More than 1,200 business leaders and guests, including keynote speaker Alistair Darling, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, attended the Orange-sponsored National Business Awards, to celebrate the success of the UK's most innovative, ethical and resilient businesses in 2009.
In total, 17 organisations and individuals were rewarded for their contributions to business success in Britain including Scarborough's Crown Spa hotel, which won the Health, Work and Well-being for Small Business Award.
"Artizian may operate within a sector dominated by giant contract caterers but they stand tall among them for applying a rarely seen holistic approach to the health and well-being of their staff," said Robert Janes, chair of judges.
Artizian's managing director Alison Frith said: "The award was for an organisation that could best demonstrate how it has improved the health and well-being of its workforce to the benefit of the organisation. This achievement is considerable and a true reflection of the commitment and belief that is held by our team players within Artizian."
The eighth National Business Awards took place at London's Grosvenor House hotel, Park Lane and the host was journalist and TV presenter Kirsty Wark.
The winners were:
The Orange Leader of the Year Award
Winner: Peter Marks, CEO, Co-Operative Group, Manchester, M60 4ES
The 3i Private Business of the Year Award
Winner: TJ Morris - Home Bargains, Liverpool, L11 0JA
The Coutts & Co Large-Cap Business of the Year Award Winner: Inmarsat, London, EC1Y 1AX
The Daily Telegraph Award for Decade of Excellence in Business
Winner: Sir Philip Hampton, Chairman, The Royal Bank of Scotland
The Grant Thornton Mid-Cap Business of the Year Award
Winner: ASOS, London, NW1 7FB
The Orange Best Use of Technology in Business Award
Winner: Forensic Pathways and Cambridge Constabulary, Tamworth, B77 5ES
The Better Regulation Award Winner: The Environment Agency, Bristol, BS10 6BF
The Health, Work and Well-being Award
Winner: Artizian, Wargrave, Berkshire, RG10 8PZ
The Health, Work and Well-being for Small Business Award Winner: The Crown Spa Hotel, Scarborough, YO11 2AG
The ICAEW Corporate Responsibility Award
Winner: Framptons, Shepton Mallet, BA4 4BW
The Santander Small to Medium Sized Business of the Year Award Winner: Go Ape!, Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5HH
The businesslink.gov.uk Growth Strategy of the Year Award
Winner: dotDigital, Croydon, CR0 0XT
The IMechE Business Innovation of the Year Award
Winner: Addison Lee, London, NW1 3ER
The Customer Focus Award Winner: DPD, Smethwick, B66 1BY
The Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Winner: Sara Murray - buddi, London, SW3 2ND
The Marketing Strategy of the Year Award Winner: HMRC, London, SW1A 2HQ
The Employer of the Year Award
Winner: Cirrus Communication Systems, New Milton, BH25 5NN
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