National Business Awards 2013

We are pleased to announce that Comtek Network Systems has been shortlisted for the The Corporate Citizenship Award at this year’s National Business Awards.

Going up against companies such as Barclays, Marks & Spencers and Virgin Media we will compete for the prestigious award, with the winner being revealed at the National Business Awards gala dinner held on 12 November in London.

Mike Tuffrey, judge for the category said: “Fast-growth company, Comtek, is building its business by repairing or recovering equipment that would otherwise end up as waste, damaging the environment. It’s also training young people and expanding in disadvantaged areas. A true win-win-win for people, profit and community.”

About the Corporate Citizenship Award

Highlighting the role of the private sector in addressing social challenges, and improving the communities in which they operate, the Corporate Citizenship Award will recognise those demonstrating the greatest impact on quality of life, economic prosperity or regeneration through direct investment, pro bono work or employee led initiatives. This Award also seeks to demonstrate the link between corporate citizenship and commercial success.

About The National Business Awards

Over 150 of Britain’s leading businesses, business leaders and social enterprises have been revealed as finalists for the 2013 National Business Awards. The finalists announced represent 15 categories including the Croner Employer of the Year, the Smith & Williamson Entrepreneur of the Year and Santander Small to Medium-Sized Business of the Year. The Leader of the Year finalists and Decade of Excellence winner will be announced over the coming months.

This year’s shortlisted businesses have a collective global turnover of more than £341 billion, covering activities as diverse as telecoms, construction, entertainment, publishing and manufacturing. One fifth of the finalists turnover more than £1 billion annually – with the lowest turnover peaking at £30k and highest reaching £55 billion. They represent regions from all over Britain including London, Exeter, Glasgow and Cardiff.

Dame Helen Alexander, Chair of judges for the National Business Awards, said: “These organisations and leaders represent exceptional success over the past year. The environment has been tough; these are the firms leading the way to growth. There’s a broad spectrum of sectors represented, as well as organisations of very different sizes, reflecting the diversity of British business and the vitality of our economy. Congratulations to all our finalists.”

Alex Evans, Programme Director of the National Business Awards said: “The quality of finalists is outstanding every year – with Britain’s most promising new businesses and most impactful social enterprises recognised alongside top performing SMEs and the most sustainable mid market and large cap firms.”

Finalists were chosen from the hundreds of businesses that entered or were nominated for the titles. They will now prepare to make presentations to expert juries who will decide the category winners. The overall winners across all 17 categories will be revealed at the awards ceremony on 12 November at the Grosvenor House, London.

Visit www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk/finalists for a full list of all finalists and to book a table at the event.

The National Business Awards supports The Prince’s Trust, a charity that offers practical and financial support to young people who need it.