Tuesday, 20 September 2011

National Business Awards Finalists Announced 2011

Value Added Reseller, Trustmarque Solutions, announced today that it has been shortlisted for the National Business Awards 2011 in the Transformational Change category.

Over 150 of Britain’s most innovative and sustainable public and private sector businesses have been announced as finalists of the National Business Awards in partnership with Orange. Organisations shortlisted this year range from the well-known Debenhams, JD Wetherspoon, moneysupermarket.com, BSkyB, Majestic Wine and Supergroup – through to the rising stars of Ovo Energy, Door-Stop, ShortList Media and HeartSine Technologies.

Martin Stiven, Vice President of Business at Orange, part of Everything Everywhere, said:  “The National Business Awards, now in their tenth year, embody the core principles of business excellence, innovation and ethics, all of which are central to Orange’s company values. Reaching the finals of the National Business Awards is no mean feat and I am delighted that the calibre of entrants keep on improving.

"All finalists have demonstrated exceptional drive, resilience and innovation during challenging economic conditions. Many congratulations to all finalists and best of luck with the next stage of the competition, I very much look forward to the live judging in September and October.”

Trustmarque has been shortlisted for the Transformational Change Category along with; Business Stream, Delmergate Ltd, London Early Years Foundation, Postcode Anywhere (Europe) Ltd, RCUK Shared Services Centre, RESPONSE (Building Rewarding Relationships), ServicePower Technologies PLC, Ten Group, Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance. This new award has been designed to recognise the organisation operating in the public or private sector that has successfully refocused, restructured or strategically re-aligned to deliver more for less, become more competitive and achieve more sustainable growth.

Angelo Di Ventura, Group Sales and Marketing Director, Trustmarque Solutions comments on this recognition: “We are delighted to have been selected as a finalist for the National Business Awards; this is a fantastic recognition of the significant changes that Trustmarque has undergone throughout the last two years. Introducing a new management team in February 2009 and responding to prevailing market conditions, Trustmarque embarked on a bold strategy to further strengthen its capabilities to help organisations drive significant cost out of their technology expenditure.The transformation has proved a great success – Trustmarque is now recognised as one of the UK’s leading Value Added Resellers and has achieved impressive results over the past 12 months.”

Finalists will now prepare to make their presentations in person before an independent, expert judging panel in September and October at the offices of Coutts & Co at 30 St Mary Axe. The judging panel for this category include: Mr Colin Cram, Director, Marc1 Ltd, Ms Jackie Keeley Director, Harthill Mr Phil Smith, CEO, Cisco Systems Limited and Mr Charles Ward, Chief Operating Officer, Intellect. Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone, Chair of Judges, the National Business Awards comments:

“The economic climate continues to present UK businesses with an unprecedented challenge: it is therefore particularly encouraging that the entries in this year’s National Business Awards have shown no drop in quality or performance. Congratulations to all finalists for demonstrating tremendous strength in their ability to adapt and innovate which no doubt reflects the resilience and optimism that are the hallmarks of UK enterprise.”

Organised by UBM plc, winners will be honoured at the National Business Awards gala dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London, Tuesday 8th November, where George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer will deliver this year’s welcome address. Visit www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk for a full list of all 2011 finalists.

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