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Finalists named for this year’s Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards

Written by Andy Swales on Tuesday, 02 August 2022. Posted in Audience, Sales & Marketing

Prestigious awards’ ceremony takes place in London this autumn.

Finalists named for this year’s Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards

The Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards is the UK’s most prestigious awards programme. It celebrates innovation, success, along with the resilience of British business. Those featured among this year’s finalists include entrepreneurs, Micro, SMEs, Mid-Market and even businesses listed in the FTSE 100.

This event brings together companies and individuals across the entire UK business community to highlight their perseverance, guile and innovation. This eagerly-awaited gathering takes place at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London, on November 8th.

From exciting entrepreneurs to industry juggernauts, the Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards is proud to announce this year’s finalists, category-by-category:

Purpose Before Profit Award

Clear Voice Interpreting Services;

Cotswold Fayre Ltd;

Eloquent Praise and Empowerment Dance company;

Fearless Adventures;


Full Circle Funerals;


Handmade by Tinni;

Kind Bag;

Pitch121 Ltd;


White Rose Psychology Practice


Lloyds Bank Local Business of the Year Award

Blue Apple Theatre;

be local;

Bryndu Caravan & Camping;

ECASS Every Caring Act Supports Someone CIC;

For The Love of the North;

Hill Clinics;

Jackson Family Funeral Directors;

Lucy Potter Hair and Beauty;

Morgan’s wigs & hair loss solutions Ltd;

Thompson Planning Ltd;

Vitus Wellbeing;

White Rose Psychology Practice


Gateley Business Transformation of the Year Award

Alphagreen Group;

ELE Advanced Technologies Ltd;

Howells Associates Ltd;

imail comms limited;

Industrial Trading Solutions Ltd;

OCL Facades Ltd;

ServiceMaster AAA;

SF Recruitment;

SpaceBands Ltd;

Wilcox & Co (Limousines) Limited Group


Employer of the Year Award

Acacium Group;




GovGrant Grant & Tax Consultants Limited;

Octopus Energy;

Pertemps Network Group;

Revolution Bars Group;

Sahan Cares CIC;

ServiceMaster AAA


Lloyds Bank New Business of the Year Award

Change Right;;

Fearless Adventures;

Get Set Go;




Mood Bears;

Revive Collagen;

The Simulator Company;

Victory Hill Capital Advisors LLP


Lloyds Bank Sustainable Business of the Year Award

Allium Helmsley Ltd T/A Allium Energy;

Barratt Developments PLC;

Cotswold Fayre Ltd;

Green Retreats;


Juice Global Ltd;

Midstream Lighting;


Victory Hill Capital Advisors LLP;

WJ Group


Lloyds Bank Mid-Market Business of the Year Award

Amscan International;

Cotswold Fayre Ltd;

Easy Bathrooms;


Global Procurement Group;

Green Retreats;


Mansfield Sand Company Limited;

Net World Sports;

Nexus Vehicle Rental;



New Entrepreneur of the Year Award

David Kite (DK Divorce Consultants);

Jason Stoneham (Straight And Narrow Drinks Ltd);

John Roussot (FiiT4GROWTH);

Lara Leventhal (Homethings);

Linda Sooprayen (Ripple Energy);

Lou Nylander (Wildflowers of London);

Moonoon Jawadin (Jawadin Catering & Moohans Kitchen);

Patrycja Kaczor (UMATR);

Samantha Durkin (UBDS);

Shar Page (Life Science People)


Diversity Champion of the Year Award

Acacium Group;

CatSci Ltd;

Dartmouth Partners;

Evenfields Careers Ltd;




Monumental Marketing;

The Gen Z Club Ltd


Scale Up Business of the Year Award

Aker Systems;


Clear Junction;

Ecologi Action;



Origin Global;





Virgin Atlantic & Delta Air Lines Business Enabler of the Year Award


AVN Inspiring Accountants;


Bit Famous Ltd;

CTI Group;

Foothold International Ltd dba Foothold America;

Home Made;

Route 101 Ltd;

Sharing in Growth UK Ltd;

Tribeca Technology Group


Lloyds Bank Small to Medium Sized Business of the Year Award

Akula Living;

AMS Accountants Group;

Curious Universe;


Greenwood Plants;

Playful Promises;

Shaken Udder;


Talking Tables;

Tribeca Technology Group;




Technology Innovation Award

Atom Learning;








Red Sift;





LDC Entrepreneur of the Year

Derry Green (The Secret Garden Glamping);

Edward Lovett (Edward Lovett – The Collecting Group Ltd);

Elizabeth Carter (Only Curls Ltd);

Emma Sayle (Killing Kittens Ltd);

Steve Witt (Not Just Travel & The Travel Franchise);

Paul Harrison (Not Just Travel & The Travel Franchise);

Jo Spencer (Suits Me Limited);

Michelle Batty (Nexus Vehicle Rental);

Natasha Walton (CyberIAM);

Nikki Griffiths (Hyve Group PLC);

John Bailey (Revive Collagen);

Samantha Faiers (Revive Collagen);

Stephanie Clarke-Whomes (Razor);

Sean Ramsden (Ramsden International)


ESG Champion of the Year Award

Acacia Training;


Reflex Vehicle Hire;


Vertex Pharmaceuticals

The nominations for the two remaining categories – the ORESA Leader of the Year Award and Department for International Trade Exporter of the Year Award – will be announced shortly. This wonderful evening of celebration will also provide those attending with the chance to meet other members of the business community and to take advantage of networking opportunities.

Sarah Austin, the director of the awards’ ceremony, said: “Business across the UK has certainly been under incredible strain since the start of the pandemic. However, they have shown an astounding level of adaptation – right across the business community – to illustrate how amazing UK business really is.

“This is why the Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards is so important. There has never been a better time to recognise and celebrate achievements across the entire business landscape. Every one of our incredible finalists have worked tirelessly to not only survive, but also to thrive. We can’t wait to celebrate the people behind these wonderful companies to give them the recognition they truly deserve.”

About the Author

Andy Swales

A dedicated journalist for three decades, Andy has spent much of this time working for ITN, Sky Sports and Today’s Golfer magazine, after starting out years back at the Hackney Gazette. Since leaving Sky Sports in 2018, has spread his wings into other areas and loves writing about property and the nations rising stars in the SME business world and franchise community.

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