LONDON, August 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
-Finalists announced for 2016 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards
-Visithttp://www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk for shortlist
Over 140 of Britain's leading businesses, business leaders and social enterprises, of all sizes and disciplines, have today been revealed as finalists for the 2016 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards, including ten companies shortlisted for the Amazon Digital Business of the Year Award.
The finalists for this award are:
Green Man Gaming
Carpet Runners UK
The Workplace Depot
Extreme Couponing UK
Look Fabulous Forever
Open to any pure play or multi-channel organisation trading online, this award recognises those best optimising all aspects of e-commerce to achieve growth and strong financial performance through exceptional customer experience.
"It's great to see companies large and small, in a range of sectors, and across the country, making forward strides in e-commerce and becoming worthy finalists for this year's Digital Business of the Year," said Doug Gurr, UK Country Manager, Amazon. "These companies are demonstrating new ways of improving the customer experience, increasing exports, growing their companies and creating more jobs, and we're delighted to be celebrating those going digital."
The 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 an expert judging panel who will decide the overall winners.
Described as "the Oscars of great British business" by former Prime Minister, David Cameron, this year's prestigious award ceremony will take place on Tuesday 15th November 2016, at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane, where the winners will be revealed.
For the first time, Conor McGinn MP recently hosted a reception for the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards at the House of Commons. This enabled finalists to meet fellow entrants, the National Business Awards Advisory Board members, judges (who they will present to in September) and sponsors of each category.
Mat Gazeley, Zopa's Head of PR commented, "We are delighted to be shortlisted for digital business of the year in the National Business Awards. This is testament to our fantastic team and we look forward to the final results later in the year."
Tom Broughton, Group Brand Director of the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards said: "The acceptance and integration of all aspects of ecommerce to the benefit of a company can be a difficult process, but one with huge benefits if done successfully. This shortlist is a collection of companies who have done just that."
Visit http://www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk for a full list of all finalists or for details on how to attend the event.
For National Business Award images and logos visit ubm.box.com/v/nba-2016-press-area
About the National Business Awards
Open to organisations of all sizes from all sectors across the UK, the National Business Awards is the UK's most prestigious independent business recognition platform with its particular emphasis on excellence, innovation and ethical business. Now in its 15th year, the National Business Awards connects the nations' professionals through its annual awards ceremony; year-round thought leadership and round table events; and is UBM plc's flagship awards programme. Visit http://www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk for further information or follow us on Twitter @businessawards.
2016 categories include:
- The QBE Insurance New Exporter of the Year in association with Exporting is GREAT
- The Customer Focus Award
- The Amazon Digital Business of the Year
- The Howard Kennedy Employer of the Year
- The Lloyds Bank New Business of the Year
- The Duke of York New Entrepreneur of the Year
- The Lloyds Bank Small to Medium-Sized Business of the Year
- The Vonage Business Enabler of the Year
- The Grichan Partnership Sustainable Business Award
- The Duke of York Award for University Entrepreneurship
- The Business Award for Arts and Creative Services
- The Innovation Award
- The Smith & Williamson Scale-Up Business of the Year
- The Lloyds Bank Positive Social Impact Award
- Inflexion Entrepreneur of the Year
- The Lloyds Bank Mid-Market Business of the Year
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.
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