Friday 20th May 2016.

Last year’s National Business Awards ceremony welcomed over 1200 business leaders, entrepreneurs, politicians and media representatives at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane. Presented by Sky News’ Ian King and Poppy Trowbridge, the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards, which is organised by UBM EMEA, also welcomed former Astronaut and second man on the moon, Buzz Aldrin as headline speaker. 

The University of Leeds were named the winners of last year’s Duke of York University Entrepreneurship award, and Professor Nigel Lockett at the University of Leeds said, “I’m really thrilled that we’ve won the Duke of York award for university entrepreneurship. It is vital that the next generation of entrepreneurs go to university and get access to world class education and have the opportunity to really experience entrepreneurship first hand.”

 It is vital that the next generation of entrepreneurs go to university and get access to world class education and have the opportunity to really experience entrepreneurship first hand

As well as recognising university entrepreneurship, the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards offer 17 other categories, ranging from the Lloyds Bank New Business of the Year, Howard Kennedy’s Employer of the Year to QBE’s New Exporter of the Year and The Business Award for Sustainability Sponsored by the Grichan partnership.

Last year’s National Business Award winners include Easyjet, BT, The Body Coach, UNiDAYS®, Go Ape, Joe Carnell – Ugot, Premiership Rugby and Tony Pidgley CBE.

Tom Broughton, Programme Director of the National Business Awards said: “We are delighted to see the return of the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards for its 15th consecutive year. As ever, we seek to recognise and celebrate the quality and diversity of businesses driving economic growth in the UK, and with brand new categories added this year, our awards are applicable to more businesses than ever before.” 

Sir Malcom Grant, Chairman of NHS England, said: “It is a real opportunity to showcase to a wide audience the remarkable spirit of entrepreneurship that has developed across the University sector. I will have the privilege of chairing an exceptionally strong panel of judges this year, all of them enthusiastic about the spread of enterprise in UK universities.”

 To view all 17 categories and to enter the Awards visit www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk

The 2016 National Business Awards Gala Dinner will take place at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane on 15th November 2016.

Take a look at the 2015 National Business Award highlights.

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