Enter the Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards 2022

Join the Best of British Businesses Community with BBEA!

After successfully launching my own business, Sarah Austin Events, during the pandemic, I am thrilled that the Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards (BBEA) 2021 was a magnificent triumph and cannot wait to see what 2022 has in store! Setting up a company in challenging times fuels my belief in the benefits of an awards programme – and builds a direct alliance with the businesses that will enter.

This event allows me to immerse myself into a world of business and events that I truly believe in - resilience, innovation, sustainability, diversity, equality and celebrating business excellence. I believe that recognising your business achievements should be a year-round acknowledgement so, in taking a rare 365° approach, I have created an all-encompassing programme to appreciate your efforts throughout the year within a variety of networking events as well as the awards.

BBEA’s on-going goal is to develop a prestigious community of thought leaders eager to lend their trailblazing qualities to the transformation of British business, whilst also doing our bit to resolutely drive the UK economy onwards and upwards. If your business is based in the UK, whether it is a well-established brand or an exciting entrepreneurial start-up, and you have something to shout about, then we want to hear it!

We look forward to seeing all of you throughout 2022

Explore The Categories

“Lloyds Bank is proud to sponsor the British Business Excellence Awards in 2022, which will showcase the very best of our nation’s resilience, innovation and entrepreneurship. Business never stands still and the need to adapt has never been more important.  By supporting these awards we want to recognise the efforts of businesses in helping Britain prosper and look forward. The awards are an excellent platform to raise the profile of your business, gain recognition for your achievements and grow your network across a diverse range of sectors. As a focused retail and commercial bank, encouraging British businesses will always be central to our core purpose. The British Business Excellence Awards will enable amazing success stories to be recognised and celebrated.”

Paul Gordon, Managing Director, SME & Mid Corporates, Commercial Banking 

Why Apply

We have a variety of distinguished categories catering to a wide range of businesses and industries, which we would love you to be a part of. Make sure you guarantee invaluable brand exposure, whilst letting your employees know just how much you appreciate their efforts and learn from fellow industry pioneers.

Employee Appreciation & Motivation

Elevate your Credibility

Help to Secure Funding

Industry Wide Recognition of your Expertise

Gain the Edge Over your Competitors

Brand Recognition

What to expect

A Scrupulous judging process

Our judging process is rigorous and extensive which is the reason our awards are so credible, and only won by the very best of UK businesses. After all entries are reviewed against stringent entry criteria, they are whittled down to create finalists in each category. These finalists are then invited to present ‘Dragons Den’ style to our judging panel which always consist of a minimum of 3 judges. Last year some of our judges included, Alex Marsh, Head of Klarna UK, Jonathan Caswell, Origination Director at LDC and Julie Devonshire, OBE Director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship, Kings College London to name but a few.

By winning one of our awards, you can proudly display it, front, and centre of your trophy cabinet!




Short listing and finalist announcement

Summer Soiree networking event - open to all entrants

Diversity Focus Roundtable


Judging Preparation


Finalist presentations to elite judging panels.

House of Commons champagne terrace reception.


Lloyds Bank finalist drinks reception at Tate Modern

Leader of the year judging screening - London


Awards ceremony 8th November 2022

Glittering awards ceremony at the Iconic Grosvenor House Hotel London


Winners Luncheon Networking event

Our Sponsors and Partners

Headline Sponsor

Category Sponsors

Event Partners

Media Partners

Become a sponsor

Align your business with the best of British Business and the prestige of the Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards by partnering with us.

Sponsoring the awards provides your business with a yearlong programme of content, networking events, roundtables, national news coverage and judging processes, culminating in a glittering awards ceremony. If you are looking to raise brand awareness, educate about a new product or service or secure new leads whilst making meaningful business contacts then you should join us as a sponsor.

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