This award is made to a company of special recognition operating in the UK. It is an honour presented by NMI to a commercial organisation which stands out for good reason. For example it could be a company which has had a remarkable year (for example won a large piece of business), has extended its market appeal, is a consistent performer, is a good employer, is considered to be a good corporate citizen etc. We’re looking for a company we can celebrate as a UK success story and will consider nominated, self-nominated and other candidates identified during the regular work of NMI staff.
McLaren Electronic Systems, a relatively small company won the award in 2013 as they demonstrated how their technology was reaching more market segments beyond motorsports with significant export growth potential. Last year, by contrast, Dyson won the award for their 360 Eye robotic vacuum cleaner and plans to double the size of their UK research centre.
By the nature of the award, companies cannot apply for this award themselves as the decision is made by the sponsor and NMI.