• 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.

  • The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards 2016 today announced that Amazon is sponsoring this year’s Digital Business of the Year category...
  • Looking for the secret formula? In the modern workplace, an engaged workforce makes all the difference. It's no longer just about salary; the best employees are seeking out workplaces that offer a range of benefits. Today we're lifting the lid on how 10 of the UK's best workplaces create well-rounded employee engagement programmes that reward effort, support development and foster a great company culture.
  • We chat to Simon to see how an average day goes by as MD of Vonage, sponsor of the Business Enabler category...
  • As winners of the 2015 Customer Focus Award, Rebecca Mayhew, Co-founder and Director of Go Ape takes us through a step-by-step guide of her National Business Award journey.... 
  • The National Business Awards celebrate the best in British business and the sustainability category is a prestigious as part of this. We continue to see exciting entries in this field every year and a ...
  • Since launching in 2007, Tangle Teezer are teasing the world with innovation, having revolutionised the hairbrush market...
  • A Q&A with Caroline Diehl

    21 Apr 2016 Sam Fisher
    Caroline Diehl is CEO of the Media Trust and a member of the National Business Awards Advisory Board. We spoke to Caroline about her role and her thoughts on the awards...
  • We check up on Unidays, winners of the Lloyds Bank Digital Business of the Year 2015, and see how they've been getting on since their win.
  • The UK now produces more start-up businesses per capita than the US. The report argues that, despite this success in creating new businesses, not enough of these start-ups are scaling-up into large companies, and Britain still has a lower proportion of large companies than the US and other nations.
  • For new or small businesses, hiring your first staff can look like a minefield of rules and paperwork. Howard Kennedy's legal expert Carolyn Brown give us her top 5 legal tips on employing your first staff.

  • It has been reported that frustrated customers are hanging up on premium-rate helplines and turning to social media as their first port of call when making complaints — however almost a quarter of all customer queries on Twitter don’t receive any response.

    Are you an organisation that provides good customer service via Twitter?  Why not enter our Leaderboard?

  • Hiring your first team is the most crucial in whatever sector. Being in food retail, my team are such an integral part of the model and you have to objectify that cruciality from day one & here is a few tips to do just that...
  • To succeed, tomorrow’s managers need vision, values and respect for clients and employees, writes The Time's Laura Whateley.


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