The finalists for the 2017 UK Business Awards have been announced, with a shortlist of hopefuls representing the very best firms in the country.

Known as ‘The Dons’, the awards are among the hottest contested industry prizes in the UK, with 20 categories showcasing the gold standard of firms and individuals working in the country today.

An Overall Winner Award will be presented to the highest scoring entrant across all disciplines.

The gala event is set to take place at the home of champions, Wembley Stadium, on November 22, and is hosted by Awards International with valuable support by Cranfield School of Management. It will take place in conjunction with the UK Digital Experience Awards.

Judged by a panel of independent experts, the finals will provide each entrant with valuable feedback, and the winners themselves will walk away with one of the most prestigious endorsements available.

The Overall Winner Award will be presented to the highest scoring entrant across all disciplines.

CEO of Awards International, Neil Skehel, said: “This year is shaping up to be the most significant UK Business Awards we have had, and it’s truly an honour to invite our fantastic finalists to London for this event.

“The talent on display is phenomenal, and it’s already a hugely significant achievement in itself to be shortlisted for an award. Our judging panel will have some tough decisions ahead, due to the sheer quality of our entrants this year.

“All-in-all it’s going to be one of the biggest dates in the business calendar, and we are excited to see who wins on the day.”

For more information on visit the UK Business Awards website.

Shortlisted finalists for the 2017 UK Business Awards

Financial Services Award


Patron Capital

The Insurance Emporium

Not for Profit & Charity Award


RHP Group


Retail and E-Commerce Award

Angel Remy Hair Extensions

Blue Whale Spa Ltd


Utilities Award

Octopus Energy


Silvercrest Energy Ltd


Yu Energy

Best Place to Work Award

Arrow Business Communications


London Midland Trains



The New World Trading Company

Wickes in partnership with Blue Sky Performance Improvement

Business Change or Transformation B2B Award

Arrow Business Communications

Ascendancy Internet Marketing


North Highland


UK Business Mentoring

Business Change or Transformation B2C Award

Lloyds Banking Group


The Insurance Emporium

Customer-Centric Organisation Award

EDAM Group

Joseph Giles


Vital Marketing Agency on behalf of Marston’s Beer Company

Tech Mahindra Business Services in partnership with Three

Disruptive Business Model Award





Innovation B2B Award

Digital Shadows

OneSource Virtual



Vital Marketing Agency

Innovation B2C Award


Lloyd’s Banking Group

Octopus Energy


Wickes in partnership with Blue Sky Performance Improvement

ZapGo Ltd

New Business Award

Global Dating Insights


The Green Energy Advice Bureau

Operational Excellence Award

Capita Life & Pension Regulated Services Ltd

Impra Gas

Pallet Truck


Tech Mahindra Business Services in partnership with Three

SME (Incorporated for less than 10 years) Award

Isle Utilities

Joseph Giles

Net World Sports



Yu Energy

SME (Incorporated for 10 years plus) Award

Ascendency Internet Marketing

Choice Packaging Solutions

Mtag Composites Ltd


Social Enterprise Award


Westfield Health

Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Joseph Valente – Impra Gas

Sean Ramsden – Ransden International

Paresh Davdra – RationalFX

James Cox – SIMBA Sleep

Inspirational Leader Award

Chris Russell – Arrow Business Communications

Raja Rizwan Iqbql – Choice Packaging Solutions

Christer Holloman – Divido

Charles Vivian – North Highland

Keith Breslauer – Patron Capital

Sean Ramsden – Ramsden International

Team of the Year Award

Capita Life &Pension Regulated Services Ltd

EDAM Group

Language Empire Ltd





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