2020 Winners

The Lloyds Bank Exporter of The Year Award

Winner - nDreams

nDreams is one of the world’s top three virtual reality game developers and publishers. It develops award-winning high-quality VR games for the main headset manufactures and tech giants, such as Facebook/Oculus and Sony, based on its own original concepts and IP.

The Lloyds Bank Mid-Market Business of the Year Award

Winner -  Riverford Organic Farmers

Riverford Organic Farmers began in 1987, when Guy Singh-Watson started growing organic veg in a field of his parents’ Devon farm and delivering it locally. It has come a long way since then but farming keeps us grounded. Today we are an ethical, employee owned business delivering fresh fruit and veg to over 70,000 households each week ... but still farmers at heart..

The Lloyds Bank New Business of the Year Award

Winner - Powersheds

Powersheds, launched in February 2019, is a manufacturer of wooden garden sheds who can deliver anywhere in Europe within a week. The sheds have a high grade timber, which is sustainable and responsibly sourced.

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

Winner - Mindful Chef

Mindful Chef offers health-focused recipe boxes to help people cook delicious nutritionally-balanced meals. Its high-quality ingredients are pre-portioned and sustainably sourced from award-winning British farms. Catering for all lifestyles, it offers one, two and four-person boxes and caters for gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, flexitarian, vegetarian and pescatarian diets.

The Lloyds Bank Positive Social Impact Award

Winner -  Sanctuary Personnel

Sanctuary Personnel was founded in 2006 with one ambition: to set a new standard in health and social care recruitment, offering trusted, healthier and more resilient resourcing solutions. Today, Sanctuary Personnel is the umbrella company of three specialist divisions, including Sanctuary Social Care, Sanctuary Health and Sanctuary Criminal Justice.

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

Winner - Corndel

Founded in 2016, Corndel is a unique, multi award-winning UK management and technology training provider. It has a growing, prestigious, loyal client base, a reputation for delivering brilliant training and an ambitious, experienced management team. Corndel operates in the regulated UK apprenticeship sector.

The LDC Growth Through Innovation Award

Winner - Touchlight

Touchlightis disrupting the decades-old technology of DNA manufacture to advance genetic medicines. Its revolutionary platform, offering superior safety, speed and scalability, is being adopted in the manufacture of state-of-the-art vaccines across the globe, including for COVID-19. Touchlight also develops its own DNA vaccines for cancer and infectious diseases.

The Give a Grad a Go Employer of the Year Award

Winner - Invopak

Invopak is a family-owned, 80-employee agent, distributor and manufacturer, providing a comprehensive range of packaging to over 5,000 B2B and B2C customers. Part of the Involvement Group, along with three other trading divisions, it is the leading supplier of metal and plastic rigid containers in the UK and Ireland.

The inews Pivot for Purpose Award (Corporate)

Winner - Mercedes AMG & UCL

UK-based F1 teams pooled their resources in ‘Project Pitlane’. It focusedon the core skills of the F1 industry: rapid design, prototype manufacture,test and skilled assembly. Part of that response involved a group ofalmost 50 volunteers from the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team whohelped a local ventilator manufacturer ramp up its production and buildventilators for the NHS.

The inews Pivot for Purpose Award (Community)

Winner - Pretty Gorgeous Jams

Pretty Gorgeous Jams has helped support people in poverty duringthe COVID-19 pandemic by donating one meal to a family in need throughthe Jedidiah charity for every jam jar sold. Starting with 100 families as aone-off initiative, the project expanded to support 1,050 families in 46schools across Hertfordshire, Luton and Liverpool following the wave ofredundancies across the country.

The Inflexion Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Winner - Justin Whitston, CEO/Founder - Fleetondemand

Fleetondemand is a leading global vehicle hire company powered by Mobilleo, the most advanced Mobility as a Service (MaaS) technology platform in the market.

The Virgin Atlantic Customer Experience & Loyalty Award

Winner - ProDog Raw

ProDog is a natural nutrition and raw dog food company. Its mission is to help dogs thrive by providing species-specific sustenance made from 100% natural ingredients, for working, sport, performance and service dogs, while remaining as convenient and affordable as commercial dog food brands.

The Artificial Intelligence Business Award

Winner - Servicerobots.com

Servicerobots is a UK manufactured robotics company, producing robots for events. It has recently pivoted to create the UK's first UVC disinfection robot which is being used in the fight against COVID-19.

The Business Enabler of the Year Award

Winner - fulfilmentcrowd

fulfilmentcrowd is a world-leading provider of fulfilment services and technology, trusted by online retailers to fulfil orders on time, every time. By operating high-volume fulfilment centres in the UK, Germany, Netherlands and USA through an unrivalled proposition, fulfilmentcrowd ship over one million parcels per year for clients across many sectors including: fashion, health and beauty, sports and homewares..

The Data Excellence Award

Winner - SEC Group

Formed in 1998, SEC Group has grown to become one of the largest independent providers of warehouse storage systems, commercial fit-outand cleanroom solutions in the UK. With its fully independent supplychain, it uses its expertise and analytical skills to deliver intelligent, future proofed solutions across many industry sectors.

The New Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Winner - Deirdre Mc Gettrick, CEO - ufurnish.com

Kuldea is an online furniture search engine that brings everything from 100+ furniture retailers from across the UK on to one website, from John Lewis and Made.com to Dunelm and Grace & Grey. This lets consumers easily to easily search and compare furniture across the whole market in one place. Kuldea will shortly be rebranding to ufurnish.com