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Nine businesses announced as finalist for Lloyds Bank mid-market business of the year

Nine businesses announced as finalist for Lloyds Bank mid-market business of the year

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 9 companies shortlisted for the Lloyds Bank Mid-Market Business of the Year.

Finalists announced for 2016 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards

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The finalists for this category are:

  • CNG Ltd
  • John Henry and Sons (Developments) Ltd
  • Hotel Chocolat
  • LIND / The Automotive Family
  • World First
  • Maritime Transport Ltd
  • MKM Building Supplies
  • New World Trading Company
  • Day Webster

Celebrating the contribution of mid-market businesses to the UK economy, the Award recognises businesses who has demonstrated exceptional financial returns, strong growth and innovation strategies.

Angus Thirlwell, Co-Founder & CEO at Hotel Chocolat, said:

This has been the most exciting year in our brand history and everything we have achieved is through our amazing team. Being shortlisted for this award is great recognition for our whole team.

Another finalist, Chris Hill, CEO, New World Trading Company said:

We are absolutely delighted to be named as a finalist this year. We have worked tirelessly to continually innovate based on our brand’s core values, which for us starts with putting our people and their development at the heart of everything we do. Our rapid expansion and continued growth are testament to the success of these strategies and it is an honor to be recognised alongside some fierce competition in this category.

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 David Cameron, former Prime Minister, this year’s prestigious award ceremony will take place on Tuesday 15th November, 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.

Tim Hinton, Managing Director, Mid Markets and SME Banking, Lloyds Banking Group said:

Mid-Market companies are pivotal to the current health and future of the UK economy and it’s critical that we give them the recognition they deserve. These businesses are real powerhouses for jobs and value creation. I wish all the finalists the very best of luck.

Tom Broughton, Group Brand Director of the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards said:

Open to any company with a turnover of between £25m to £500m, the Mid-Market Business of the Year is new to the National Business Awards. For a sector that is crucial for the UK economy, the finalists have all demonstrated strong business results and a market prominence within its sector.

Visit for a full list of all finalists or for details on how to attend the event.

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