Pearson named Large-Cap Business of the Year in the U.K.

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Company Described as "An Ethical, Innovative, and Solid Business"

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Pearson, the international education and information company, has been named Large-Cap Business of the Year at the National Business Awards UK, in recognition of its financial performance, innovation and community support.

Pearson was described as "an ethical, innovative and solid business," and cited for the "internationalisation" of its operations and the early adoption at the Financial Times of paid-for content on FT.com. "Pearson's bravery has been rewarded with good results," said the awards announcement.

The Large-Cap award, sponsored by Coutts & Co, was presented at an awards dinner on 9 November at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. A panel of judges chose Pearson from a 10-company list of finalists representing a range of industries.

"Pearson's bold moves in digital media and education have been rewarded with solid and consistent growth as this international media company successfully adapts its model in new markets around the world," the awards-dinner audience was told.

The award, according to the category criteria, went to "the outstanding company that has best demonstrated exceptional financial returns, strong growth and innovation strategies, and market prominence, while accommodating the expectations and interests of a large stakeholder community."

Coutts, in its sponsor statement for the award, said the honour "recognises and champions the achievements of large businesses and their contribution to the UK as employers, taxpayers and supporters of communities."

Please follow this link for the announcement of Pearson's award on the website of the National Business Awards.

In April, Pearson was awarded The Queen's Award for Enterprise, in the International Trade category, for its success in growing global sales. That award was made by HM The Queen, on the advice of the Prime Minister, who was assisted by an Advisory Committee.

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