Bristol based OVO Energy wins at National Business Awards

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L2R Guy Rigby of Smith & Williamson and Chris Houghton of OVO Energy
L2R Guy Rigby of Smith & Williamson and Chris Houghton of OVO Energy

Bristol-headquartered OVO Energy has been named the winner of the Smith & Williamson Scale-up Business of the Year at the 2016 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards.

New for 2016, this award recognises a market leading increase in sales, headcount, profitability, market share or geographical expansion over the last three years.

OVO Energy is an independent UK gas and electricity supplier.

Chris Houghton, Chief Financial Officer from OVO Energy, comments: “We have a great belief in what we’re doing, and whilst there’s success in that, it’s always great to be recognised by your peers, so it’s a very special night for us.”

Over 1,200 business leaders, entrepreneurs, politicians and media representatives gathered at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London for the 15th annual National Business Awards, and together celebrated the best of British ambition.

The Awards were presented by BBC Breakfast’s Louise Minchin and welcomed Lord William Hague as headline speaker.

The winners across all 18 categories included M Squared, which triumphed in the Samsung Innovation Award, Hotel Chocolat, winner of The Lloyds Bank Mid-Market of the Year category, and Frank Hester, TTP, winner of the Inflexion Entrepreneur of the Year category.

Sir James Dyson was awarded with The Lloyds Bank Excellence in Business Award, which is the highest accolade of the night. *see footnotes for all winners.


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  1. Absolutely smashing, so glad to see there’s energy companies out there that are challenging the big six. Decent customer service and cheap prices. It does surprise me actually why so many people are still with the big six when there are just as good companies that offer the same thing for cheaper…

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