Robert Camp, managing partner of leading law firm Stephens Scown, has been shortlisted for the The Smith & Williamson Entrepreneur of the Year for the 2015 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards.
Going up against other finalists, Robert Camp will compete for the prestigious award, with the winner being revealed at the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards gala dinner held on 10 November at Park Lane’s Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
Since becoming managing partner in 2011, Robert has overseen the firm grow by 41% and pick up numerous awards including The Sunday Times Best 100 Companies to Work For.
Robert was unaware that he had been nominated by his management team and was a little overwhelmed to hear he had been shortlisted. Mandy Reynolds, Director of Marketing at Stephens Scown commented: “I had the delight of telling him the news and it was the first time I had seen him lost for words! It’s so well deserved as he has completely transformed a traditional law firm into an entrepreneurial business where we are all proud to work. He’s a truly inspirational leader with a clear vision and infectious enthusiasm. We are all keeping our fingers crossed that he wins.”
An all encompassing range of industries are represented in the shortlists for this year’s awards, with companies from recruitment and children’s clothing, to pet food and online marketing being selected for the chance to win a coveted Lloyds Bank National Business Award. The scale of the finalists is just as varied, with companies turning over less than a million pounds to over £25 million, employing 20 people or over 70,000 people.
Tom Broughton, Programme Director of the National Business Awards said: “The quality and range of this year’s entries exceed even those of last year, which is no mean feat. The draw of being involved with the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards has seen companies from all kinds of industries submit applications, which have been narrowed down using our thorough and comprehensive scoring system. We are now looking forward to the next step in the judging process and meeting some of the finalists face-to-face.”
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 expert judges who will decide the overall winners that will be revealed at the awards ceremony on 10 November.
Visit www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk for a full list of all finalists or for details on how to attend the event.