Experian announced as National Business Awards finalist

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Experian announced as National Business Awards finalist

Shortlisted for the Coutts FTSE 100 Business of the Year award

London, 15th August 2012 – Experian, the global information services company, is delighted to announce it has been shortlisted for the Coutts FTSE 100 Business of the Year award at this year’s National Business Awards in partnership with Orange.

Experian, a provider of data and analytics to clients around the world, will be going up against the likes of Capita and AMEC, with the winner being revealed at the National Business Awards gala dinner on 13th November in London.

Alex Evans, Programme Director, National Business Awards and judge for the category said: “Benefiting from strong growth in Latin America, Experian achieved its tenth consecutive year of record earnings before interest or tax in 2011 and has created the foundations for future growth through new acquisitions and joint ventures, at home and abroad, plus a range of new business services.”

Craig Boundy, Managing Director, Experian UK&I commented: “It is an honour being selected as a finalist for this prestigious award, and to be recognised alongside some of Britain’s leading companies. We offer our congratulations to all the businesses and organisations shortlisted and look forward to the 13th November when all the winners will be revealed.”   

The National Business Awards has today revealed over 150 of Britain’s leading businesses and business leaders as finalists in the prestigious awards programme. Organisations shortlisted include a range of private, public and third sector companies, including National Grid, Marks and Spencer, and London Early Years Foundation.

All National Business Awards finalists represent an annual turnover in excess of £135 billion and collectively employ over 700,000. They cover activities as diverse as digital marketing, international road haulage and logistics, water engineering and life sciences: sectors that reflect key areas of UK capability with high potential for international expansion. The diverse size of the companies entering is also huge – ranging from a business with an annual turnover of less than £50k to high growth and high value companies with multi-billion pound revenues.

Baroness Virginia Bottomley, Chair of Judges said: “This year has been a challenging environment for British businesses: these finalists demonstrate how companies are succeeding in the current climate through innovation, originality and tenacity. It’s good to see a broad range of companies both in sector and size – an impressive representation of the potential British businesses have. Congratulations to all our finalists.”

The National Business Awards supports Help for Heroes, a charity that offers support and advice for wounded soldiers.

Visit www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk for a full list of all finalists and to book a table at the event.

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For further information or interview opportunities contact:

Nishma Shah
PR Manager, Experian
Tel: 020 30424313 / 44 (0) 779 196 7432
Email: Nishma.shah@uk.experian.com

Rachel Branigan
PR Manager
UBM Awards and Partnerships
Tel: 0207 955 3843
Email: Rachel.branigan@ubm.com

Annelle Botha
Head of PR and Marketing
UBM Awards and Partnerships
Tel: 0207 234 8753
Email: annelle.botha@ubm.com

Notes for editors:

Awards categories 2012

Categories open to enter:

  • The Orange Innovation Award
  • The BlackBerry Growth Strategy of the Year
  • The ICAEW Sustainability Award
  • The Santander Small to Medium Sized Business of the Year
  • The Huawei Customer Focus Award
  • The Croner Employer of the Year
  • Transformational Change of the Year
  • Start-up Business of the Year
  • Small Online Business of the Year
  • E-Commerce Strategy of the Year
  • Business Enabler of the Year
  • The Entrepreneur of the Year

Categories run by nomination only:

  • The Orange Leader of the Year
  • The Daily Telegraph Award for a Decade of Excellence
  • The 3i International Growth Business of the Year
  • The Leadership Diversity Award
  • The Coutts FTSE 100 Business of the Year

The Grichan Partnership is the official executive search partner for the National Business Awards.

About Experian
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. Experian also helps individuals to check their credit report and credit score, and protect against identity theft.

Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended 31 March 2012 was US$4.5 billion. Experian employs approximately 17,000 people in 44 countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; California, US; and São Paulo, Brazil.

For more information, visit http://www.experianplc.com

About the National Business Awards
Open to organisations of all sizes from all sectors across the UK, the National Business Awards in partnership with Orange is the UK’s most prestigious independent business recognition platform with its particular emphasis on excellence, innovation and ethical business.  Now in its eleventh 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 www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk for further information or follow us on Twitter @businessawards.

About Help for Heroes
Help for Heroes (H4H) was founded by Bryn and Emma Parry after a profoundly moving visit to Selly Oak Hospital in the summer of 2007. Bryn and Emma met some extraordinarily brave young men who had been badly wounded and they just wanted to do something to help.  The charity was launched in October 2007 and provides direct, practical support for those wounded, injured or who have become sick in the line of duty and their families. 

About Orange UK                                                                                                                                                    
Orange is the key brand of the France Telecom Group, one of the world's leading telecommunications operators. With almost 131 million customers, the Orange brand now covers Internet, television and mobile services in the majority of countries where the Group operates. In the UK, Orange provides high quality GSM coverage to 99% of the UK population, and 3G coverage to more than 93%. Orange and any other Orange product or service names included in this material are trade marks of Orange Brand Services Limited.  On July 1 2010, the company became part of Everything Everywhere, one company that runs two of Britain's most famous brands - Orange UK and T-Mobile UK - with plans to transform the industry by giving customers instant access to everything, everywhere, offering them the best value, best choice and best network coverage in the country. Everything Everywhere Limited is the UK’s biggest communications company, with a combined customer base of almost 28 million people and more than 720 retail stores across the country. Everything Everywhere Limited is registered at Hatfield Business Park, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9BW under the registered company number 02382161.                                                                                                                                           

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