Awards night Tuesday 14th November Grosvenor House, London


Rising Above: The Finalists for the British Business Excellence Awards Announced

The Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards is the UK’s largest and most prestigious awards programme that celebrates the cream of the crop across all industries, championing sustainability, diversity, equality and those that have transcended expectations and limitations throughout the year.

Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives - choice - not chance - determines your destiny. The calibre of entries for this year's awards have been overwhelming not only in volume, but in their sheer quality. The spectacular level of submissions have come from a wide spectrum of dynamic industries, but with a real trend across the energy, recruitment, wellbeing, food & drink, and tech sectors, highlighting just how much the UK business landscape is thriving - despite the rhetoric of a nation on its knees.

As the UK's unrivalled celebration of business brilliance, resilience and innovation, the Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards takes centre stage, and this year is no exception. Congratulations to each and every finalist who has made the shortlist - your entries have truly left us in awe of your extraordinary talent and dedication, setting the bar high for what it means to be a champion in the business world. You've made us stand up and take notice, and we can't wait to celebrate your remarkable achievements.

“The  British Business Excellence Awards are the UK’s largest and most prestigious business awards. Where businesses of all sizes, from the length and breadth of the country come together to celebrate ambition, sustainability, innovation, diversity and … resilience. Lloyds Bank is proud to sponsor these awards, which bring alive the exciting ways that businesses are innovating, adapting and seizing new opportunities. It’s important that we celebrate business success stories and the role that this talent and ambition is playing in driving our economy.

As a UK focused retail and commercial bank, encouraging British businesses will always be central to our core purpose. We are proud to be by the side of British business, supporting over 1 million UK businesses with leading digital and relationship banking services, as they start up, grow and thrive.”

Elyn Corfield CEO, Business and Commercial Banking, Lloyds Banking Group 

Our 2023 Winners Have Been Announced!

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Meet our Judges

Cecil Adjalo
Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Lizzie Carter
Only Curls

Paul Hargreaves
Chief Empowerment Officer
Cotswold Fayre

Lisa Rodwell
Pact Coffee

Andrew Webb
Group Commercial Director

Paul Morrison
UK&I Education Lead

Alex Evans
Managing Director
TALiNT Partners

Abdul R Shiil
Co-Founder and Director
Sahan Cares CIC

Mitchell Franklin

André Spence
Global Purpose Enterprise

Saira Demmer
SF Recruit

Ruby Raut
CEO and Co-founder

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“The Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards are the gold standard in business awards. We were really honoured to have won best New Business in 2022. The stringent entry requirements, the pitch process and the quality of the judging panel meant that the win was all the more meaningful to us. Up against over 10 other finalists we were delighted to have come out on top and the judges feedback was extremely powerful. The team at the BBEA have ensured to keep in close contact with us and recently hosted a winners Luncheon where we got to network with other businesses some of whom we plan to work with. Winning this award has given our business both national and international renown”

Samantha Faiers, Co-Founder, Revive Collagen


If you feel your business is worthy of standing amongst the creme de la creme of British Business, please register your interest to be amongst the first to know when we launch our 2024 entries campaign

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The Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards 2023 Winners

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