Published on Thursday 12 November 2015 in Company News
Vanarama wins prestigious Lloyds Bank National Business Award
On Tuesday 10th November 2015 Vanarama attended the finals of the Lloyds National Business Awards 2015. Having secured a place from its initial awards application the team descended on The Grosvenor Hotel in London to find out the results.
Prior to the night Vanarama had to present to a panel of judges in early September to state its case why it should be crowned Best Small to Medium Sized Business of The Year. During the presentation the judges held a questions & answers session to delve deeper into Vanarama's suitability for the award.
We're delighted to say that from the initial application, through to the presentation to the judges panel we won the award for the Lloyds Bank Best Small to Medium Sized Business 2015. To say we're delighted is an understatement, its recognition of the extremely hard work from our team in head office to not just meet customers' expectations, but exceed them, every time!
The fact the award is based on presentations to a panel of judges makes it even more special, the intense scrutiny the business has had is further recognition of the work done to secure the award over the previous few years. In winning the award the judges commented about our application:
"Vanarama were incredibly impressive, both in their submission and presentation. We were particularly impressed with their insight into their customers and their ability to turn that into strong business growth. A very worthy winner for this highly competitive category."
Receiving the award on behalf of Vanarama was Commercial Director Jon Gilbert. Also present on the night from the team were Helen King, Steve Mark, Gary Lemon, Lucy Turner, Sue Stacey, Maxine Murphy, Frances Maslen, Megan Grimsdale and Helen Gosney.
Andy Alderson, owner and founder of Vanarama commented:
"We are truly thrilled to be crowned winners of the SME Business of the Year award. It's a real testament to the hard work put in by all our staff across the whole business. We take extreme pride in providing a high level of customer service and creating a working culture where our members of staff feel proud to come into the office every day. This award is recognition of all the hard work put in by the whole team to make that happen on a daily basis. We couldn't be happier to win but won't rest on our laurels. We have ambitious plans to grow the business by 40 percent over the next 12 months."
We are a business that never rests on its laurels and we will be working even harder to exceed our customers' expectations going into 2016. After winning this award we will be looking to add more to the trophy cabinet.