Alderman Tooling were named the Howard Kennedy Employer of the Year at the 2017 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards gala dinner ceremony, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane. This award celebrates the organisations seeing the best return on investment in people, and recognises employee strategy that best attracts, retains and develops talent.
Founded in 1969 by Bill Alderman, Alderman Tooling is a bespoke metal fabricator based in Plymouth which still remains in family ownership and management. Alderman Tooling offers comprehensive metalwork design and fabrication services to diverse markets (retail, IT, industrial, automotive) throughout the South West and nationally.
The judging panel commented; “Alderman stood out as the employer of the year as the business had a really thorough understanding of the skills its employees need – both now and in the future. The collaborative NVQ training is simply brilliant and not only benefits Alderman Employees, but other SMEs in the area. Karen’s work as a STEM ambassador is also strategically smart as it demonstrates the career path in these sectors and enables her to foster and encourage the next generation of employees.”
Irena Molloy, Executive Director at Howard Kennedy said: “Alderman stood out as a business that has people at the heart of its business. We saw a genuine and authentic desire to bring out the best in people, and could clearly see the impact that this had on the lives of the individuals and the success of the business. My recommendation for the future? Don’t change! As a business do what you need to do to grow, at the same time, don't lose the distinctive approach to people. Congratulations from all of us at Howard Kennedy.”
Over 1200 business leaders, entrepreneurs, politicians and media representatives gathered at the Grosvenor House Hotel for the 16th annual National Business Awards, and together continued the celebration of the Best of British Ambition. The Awards were presented by BBC Breakfasts Naga Munchetty and welcomed Mo Farah as headline speaker, as well as Secretary of State for International Trade, Dr Liam Fox.
The winners across all 16 categories included Missguided, which triumphed as the Amazon Digital Business of the Year, Concrete Canvas winner of the Samsung Innovation Award, and Accesso, winner of the Lloyds Bank Mid-Market Business of the Year. *see footnotes for all winners
Alan Rubenstein, CEO of Pension Protection Fund was named Keys Business Concierge Leader of the Year. This award recognises the personal imprint of the UK’s most high profile leaders and industry champions from the private, public and third sectors. The finalists were judged on their achievements as business leaders over the last 18 months, and their personal achievements in the course of their career.
Nina Wright, Chief Commercial Officer & Transformation Director of UBM EMEA, organisers of the event said: “Another fabulous ceremony celebrating the best of British ambition. The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards are the UK’s most recognised business accolade, a chance for these flourishing companies to celebrate their achievements in the diverse company of others recognised for high performance. Congratulations to all of our finalists and of course, the 2017 winners.”
For more information and to find out how to register your business for the 2018 National Business Awards, visit www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk