Winners revealed: Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards 2022
November 15 2022
The Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards ceremony took place on the 8th of November 2022 at London’s Grosvenor Hotel celebrating the very best in British business.
The winners and highly commended of the 17 categories were announced, including Sam Faiers’ Revive Collagen, Babylon Health, Fever-Tree and Octopus Energy.
The spectacular awards ceremony was compered by the irrefutable Sir Trevor McDonald OBE. The Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards ceremony was one of celebration and awe. The awards masterfully turned the spotlight on the best of British business and entrepreneurs who have truly made an outstanding contribution within the past 12 months. The calibre of finalists in each category was very high, with Britain’s business elite filling every seat in the room.
The finalists sat in anticipation as the winners of each category were announced. The evening was intertwined with entertainment and speeches from Sarah Austin, Director of the Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards, and Paul Gordon, Lloyds Banking Group Managing Director for SME & MID Corporates, giving inspirational talks to all finalists and winners. Sir Trevor McDonald OBE was a fantastic compere for the evening, bringing insight and unparalleled wisdom to the proceedings.
The full list of winners is as follows:
The ORESA Leader of the Year Award
– Winner – Ali Parsa, CEO, Babylon Health
The Lloyds Bank New Business of the Year Award
– Winner – Revive Collagen
The Department for International Trade Exporter of the Year Award
– Winner – Fever-Tree
– Highly Commended – Aircards
The Virgin Atlantic and Delta Air Lines Business Enabler of the Year Award
– Winner – BigChange
– Highly Commended – Route 101 Ltd.
The Employer of the Year
– Winner – Octopus Energy
– Highly Commended – Blink
The Lloyds Bank Mid-Market Business of the Year Award
– Winner – Littlefish
– Highly Commended – The Simulator Company
– Highly Commended – Green Retreats
The Lloyds Bank Small to Medium Sized Business of the Year Award
– Winner – Curious Universe
– Highly commended – Sinewave
The New Entrepreneur of the Year Award
– Winner – Mitchell Franklin, UMATR
– Highly Commended – Tim Keaveney and Matt Aubrey, Homethings
The LDC Entrepreneur of the Year Award
– Winner – Lizzie Carter, Only Curls
The Technology Innovation Award
– Winner – CharterSync Limited
– Highly Commended – Endomag
The Lloyds Bank Local Business of the Year Award
– Winner – Jackson Family Funeral Directors
– Highly Commended – For The Love of the North
The Purpose Before Profit Award
– Winner – Cotswold Fayre Ltd
– Highly Commended – PPL
The Diversity Champion of the Year Award
– Winner – Foundervine
The Gateley Business Transformation of the Year Award
– Winner – SF Recruitment
– Highly Commended – OCL Facades Ltd
The Scale Up Business of the Year Award
– Winner – Aker Systems
– Highly Commended – Redkite
The Lloyds Bank Sustainable Business of the Year Award
– Winner – Sinewave
– Highly Commended – WJ Group
The ESG Champion of the Year Award
– Winner – Reflex Vehicle Hire
Sarah Austin, Director of www.britishbusinessexcellenceawards.co.uk, commented:
“It is truly only by example that we can ever expect to lead an industry through the difficult times our country has faced – and it is by example that each and every business and individual present at the Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards have led. It has been an honour and a privilege to witness such an astounding calibre of finalists for this year’s awards, with all winners thoroughly deserving of their commendations.
“Each winner and highly commended finalist was carefully selected by our specialist panels of judges for their outstanding contributions to British business and are truly at the vanguard of their individual industries. I hope these awards not only validate the inspirational impact many of the winners have had on British business, but can also be used as a platform for them to go on to reach even greater heights in the years to come.
“The awards ceremony has been masterfully supported by our selection of event partners and, of course, our Headline Sponsor Lloyds Bank who have shared in our joy of congratulating each winner on their success. With next year’s awards already well into the planning phase, I can only hope that 2023 brings us a deserving, innovative and resilient group of entrants as the finalists we celebrated last night. The true embodiment of British Business Excellence.”