The 2020 UK Business Awards took place on Zoom last Thursday, celebrating the people, companies, and initiatives behind some of the best businesses in Britain.

Hosted by Awards International – holders of an Independent Awards Standards Council Gold Trust Mark – the live online event, also known as The Dons, in honour of its founder Don Hales, gathered more than hundred people at the Awards ceremony, where the winners were announced after the whole day of teams of finalists presenting to an expert panel of judges.

Finalists were competing to secure Gold, Silver and Bronze titles across 12 categories, with one Overall Winner also named for their high score at the event. The title of overall winner for 2020 went to Greater Manchester Police in partnership with HCL Technologies following the duo’s Gold win in the Innovation of the Year category.

Other big winners this year included Weston College, which landed Gold in two categories: Leader of the Future and Well-being at work. Whisky cask investment firm Whiskey & Wealth Club could hardly contain their joy and excitement when they were announced as the Gold winners in two categories: Insurance/ Banking and Financial Services and Best New Business.

Among other winners were The AA, Stockport Homes Group, Swimtime UK and Sapio Research. To see the full list of winners, click here.

Running in parallel, there was also a room dedicated to FASTHELP presentations from business experts which culminated in a panel discussion chaired by Neil Skehel, CEO of Awards International.

The Awards ceremony welcomed a 2019 UK Business Award winner of the Entrepreneur Of The Year category, Luke Murfitt, who delivered an inspirational and moving keynote speech.

Speaking afterwards, Awards International CEO Neil Skehel said: “A huge congratulations to all of our winners, and the finalists who came and presented before our expert judging panel. These Awards are about winning, of course, but they’re also about having a winning attitude. We hope you experienced that today, and we look forward to welcoming you at our events in the future.”

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