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Winner - Jayne-Anne Gadhia, CEO Virgin Money
This Award is the highest accolade to be presented at The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards, and will go to an exemplary CEO who has successfully led a strategy for outstanding performance. A long list of potential candidates is compiled throughout the year to identify exemplary industry leaders from four recession-defying organisations.
Winner - Close Brothers Retail Finance
Celebrating organisations that deliver outstanding service to their customers, this Award recognises businesses that, firstly, demonstrate the link between excellent customer service, improved profitability and/or value to the bottom line.
Winner - Nexus Vechile Rental
Recognising a market-leading increase in sales, headcount, profitability, market share or geographical expansion over the last 3 years, this Award will go to the business demonstrating the highest levels of growth and a robust plan to deliver a sustainable financial performance.
Winner - Vision Group
Recognising the successful British businesses that have achieved the highest and most sustainable levels of international growth through exporting, this Award focuses on all aspects of exporting and is looking for sustainable exporting models and innovative practices.
Winner - Shopper Media Group
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 company with a turnover of between £25m to £500m, who has demonstrated exceptional financial returns, strong growth and innovation strategies, and market prominence in its sector.
Winner - Gas Tag
If you are a high performing, new company trading for fewer than three years with an innovative edge and something to shout about, this could be your award. The Lloyds Bank New Business of the Year recognises those companies that have exceeded their initial targets for growth and already show importance within their sector or industry through significant product/service innovation and leadership.
Winner - Daily Sparkle
This award highlights the role of the private or PLC companies, often in partnership with the public and third sectors, in addressing social challenges and improving the communities in which they operate. The Lloyds Bank Positive Social Impact Award will recognise those organisations that have achieved a meaningful and sustainable social impact through partnership, investment, pro-bono work, or through employee-led initiatives
Winner - Net World Sports
Celebrating the contribution of SMEs to the UK economy, this Award recognises the Small to Medium-Sized Business that has maintained consistent growth and strong financial performance, understands its customer, has an engaged workforce with effective leadership, demonstrated effective use of technology/digital media to engage with all stakeholders (customers, employees, etc.) and is continually innovating to support future growth.
Winner - Rotaready
This award celebrates businesses that help their customers or clients to increase sales and profitability through a competitive advantage, recognising the impact of ‘enablers' that offer value beyond products, infrastructure and services. These businesses improve their customers' or clients' efficiency, develop their talent and diversity and implement catalysing innovation.
Winner - Margot Cooper - Limbs and Things
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.
Winner - Cleveland Police
This award celebrates businesses who understand that smarter data management is not only necessary in 2018, but that it can go far beyond regulatory compliance into competitive advantages, increased customer satisfaction, more engaged staff and a truly transformative experience for business.