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Premiership Rugby shortlisted at Lloyds Bank National Business Awards

PREMIERSHIP RUGBY is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted for the prestigious Corporate Citizenship Award at the 2015 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards.

Premiership Rugby will be competing with eight other finalists for the respected award, with the winner being revealed at the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards gala dinner on 10 November at Park Lane’s Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

"As the organisation responsible for running professional club rugby union in England, we have always put social responsibility at the heart of what we do,” said Wayne Morris the CSR and Community Director at Premiership Rugby.

“So we are delighted to be shortlisted for the Lloyds TSB National Business Awards Corporate Citizenship Award and it is a tribute not only to the work done at Premiership Rugby but at the 12 Premiership Rugby clubs.

“Social responsibility is one of our company’s values and that of the 12 Premiership Rugby Clubs. It is lived out every day thanks to the embedding of community development programmes as a requirement of membership in the governance of the league.  We are proud that professional club rugby union delivers inspiring social initiatives which make an impact."

“The strong bond that the 12 Aviva Premiership Rugby clubs have with their local community does not end at the final whistle. Seven days a week, our professional clubs use their unique assets along with rugby and its core values of teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship to change lives in their communities. 

 “Generating social impact across the length and breadth of England is a team effort. With the players and coaches assisting in the work of 150 community development staff and numerous volunteers across more than 90 national and local programmes, Premiership Rugby is able to reach and make a positive impact on in excess of 310,000 young people every year.”

An all-encompassing range of industries are represented in the shortlists for this year’s awards, with companies from recruitment and children’s clothing, to pet food and online marketing being selected for the chance to win a coveted Lloyds Bank National Business Award.  The scale of the finalists is just as varied, with companies turning over less than a million pounds to over £25 million, employing 20 people or over 70,000 people.

Tom Broughton, Programme Director of the National Business Awards said: “The quality and range of this year’s entries exceed even those of last year, which is no mean feat. The draw of being involved with the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards has seen companies from all kinds of industries submit applications, which have been narrowed down using our thorough and comprehensive scoring system. We are now looking forward to the next step in the judging process and meeting some of the finalists face-to-face.”

Finalists were chosen from the hundreds of businesses that entered or were nominated across 18 award categories. They will now prepare for live presentations to expert judges who will decide the overall winners that will be revealed at the awards ceremony on 10 November.

Visit www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk for a full list of all finalists or for details on how to attend the event.

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