• After spotting a niche in the market for software to ease the administrative burden on childcare staff in nursery settings, the team at Connect Childcare are now making a real difference to the lives of pre-school children globally.
  • In the world of nutrition, DNAFit spells an end to the one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition and exercise by creating bespoke genetically guided nutrition and training programmes
  • A long standing partnership between Fifteen Digital and their client, Mercian, sparked a collaborative and inspired idea leading to the creation of a Agritech solution which has revolutionised both bu ...
  • With the Rugby World Cup approaching, Premiership Rugby used the moment to create a social legacy. 
  • IKEA are firm believers of sustainability and rather than treating it as a luxury, IKEA view sustainability as a way of life
  • Smith & Williamson catches up with David Spencer-Percival, co-founder of Spencer Ogden, a global energy recruitment specialist and 2013 winner of the Smith & Williamson Entrepreneur of the Year award at the National Business Awards. He tells us what’s been happening in his business since he won the award and what sets his company apart from the competition.

  • With little knowledge of ecommerce, Colin Stevens’ entrepreneurial journey started from humble beginnings. 
  • World renowned astronaut and one of the most recognised figures in astronomy, Buzz Aldrin, will be the headline speaker at this year’s Lloyds Bank National Business Awards, which will take place on the 10th November at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

  • Give A Grad A Go recognised the difficulties that new graduates are facing navigating the job market and offer a service that helps them find the jobs they really want.
  • Why consumers need business disruptors

    12 Sep 2015 Allyson Stewart-Allen, Chief Executive, International Marketing Partners Ltd.

    The rate at which new business models - think Uber, Nespresso, FlyVictor and Unbound - are disrupting and destabilising established brands in their orbit is accelerating like never before. With Uber so far successfully fending off clampdowns in court demonstrates this trend shows no signs of slowing down.

  • Sparked by the tough economic climate, The Job Show™ recognised a need in the community to revitalise the traditional way of job seeking techniques.
  • The Dorchester Collection is one of the ultimate hotel management companies, which owns and manages 10 luxury five star hotels worldwide
  • Clothes2order is a rapidly-growing business based in Manchester, producing printed and embroidered clothing for uniforms, promotions & events.
  • Robert Camp first joined law firm Stephens Scown over 20 years ago in 1993 and has since risen through the ranks to become managing partner of the firm in 2011
  • The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards has today revealed the full line-up of judges for 2015. The judging panels will determine the winners across 18 categories, and consists of over 75 leading industry professionals.  

  • Over 140 of Britain’s leading businesses, business leaders and social enterprises have been revealed as finalists for the 2015 National Business Awards, and now the shortlist for the Duke of York Award for University Entrepreneurship has been announced.


  • Deloitte, the leading business advisory firm that provides audit, tax, consulting and financial advisory services, is partnering with the 2015 National Business Awards to support the UK’s Employer of the Year category. 

  • Over 140 of Britain’s leading businesses, business leaders and social enterprises have today been revealed as finalists for the 2015 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards. Some of the shortlisted finalists include IKEA UK & IE, Premiership Rugby, Home Leisure Direct, Ramsden International, Sanofi and Clearvision. They represent categories including the Smith & Williamson Entrepreneur of the Year, Inflexion International Growth Business of the Year and the Market Gravity Innovation Award.

  • The advantages of a sustainable business

    30 Jun 2015 The Grichan Partnership

    In today’s globalised, interconnected and competitive business world the way that environmental and social corporate issues are managed should now be an integral part of a companies’ overall management strategy.

  • Enterprise Index reflects uncertainty despite confidence in the economic outlook

    28 May 2015 Guy Rigby, Head of Entrepreneurial Services, Smith & Williamson

    Guy Rigby reflects on the reasons behind the recent dip in the Smith & Williamson Enterprise Index.
    Starting from a benchmark of 100 in January 2013, the Smith & Williamson Enterprise Index now stands at 104.4, marginally down from 106.8 in Q4 2014, and down from a high of 108.7 at the beginning of 2014.

  • Lloyds Bank will be the headline sponsor of this year’s National Business Awards in a brand new partnership which also sees them sponsor four of the categories. The newly entitled Lloyds Bank National Business Awards, which takes place on 10th November at the Grosvenor House Hotel London, has also just extended its entry deadline to 5th June 2015, giving companies an extra two weeks to submit their entries.

  • Vonage, a leading provider of communications services that allow small businesses to make telephone calls over the internet, is partnering with the 2015 National Business Awards - supporting their campaign to recognise the UK’s top business enablers.

  • The sharing economy ' here today and here to stay

    30 Apr 2015 Guy Rigby, Head of Entrepreneurial Services, Smith & Williamson

    All the indicators are that the growth of the sharing economy is accelerating, as it establishes itself as a familiar and everyday part of the broader economy, says Guy Rigby, Head of Entrepreneurial Services at Smith & Williamson

  • All categories in UK’s most prestigious business awards now accepting entries. Earlybird discount available. Ceremony will take place on 10th November at Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane.


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