Winners to be announced on 14 November 2017
The winners of the the 16th Lloyds Bank National Business Awards will be announced on the evening of the 14 November. Make sure you're there - table sales will open soon.
The Amazon Digital Business of the Year
This Award recognises those best optimising all aspects of ecommerce to achieve growth and strong financial performance through exceptional customer experience.
Judges will look for evidence of exceptional delivery, site engagement & functionality, security, innovation, ethical practice and sales growth.
The Business Award for Sustainability sponsored by The Grichan Partnership
This award will go to the organisation that can best demonstrate an outstanding commitment to sustainability.
Judges will look for evidence of how a sustainable approach has improved commercial performance, competitiveness, customer perception, staff engagement, and continued financial strength.
The Customer Focus Award
Celebrating those organisations demonstrating the link between customer service and profit, the Customer Focus Award recognises those constantly striving to exceed customer expectations, industry leading standards of service, and innovation around customer experience.
The Duke of York New Entrepreneur of the Year
Celebrating the potential that exists within leaders of the UK’s most promising start-ups. We focus on the market opportunity identified, the model to capitalise on it, and how it has been executed within the first 18 months of trading.
The Howard Kennedy Employer of the Year
Celebrating organisations seeing the best return on an investment in people, this Award recognises the employee strategy that best attracts retains and develops talent – and how it contributes to sustainable growth and being an employer of choice.
The Inflexion Entrepreneur of the Year
Focusing on the contribution of a dynamic, creative and visionary leader, this Award recognises an enterprising individual who has achieved sustained levels of growth and strong financial performance through a culture of innovation, resilience and an ethos of inspiring others through their leadership style.
The Samsung Innovation Award
This award recognises the company that successfully applies any form of innovation, celebrating the ideas that have had the greatest impact on an organisation or industry.
The Lloyds Bank Mid-Market Business of the Year
Celebrating the contribution of mid-market businesses to the UK economy, this Award recognises businesses who continue to build on their success. Open to any publicly-listed company with a turnover of between £25m to £500m.
The Lloyds Bank New Business of the Year
This award recognises those that have exceeded their initial targets for growth and already show a significance within the industry they are operating in. The winning entry will demonstrate their business concept has met and overcome challenges, adopt a clear understanding of the market they operate in and have the foundations in place for continued success and potential expansion.
The Lloyds Bank Positive Social Impact Award
The Positive Social Impact Award celebrates the organisations bringing their values to life through a range of social impact initiatives.
Recognising those achieving social impact through partnership, investment, pro-bono work, or employee led initiatives.
The Lloyds Bank Small to Medium Sized Business of the Year
Celebrating the contribution of SMEs to the UK economy, this Award recognises those who have maintained consistent growth and strong financial performance, understands its customer, has an engaged workforce with effective leadership, and is continually innovating to support future growth.
The Lloyds Bank Exporter of the Year Award
Recognising British businesses that have achieved the highest and most sustainable levels of international growth through exporting in the last 18 months, this Award focuses on all aspects of exporting and is looking for sustainable exporting models and innovative practices.
The Smith & Williamson Scale-Up Business of the Year
Recognising a market leading increase in sales, headcount, profitability, market share or geographical expansion over the last three years, this Award will go to the business demonstrating the highest levels of growth and a robust plan for sustainable financial performance.
The Vonage Nexmo Business Enabler of the Year
This award celebrates organisations that help businesses to increase profitability by improving efficiency, developing talent and implementing innovation, recognising the impact of ‘enablers’ that offer value beyond support products and services.
The Duke of York Award for University Entrepreneurship
This award recognises the work of universities to encourage, prepare and enable entrepreneurial opportunities, distinguishing those doing and delivering most.
The Leader of the Year
The Leader of the Year is chosen by 40 of the UK's top CEO's through an extensive evening of discussion. The winner is announced at the Awards Ceremony on the 14th November 2017.
The Excellence in Business Award
This award is by nomination only. Synonymous with his or her business sector in the UK, the award acknowledges the winner’s sustained achievements within the business community during a distinguished career. The winner will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on the 14th November 2017.