National Business Awards 2012 launched

The National Business Awards in partnership with Orange is the UK’s most prestigious business recognition programme, recognising excellence in the public, private and third sectors – from thriving entrepreneurial businesses to FTSE listed companies and from top performing schools, charities and local authorities to government-funded projects and agencies.

An Award worth winning
The three-tier judging process for a National Business Award is extremely rigorous, with over 100 CEOs and senior directors participating as judges each year in both short-listing and live finalist presentations at the prestigious and iconic 30 St Mary Axe in London (The Gherkin). Led by Chair of Judges Baroness Virginia Bottomley of Nettlestone, the judging panel includes business leaders such as Sir Eric Peacock, thought-leaders such as Marihelen Esam from the Cranfield School of Management, and leaders from business networks such as Robin Fieth of the ICAEW.

Speaking at last years awards George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, said: The “It’s great being here at the National Business Awards; this is a celebration of British business success, a real date in the diary that I wanted to keep. It’s all about celebrating companies that are growing and innovating, large and small … There is no doubt in my mind that the entrepreneurial spirit that these companies represent can build a bright future for our economy”.

Across 17 categories, the Awards evaluate excellence in seven key areas – growth, innovation, staff engagement, customer focus, ethics, leadership, and financial performance.

How to enter
If you or your organisation is a leader in its field, or you would like to nominate a partner or supplier, call the National Business Awards team on 0207 234 8755 or enter online at