Wilcox Limousines awaits final decision in National Business Awards
The team at Wilcox Limousines is on tenterhooks, as the firm awaits the outcome of the 2017 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards, with the coachbuilder having been shortlisted for the Mid-Market Business of the year award.
Having undertaken a presentation in front of a panel of judges, the firm is waiting for the awards ceremony on the 14th November to see if it’s done enough to convince the judges that Wilcox Limousines deserves to win the overall award.
With head offices in Buckinghamshire, and production facilities in Northampton and Wigan, the family-run firm is the UK’s leading Coachbuilder. Approaching its 70th anniversary in 2018, Wilcox Limousines provides hearses and limousines to the funeral and executive industries.
As part of the judging process, the firm’s CEO, Paul Wilcox, alongside his daughter Leila Wilcox, who is also Head of Marketing at Wilcox Limousines, delivered a presentation to the expert panel tasked with deciding who will eventually win.
Paul Wilcox of Wilcox Limousines said: “We were delighted to have been shortlisted for such a prestigious award and felt the weight of that prestige on our shoulders when conducting our presentation. Despite a fire alarm going off towards the end of it, we felt the presentation went well on the day and it’s now just a case of waiting and seeing if the competition was deemed stronger.”
He added: “Being at the lower end of the turnover scale for a mid-market business, it’s a real endorsement of the quality of our offering and the strength of our business that we even made the shortlist. We just hope that our emphasis on efficient processes and consistently successful service, has been recognised by the judging panel. We’ll have our fingers firmly crossed come the awards ceremony!”
The finalists in the awards were chosen from the hundreds of businesses that entered or were nominated across 18 award categories. All finalists had to present to a panel of experts who make the final decision on the eventual winners.
The award ceremony will take place on Tuesday 14th November 2017, at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane, where the winners will be revealed.
Tom Broughton, Group Brand Director of the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards said: “Given the economic uncertainty over the past year, it is inspiring more than ever to see British businesses prosper. Through a thorough and comprehensive judging process, this year’s selected finalists demonstrate exceptional quality and diversity across a range of business sectors within the UK.”
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Visit www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk for a full list of all finalists or for details on how to attend the event.