Premiership Rugby won the Corporate Citizenship Award at the 2015 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards gala dinner ceremony, last week, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane.
The award recognises those achieving social impact through partnership, investment, pro-bono work, or employee led initiatives was presented by All Blacks legend Jonah Lomu.
The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards judges said: “The judges we hugely impressed by the resources, creativity, depth and commitment given to community support and corporate responsibility by Premiership Rugby genuinely engaging communities and staff across the country, and clearly having a sustained impact across all stakeholders. Congratulations!”
Wayne Morris, Community & Corporate Social Responsibility Director at Premiership Rugby said, “We’re always looking to benchmark ourselves against the rest of the industry to see how we’re performing and to come up against some really great organisations who are doing some great things and to come out as winners is a fantastic honour.”
Over 1200 business leaders, entrepreneurs, politicians and media representatives gathered at the Grosvenor House Hotel for the 14th annual National Business Awards. The Awards were presented by Sky News’ Ian King and Poppy Trowbridge and welcomed former Astronaut and second man on the moon, Buzz Aldrin as headline speaker.
The Prime Minister opened proceedings at the ceremony with a message for this year’s finalists. He told the audience: “I want to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you on behalf of the whole country, for all that you’re doing to create jobs and growth in Britain…tonight we celebrate all that you’re doing, from your leadership in digital and innovation, to the Duke of York’s new award for University Entrepreneurship, these awards are rightly the Oscars of great British business.
“The awards recognise people who have the guts to strike out on their own, who have the tenacity to work hard for every deal and who have the innovation and vision that lets you grow your business and take new people on. Its people like you who are making this the most entrepreneurial and dynamic period in our country’s recent history. So thank you again for all you’re doing.”
Tom Broughton, Programme Director for the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards, said: “We were delighted to host yet another successful gala dinner ceremony celebrating the full spectrum of British Business in 2015; the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards are the accolade of choice for those seeking the highest recognition. This year’s winners demonstrate the quality and diversity of businesses driving economic growth in the UK.”
For more information and to find out how to register your business for the 2016 National Business Awards, visit www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk.
About the National Business Awards
Open to organisations of all sizes from all sectors across the UK, the National Business Awards is the UK’s most prestigious independent business recognition platform with its particular emphasis on excellence, innovation and ethical business. Now in its 14th year, the National Business Awards connects the nations’ professionals through its annual awards ceremony; year-round thought leadership and round table events; and is UBM plc’s flagship awards programme. Visit www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk for further information or follow us on Twitter @businessawards.