The 2020 Finalists

We are proud to introduce our finalists for the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards 2020. Discover all the businesses and individuals that have been setting new standards of excellence in their industries:

The Lloyds Bank Exporter of The Year Award

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.

Previous Winners:
Stiltz Lifts - 2019
Vision Support Services - 2018

The Lloyds Bank Mid-Market of the Year Award

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.

Previous Winners:
Verastar Group - 2019
Shopper Media Group - 2018

The Lloyds Bank New Business of the Year Award

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.

Previous Winners:
Pro Football Academy - 2019
Gas Tag - 2018

The Lloyds Bank Small to Medium-Sized Business of the Year Award

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.

Previous Winners:
MNB Precision - 2019
Net World Sports - 2018

The Lloyds Bank Positive Social Impact Award

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.

Previous Winners:
Company Shop Group - 2019
The Daily Sparkle - 2018

The Castle Corporate Finance Scale-Up Business of the Year Award

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.

Previous Winners:
ReBOUND - 2019
Nexus Vehicle Rental - 2018

The LDC Growth Through 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, company or industry.

Previous Winners:
SCX Group - 2019
M Squared - 2018

The Give A Grad A Go Employer of the Year Award

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 being an employer of choice contributes to sustainable growth.

Previous Winners:
Weston College - 2019
UKFast - 2018

The inews Pivot for Purpose Award

Recognising those UK businesses and organisations that have gone above and beyond to support our communities and key workers during the COVID–19 pandemic.

Unlike other categories, it celebrates the extraordinary efforts of organisations that have provided essential services and supplies, supported our NHS and key workers or helped individuals and communities during lockdown, without regard to profit.

The Inflexion Entrepreneur of the Year Award

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.

Previous Winners:
Dr Nik Kotecha OBE - 2019
Margot Cooper - 2018

Justin Whitston, CEO/Founder - Fleetondemand | 2020 Winner


The Virgin Atlantic Customer Experience & Loyalty Award

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.

Previous Winners:
DPD UK - 2019
Close Brothers Retail Finance - 2018

The Artificial Intelligence Award

This award will celebrate those paving the way with AI innovation and ensuring the UK remains at the forefront of the technology’s evolution.

Previous Winners:
Darktrace - 2019
Signal Media - 2018 | 2020 Winner


The Business Enabler of the Year Award

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.

Previous Winners:
Palletforce - 2019
Rotaready - 2018

The Data Excellence Award

This award celebrates businesses who understand that smarter data management is not only necessary in 2019, 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.

Previous Winners:
Aggreko - 2019
Cleveland Police - 2018

The New Entrepreneur of the Year Award

The New Entrepreneur of the Year Award celebrates the potential that exists within leaders of the UK’s most promising start-ups and new SMEs.

Previous Winners:
Jordan McCabe - 2019
Ross Harper - 2018

Deirdre Mc Gettrick, CEO - ufurnish | 2020 Winner




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