National Business Awards 2009 winners announced

The winners of the National Business Awards were announced tonight and SmallBizPod was there. Here’s who won what.

By News Desk
10th November 2009 at 23:39

Orange National Business Awards 2009 winners listedThe National Business Awards are very much the UK’s business Oscars, celebrating the success of businesses large and small. SmallBizPod is at the awards ceremony and will keep you up-to-date with the winners as they’re announced.

The Orange Leader of the Year
Winner: Peter Marks

The 3i Private Business of the Year
Winner: T J Morris

The Coutts & Co Large-Cap Business of the Year
Winner: Inmarsat

The Grant Thornton Mid-Cap Business of the Year
Winner: ASOS

The Daily Telegraph Decade of Excellence Award
Winner: Sir Philip Hampton

The Better Regulation Award
Winner: Environment Agency

The Award goes to the organisation that is making the biggest difference by helping businesses comply with the law as simply as possible, delivering better outcomes and creating a more effective operating environment for UK businesses through better regulation practices.

The Customer Focus Award
Winner: DPD

This Award goes to the organisation that can best demonstrate that it has the customer at the heart of its business and deploys and manages its resources to most effectively meet the needs of its customer base.

The Employer of the Year Award
Winner: Cirrus Communication Systems

This Award goes to the organisation that can best demonstrate how, through well-adopted company values, the provision of stimulating and supportive workplaces and the active development of all employees it has applied its human and supporting resources to achieve commercial success.

The Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Winner: Sarah Murray of buddi

This Award will go to the outstanding individual who can best demonstrate exceptional vision and leadership in the establishment and development of an owner-led business.

The Business Link Growth Strategy of the Year Award
Winner: dotDigital Group

This Award goes to the organisation that can best demonstrate an organic growth strategy (rather than merger & acquisition activity) that has achieved outstanding levels of sales, profit and market share improvement.

The Health Work and Wellbeing Award
Winner: Crown Spa Hotel

This award goes to the organisation that can best demonstrate how it has improved the health and wellbeing of its workforce to the benefit of the organisation.

The ICAEW Corporate Responsibility Award
Winner: Framptons

This award will go to the organisation that can best demonstrate a company-wide commitment to Corporate Responsibility.

The IMechE Business Innovation of the Year Award
Winner: Addison Lee

This Award goes to the organisation that can best demonstrate a proven ability to create, nurture, and develop innovations or processes that substantially improve the commercial performance or prospects of the company.

The Marketing Strategy of the Year Award
Winner: HM Revenue & Customs

This Award is made for a specific marketing campaign that has achieved high levels of commercial success for the relevant product or service.

The Orange Best Use of Technology in Business Award
Winner: Forensic Pathways & Cambridge Constabulary

This Award goes to the organisation that can best demonstrate that it has effectively used business technology to create a significant and exploitable competitive or operational advantage in any business area including revenue, improved quality and/or customer convenience.

The Santander Small to Medium Sized Business of the Year Award
Winner: Go Ape!

Open to organisations with less than £10 million turnover in their last financial year, this Award goes to the company that best demonstrates significant growth and innovation in its market sector, under-pinned by strong financial performance.

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