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Medilink Consulting announced as National Business Awards finalist

MediLink Consulting will compete for the prestigious award with nine other shortlisted competitors, the winner being revealed at the National Business Awards gala dinner held on 11 November at Park Lane’s Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

Category judge Emma Jones, CEO of Enterprise Nation, said, “MediLink started in a 150 sq ft box room with two desks. And so the story begins. Clearly driven by seeing their father’s business go into liquidation, this has propelled two brothers to launch a business turning over &pound8 million within three years, with no debt.

“This shows gritty determination and an undeniable work ethic. They have built a successful business and are helping others through their Academy and professional approach.”

MediLink managing director, Shubber Raja, added, “This is an enormous honour for us, having been recognised in two other recruitment business awards schemes in the past three months.

“We highly value this external validation of our approach to recruitment, which is open, ethical and honest."

Britain’s leading businesses, business leaders and social enterprises have been revealed as finalists for the 2014 National Business Awards. The finalists announced today represent categories including the Smith & Williamson Entrepreneur of the Year, Santander Small to Medium-Sized Business of the Year and the Inflexion International Growth Business of the Year.

The Ashridge Business School Leader of the Year finalists and Decade of Excellence winner will be announced over the coming months, with the Duke of York New Entrepreneur of the Year finalists announced last month following a judging event in Liverpool. 

This year’s shortlisted businesses cover activities as diverse as retail, technology, men’s grooming products, telecoms, construction, advertising, entertainment, and publishing.

Of the businesses shortlisted, 24% turnover under &pound5m, 26% turnover between &pound5m and &pound25m, 15% over a billion and 10% not for profit organisations. The smallest business recognised has a turnover of just &pound23k with the largest reaching &pound20 billion.

Finalists collectively employ over 850,000 people, the smallest has just one member of staff while the largest employs around 165,000 people globally.

Alex Evans, programme director of the National Business Awards, said, “The diversity and quality of this year’s finalists have firmly established the National Business Awards as the talent scout for UK plc, with market leading household names recognised alongside the best emerging business brands.

“With a variety of industries represented, these recovery-leading businesses have demonstrated the return on investment in people, innovation, customer service and leadership.”

Finalists were chosen from the hundreds of businesses that entered or were nominated across 17 award categories. They will now prepare for live presentations to expert juries who will decide the overall winners that will be revealed at the awards ceremony on 11 November.

Visit for a full list of all finalists and to attend 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.


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