A SENSE of pure delight and celebration filled the room at the Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards as the winners of each of the prestigious 13 categories were announced, with one additional category added for Outstanding Contribution to British Business that went to the Oxford Vaccine Group.

The calibre of finalists in each category was very high, with Britain’s business elite filling every seat in the room. The evening was intertwined with inspirational speeches from Sarah Austin, Director of the Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards, Paul Gordon, Lloyds Banking Group Managing Director for SME & MID Corporates, Laura & Jason Kenny, Olympic athletes who between them have 12 Olympic gold medals in cycling, and Channel 4’s Steph McGovern.

The awards ceremony had a plethora of worthy finalists, but Direct Healthcare Group truly shone in their category.

DHG is a global company that exports efforts to move health forward by delivering innovative and leading solutions for individuals whose lives are impacted by reduced movement. The business excellence in supporting it’s healthcare partners, and the people whose healthcare needs they serve, working to keep improving the vital connections between movement and health, enabling accelerated recovery and healthy independence in daily living.

The DHG has been rewarded with the Exporter of the Year Award for it’s outstanding contribution to representing British businesses abroad and being notable ambassadors for British business. The Welsh business has achieved enormous levels of sustainable international growth through exporting on a global scale. In addition to this, DHG has built a strong reputation with it’s partners and made lasting relationships through it’s sustainable exporting business model, outstanding innovative practices and ethical approach to healthcare.

Graham Ewart, Managing Director from www.dhg.com, commented:

“It’s a privilege and an honour to win this award, not just for me but for the 600 people I have the pleasure of working with. This award means an awful lot to me and my team, our business has worked tirelessly through the past 20 months during the unprecedented pandemic.

“This prestigious award has recognised our hard work and has highlighted how our care practices have helped to make a real difference. Through providing health care benefits, it has meant we have had the ability to grow and succeed in business not only here in the UK but across the 45 countries we are fortunate to export our products too.

“Entering this award helps to recognise the output of the work we do as a team and business, focusing on the people in the business and the customer – then the fortunate success will follow.”

Sarah Austin, Director of www.britishbusinessexcellenceawards.co.uk, commented:

“A true accolade to British Business, these businesses are all worthy winners of the Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence awards. Their positive contribution to the reputation and success of British business has not gone unnoticed and it will be great to see how winning an award of this stature will propel the company into the spotlight, where they can shine and inspire other businesses.”