Chancellor Jeremy Hunt praises British business as six London-based businesses win at the Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards

The Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards ceremony was one of pure delight and celebration. The awards shone a light on those business and entrepreneurs who have truly made an outstanding contribution to British Business. The calibre of finalists in each category was the highest it’s been so far, with Britain’s business elite filling every seat in the room.

The evening was intertwined with entertainment and speeches from Sarah Austin, Director of the Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards and the UK Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt. British news personality Naga Munchetty and A-list actor David Harewood also featured in the entertainment section of the evening, with The Lionesses receiving the honorary award for Inspirational Leadership off the back of their success at the Women’s Football World Cup.

The finalists sat in anticipation as the winners of each category were announced.

The awards had a plethora of worthy finalists, but Parser Digital, Clean Planet Group, Cleanology, Sweet Projects, UK Black Business Show and disguise truly outshone their competition in each of their categories.

Parser Digital was able to beat fierce competition at last night’s awards ceremony, taking home the Jetblue Business Enabler of the Year Award. This award celebrates businesses who help their customers to increase sales, profitability or performance through a competitive advantage, recognising the impact of ‘enablers’ that offer value beyond products, solutions and services.

Clean Planet Group came out on top at last night’s awards ceremony, taking home the Lloyds Bank Sustainable Business of the Year Award. The Sustainable Business of the Year Award recognises those organisations that have achieved meaningful and sustainable impact through partnership, investment, pro-bono work or employee led initiatives.

Sweet Projects stood head and shoulders above their peers, taking home the Growth Business of the Year Award. This award celebrates organisations who have shown growth across a range of metrics and a robust plan to deliver sustained financial success and impact.

Cleanology succeeded in securing the Lloyds Bank Small to Medium-Sized Business of the Year Award. This award recognises SMEs that have maintained consistent growth and strong financial performance, understand their customers, have an engaged workforce with effective leadership and are continually innovating to support future growth.

The Innovation Award was awarded to Flare Audio, with the tech-savvy team able to achieve gold at last night’s awards ceremony. This award recognises organisations of all sizes and stages of scale that have successfully applied innovation.

UK Black Business Show shone through as the standout winners in the Lloyds Bank DE & I Champion of the Year Award category. This award celebrates exemplary organisations whose internal and external campaigns, recruitment practices, onboarding and inclusion strategies, all demonstrate an aim to improve diversity, equity & inclusion.

Sarah Austin, Director of, commented:

“A true accolade to British Business, these businesses are all worthy winners of the Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards. Their positive contribution to the reputation and success of British business has not gone unnoticed and it will be great to see how winning an award of this stature will propel these companies into the spotlight, where they can shine and inspire other businesses.”