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July 2021

Women in Business Awards Growth Partners

We’re headlining local Women in Business Awards

We’re headlining local Women in Business Awards 2121 1152 Growth Partners

LeicestershireLive launched the Women in Business Awards 2021 to recognise the achievements of female entrepreneurs and professionals across Leicestershire. As headline sponsors, we’re playing a key role in highlighting the work of female business professionals in the region and helping to choose the finalists for each category.

The Women in Business Awards is an important event in the local business calendar, celebrating female role models for future generations.


Our HR Business Partner Claire Antony said:

“We really wanted to do something locally to support diversity in business and the Women in Business Awards is a perfect fit. It is well documented that across the UK, females in business continue to face barriers and are underrepresented in leading roles and sectors. As this is an issue that could affect more than half the population at some stage in their lives and has such a wide-reaching impact on an individual and societal level; we are certainly keen to help tackle it.

We want to be an organisation that is not only known for helping business leaders with things such as payroll and HR legal advice but for our commitment to providing long-term employee engagement solutions and the financial and strategic support to go with it.”

Hosted by TV presenter Emma Jesson, the awards will mark the achievements of the outstanding female entrepreneurs and businesswomen who have helped make Leicestershire such a great place to do business.

Claire continued:

“We’re looking forward to meeting all the finalists and being able to celebrate together in person at the King Power Stadium on 9 September 2021.”

Leicestershire Business Awards 2021

We’re set to crown Employer of the Year

We’re set to crown Employer of the Year 1920 1440 Growth Partners

The LeicestershireLive Business Awards will reunite local businesses after a tough year to crown the Employer of the Year and other companies putting Leicestershire on the map.

As sponsors of the Employer of the Year category, we’ve helped shortlist the region’s top employers who have demonstrated a strong investment in their employees.

Our Group CEO, Paul Bresnihan, said:

“The Employer of the Year Award resonates so well with our mission to make employers’ and employees’ lives easier, happier and healthier. The award is all about celebrating companies that invest in their employees, and we truly believe that when business owners take active steps to make their employees’ working environments a happier and healthier place, their businesses can thrive.”

After the success of previous years, we are proud to be sponsoring the Awards again. The finalists for Employer of the Year 2021 are:

Hosted by Gail Emms MBE and Mark Dolan and in association with Champions and charity partners Rainbows, the awards ceremony will take place on 16 September, celebrating the county’s best companies and the hard work they do.

Paul continued:

“I launched Growth Partners to help SMEs flourish by giving them access to the same benefits and services that help larger businesses prosper. There has been a lot of uncertainty over the last year for both business owners and employees. There will never be a better time to adopt better employee engagement processes and for business owners to unburden themselves from day-to-day administrative demands so they can focus on growing their business. We sincerely applaud the impressive work demonstrated by each of the finalists, and on the night, we wish them all the best of luck.”

Read more about the LeicestershireLive Business Awards

Excellence in Customer Service

Top recognition for our Excellence in Customer Service

Top recognition for our Excellence in Customer Service 4032 1895 Growth Partners

East Midlands Chamber of Commerce has announced Growth Partners as a finalist for the Leicestershire Business award of Excellence in Customer Service.

The award recognises organisations with a focus on customer service and care and is designed for businesses that demonstrate excellence and a commitment to exceeding customer expectations.

Scott Read, CEO of Employee Services, said:

“We are delighted to be shortlisted for this award in recognition of our commitment to customer care. Our customer services team work hard to support all our clients – they’ve been busier than ever over the last year, extending their working hours to support our clients and their employees access our financial wellbeing and emotional wellbeing services throughout what’s been a tough year for everyone.”

The winner of the award for Excellence in Customer Service will be announced at a Gala Dinner in December alongside 13 other award winners, including Excellence in Innovation, Entrepreneur of the Year and the Collaboration Award.

Customer Services Manager, Byron Wing said:

“It’s a proud moment for the team – we’re really happy to be announced as finalists for this award to recognise the work we do for our clients,”

“In the past year, we responded to more than 40,000 enquiries, and 8,760 people used our technology to access our mental health services, so we know our work has a positive impact on peoples’ lives.”

Growth Partners is on a mission to make employers’ and employees’ lives easier, happier, and healthier so businesses can thrive. Customer services form a crucial part of this; supporting customers to access all our services, from assisting them in downloading their payslips to helping them access confidential 24/7 counselling support.

The Leicestershire Business Awards is organised by East Midlands Chamber of Commerce. More information about the awards, including a full list of finalists, is available on the Leicestershire Business Awards website