The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards is the flagship awards programme that recognises and rewards excellence across all sectors in the UK. Described as the “the Oscars of Great British business” by former Prime Minister, David Cameron, the National Business Awards represents the best of British talent, ambition and achievement.
There are 17 award categories in total which mainly focus on achievements over the last 18 months. Whether a dynamic entrepreneur or start up, a thriving SME, or one of Britain’s best large firms; the categories are designed to highlight outstanding examples in all business areas.
The Samsung Innovation recognises companies that successfully applies any form of innovation, celebrating the ideas that have had the greatest impact on an organisation or industry. Companies who have made the shortlist have displayed innovation in a new product, a service or a culture of improvement. The judges will look for evidence of how the innovation has been developed and applied to improve commercial performance, operational effectiveness or customer engagement.
The Customer Focus Award highlights organisations that are demonstrating the link between customer service and profit, the Customer Focus Award recognises those constantly striving to exceed customer expectations, industry leading standards of service, and innovation around customer experience.
"It's a huge honour to be shortlisted for the National Business Awards, particularly in the innovation category! The technology sector moves so quickly, with new products continuously disrupting the market. As an EPOS provider, we share in our customer's successes. This is why it's crucial we keep pushing the boundaries to deliver truly pioneering tech for retailers and hospitality businesses in the SME community. We are committed to leveraging cloud technology to empower our growing customer base." Jacyn Heavens, Epos Now CEO
Now in their 16th year, The Awards have a range of categories suited for any successful organisation to tell their story; from large private and public companies through to thriving, entrepreneurial businesses, promising startups and established SMEs. Each shortlisted entry will be judged by experts from across industry and discipline, going through a rigorous judging process, which can include pitching, interviews and votes.