Our partners at Awards International proudly unveil the appointment of Andy Alderson as the Chairman for the forthcoming edition of the UK Business Awards (UKBA) 2024.

Get to know Andy Alderson!

A seasoned entrepreneur, Andy Alderson is best known as the Founder and former CEO of Vanarama. He now proudly stands as the Founder and Managing Partner of Alderway Partnership Capital. With an illustrious career spanning nearly three decades, Andy’s journey epitomises resilience, innovation, and unwavering commitment to excellence.

Under Andy’s leadership, Vanarama emerged as an industry trailblazer, disrupting the status quo. From humble beginnings in a Portakabin, Andy and his dedicated team propelled Vanarama to the forefront of the industry, known for their focus on brand building, customer experience, talent acquisition and technological innovation. 

Recognised for his entrepreneurial achievements, Andy was also named Tech Entrepreneur of the Year at the Go Tech Awards in 2022 and he was honoured as a Sunday Times Leader of the Year, highlighting his commitment to excellence and leadership.  He holds knowledge and expertise in leading an innovative, tech-enabled business – we can all listen to his words of wisdom and experience.

Andy also led his Vanarama team in many of Awards International’s programmes, namely the UK Customer Experience Awards. Vanarama most recently participated in the 2021 edition, taking home 7 gold awards and 1 silver award out of all 8 categories they entered! These categories include Customers at the Heart of Everything, and Business Transformation. 

Andy now brings invaluable expertise and insights to his role as Chairman. His understanding of business growth, investment strategies, and commitment to excellence, make him the ideal steward for this prestigious event. The role of the chairman in these competitions is paramount to upholding integrity, responsibility, fairness, and quality. For this, Andy is the perfect man for the job.

Setting the stage for UKBA’24 

Themed “Ignite Your Business Growth,” the UK Business Awards 2024 promises to be a celebration of innovation, resilience, and achievement. With Andy Alderson at the helm, the awards aim to inspire and empower businesses to unlock their full potential and thrive in today’s dynamic landscape.

And there’s no better way to welcome Andy as the chairman for him to host an upcoming LinkedIn live webinar! Don’t miss this unique opportunity to engage with one of the industry’s foremost leaders and set your course for success in the UK Business Awards 2024, with the man overseeing it all. Sign up here and save your seat for the event. 

Stay tuned for upcoming communications from Awards International, including a new podcast series highlighting business growth strategies and investment opportunities, featuring Andy Alderson.

About the UK Business Awards 

UKBA has been running since 2016, awarding various companies – SMEs, large enterprises, for being the best in the business.

Entries for UKBA 2024 are open on May 13th. The finals to announce winners for each category will be held in October of this year. More details soon to come, keep a look out! 

For more details on the UK Business Awards and how to enter, check out the full website here for information. 

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