EnviroVent will compete against 101 London, Bulldog Skincare for Men, First Mile Ltd, Mask-arade, Outsourcery PLC, People Source Consulting Limited, Sidhil Ltd, TES and The Fresh Group for the prestigious award. The winner will be revealed at the National Business Awards gala dinner held on 11 November at Park Lane’s Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
Stephen Dury, director of strategy and market development, Santander Corporate, Commercial & Business Banking, judge for the category said:
“As the producer of numerous award winning products, EnviroVent Ltd consistently grows its foothold in this niche market. Its focus on innovation and relentless pursuit of quality complete-service solutions attracts an ever expanding customer base. Corporate Responsibility and sustainability is incorporated throughout EnviroVent Ltd with its dedication to eco-friendly, energy efficient products, charitable giving and community development. EnviroVent continue to go from strength to strength.”
Rebecca McLean, EnviroVent’s Marketing Director, said: “We are thrilled to have made this year’s shortlist for the National Business Awards in the category for the Santander Small to Medium-Sized Business of the Year. At EnviroVent, we place a strong emphasis on innovation and teamwork which has been fundamental to both our growth and success.”
Britain’s leading businesses, business leaders and social enterprises have today been revealed as finalists for the 2014 National Business Awards. The finalists announced today represent categories including the Smith & Williamson Entrepreneur of the Year, Santander Small to Medium-Sized Business of the Year and the Inflexion International Growth Business of the Year. The Ashridge Business School Leader of the Year finalists and Decade of Excellence winner will be announced over the coming months, with the Duke of York New Entrepreneur of the Year finalists announced last month following a judging event in Liverpool.
This year’s shortlisted businesses cover activities as diverse as retail, technology, men’s grooming products, telecoms, construction, advertising, entertainment, and publishing. Of the businesses shortlisted, 24% turnover under £5m, 26% turnover between £5m and £25m, 15% over a billion and 10% not for profit organisations. The smallest business recognised has a turnover of just £23k with the largest reaching £20 billion. Finalists collectively employ over 850,000 people, the smallest has just one member of staff while the largest employs around 165,000 people globally.
Alex Evans, Programme Director of the National Business Awards said: “The diversity and quality of this year’s finalists have firmly established the National Business Awards as the talent scout for UK plc, with market leading household names recognised alongside the best emerging business brands. With a variety of industries represented, these recovery-leading businesses have demonstrated the return on investment in people, innovation, customer service and leadership.”
Finalists were chosen from the hundreds of businesses that entered or were nominated across 17 award categories. They will now prepare for live presentations to expert juries who will decide the overall winners that will be revealed at the awards ceremony on 11 November.
The National Business Awards supports The Prince’s Trust, a charity that offers practical and financial support to young people who need it.