The Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards (BBEA) celebrates and showcases the resilience, innovation and creativity of British businesses.

We are proud to have beaten off stiff competition to become a finalist in multiple categories in the Lloyds Bank Business Excellence Awards 2021. These categories include:

The Small to Medium Business of the Year Award

Celebrating the contribution of SMEs to the UK economy, this award recognises the small-to-medium-sized business that has maintained consistent growth and strong financial performance, understands its customer, has an engaged workforce with effective leadership, demonstrates effective use of technology and digital media to engage with its stakeholders (customers, employees, etc.) and is continually innovating to support future growth.

The Employer of the Year Award

This award celebrates organisations that went the extra mile to support not only their employees but also the communities in which they operate. This includes how employees are engaged in company values and how human resources have been optimised to achieve and sustain the commercial operation. It also recognises the investment in people, initiatives to create a more collaborative culture, and the impact this has had on commercial performance.

The Business Enabler of the Year Award

This award celebrates businesses that help their customers or clients increase sales and profitability and gain a competitive advantage over their rivals. It recognises the impact of enablers that offer value beyond products, infrastructure and services.

The LDC Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Focusing on the contribution of a dynamic, creative and visionary leader, this award recognises an enterprising individual who has achieved sustained levels of growth and strong financial performance through a culture of innovation and resilience, and an ability to inspire others through their leadership style.

The Scale-up Business of the Year Award

Recognising a market leading increase in sales, headcount, profitability, market share or geographical expansion in recent years, this award will go to the business demonstrating the highest levels of growth and a robust plan to deliver a sustainable financial performance.

Nick Thompson, CEO at DCSL GuideSmiths said:

“We are thrilled to be among the top businesses in Britain by becoming a finalist in five categories in these very prestigious National Business Awards, and to be nominated in five categories is an incredible achievement. We are proud to have reached this stage, which is testament to the innovation, hard work and dedication shown by our team during the last year.”

Event Director of The Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards (BBEA), Sarah Austin said:

“Our awards are a national platform to showcase, celebrate and honour the very best of British business. Becoming a finalist is a very impressive accolade; all our finalists stood out as truly creative and innovative during a turbulent year for British businesses; they have proven their companies to be resilient, entrepreneurial and really are best of class.”

All finalists will present to the judging panel in September, then the winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in November.