iForce Announced As A Lloyds Bank National Business Awards Finalist

– Visit www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk for all finalists-

– Winners revealed on 10 November 2015-


Today, iForce has been shortlisted for the The Vonage Business Enabler of the Year the 2015 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards. iForce has been supporting leading retailers to meet the ever changing demands of multi-channel shoppers over the last two decades through the application of their industry leading software and operational capability.

Going up against other finalists, iForce will compete for the prestigious award, with the winner being revealed at the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards gala dinner held on 10 November at Park Lane’s Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

iForce CEO, Brian Gaunt, said of the nomination: “iForce has become the fastest growing logistics business in the UK over the last two years by providing UK retailers with function rich and broad IT software capability allied with operational expertise that enables them to support the development of multi-channel fulfilment, carriage management and the value recovery of customer returns. We are delighted that the National Business Awards judges has seen fit to recognise iForce as a key industry enabler.”

An all encompassing range of industries are represented in the shortlists for this year’s awards, with companies from recruitment and children’s clothing, to pet food and online marketing being selected for the chance to win a coveted Lloyds Bank National Business Award. The scale of the finalists is just as varied, with companies turning over less than a million pounds to over £25 million, employing 20 people or over 70,000 people.

Tom Broughton, Programme Director of the National Business Awards said: “The quality and range of this year’s entries exceed even those of last year, which is no mean feat. The draw of being involved with the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards has seen companies from all kinds of industries submit applications, which have been narrowed down using our thorough and comprehensive scoring system. We are now looking forward to the next step in the judging process and meeting some of the finalists face-to-face.”

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 expert judges who will decide the overall winners that will be revealed at the awards ceremony on 10 November.


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About the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards Organised by UBM who operates in over 23 countries and organises many of the world’s largest, most important exhibitions, conferences, awards, directories, websites and publications across a wide variety of industries. The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards is the flagship awards programme that recognises and rewards excellence across all sectors. Visit www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk for further information or follow us on Twitter @businessawards


Categories include –

The Corporate Citizenship Award

The Customer Focus Award

The Lloyds Bank Digital Business of the Year Award

The Employer of the Year Award

The Smith & Williamson Entrepreneur of the Year Award

The UKTI Growth Business of the Year Award

The Market Gravity Innovation Award

The Lloyds Bank New Business of the Year Award

The Inflexion International Growth Business of the Year Award

The Duke of York New Entrepreneur of the Year Award

The Lloyds Bank Small to Medium-Sized Business of the Year Award

The Social Enterprise of the Year Award

The Vonage Business Enabler of the Year

The Grichan Partnerships Sustainable Business Award

The Duke of York Award for University Entrepreneurship

The QBE FTSE 100 Business of the Year Award

The Ashridge Business School Leader of the Year Award

The Lloyds Bank Excellence in Business Award


The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards is organised by UBM EMEA. UBM EMEA connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote their brands and expand their markets. Through premier brands such as MD&M, CPhI, IFSEC, TFM&A, Cruise Shipping Miami, the Concrete Show and many others, UBM EMEA exhibitions, conferences, awards programs, publications, websites and training and certification programs are an integral part of the marketing plans of companies across more than 20 industry sectors.


Official Partners

Lloyds Bank, The Grichan Partnership, Inflexion Private Equity, Market Gravity, QBE, Smith & Williamson, UKTI, Vonage.