UK Private Business Awards 2016 – shortlist announced

Published at 16:56 PM on 29 June 2016

PwC is delighted to announce the shortlist for the sixth annual UK Private Business Awards, often referred to as the Diamonds. The finalists have been selected from over a thousand entries from private businesses across the UK and reflect the increasing diversity in the private business landscape.

The Awards recognise achievements and the important contribution that entrepreneurs and private businesses make to their community and the UK economy. The dynamic businesses demonstrate how the UK’s private business sector is innovating and growing across a diverse range of industries.

Brian Henderson, partner and UK Private Business Awards’ leader at PwC, commented: 

“This has been another fantastic year for the Awards with a number of exceptional companies participating across the Private Business space. The shortlist showcases the very best of the companies who have entered across the UK and again recognises and celebrates entrepreneurs, their businesses and their teams.

“Our independent judging panel had an unenviable task during the voting process and all commented on the quality of the submissions and the passion, drive and stories behind the businesses which have made it to this stage.”

UK Private Business Awards 2016 - shortlisted nominees:

Technology Innovation of the Year Award

Cennox plc

 

Clyde Space Ltd

 

Kano Computing Ltd

 

Keystone Group Ltd (The)

 

TrialReach Ltd

 

Tumour Trace Ltd

 
   

Social Enterprise of the Year Award

 

Sponsored by Glencraft (Aberdeen) Ltd

 

Dot Dot Dot Property Ltd

 

Goodwill Solutions CIC

 

Instant Neighbour Aberdeen

 

Shared Interest Society Ltd

 

Sports for Schools (Sportivater Ltd)

 

John Taylor Hospice CIC

 
   

High Growth Business of the Year Award

 

Sponsored by BGF

 

AlphaSights Ltd

 

Anesco Ltd

 

Edinburgh Woollen Mill (Group) Ltd

 

Lioncourt Homes Ltd

 

Mobica Ltd

 

Tuskerdirect Ltd

 
   

Rising Star of the Year Award

 

Sponsored by Design Portfolio

 

Eyespace Eyewear Ltd

 

Farfetch UK Ltd

 

Filmore and Union Ltd

 

RateSetter (Retail Money Market Ltd)

 

Secret Escapes Ltd

 
   

Vegware Ltd

 
   

International Business of the Year Award

 

Acorn Stairlifts Ltd

 

Alba Power Ltd

 

Audio Network Ltd

 

CDE Global Ltd

 

Green Man Gaming Ltd

 

Turner & Townsend Ltd

 

World First Ltd

 
   

Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Award

 

Shamil & Kavi Thakrar/Dishoom Ltd

 

Jamie Hendry/Jamie Hendry Productions Ltd

 

Ryan Kohn/Propercorn (Catapult Enterprises Ltd)

 

Josh Valman/RPD International (Rapid Product Development Ltd)

 

Gary McIldowney/Slim’s Healthy Kitchen Ltd

 

Amelia Harvey/The Collective UK (Epicurean Dairy (UK) Ltd)

 

 

 

Private Business Woman of the Year Award

 

Sponsored by PwC

 

Emma Ayres/Bennie Group Ltd (The)

Michele Harriman-Smith/Childrensalon Ltd

Adele Ashley/Filmore and Union Ltd

Annabel Karmel/Karmel Foods Ltd

Jan Flawn/PJ Care Ltd

Cecile Reinaud/Seraphine Ltd

 

 

 

CEO of the Year Award

 

Sponsored by The Supper Club

 

Surinder Arora/Arora Holdings Ltd

Jacqui Hall/CNG Ltd

Dr Nik Kotecha/Morningside Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Titus Sharpe/MVF UK

Kuljinder Bahia/Southall Travel Ltd

Simon Biltcliffe/Webmart Ltd

 

 

Family Business of the Year Award

 

LJ Fairburn and Son Ltd

 

Freshways (Nijjar Group Holdings (Acton) Ltd)

 

Harrison Spinks Beds Ltd

 

Mactaggart & Mickel Group Ltd

 

O’Donovan Waste Disposal Ltd

 

Frank Roberts & Sons Ltd

 
   

Private Business of the Year Award

 

Acorn Stairlifts Ltd

 

Anesco Ltd

 

Argus Media Ltd

 

Portakabin (Shepherd Building Group Ltd)

 

Rigby Group plc

 

Skyscanner Ltd

 
     

 

The winners of the UK Private Business Awards will be announced at a gala dinner on 15 September 2016 at The Brewery, Chiswell Street, London EC1. 

To find out more about the awards visit www.ukpba-awards.co.uk

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Notes for editors.

You can also follow @UKPBA_Awards and #UKPBA16 on Twitter to hear the latest news about the awards.           

The UK Private Business Awards has two gold sponsors this year, Business Growth Fund and The Supper Club

About the UK Private Business Awards

The UK Private Business Awards sponsored by PwC celebrate the best in the private sector and highlight the achievements of individuals and companies. The event recognises the importance of private companies to the UK economy and is attended by CEO’s and entrepreneurs from every region of the UK.

About Ford Sinclair

Ford Sinclair are the organisers of the UK Private Business Awards, and the event is a joint venture between PwC and Ford Sinclair.

Ford Sinclair is a family-run event management company, with over 30 years of expertise in delivering high profile live events.

For further information on the UK Private Business Awards and how to attend, please contact Jo Thomas- jo.thomas@ford-sinclair.co.uk or call 01277 350557.

 

Sian Gentle 

PwC | Media Relations
Office: +44 (0) 20 7213 2538 | Mobile: +44 (0) 7715 484 884
Email:
sian.gentle@uk.pwc.com


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