Cookstown based TES have been shortlisted for the Santander Small to Medium-Sized Business of the Year for the 2014 National Business Awards. TES are environmental engineering experts specialising in water purification, water recycling, power conservation and distribution solutions.
Going up against a range of leading UK based companies they will compete for the prestigious award, with the winner being revealed at the National Business Awards gala dinner held on 11 November at Park Lane’s Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
Stephen Dury, Director of Strategy & Market Development, Santander Corporate, Commercial & Business Banking, judge for the category said: “TES epitomises the characteristics of an insurgent player in an established global market. It has built its business model around sustainable change that focuses on client flexibility and specialist services using cutting edge technology. A powerful combination of technological innovation, investment in people and a drive to deliver results for their clients, and therefore success for TES, underpins its successful growth journey. It’s clear that going forward with an engaged and growing client base that it will continue to deliver outstanding results worldwide.”
TES Chairman, Brian Taylor, commented “we are delighted to have been announced as a finalist in the National Business Awards and that the judging panel has recognised the continued growth and potential of TES. The calibre of businesses shortlisted for the National Business Awards is exceptionally high and it’s an honour to represent the Northern Ireland business sector at the UK wide event”.
Britain’s leading businesses, business leaders and social enterprises have today been revealed as finalists for the 2014 National Business Awards. The finalists announced today represent categories including the Smith & Williamson Entrepreneur of the Year, Santander Small to Medium-Sized Business of the Year and the Inflexion International Growth Business of the Year. The Ashridge Business School Leader of the Year finalists and Decade of Excellence winner will be announced over the coming months, with the Duke of York New Entrepreneur of the Year finalists announced last month following a judging event in Liverpool.
This year’s shortlisted businesses cover activities as diverse as retail, technology, men’s grooming products, telecoms, construction, advertising, entertainment, and publishing. Of the businesses shortlisted, 24% turnover under £5m, 26% turnover between £5m and £25m, 15% over a billion and 10% not for profit organisations. The smallest business recognised has a turnover of just £23k with the largest reaching £20 billion. Finalists collectively employ over 850,000 people, the smallest has just one member of staff while the largest employs around 165,000 people globally.
Alex Evans, Programme Director of the National Business Awards said: “The diversity and quality of this year’s finalists have firmly established the National Business Awards as the talent scout for UK plc, with market leading household names recognised alongside the best emerging business brands. With a variety of industries represented, these recovery-leading businesses have demonstrated the return on investment in people, innovation, customer service and leadership.”
Finalists were chosen from the hundreds of businesses that entered or were nominated across 17 award categories. They will now prepare for live presentations to expert juries who will decide the overall winners that will be revealed at the awards ceremony on 11 November.
Visit www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk for a full list of all finalists and to attend the event.
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