• 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.
  • Britain’s greatest ever distance runner, Sir Mo Farah, will be the headline speaker at this year’s Lloyds Bank National Business Awards, which will take place on the 14th November at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

  • The idea of an organisation having a purpose that is bigger than the individuals it employs is a powerful one, and is something that National Business Award finalists War Child epitomise. Shortlisted ...
  • British Airways have today been confirmed as travel partners for the 2017 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards. Described as “the Oscars of great British business” by David Cameron, Former Prime Minister, this year’s award ceremony will celebrate the Best of British Ambition.

  • When Jenny Knighting founded Nutcracker Agency in May 2014 her friends and family were thrilled, yet sceptical about the rate of growth she envisaged. Fast-forward three years and Jenny and the team have smashed those projections with a year-on-year growth of 96%, and are now finalists for the New Business of the Year at the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards. Here’s what she’s learnt along the way.

  • Ahead of the judging process for finalists in early September, we speak to some of the judges from the Smith and Williamson Scale-up business of the year category, for advice and top tips on what they ...
  • Carpet Runners UK, a Grimsby-based e-commerce business has expanded on an international-scale, following the triggering of Article 50 and National Business Awards success. Since being named finalists ...
  • QBE Business Insurance's David Hall, Managing Director for Retail goes discusses the impact of Brexit for Exporting Britain, and how their new report reveals that the demand is there for UK business to take advantage of.
  • With over 140 finalists for this year’s Lloyds Bank National Business Awards, one sector dominates all; the interiors industry. From furniture, to lighting companies, this booming industry is translat ...
  • The Job Show™ - the nationally acclaimed face-to-face recruitment and careers event continue their success by landing a ‘hat trick’ in the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards as finalists three years ...
  • Brainlabs - Doing something remarkable

    02 Nov 2016 Howard Kennedy

    Dan Gilbert created Brainlabs five years ago to “change the face of online advertising”.  He also wants to “create the best company in the world to work for”.  Dan, with director Sophie Newton, met with Howard Kennedy after meeting the National Business Awards Dragons.

  • Having quit his dreams of becoming an astronaut at the age of 19, Myles Shaw, Managing Director of Carpet Runners UK created his online business in his downtime of working for his father’s family busi ...
  • Whilst excellent customer service and big profit margins are key for any successful business, Sophie Evans began her business with a different agenda; Dirty Cows, a domestic cleaning service earned re ...
  • Frustrated with the lack of beauty products available for mature skin, Tricia Cusden took herself out of retirement and launched a booming digital cosmetics empire, Look Fabulous Forever, aimed at wom ...
  • With city centres becoming dominated by homogenous coffee-shop chains with pre-established customer routines, Ziferblat, finalists for the Lloyds Bank New Business of the Year acts as the solution to ...
  • The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards has today revealed the full line-up of judges for 2016. The judging panels will determine the winners across 18 categories, and consists of over 75 leading ind ...
  • Managing workforce change - a practical guide

    08 Aug 2016 Jane Amphlett & Alex Mizzi

    Whatever your views on the outcome of the Brexit referendum, it seems beyond doubt that UK businesses face turbulent times.  Many businesses are considering whether they will need to make redundancies particularly if the recession, which many fear, takes hold. 

  • Over 140 of Britain’s leading businesses, business leaders and social enterprises, of all sizes and disciplines, have today been revealed as finalists for the 2016 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards ...
  • In this series we speak to experts on their experiences and advice for those looking to achieve sustained growth.


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