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  • Since being named at The Inflexion Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2018 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards, Margot Cooper, Founder of Limbs & Things, has seen continued success for herself and her company.

    The Lloyds Bank National Business Team caught up with her to find out how business has been over the last 12 months.

  • From humble beginnings started in CEO Alex’s school playground, Net World Sports is now a champion of designing and manufacturing the best quality sporting products, housing more than 5,000 sporting ranges, 95% of which are own brand. In 2018, this journey of success included winning The Lloyds Bank Small to Medium Sized Business Award.
  • Cleveland Police had no expectations going into last year’s Lloyds Bank National Business Awards, but, as Head of Information Management Maria Laden told us when we caught up with her, winning the Experian Data Excellence Award was vital for changing perceptions of the police force as an innovative organisation that the public could trust.

  • With just over a month to go until the 2019 awards ceremony we spoke with David Brennan, CEO, to catch up on how business has been since winning The Elite London Stock Exchange Group Scale-Up Award.
  • With the 2019 awards ceremony fast approaching, we caught up with Chris Harding, Managing Director at The Daily Sparkle, to hear about business since the big win.
  • Big data is a growing field, attracting the attention of businesses across the United Kingdom. That’s because it has the potential to transform even the smallest companies.

  • Each year the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards recognises inspirational leaders and chief executives, celebrating the personal impact they have within the business community. Last year, the award went to Jayne-Anne Gadhia, the then-CEO of Virgin Money.

    But what makes a truly excellent CEO or business leader?

  • The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards is pleased to announce pilot and astronaut Major Tim Peake as its headline speaker.

  • The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards’ trailblazing 2018 Leader of the Year Award winner Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia has made a return to the frontline of British business as the new CEO of Salesforce UK and Ireland.

  • The value of a positive social impact

    30 Jul 2019 Olaf Jensen
    Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has become something of a cliché – almost an object of ridicule and cynicism, especially when it’s associated with big banks and financial institutions. For many of these companies, CSR is simply a box-ticking exercise aimed at building their brand reputation, with the actual social impact itself secondary. But a new generation of social enterprises is making doing good fashionable again.
  • The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards last week announced its 2019 finalist shortlist. With finalists in 15 categories, they represent the diversity of business excellence across the UK. View the full shortlist here.

  • We are delighted to announce our 2019 finalist shortlist! Read on for the full list. 

  • Digital technology and artificial intelligence are transforming business, but Europe is struggling to keep up with its competitors in the United States. A report by McKinsey revealed only two European companies are in the worldwide digital top 30, and Europe is home to only 10 percent of the world’s digital unicorns.

  • Winning at the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards will position your company alongside the cream of the British business community – finalists and winners will experience national and regional press coverage and unparalleled access to business leaders and investors. But there are even more reasons to enter.
  • The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards is delighted to announce a new media partnership with the i newspaper, in association with The Yorkshire Post and The Scotsman.

  • Virgin Atlantic is again the official travel sponsor of the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards. In 2019, the airline is also sponsoring a category very close to its heart: the Customer Experience and Loyalty award.

    Why? Ever since it was launched by Sir Richard Branson over 30 years ago, Virgin Atlantic has been driven to offer the aviation industry’s most outstanding customer experience.

  • When it comes to the state of British business, we’re constantly confronted with negative headlines about Brexit or struggling bricks-and-mortar retail stores. Too often, positive stories struggle to stand out against attention-grabbing bad news.

  • Business Leaders are confident in the prospects for their own businesses in stark contrast to their confidence in the UK economy.

  • Limbs & Things aims to improve patient outcomes through realistic learning experiences. Its founder, Margot Cooper, was recently named The National Business Awards 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year.

  • The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards launched the official start of its entry campaign on Friday, joining Women Ahead at its International Women’s Day event to celebrate the role women are playing in British business today. Browse the 16 categories of business awards and register now to get started with your entry.

  • The robots are coming, and we’re not prepared for when they take over. But Open Study College, which was a finalist for the Customer Focus Award at the Lloyds National Business Award this year, has developed a way to fight back, to equip people with the skills and training to adjust to this future: distance learning...

  • Comma Group and Nutcracker Agency were both nominated for New Business of the Year at last year’s Lloyds Bank National Business Awards. They may have been rivals in the competition, but meeting through the event was the start of a unique working relationship: Comma appointed Nutcracker as their marketing agency shortly after the Awards Ceremony.


  • Only resilient organizations will survive and prosper over the long term. To help them, BSI has developed the world’s first Organizational Resilience Index report and benchmark tool that can show them just how resilient they are.

  • Meet the people and the companies bringing invention and enterprise to all corners of the UK. In every corner of Britain, businesses are doing amazing things every day. On November 13, the most enterprising regional firms will step into the limelight at the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards. 


  • So much has been written about Al at an abstract level recently that it's good to be able to talk about what's really happening. Who is doing what, where are they doing it and why? That's what this PAC survey and report gives us and why Fujitsu has enthusiastically supported the initiative.


  • Virgin Atlantic are the official travel partners for the 2018 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards,  celebrating and rewarding true excellence in business.

    Virgin Atlantic was founded by Sir Richard Branson over 30 years ago. He knew the UK aviation industry needed an injection of style, and wanted to make air travel exciting and enjoyable again.

  • Only 19% of organisations are using data effectively to improve customer relationships. Yet data is still recognised as an integral part of driving business success.  A new report from Experian has revealed that UK business are besieged by information overload and are struggling to gain a true understanding of their customers…


  • We caught up with Advisory board member and Exporter of the year judge Allyson Stewart-Allen, for an insight on becoming this year’s exporting winner…

  • In-light of our newest category, The Fujitsu Artificial Intelligence Award introduced this year, Clive Hickman and Jeremy Hadall outline ten changes they expect to see over the next five years as a result of automation...


  • Here are our top 10 tips for creating an award-winning entry to the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards 2018


  • The Secret of Success

    06 Jun 2018

    This new study looks into the strength and success of UK businesses across the UK ahead of this year’s Lloyds Bank National Business Awards. The report identifies the nation’s new business ‘capitals’, from the best connected cities to the biggest talent hotspots.


  • The National Business Awards is proud to announce ‘The Fujitsu Artificial Intelligence Award’ and the ‘Experian Data Excellence Award’ as two new and exciting categories for 2018.

  • Wednesday 25th April: The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards opened trading at London Stock Exchange to celebrate the official 2018 awards launch.  

    In true style, the launch welcomed back sponsors, judges, partners and a selection of previous winners and finalists to hear their success stories since entering.

  • Following a successful year of celebrating the Best of British Ambition for businesses across all sizes and disciplines, the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards have returned and are accepting entries for the 17th edition...

  • After a career spanning over 25 years working in the HR profession, entrepreneur Wendy Dean spotted a gap in the market to provide hands on support for companies looking to progress through better engagement with their staff.
  • An MBA graduate is taking on IT consulting giants like Accenture and Capgemini – and beating them.


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