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From training to vegan chocs, meet the expertise vying for the distinguished Lloyd’s Enterprise Excellence Awards

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Yearly we’re blown away by the usual of all of the entries we see and this yr has been no totally different. Amid a really troublesome backdrop of inflation, modifications inside authorities and uncertainty about forthcoming tax coverage, all of our 2022 finalists are nonetheless thriving.

This yr has seen a rising variety of companies centered on wellness – and lots of corporations which have chosen to particularly goal the feminine market – enter the awards, in addition to companies dedicated to creating society and their communities higher.

For a sneak peek into a number of the companies which are in with an opportunity of successful, learn on.

‘Concentrating on studying hole between essentially the most and least privileged’

Atom Studying

Yearly dad and mom spend round £1bn on non-public tuition charges to assist their kids be taught between the ages of seven and 11. Tutoring is unregulated, inconsistent and accessible solely to kids whose dad and mom can afford it.

Atom Studying makes use of Synthetic Intelligence mixed with instructional content material designed by academics to assist kids be taught on-line utilizing animation and interactive play. As kids use the platform it adapts to their degree of data, temper and motivation and creates a studying plan finest suited to
their studying fashion or character kind. It’s free for colleges and for all kids who obtain free college meals or are on pupil premium.

“We’re utilizing expertise to boost instructional outcomes and cut back the hole in attainment between essentially the most and the least privileged,” say Alex Hatvany and Jake O’Keeffe, Atom Studying’s founders.

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‘Serving to keep away from pointless breast most cancers surgical procedure’


Annually two million girls are recognized with breast most cancers and most will endure some type of surgical procedure.

Endomag was based after analysis performed on the College School London and the College of Houston developed using magnetics to take away the necessity for radioactivity when staging breast most cancers. “We wish to make it potential for ladies with breast most cancers to keep away from surgical procedure when it isn’t wanted, and expertise higher outcomes when it’s,” says Eric Mayes, chief govt.

“Over 650 hospitals in additional than 40 international locations have already given over 160,000 girls entry to extra exact and fewer invasive breast most cancers remedy due to our applied sciences.”

‘How advising a pal over hair loss impressed a brand new enterprise’

Rebecca opened Morgan’s Hair and Magnificence in July 2013 after working in and proudly owning different hair salons

Morgan’s Wigs & Hair Loss Options

With greater than 13 years’ expertise Rebecca Morgan-Brennan, a extremely certified hairdresser, began her journey with wigs after a detailed pal got here to her for recommendation concerning her hair loss following a breast most cancers analysis. Rebecca opened Morgan’s Hair and Magnificence in July 2013 after working in and proudly owning different hair salons.

Seeing her pal undergo such a troublesome journey when dropping her hair and the challenges related to feeling good and assured whereas being handled, impressed Ms Morgan-Brennan to assist others affected by a medical hair loss situation. Whether or not it’s attributable to chemotherapy, radiology, alopecia, genetics, sample baldness, stress, lupus, menopause, thinning hair, gender transition or different such issues, her mission is to make sure an inclusive strategy to serving to these dwelling with and affected by hair loss.

‘We goal to be a lot greater than a extremely good meals wholesaler’

Cotswold Fayre

This wholesaler provides impartial retailers with high quality fantastic meals and gourmand merchandise sourced from the most effective producers within the UK and throughout the globe. “We began as a distribution hub for a couple of small producers within the Cotswolds. The values we had then nonetheless maintain true in the present day,” says founder and chief govt Paul Hargreaves.

“Right here at Cotswold Fayre we’re devoted to offering impartial retailers with a whole vary of top-quality ambient food and drinks merchandise, with the overwhelming majority of our suppliers drawn from Nice Britain
and Eire. However we additionally wish to be greater than a extremely good wholesaler, which is why we now have provider conferences with specialist advisers, networking occasions and different initiatives and run a month-to-month survey in order that we will assist impartial retailers.”

Harnessing natural waste to create woodlands and generate electrical energy

Allium Vitality takes natural waste, captures methane and turns the solids into soil

Allium Vitality

Allium Vitality takes natural waste, captures methane and turns the solids into soil, which is then used to revive blighted land into which it vegetation woodlands. The methane can also be used as a gas to generate renewable electrical energy.

“In 2019 we turned the primary firm within the nation to achieve consent to course of organics and seize the methane, and we now have now dedicated to constructing additional subsidy-free carbon seize energy era,” says Richard Todd, the corporate’s managing director.

‘Prior to now yr we’ve launched vegan nutty choc balls’


Husband and spouse workforce Rimi and Manav Thapar began out with £600, a meals processor and a visit to London. The couple came upon the thought for his or her vegan chocolate enterprise 9 years in the past when Rimi began consuming uncooked, pure meals to enhance her well being. Now the corporate sells its plant-based merchandise in Waitrose, Asda, Entire Meals and different retailers.

Rimi says: “LoveRaw has 1000’s of followers following a vegan and plant-based weight loss program who love the style of our chocolate. Prior to now yr, we’ve launched peanut butter cups, cream wafer bars and nutty choc balls.”

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