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10 businesses announced as finalists for the Howard Kennedy employer of the year award

-Finalists announced for 2016 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards-
-Visit 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 10 finalists for the Howard Kennedy Employer of the Year award.

The finalists for this award are:
Luminus Group
Instinctif Partners
Finders Keepers
Thinkbda
Webmart
Dirty Cows Ltd
La Fosse Associates
GM Financial
Brainlabs
Stott and May

Celebrating organisations seeing the best return on investment in people, this award recognises the employee strategy that best attracts, retains and develops talent – and how it contributes to sustainable growth and being an employer of choice.

Chief Executive Officer of Instinctif Partners, Richard Nichols commented,

Richard Nichols, Chief Executive Officer of Instinctif Partners
Over the past 18 months we have succeeded in growing our brand from the inside out. We put our people first as they are at the heart of everything we do. We are proud that this has been recognised by the National Business Awards judges. We will all be keeping our fingers firmly crossed for the next stage.
Richard Nichols, Chief Executive Officer of Instinctif Partners

Stephen Stott, CEO, Stott and May said of the news,

Stephen Stott, CEO, Stott and May
As a business leader, you are nothing without your team. That’s why, at Stott and May, we attribute our success entirely to the hard work of our people, and we are always looking for new and creative ways to motivate, engage and reward them. For this reason, it’s a real honour to be shortlisted for the Howard Kennedy Employer of the Year Award. I wish the best of luck to everyone involved – see you there!
Stephen Stott, CEO, Stott and May

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 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.

Ian Harvey, Chief Executive, Howard Kennedy said:

Ian Harvey, Chief Executive, Howard Kennedy
These awards recognise some of the most exciting businesses in the UK. Our congratulations go to all who have made it to the final list. As the first law firm to sponsor this award we are happy to see that our ethos and approach are echoed by these finalists and we look forward to being involved in judging the winner.
Ian Harvey, Chief Executive, Howard Kennedy

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

Tom Broughton, Group Brand Director of the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards
The shortlisted businesses for this category have all demonstrated the ability to entice and keep a hold of their employees successfully and to the benefit of the company, something that is essential to the success of a business.
Tom Broughton, Group Brand Director of the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards

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

For further information or interview opportunities contact:

Rohma Ahmed

PR and Content Executive
Tel: 0207 921 8079
Email: Rohma.ahmed@ubm.com 

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 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.

About Howard Kennedy

About Howard Kennedy

Howard Kennedy has 53 partners and numbers 350 people in total and works alongside national and international clients across many disciplines, including banking, corporate and commercial, family, finance, employment, dispute resolution, intellectual property, private client, real estate and tax. Howard Kennedy has particular focus on the Financial Services, Media and Technology, Real Estate, Retail and Leisure, Sports Individuals sectors.

Contact

Maitland, Public Relations howardkennedy-maitland@maitland.co.uk

Daryl Atkinson, Business Development & Marketing DirectorHoward KennedyDaryl.Atkinson@howardkennedy.com