LONDON, July 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
-Finalists announced for 2015 National Business Awards-
-Visit http://www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk for shortlist-
Over 140 of Britain's leading businesses, business leaders and social enterprises have today been revealed as finalists for the 2015 National Business Awards, including 10 companies shortlisted for Employer of the Year Award.
The finalists for this award are:
Fleet Alliance Ltd
GAP Hire Solutions
La Fosse Associates
Sodexo UK and Ireland
Stott and May
The Right Fuelcard Company
Celebrating organisations seeing the best return on investment in people, this award recognises the employee strategy that best attracts, retains and develops talent - and how it contributes to sustainable growth and being an employer of choice.
Douglas Anderson, Joint MD of GAP Hire Solutions, one of the finalists, has said: 'We are thrilled that GAP has been recognised as a finalist for the Employer of the Year award. We have worked very hard to ensure that GAP is seen as the employer of choice in the hire industry and our nomination verifies this status. Our talented people across our UK depot network are our biggest asset and we strive to Finalists were chosen from the hundreds of businesses that entered or were nominated across 18 award categories. They will now prepare for live presentations to expert juries who will decide the overall winners that will be revealed at the awards ceremony on 10 November.
This year's finalists represent award categories such as The Grichan Partnerships Sustainable Business Award, The Lloyds Bank New Business of the Year Award and the Inflexion International Growth Business of the Year Award.
Claire Paisley, Partner in Financial Services Practise at finalist Baringa, has said: "We are delighted to be shortlisted for the National Business Awards, Employer of the Year once again. As Baringa continues to grow and develop, our deliberate focus on keeping true to our values in how we work and how we support our people is more important than ever. It's extremely rewarding to see that effort recognised by the judging panel."
Finalists were chosen from the hundreds of businesses that entered or were nominated across 18 award categories. They will now prepare for live presentations to expert juries who will decide the overall winners that will be revealed at the awards ceremony on 10 November.
Tom Broughton, Programme Director of the National Business Awards said: "The shortlisted businesses for this category have all demonstrated the ability to entice and keep a hold of their employees successfully and to the benefit of the company, something that is essential to the success of a business."
Visit http://www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk for a full list of all finalists and to book a table at the event on 10 November 2015.
About the National Business Awards
Organised by UBM who operates in over 23 countries and organises many of the world's largest, most important exhibitions, conferences, awards, directories, websites and publications across a wide variety of industries. The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards is the flagship awards programme that recognises and rewards excellence across all sectors. Visit http://www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk for further information or follow us on Twitter @businessawards.
Categories include -
The Corporate Citizenship Award
The Customer Focus Award
The Lloyds Bank Digital Business of the Year Award
The Employer of the Year Award
The Smith & Williamson Entrepreneur of the Year Award
The UKTI Growth Business of the Year Award
The Market Gravity Innovation Award
The Lloyds Bank New Business of the Year Award
The Inflexion International Growth Business of the Year Award
The Duke of York New Entrepreneur of the Year Award
The Lloyds Bank Small to Medium-Sized Business of the Year Award
The Social Enterprise of the Year Award
The Vonage Business Enabler of the Year
The Grichan Partnerships Sustainable Business Award
The Duke of York Award for University Entrepreneurship
The QBE FTSE 100 Business of the Year Award
The Ashridge Business School Leader of the Year Award
The Lloyds Bank Excellence in Business Award
About UBM EMEA
The National Business Awards is organised by UBM EMEA. UBM EMEA connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote their brands and expand their markets. Through premier brands such as MD&M, CPhI, IFSEC, TFM&A, Cruise Shipping Miami, the Concrete Show and many others, UBM EMEA exhibitions, conferences, awards programs, publications, websites and training and certification programs are an integral part of the marketing plans of companies across more than 20 industry sectors.
Lloyds Bank, The Grichan Partnership, Inflexion Private Equity, Market Gravity, QBE, Smith & Williamson, UKTI, Vonage.
SOURCE UBM EMEA