(PRWEB UK) 6 July 2015
PwC – in association with HSBC Private Bank and The Supper Club – is proud to announce the shortlist for the fifth annual UK Private Business Awards. The finalists have been selected from the hundreds of entries received from private businesses across the UK.
This year Colin Stevens, Founder and CEO of http://www.BetterBathrooms.com, has been shortlisted in the CEO of the Year category
CEO of the Year Award - Sponsored by The Supper Club
Will Butler-Adams – Brompton Bicycle Ltd – London
Phil Doye – Kelway Ltd – London
Tom Joule – Joules Ltd - Midlands
Colin Stevens – Better Bathrooms Ltd – North West
In response to the recent news, Colin Stevens explained; “This is fantastic news – I am honoured to be shortlisted and it is an achievement for everyone who works at Better Bathrooms. Upholding a dynamic and ambitious approach to business, I strongly believe in ‘Being their first, launching fast and fixing quickly’. Despite this risky ethos, I encourage everyone within the team to try new things, not being afraid to go back to the drawing board. As a leader I have created a culture on innovation and I believe in my team, in the business and our vision.”
Colin’s strong business sense and philanthropic approach to nurturing his staff make a winning combination in a fiercely competitive marketplace. Better Bathrooms and Colin Stevens have become a great British success story and is often described as a true inspiration.
Brian Henderson, PwC partner, said: “The shortlist epitomises the very best of British business. From feisty grassroots challengers to mid-tier innovators these businesses have forged opportunities from themselves and those they employ. They are the engine of the UK economy.”
Charlie Hoffman, Managing Director, HSBC Private Bank (UK) Ltd said: “Once again there is strong competition across all categories with candidates demonstrating immense talent and an outstanding work ethic. Alongside their relentless focus on the customer, so many participants acknowledge that human capital, namely the employees, is often what makes the business a success.”
“Of particular note this year is the quality of entrants who are family-owned businesses. Often multi-generational, these are the British 'Mittelstand' who are very much the country's past and ever evolving future.”
“At HSBC Private Bank we have long recognised the contribution of private businesses to the economy, and are delighted that through the Private Business Awards we now have an established national platform for showcasing the very best of their achievements and entrepreneurship.”
Jane Gomez, managing director of The Supper Club, said: “From manufacturers to digital disruptors, the businesses on this shortlist demonstrate the ambition and strength of UK enterprise today. We are thrilled to support this celebration of not only business success, but particularly, of leadership. The founders and CEOs of these firms have led these firms through challenging times to achieve growth. They are the true wealth creators in Britain today."
The winners of the Private Business Awards 2015 will be announced at a dinner to be held at the Brewery, London, EC1 on Wednesday 30th September 2015.
For more information on the Private Business Awards, visit: http://www.privatebusinessawards.com