Winners and Finalists 2019

We are proud to present the winners of the UK Business Awards 2019. The day consisted of the live entry presentations in the morning followed by the superb gala lunch and highly anticipated awards ceremony. Congratulations to all our finalists and winners.

See you again next year!

Neil Skehel, CEO Awards International


Business Change or Transformation

Gold Winner

EDAM Group

Silver Winner

Plentific

Bronze Winner

RDB Star Rating

Finalists

RDB Star Rating EDAM Group Castle Water Matthew Pincus Vizolution in partnership with HSBC Plentific

Manchester-based EDAM Group is an established credit hire and post-accident service provider, employing nearly 400 people and operating across a range of markets. Following a driver's road traffic accident, EDAM helps non-fault victims to remain mobile, providing a hire vehicle while managing vehicle repairs. The business acquires customers by referral from business partners - dealers, insurers and brokers, and fleet management companies.

Business Change or Transformation - Programme

Gold Winner

The Holly Private Hospital

Silver Winner

Manchester United Football Club Ltd

Finalists

EDAM Group Ember Group Manchester United Football Club Ltd The Holly Private Hospital West Dunbartonshire Council

Renowned for delivering outstanding healthcare, multi award-winning The Holly Private Hospital (part of Aspen Healthcare) is one of the UK's leading private hospitals, providing services to 10,000 patient each month. Our mission is to provide first-class independent healthcare for the local community in a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment; one in which we would be happy to treat our own families. We offer a wide range of outpatient clinics and treatment in most specialties ranging from cardiology to cosmetic surgery, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, gastroenterology, general medicine, general surgery, gynaecology, neurology, orthopaedics, paediatrics, physiotherapy, private GP services, urology and much more. Our 350 dedicated staff work alongside 200 consultant doctor business partners to deliver personalised and patient-centred care in our modern, and welcoming hospital.

Customer Centric Organisation

Gold Winner

The Holly Private Hospital

Silver Winner

Network Rail

Bronze Winner

Equiniti in partnership with First Impression Training

Finalists

EDAM Group Equiniti in partnership with First Impression Training Handepay Network Rail The Holly Private Hospital IRI Worldwide

Renowned for delivering outstanding healthcare, multi award-winning The Holly Private Hospital (part of Aspen Healthcare) is one of the UK’s leading private hospitals, providing services to 10,000 patient each month. Our mission is to provide first-class independent healthcare for the local community in a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment; one in which we would be happy to treat our own families. We offer a wide range of outpatient clinics and treatment in most specialties ranging from cardiology to cosmetic surgery, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, gastroenterology, general medicine, general surgery, gynaecology, neurology, orthopaedics, paediatrics, physiotherapy, private GP services, urology and much more. Our 350 dedicated staff work alongside 200 consultant doctor business partners to deliver personalised and patient-centred care in our modern, and welcoming hospital.

Customer Centric Organisation - Digital Initiatives

Gold Winner

Strata

Silver Winner

Pro Bike Tool

Bronze Winner

Shared Services Connected Lted

Finalists

Board Intelligence Hive HR PRO BIKE TOOL Shared Services Connected Ltd Textlocal Strata

We want to be known for being unique, a real standout business that puts people first. A business that goes beyond. We changed our family name after 90 years and replaced it with something amorphous and without boundaries. It had to have depth and solidity but always bursting with nenergy and ever changing. Strata'is a name unconstrained by history or geography. There is a consistent shortage of housing in UK, first-time buyers are staying in rented property longer, causing an overdemand in the rental market and pushing rental costs ever higher. Alongside a changing high street and a move out of city centre locations, we need to think differently to break the cycle to find a housing solution for future generations and to keep the housing market fluid. We have been building homes in Yorkshire and the Midlands for 100 years, we have learned a lot over that time, and we are passionate about the future of housing in the UK. We wanted to shake things up by forging an emotional connection.

Innovation Of The Year

Gold Winner

Hana Group UK

Silver Winner

Virgin Trains

Bronze Winner

Geeks Ltd

Finalists

Planning Portal Digital Shadows Dynamic Risk Indicator Geeks Ltd Hana Group UK Virgin Trains

Hana Group are Grocerants the endearing term for restaurateurs who operate in retail environments. Hana Group UK started under three years ago and already operates over 100 units creating 600 new roles & careers in a number of retail partners. Hana Group artisan chefs cook in front of customers using fresh produce daily offering healthy ready meals and food to go items changing way we shop in UK and creating all important theatre in food hall.

Innovation Of The Year - Platform/Project

Gold Winner

Manchester United Football Club

Silver Winner

Fuel Storage Solutions Ltd

Bronze Winner

Esher Advisory

Finalists

Esher Advisory ClickIQ Fuel Storage Solutions Limited Manchester United Football Club Ltd Speechmatics Ubique Digital LTD.

Manchester United is one of the most popular and successful sports teams in the world, playing one of the most popular spectator sports on earth. Through our 140-year heritage we have won 66 trophies, including a record 20 English League titles, enabling us to develop into one of the world's leading sports brands with a global community of over 659 million followers.

Disruptive Business Model

Gold Winner

ThirdWay Interiors

Silver Winner

Moneyhub Financial Technology Ltd

Bronze Winner

AYMES International

Finalists

Square Owl The Job Show ™ ThirdWay Interiors AYMES International Moneyhub Financial Technology Ltd PayByPhone

ThirdWay was founded in 2009 and champions progressive design and dependable, client-focused service. Based in the heart of Clerkenwell and now a Group made up of 9 entities and 180 employees, people are still at the heart of everything we do, and we are unapologetically ambitious in our desire to revolutionise the modern workplace. We create offices that help businesses engage and inspire their employees, boosting productivity and profit as a result. We make offices better.

Disruptive Business Model - Technology

Gold Winner

Board Intelligence

Silver Winner

Proteus

Bronze Winner

New Bond Street Pawnbrokers

Finalists

Board Intelligence New Bond Street Pawnbrokers Proteus Shared Services Connected Ltd G33k Global Processing Services (GPS)

Boards need high-quality information to take smart decisions, driving better outcomes for shareholders, employees and society. With Board Intelligence you can create effective board packs that power high-impact conversations and let boards work at their best. Make it easy for management to write reports that are half the size with twice the impact, and put these papers securely at the fingertips of the board. Over 14,000 executives and non-executives rely on Board Intelligence globally, across companies large and small, public and private, commercial and not-for-profit. Board Intelligence employs 78 staff members and is based in London.

Best SME

Gold Winner

Pro Bike Tool

Finalists

People Puzzles PRO BIKE TOOL Oh Polly SmartSearch TIPi Group VHR

PRO BIKE TOOL is an online retailer of bicycle tools and accessories, selling via various Amazon marketplaces and our own website. PRO BIKE TOOL is managed by a husband and wife team in Marlow, UK, and they employ a small suite of freelance specialists in a 'virtual team' that work in the UK, South Africa, and the Philippines. We were founded four years ago, and to date have sold over 450,000 units.

Best SME - Product

Gold Winner

AYMES International

Silver Winner

Eazi-Apps Ltd

Finalists

AYMES International Breathe BusinessComparison Eazi-Apps Ltd Fuel Storage Solutions Limited PayByPhone

AYMES is a Healthcare company that produces and sells Oral Nutritional Supplements (ONS) to the NHS. ONS are an effective and non-invasive solution for tackling malnutrition. The problem faced by the NHS through malnutrition is enormous, an estimated cost of £19.6 billion per annum. The total ONS Market is worth £190m, the powdered shake category being worth \u00a310m of that. There are 5 key players in the market, Nutricia, Abbott, Fresenius Kabi, Nualtra and AYMES. AYMES entered the market in 2013, at which point the powdered shake category was worth \u00a37m with Nutricia's Complan commanding 98% share. AYMES grew from a zero base to become Market Leader of the growing category overtaking Complan in just 4 years. AYMES has since launched an additional 10 products, 8 of those in the last 18 months. Competitors keep prices in the market artificially high until AYMES enters the category forcing prices down. This has led to the NHS saving £67m to date.

Well-being at Work Award

Gold Winner

Parkside Private Hospital

Silver Winner

Wave Utilities

Bronze Winner

Affinity for Business

Finalists

Affinity for Business Geeks Ltd Parkside Private Hospital Salary Finance Wave Utilities

Renowned for delivering outstanding healthcare and being a great place to work Parkside Private Hospital (part of Aspen Healthcare) is one of the UK's leading private hospitals, providing services to over 10,000 patients each month. Our mission is to provide first-class independent healthcare for the local community in a safe, comfortable and welcoming environment; one in which we would be happy to treat our own families.

Best Place to Work

Gold Winner

Strata

Silver Winner

Affinity for Business

Finalists

AAC Ltd Affinity for Business Board Intelligence Breathe Strata VHR

We want to be known for being unique, a real standout business that puts people first. A business that goes beyond. Our purpose is to create a place for like minded people to live, learn and dream. We do this by designing and building homes. There is a shortage of housing in the UK, first-time buyers are staying in rented property longer, causing an overdemand in the rental market and pushing rental costs ever higher. Alongside a changing high street and a move out of city centre locations, we need to think differently to break the cycle to find a housing solution for future generations and to keep the housing market fluid. We have been building homes in Yorkshire and the Midlands for 100 years, we have learned a lot over that time, and we are passionate about the future of housing in the UK. We wanted to shake things up by forging an emotional connection.

Best New Business

Gold Winner

Advance Grass Solutions Ltd

Finalists

Advance Grass Solutions Ltd Integrity Cleaning Ltd EyeKandy

ADVANCE GRASS SOLUTIONS LTD (AGS) operates in the professional Sports Turf & Amenity market. Incorporated in July 2017, started trading November 2017. We provide consultancy, agronomy programs, scientific and technical analysis and a range of turf management products. These consist of global leading brands and importantly an in house developed ADVANCE own brand range. Categories inc. Seed, Fertilizer, Plant Health, Biological Liquids. Customer sectors INC Golf, Football, Rugby, Cricket, Tennis with clients. Such as National Stadium, Premier League Football, Independent Schools. Present employees 21. Expected 2019 £6.2 M. ADVANCE GRASS SOLUTION is leading the way in the 21st-century sports turf management. Offering a complete package of services in consultancy, scientific analysis, R&D a product selection. In a demanding market, AGS is developing a professional range of organic & biological products for sustainable environmentally

Insurance/ Banking and Financial Services

Gold Winner

New Bond Street Pawnbrokers

Silver Winner

Cogress

Finalists

Continuum (Financial Services) LLP NEOS New Bond Street Pawnbrokers Cogress

New Bond Street Pawnbrokers was founded in 1999 by David Sonnenthal. David was introduced to the pawnbroking industry by his father, Michael who has been operating a pawnbroking business for decades. New Bond Street Pawnbrokers provides loans to a high-end clientele using luxury collateral items like classic cars, diamonds or rare books. We are a team of three. We operate in a highly competitive market, a challenge exacerbated by significant changes in demographics and fast digital advances. To maintain and increase market share, reliance on our prime Mayfair location is not sufficient anymore...we had to change and embrace digital growth

Professional Services

Gold Winner

First Impression Training

Silver Winner

VAKT in partnership with ThoughtWorks

Finalists

First Impression Training Ltd Pufferr VAKT in partnership with ThoughtWorks Blue Cow Continuum (Financial Services) LLP

First Impression Training (FIT) are a small organisation with a big pedigree, having worked with some of the giants of industry during the last 18 years, including AXA, Aviva, Kuoni, Equiniti and Legal & General. We're an award-winning, people-development consultancy specialising within the CX arena. Wholly focused on developing the talent of frontline teams and leaders, we enable cultural and behavioural change that enhances our clients' customer experience; increases employee engagement and improves operational efficiency. Our training solutions are tailormade for each client we partner, applying our unique S.H.A.P.E. methodology, which enables clients to fully own and internalise the FIT solution in a smooth and seamless way.

Entrepreneur Of The Year

Gold Winner

Integrity Cleaning - Luke Murfitt

Silver Winner

G33K - Rob Harlow

Bronze Winner

AYMES International - Roger Wertheim

Finalists

AYMES International - Roger Wertheim G33k - Rob Harlow PAHS - Elliott Myatt People Puzzles - Ally Maughan The IPG - Robin Beal VHR - Danny Brooks Luke Murfitt - Integrity Cleaning

Integrity Cleaning Ltd was founded Q1 2018 by Luke Murfitt as a commercial contract cleaning company specialising in post construction cleaning in London and the home counties. We operate 17 office cleaners and 26 specialist construction cleaning staff along with several operational team members. Luke's Helping Mothers Back to Work initiative and GDPR trained cleaners promotes employment, self determination whilst keeping clients compliant. These powerful USP's aligned with the carefully crafted growth frameworks introduced has seen extraordinary growth in just 18 months.

Inspirational Leader

Gold Winner

Affinity for Business - Helen Gillett

Silver Winner

The Holly Private Hospital & Aspen Healthcare - David Henderson

Finalists

7billionideas - Tara Majumdar Hana Group UK - Jason Danciger Jack Nadel International - Elizabeth Venz The Holly Private Hospital & Aspen Healthcare - David Henderson Property Investors - Samuel Leeds Affinity for Business - Helen Gillett

Affinity for Business (AfB) is a clean and waste water retailer based in Hertfordshire serving businesses throughout the UK, independent from wholesaler, Affinity Water, since market deregulation in 2017. When formed in 2016, AfB were a team of 20 and have grown to now have over 90 employees, generating £70m in revenue. As financial margins are small, price is not particularly competitive between retailers and therefore customer service is one of the main differentiators. AfB strives to help customers understand their opportunities, provide excellent customer service through brilliant people, and not be the typical 'too big to care' utility company.

Team Of The Year

Gold Winner

Network Rail

Silver Winner

GLL

Bronze Winner

Wave Utilities

Finalists

GLL VHR Virgin Trains Wave Utilities Strata Network Rail

Network Rail is the owner and infrastructure manager of most of the railway network in Great Britain. Network Rail is an arm's length public body of the Department for Transport with no shareholders, which reinvests its income in the railways. This entry relates to work carried out to deliver improvements on part of the Brighton Main Line Project. The communications programme was devised and delivered by the South East route campaigns team

Overall Winner

Gold Winner

Strata

We want to be known for being unique, a real standout business that puts people first. A business that goes beyond. Our purpose is to create a place for like minded people to live, learn and dream. We do this by designing and building homes. There is a shortage of housing in the UK, first-time buyers are staying in rented property longer, causing an overdemand in the rental market and pushing rental costs ever higher. Alongside a changing high street and a move out of city centre locations, we need to think differently to break the cycle to find a housing solution for future generations and to keep the housing market fluid. We have been building homes in Yorkshire and the Midlands for 100 years, we have learned a lot over that time, and we are passionate about the future of housing in the UK. We wanted to shake things up by forging an emotional connection.


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