The Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards 2022

The Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards 2022

The Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards 2022

Awards News

By Donna O’Toole

We are delighted to be a partner of the 2022 Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards which celebrate the resilience, innovation and creativity of British businesses. Whatever the nature and sector of your business – big or small, an innovative new start-up or an established industry player, there are plenty of opportunities to showcase the excellent progress that you’ve made over the past year.

With a series of exceptional networking events for finalists, these awards – proudly sponsored by Lloyds Bank – will culminate in a fabulous awards ceremony at Grosvenor House Hotel, London on Tuesday 8th November 2022 when the 16 category winners will be crowned.

The inaugural 2021 event was a huge success, attracting the very best business leaders:

Categories this year range from ‘The Lloyds Bank Local Business of the Year Award’, to ‘The Technology Innovation Award’ and ‘The New Entrepreneur of the Year Award’ while there are five new categories for 2022 including ‘The Sustainable Business of the Year’ and ‘The Business Transformation of the Year’.

LLOYDS BANK BRITISH BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2022 CATEGORIES

The full list of categories includes:

  • The Lloyds Bank Small to Medium-sized Business of the Year Award
  • The Lloyds Bank Mid-Market Business of the Year Award
  • The Lloyds Bank Local Business of the Year Award
  • The Lloyds Bank New Business of the Year Award
  • The Virgin Airlines & Delta Atlantic Business Enabler of the Year Award
  • The LDC Entrepreneur of the Year Award
  • The Octopus Energy for Business Purpose Before Profit Award
  • The New Entrepreneur of the Year Award
  • The Technology Innovation Award
  • The Employer of the Year Award
  • The Scale-up Business of the Year Award
  • Sustainable Business of the Year Award – NEW
  • Diversity Champion of the Year Award – NEW
  • The ESG Champion of the Year Award – NEW
  • The Business Transformation of the Year Award – NEW
  • Leader of the Year Award – NEW

IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Entries Open: NOW
Early Bird Deadline: Thursday 28 April 2022 (save £100 per entry)
Entry Deadline: Friday 17 June 2022
Shortlist Announced: Mid-July
Awards Ceremony: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Click here for more information on the 2022 Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards, and good luck to all entrants this year!

ARE YOU READY TO BECOME AN AWARD-WINNER?

If you would like some support with your entries, we are here to help. We can take care of your entries from start to finish, working with you to choose the best category, put together the best story to score highly with the judges, and to provide expert insights throughout.

Get in touch today to find out how we can support you to win.

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Win Awards to Improve Staff Wellbeing

Christmas has come and gone in a flash, the New Year is well and truly upon us, the days are still short and cold, and we have just experienced Blue Monday – the “most depressing day of the year”. However, fear not…

Now is the ideal time to give your staff a boost through the power of awards, as many of the most prestigious industry awards are either open now or in the near future. Seize this moment to plan and launch your awards strategy for 2022.

As well as raising your business profile, generating greater brand awareness and increasing turnover, awards such as the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, Great British Workplace Wellbeing Awards, British Business Excellence Awards, Customer Experience Awards, Employee Experience Awards, Scale-Up Awards, and Learning Awards will also provide outcomes that are linked to improving the wellbeing of your workforce.

From employee engagement and retention, to raising morale and lifting entire communities, awards play an essential role in creating the ʻbest place to workʼ. Award nominations and wins can considerably improve staff motivation, satisfaction and development.

When we conducted a customer survey in 2021, we asked what had changed since simply entering awards – 83% said that ‘Team Morale’ had increased. What’s more, a research study by Sapio revealed that 32% of businesses saw an improvement in ‘Staff Retention’.

As a result, employees will speak more positively about their workplace, which could be a draw for experienced candidates. An award-winning business has a distinct advantage when it comes to attracting new clients, whilst also impacting the local community with added credibility, trust and purpose.

 

Stop Waiting. Start Winning!

With so much to gain, it’s time to take action, banish those blues, and get in touch with the awards experts at August Recognition. If you would like to discover more about how we can support you to win awards, simply get in touch here.

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A CELEBRATION OF BRITISH BUSINESS EXCELLENCE

After 18 months of supporting our awards industry partners, clients, colleagues and friends to survive, then thrive, it was amazing to be at our first live awards night of 2021 at The Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards.

Held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, it was the perfect opportunity for catching up with so many inspirational individuals and coming together to celebrate everyone’s great resilience and success over the past year.

Huge congratulations must go to Sarah Austin (above) and her team for delivering a superb event that included special appearances from the Oxford Vaccine Group and our golden sporting couple – Jason Kenny CBE and Laura Kenny CBE (below).

When it was time to reveal who would walk away with the all-important trophies, things couldn’t have got off to a better start. Our parent company, Dent Global, won the ‘Business Enabler of the Year’ to become the evening’s first award winner. A beaming Daniel Priestley – Dent’s Co-Founder (pictured below with our Founder, Donna O’Toole), was on hand to collect this prestigious award.

It’s been an absolute joy to join the Dent group this year, and to share their incredible work and achievements supporting entrepreneurs with the world’s leading awards programmes. We couldn’t be prouder of everyone involved.

Here’s a summary of all the winners:

  • The Business Enabler of the Year Award: Dent Global
  • The Small to Medium-sized Business of the Year Award: Frenchic Furniture Paint
  • The Exporter of the Year Award: Direct Healthcare Group
  • The New Business of the Year Award: Evona
  • The New Entrepreneur of the Year Award: Philippa Main (Founder & CEO, Three Sisters Farm)
  • The Positive Social & Sustainable Impact Award: Jude’s Ice Cream
  • The Employer of the Year: Bovingdons Catering
  • The Local Business of the Year Award: Your Tender Team
  • The Purpose Before Profit Award: Sahan Cares CIC
  • The Technology Innovation Award: Octopus Energy
  • The Mid-Market Business of the Year Award: QBS Technology Group
  • The Entrepreneur of the Year Award: Simon Morrish (CEO, Ground Control)
  • The Scale-up Business of the Year Award: QBS Technology Group

There was also a special award given to the Oxford Vaccine Group for their ‘Outstanding Contribution to British Business’.

We were thrilled to celebrate the success of our amazing friends and clients who were shortlisted and winners across the categories, and who shone like the superstars they are amongst the absolute best in the UK. What a night!

Read more about the Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards here.

 

FREE AWARDS STRATEGY GUIDANCE

If you would like to increase your chances of success at upcoming awards – so you can be a future award-winner like all of those above – we recommend attending our next Awards Strategy session, where you will benefit from a wealth of useful tips and pointers about how to pick the awards you could win and build an effective awards strategy for your business.

Click here to secure your FREE place on our next session.

 

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To find out more about the awards industry and how we work, head over to our handy FAQs page. Here, you’ll find eight different sections covering everything you need to know to begin your journey.

If you have a specific awards enquiry, simply complete our online form to contact us, and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.

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The Learning Technologies Awards

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The HR Excellence Awards

These awards celebrate the outstanding work that HR teams and individuals have done within organisations to make their businesses shine and push the boundaries of people strategy through diversity, inclusion, equality and positivity.

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The International Customer Experience Awards

Connecting participants, partners and judges from around the globe, Awards International’s awards events give them the chance to compete for the highest accolades in the world of customer experience.

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The SME National Business Awards

These awards raise the profile of industrious, hardworking and enterprising SMEs nationally, and provide a veritable endorsement of success in business which offers exceptional marketing and PR opportunities.

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The sought-after Global Marketing Awards recognise and celebrate the world’s very best marketing agencies and the most innovative campaigns across all marketing channels.

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The European Contact Centre & Customer Service Awards

These awards – in their 21st year of operation – are the longest running in the customer contact industry, and they recognise organisations across Europe that are delivering exceptional customer service to customers.

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The Stevie Awards for Women in Business

Now in its 18th year, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business are one of the leading business awards for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organisations they run.

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