Chancellor Jeremy Hunt praises Yorkshire-based business, Quality Bearings Online on winning the Employer of the Year Award at the Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards

Left to right: Saira Demmer, Olivia Muggeson and Meghan Say from Quality Bearings Online, Naga Munchetty

Leeds based SME, Quality Bearings Online, was awarded Employer of the Year at the Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards 2023. Held at London’s Grosvenor House on Tuesday 14th November, this prestigious event shone a light on businesses and entrepreneurs who have truly made an outstanding contribution to British Business.

The Employer of the Year award celebrates organisations that go the extra mile through all stages of the employee lifecycle, from recruitment to inclusion and development.

Sam Moss, Chief Operating Officer at Quality Bearings Online commented on the win, “We were honoured to be shortlisted in the Employer of the Year category, standing among some exceptional UK Businesses. Going on to win the category, at these prestigious awards was truly remarkable! We are so proud of the whole QBOL team, who embrace our culture and values every day and share this incredible success.”

Founded in 2012, Quality Bearings Online are a multi-award-winning ecommerce business who supply precision bearings, engineering spares, and technologically advanced lubricants to customers in over 110 countries. The company takes pride in offering trusted brands, expert knowledge, excellent customer service, and swift global delivery. Serving a wide array of sectors, ranging from Manufacturing, Aerospace and Defence to Oil and Gas, as well as Precision Engineering, Quality Bearings Online is a backbone of the UK business landscape.

Quality Bearings Online is constantly looking for ways to break barriers and drive change. The company encourages women to work in the engineering sector and employs new talent from Graduates and Apprenticeship schemes across Yorkshire. From a company which started with 2, the business now consists of 22 talented and driven individuals with 65% of the workforce being women.

Sarah Austin, Director of British Business Excellence Awards, commented: “Quality Bearings Online has created a culture of learning and personal development, not only nurturing ambition, but demonstrating how best use of technology can help employers to upskill for the future and scale profitability.

“They’re recruiting from outside the sector for diversity of ideas to drive innovation and also investing in talent for long-term loyalty and growth – this is why they are truly deserving of this honour.”

The Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards ceremony was one of pure delight and celebration. The star-studded ceremony was intertwined with entertainment and speeches from Sarah Austin, Director of the Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards and the UK Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt. British news personality Naga Munchetty and A-list actor David Harewood also featured in the entertainment section of the evening, with The Lionesses receiving the honorary award for Inspirational Leadership off the back of their success at the Women’s Football World Cup.

Meghan Say, Digital Marketing Executive at Quality Bearings Online said, “It was such an honour to go down to London and represent our amazing team back in Leeds. To be announced the winner of the Employer of the Year Award was the best surprise, and I’m so proud of everyone at QBOL for making it happen! Thank you to the judging panel for recognising our successes and to Saira Demmer CEO at SF Recruitment for presenting our award to us.”

Congratulations to all the winners and finalists of the Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards 2023.

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