Our vision is to be the relationship bank of choice for Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the UK.
The NatWest Commercial Banking team works with SMEs in a variety of sectors, providing bespoke financial solutions to help them reach their ambitions.
We are proud to sponsor the Business of the Year Award.
The winner of this category will show that they have a clear vision / strategy for their business and are committed to growing their Gatwick Diamond based business. Areas such as increasing headcount, developing and inspiring staff, and involvement in the local business community might be examples of good practice.
The winner must demonstrate experience of consistently exceeding customer expectations in order to deliver world class customer service and delight.
The winner will have the desire to go that extra mile in order to encourage advocacy and loyalty for the brand/service.
The winner of this award will have shown that they have a firm commitment to developing their people. They will have systematic and effective processes for identifying their workforce development needs and linking these to their business objectives, and will evaluate the success and impact of the training and development activities undertaken by employees.
The winner of this award will be able to demonstrate that they ensure their employees are at the heart of their business, involving them in all aspects to improve performance. You should be able to provide evidence of your approach to people development, communication and engagement, and how your vision and values drive the organisation's activities.
The winner will have:
The Winner of this Award will need to demonstrate how innovation has led to an improvement in their business. This innovation can be around the nature of the product itself, the service offered to customers or the way they have used new processes to help them to establish or grow their enterprise.
International growth has enormous benefits for the Gatwick Diamond economy. This Award will go to the organisation that best demonstrates an international growth strategy that has achieved outstanding levels of sales, profit and market share improvement.
The judges will be looking particularly for effective and innovative individual international initiatives undertaken in the past two years. (This is not an award for overall international performance.)
The Gatwick Diamond is one of the strongest regional economies within the UK. It has key sector strengths in manufacturing, with companies that are thriving, innovating and competing locally and globally. The sector confronts many challenges, particularly within a rapidly changing and increasingly uncertain economy, but continues to remain competitive, sustainable and future-focused. These businesses are championed in the Manufacturing Business of the Year Award for bringing wealth-creating, job-generating success to the region.
The 2017 Manufacturing Business of the Year category is open to any company, irrespective of size. The company must have a manufacturing operation being undertaken in the Gatwick Diamond region (this can include food and print production).
The winner of this award will have shown determination, drive and passion to start and grow a successful business during tough financial times. The winner will have also demonstrated their vision to succeed and overcome many hurdles along the way.
The Winner must clearly demonstrate they understand the essence of a top meeting place for business and the needs of those who use it. They must show flexibility and a commitment to please their customers and deliver a service of a high standard that represents value for money. Above all the venue and the service should contribute to the success of customers meetings.
The winner of this award will be the entrant that can demonstrate how their management, staff, suppliers and clients embrace and engage in bringing to life a Responsible Business strategy which benefits and enhances the wider community that it operates in.
As sponsor of the Award for Supply Chain Excellence, we want to celebrate businesses that can demonstrate the establishment and development of relationships between supplier and client. Whether you are the client or supplier, we want to celebrate the very best in The Gatwick Diamond.