NetPay Merchant Services was last night named BlackBerry Business Enabler of the Year at the 2014 National Business Awards gala dinner ceremony, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane. Celebrating organisations that help businesses to increase profitability by improving efficiency, developing talent and implementing innovation, this award recognises the impact of ‘enablers’ that offer value beyond support products and services.
NetPay Merchant Services provides card payment services that are more intelligent and effective for merchants through its Revolution platform. The business offers a range of online processing, payment terminal and merchant acquiring solutions, distributing its services through wholesale and strategic partners.
The National Business Awards judges said: “NetPay is a business providing genuinely game-changing insight in ‘real time’ to businesses of all sizes”, and added that the business is “led extremely capably with a tight focus on disrupting a space in dire need of an overhaul.”
Carl Churchill, Managing Director, NetPay Merchant Services Limited said “We are delighted and proud to win the BlackBerry Business Enabler Award at the National Business Awards. We are extremely proud of the solution and service that we have developed, providing customers with a real alternative to other payment providers.”
Nicole Jay, Director, NetPay Merchant Services Limited said “This award win recognises the dedication and achievements that every member of the NetPay team has made over the last 2 years. We have been working tirelessly to revolutionise payments and merchant services for our customers enabling them to understand what is happening in their business.”
Over 1200 business and thought leaders gathered at the Grosvenor House Hotel for the 13th annual National Business Awards, Hosted by Sky News’ Dermot Murnaghan. The Awards welcomed Olympic sailing champion Sir Ben Ainslie as keynote speaker, and featured an opening address from Prime Minister David Cameron as well as entertainment from impressionist Rory Bremner.
The winners across all 17 categories included IKEA UK, which triumphed in the ICAEW Sustainable Business of the Year category, ITV, winner of the QBE FTSE 100 Business of the Year award, and Bulldog Skincare for Men, victor in the Santander Small to Medium-Sized Business of the Year category.
Moya Greene, CEO of Royal Mail, was named Ashridge Business School Leader of the Year. This prestigious accolade is judged in part by the public and in part by a peer ballot of 40 CEOs and thought leaders, and is designed to reward the business leader that has had the most transformational effect on the company they run.
The National Business Awards’ Advisory Board honoured Justin King, former CEO of Sainsbury’s, with the Daily Telegraph Award for a Decade of Excellence in Business.
Alex Evans, Programme Director for the National Business Awards, said: “It’s always fascinating to see who will emerge victorious with such diverse and strong competition across all of our Award categories. Showing that any type and size of organisation can win a National Business Award, this year’s winners demonstrate the value of continually investing in people, innovation and customer service - also proving the business case for sustainability and corporate citizenship.”
Dame Helen Alexander, Chair of Judges, said: “Chairing the National Business Awards’ judging panel has once again demonstrated that British businesses are continually evolving, innovating and improving across all industries. I congratulate all of the worthy winners, as well as our Future Champions and all finalists, for demonstrating the attributes necessary to grow their businesses and thus the UK economy.”
NetPay Solutions Group (netpay.co.uk) is a multi-channel, payment service provider offering a range of online processing, payment terminal and merchant services through strategic partners. The business operates from offices in both the UK and Ireland.
The Group supports a number of partners in a diverse selection of industries including financial services, telecoms, cash and carry wholesale, cost consultancy and trade associations, enabling these organisations to offer card processing and related services to their customers and members.
The business has experienced considerable growth by focusing on the challenges businesses experience when using card processing services and seeking to resolve these challenges through a combination of great technology, great service and great value.
About the National Business Awards
Open to organisations of all sizes from all sectors across the UK, the National Business Awards is the UK’s most prestigious independent business recognition platform with its particular emphasis on excellence, innovation and ethical business. Now in its 13th 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.