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  • 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.

  • 2014 winners announced at last night’s annual gala dinner, with IKEA, ITV and Telefónica UK amongst the victors. Ceremony hosted by Sky News’ Dermot Murnaghan, with keynote speech from Sir Ben Ainslie

  • The Recent Holiday Pay Case

    21 Nov 2014 Laura Milne

    As most readers will have read, on the 4th of November 2014, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) handed down its decision in a case concerning payment for holiday pay. This case is, arguably, ground-breaking and one which gives us some clarity on that thorny issue of holiday pay.

  • Today, ten semi finalists have been announced for the National Business Awards Duke of York New Entrepreneur of the Year Award. They will now present a three minute pitch to an expert panel of judges and live audience in Liverpool on 24 June 2014. 

  • Laura tells us about the upcoming recommendation for the new collective pension scheme as hinted at within the Queen’s Speech.

  • Finalists for the Santander Corporate Citizenship Award debate business case for social impact and highlight variety of commercial benefits

  • In an industry first, Friendly Pensions has become the first pension provider in the market to support the transfer of data using the Pensions and Payroll Data Interface Standard (PAPDIS).

  • The National Business Awards has today revealed the full line-up of judges for 2014. The judging panels will determine the winners across 17 categories, and will be headed up by Chair of Judges Dame Helen Alexander.

  • Friendly Pensions are delighted to announce that they have been awarded a four star rating from Defaqto, the leading UK independent financial research company.

  • Top performing small and medium sized businesses discuss the challenge of sustaining a culture of innovation as the company grows

  • Enabling transformation

    10 Sep 2014 Alex Evans

    Finalists for the BlackBerry Business Enabler of the Year award share insights into the challenges and solutions for enabling transformation.

  • The transformers

    10 Sep 2014 Alex Evans

    Alex Evans profiles five transformational leaders shortlisted for the Ashridge Business School Leader of the Year award

  • Peter Sayburn, co-founder and MD of Market Gravity, shares his experiences of developing corporate entrepreneurship 

  • Employment lawyer Laura Milne, Founder of Lime HR, discusses the recent ECHR ruling that says all female shortlists are illegal

  • No man is an island

    28 Aug 2014

    Employers are far more conscious of the value of networks and eco-systems, using Facebook and Linkedin to not only find good people but see the communities they have built around them – which could contain potential clients, partners or employees. 

  • Prizing talent above all else

    28 Aug 2014 Alex Evans

    Engaged employees are helping great businesses to grow and win awards. Alex Evans, Programme Director of the National Business Awards explains why.

  • Strong leadership, continued investment in people and innovation, and committed corporate citizenship distinguish top performing FTSE 100 firms, writes Alex Evans

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