LONDON, August 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
QBE, the business insurance specialist, has partnered with the National Business Awards to sponsor the FTSE 100 Business of the Year Award. This award highlights the story behind the share price, looking at how Britain's best large businesses are delivering shareholder value while growing sustainably and expanding operations in the UK and overseas. The nomination only category recognises ten market leaders from a range of industries in the FTSE 100 that have demonstrated exceptional growth, resilience and commercial performance.
The ten finalists in the QBE FTSE 100 Business of the Year are -
Richard Pryce, Deputy Chief Executive Officer at QBE European Operations commented; "QBE helps companies to manage risk so they can realise their business ambitions. We are proud to partner with the National Business Awards to recognise and celebrate the success of businesses in the UK. Our congratulations to all those shortlisted."
Across all of the National Business Awards categories, a total of 150 finalists have been chosen from the hundreds of businesses that entered or were nominated for the titles. They will now prepare to make presentations or take part in filmed interviews, to help select the category winners. The overall winners across all 17 categories will be revealed at the awards ceremony on 12 November at the Grosvenor House, London.
Dame Helen Alexander, Chair of judges for the National Business Awards, said: "These organisations and leaders have demonstrated exceptional success over the past year. The environment has been tough and these firms are leading the way to growth. There's a broad spectrum of sectors represented, as well as organisations of very different sizes, reflecting the diversity of British business and the vitality of our economy. Congratulations to all our finalists."
Alex Evans, Programme Director of the National Business Awards said: "The quality of finalists is outstanding every year - with Britain's most promising new businesses and most impactful social enterprises recognised alongside top performing SMEs and the most sustainable mid-market and large cap firms."
This year's shortlisted businesses have a collective global turnover of more than £341 billion, covering activities as diverse as telecoms, construction, entertainment, publishing and manufacturing. One fifth of the finalists turnover more than £1 billion annually, with the lowest turnover peaking at £30k and highest reaching £55 billion. They represent regions from all over Britain including London, Exeter, Glasgow and Cardiff.
Visit http://www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk for a full list of all finalists and to book a table at the event.
The National Business Awards supports The Prince's Trust, a charity that offers practical and financial support to young people who need it.
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