Bateman Best of British at Top Business Awards

November 25, 2016

Bateman Groundworks was among the “best of British” finalists at the 2016 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards in London in November.

It was among 12 companies from across the country shortlisted from hundreds of entries for the small to medium business category.

A total of 140 finalists were in 18 categories in the annual awards, described by former prime minister David Cameron as the “Oscars of great British business” recognising talent, ambition and growth.

Managing director Richard Bateman, commercial director Jason Ramsey, production manager Lewis Nicholas and David Marsh, who backed the company through its early years, joined 1200 people at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London for the awards, hosted by BBC news presenter Louise Minchin.

Winner of the category was the Handmade Hamburger Company.

Mr Bateman said the National Business Awards recognised and rewarded the best of great British business.

“Although we didn’t win, just being nominated felt like a win.

“There were some terrific companies there, a real cross section of British business and we were thrilled to have been selected as finalists among such tough competition.”

Group Brand Director of the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards, Tom Broughton, said: “Due to the high number of entries for this years’ awards, narrowing the entries down to 140 finalists was a difficult task.

“But through a thorough and comprehensive judging process, the selected finalists demonstrate exceptional quality and diversity across a range of business sectors within the UK. We are now looking forward to the next step of the process and meeting some of the finalists face-to-face.”

The last award presented was the Excellence in Business Award recognising the business personality who best represented achievement and longevity, awarded to Sir James Dyson.

“To be among those businesses was a wonderful achievement and a great honour,” Mr Bateman said.