Two Bristol businesses, The Grand Appeal and Ashley Community Housing, have been shortlisted for a Lloyds National Business Award

Over 140 of Britain’s leading businesses, business leaders and social enterprises, of all sizes and disciplines, have been revealed as finalists for the 2017 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards. Some of the shortlisted finalists include Gatwick Airport, Neal’s Yard Remedies, Virgin Wines, Danone, Anglian Water, Missguided and New World Trading Company.

Bristol-based finalists are children’s hospital charity The Grand Appeal, who are in the running for The Samsung Innovation Award, and Ashley Community Housing, who provide housing for refugees in Bristol and stand to win The Lloyds Bank Positive Social Impact Award.

Other categories include The Amazon Digital Business of the Year, The Samsung Innovation Award, The Duke of York New Entrepreneur of the Year and The Lloyds Bank Mid-Market Business of the Year.

The finalists were chosen from the hundreds of businesses that entered or were nominated across 18 award categories. They will now prepare for live presentations to an expert judging panel who will decide the overall winners.

Lisa Sohanpal, CEO of Nom Nom foods said, “These prestigious awards are an example of the incredible support businesses receive in Britain in recognition of their hard work, tenacity and achievements that entrepreneurs have made. The awards add credibility to the company profile, boosts brand awareness and encourages entrepreneurs to keep on going no matter what.”

Continuing the celebration of Best of British Ambition, this year’s prestigious award ceremony will take place on 14 November 2017, at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane, where the winners will be revealed.

For the full list of finalists visit; find out more about The Grand Appeal here and Ashley Community Housing here