In October 2011, ICM Chief Executive Tom Thomas was once again a judge at the prestigious National Business Awards (NBA), previously dubbed ‘the UK’s Business Oscars’ by one recent Prime Minister.
Tom was part of the judging panel responsible for selecting a winner in the ‘Growth Strategy of the Year’ award. This sought after award, sponsored by Blackberry, is open to companies in both the public and private sectors. The award goes to the organisation most able to demonstrate organic growth, with outstanding levels of sales, profit and market share improvement.
Companies are assessed over seven core criteria, with different weightings placed on the categories. The categories include growth, innovation, engagement (staff & customer), leadership and ethics.
The judging panel consisted of members from a wide and diverse business background. In total, ten presentations were judged from the shortlisted companies.
The winner of the 2011 award will be announced at the ceremony on 8th November 2011 at the Grosvenor Hotel, London. Last year, the ceremony was opened by a special message from Prime Minister David Cameron, with Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg presenting an inspiring speech.
Visit the NBA website to find out more about this award and many others, www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk.