The Private Business Awards, sponsored by PwC and in association with HSBC Private Bank and Numis Securities Ltd. is now in its fourth successful year. The awards are positioned to recognise success and achievement within the vast number of private businesses in the UK, and are presented to the UK’s most successful private companies, entrepreneurs and management teams.
This year, we have had over 1,000 nominations and this figure has surpassed all of our expectations. The Private Business Awards voting panel met on 4 June 2014 to decide on the shortlist for this year’s awards. The panel of judges included Sir Charles Dunstone (CarphoneWarehouse and Talk Talk), Angus Thirlwell of Hotel Chocolat, Baroness Lucy Neville-Rolfe, Member of the PwC Advisory Board and Trevor Fenwick, Euromonitor who won last year’s Private Business of the Year award.
In making their decision, they faced a higher than ever quality of participants that has improved year-on-year, as well as an unprecedented number of entrants and nominations.
The shortlist contains recognisable names and brands alongside some less well known, but equally successful, companies across the length and breadth of the UK. We look forward to sharing all of their stories and successes and demonstrating the talent and innovation in the private business sector.
Technology Innovation of the Year award sponsored by finnCap
Social Enterprise of the Year award sponsored by Blue Skies Holdings
High Growth Business of the Year award sponsored by Equistone Partners Europe Ltd
International Business of the Year award sponsored by HSBC Commercial Bank
Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year award sponsored by Withers LLP
Private Business Woman of the Year award sponsored by PwC
CEO of the Year award
VC Backed Business of the Year award
Family Business of the Year award sponsored by Rigby Group plc
Private Business of the Year award sponsored by HSBC Private Bank
The awards will be presented at a gala dinner at The Guildhall on Wednesday 10 September 2014.
Further details can be found on www.privatebusinessawards.com