Finura Partners Announced As National Business Awards Finalist


Today, Finura Partners has been shortlisted for the New Business of the Year for the 2016 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards.

Nathan Mead-Wellings, Finura Partners’ Director and Senior Financial Adviser said:

“We are immensely proud to receive this nomination. For all at Finura it serves to vindicate that which we believed in 2014 when we founded this business, and that which we continue to believe today; that there is demand for a modern, service-led, technology-driven financial services proposition. That it is time to deliver transparent fee structures based on time spent not investment values. That it is time for clients to demand holistic planning that extends beyond fund picking. Finura started with a vision to be the most highly referred name in financial services, delivering exceptional client service from start to finish. While that journey has just started, I am absolutely delighted that our clients benefit from and our peers recognise the ongoing efforts from all at Finura to be the best we can, in an industry that must do better.”

The 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 an expert judging panel who will decide the overall winners.

Described as “the Oscars of great British business” by David Cameron, former Prime Minister, this year’s prestigious award ceremony will take place on Tuesday 15th November, at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane, where the winners will be revealed.

For the first time, RT Hon Conor McGinn MP recently hosted a reception for the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards at the House of Commons. This enabled finalists to meet fellow entrants, the National Business Awards Advisory Board members, judges (who they will present to in September) and sponsors of each category.

Tom Broughton, Group Brand Director of the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards said:

“Due to the high number of entries for this years’ awards, narrowing the entries down to 140 finalists was a difficult task. But through a thorough and comprehensive judging process, the selected finalists demonstrate exceptional quality and diversity across a range of business sectors within the UK. We are now looking forward to the next step of the process and meeting some of the finalists face-to-face.”

Visit for a full list of all finalists or for details on how to attend the event.

About the National Business Awards
Open to organisations of all sizes from all sectors across the UK, the National Business Awards is the UK’s most prestigious independent business recognition platform with its particular emphasis on excellence, innovation and ethical business. Now in its 15th year, the National Business Awards connects the nations’ professionals through its annual awards ceremony; year-round thought leadership and round table events; and is UBM plc’s flagship awards programme. Visit for further information or follow us on Twitter @businessawards.
2016 categories include:

• The QBE Insurance New Exporter of the Year in association with Exporting is GREAT
• The Customer Focus Award
• The Amazon Digital Business of the Year
• The Howard Kennedy Employer of the Year
• The Lloyds Bank New Business of the Year
• The Duke of York New Entrepreneur of the Year
• The Lloyds Bank Small to Medium-Sized Business of the Year
• The Vonage Business Enabler of the Year
• The Business Award for Sustainability Sponsored by the Grichan Partnership
• The Duke of York Award for University Entrepreneurship
• The Business Award for Arts and Creative Services
• The Innovation Award
• The Smith & Williamson Scale-Up Business of the Year
• The Lloyds Bank Positive Social Impact Award
• Inflexion Entrepreneur of the Year
• The Lloyds Bank Mid-Market Business of the Year

The 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.


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