Misys and D+H joined forces in June 2017 to create Finastra – the third largest Fintech company in the world. The same brand attributes that awarded Misys Superbrand status for the past two consecutive years are now deeply embedded in Finastra – an even stronger company with a large global footprint and deep domain expertise.
Green & Black’s was founded on Portobello Road, London in 1991 by Craig Sams and Jo Fairley – sustainability pioneers. Since then, Green & Black’s has brought many firsts to the market and continues to achieve its ambition for even more people to discover and enjoy the brand.
One of the world’s first super-premium ice creams, Häagen-Dazs was introduced in 1961 by Reuben Mattus, whose vision was to make the best ice cream in the world using only the finest ingredients. In doing so, he pioneered a new luxury category in the ice cream sector. The company has remained true to its founder’s principles and is so proud of its original Vanilla ice cream that the recipe has not changed in over 50 years.
In 1910 an 18 year-old JC Hall stepped off a train with nothing to his name but two shoeboxes full of picture postcards, big dreams and an entrepreneurial spirit. More than 100 years and billions of good wishes later, Hallmark remains the world’s largest supplier of greeting cards.
The world’s leading Australian wine brand and the number one selling wine in the UK, Hardys was established in Australia in 1853 by Thomas Hardy. From humble beginnings, Hardys is now sold in more than 100 countries and is into the sixth generation of the Hardy family.
Heathrow is the UK’s gateway to the world. Last year the airport helped 78 million passengers travel across the globe, more than any other airport in Europe. Providing world-class shopping and a wide range of services is key to Heathrow’s success with passengers choosing it for travel, adventure, business and leisure.
The Howdens story began in 1995 with a commitment to provide kitchens and joinery to trade customers from local stock at best local price. Today, Howdens is the UK’s largest supplier of fitted kitchens and associated products, offering quality products and services to local builders and kitchen fitters nationwide.
Investors in People believe that organisations succeed when they realise the potential of their people. In turn, individuals perform at their best when they are led and supported well by their employer. The Investors in People accreditation is the sign of an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to sustainable growth.
Kingspan is renowned for innovation, product performance, technical support and its outstanding commitment to responsible practice. From the drive to become net zero energy, to the positive environmental impact of its products, and the astute acquisitions that have secured fi nancial security, Kingspan epitomises the business case for sustainability.
LEVC are the manufacturer and retailer of iconic vehicles that set the standard in their class. From purpose-built taxis, the iconic black cab, to LEVC’s future offering of commercial and public service transport, its aim is to create and build true icons of industry.
The world’s specialist insurance and reinsurance market, Lloyd’s is the foundation of the insurance industry and the future of it. Led by expert underwriters and brokers who cover more than 200 countries and territories worldwide, Lloyd’s develops the essential, complex and critical insurance needed to underwrite human progress.
MoneySuperMarket strives to provide unrivalled services and products for households across the UK. It exists to help customers grow, save and manage their money. In 2017, when the cost of living rose and wages remained largely stagnant, MoneySuperMarket helped British households to save billions on their household bills.
MORE TH>N was founded 15 years ago as a fresh, customer-focused alternative to traditional insurers and has gone on to become one of the UK’s best known insurance brands.
Since its launch in 2000, npower has established itself as one of Britain’s leading energy companies. It is part of the innogy group, one of Europe’s leading electricity and gas companies, and serves around five million residential and business accounts. The company employs around 6,700 people in the UK.
P&O Ferries is a leading pan-European operator with in excess of 20 ships. Every year with 27,500 sailings, it carries more than 10 million passengers and 2.2 million freight units. With P&O Ferries people get flexibility to have more adventurous holidays. The brand also has a sister logistics company P&O Ferrymasters.
Since opening the first PizzaExpress restaurant in London’s Soho in 1965, great food, evocative music, and distinctive design have remained at the heart of the brand’s DNA. This is one recipe that has never changed, and the brand still promises ‘good food and good times’ for millions of customers every year.
Polypipe is one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of piping, water management solutions, underfloor heating and energy-efficient ventilation, developing and manufacturing products that enable solutions for a sustainable and resilient built environment.
Fed up with all the processed food on the market, Julian Metcalfe and Sinclair Beecham started Pret A Manger to make the food that they craved but couldn’t find – handmade, using fresh ingredients. Thirty years on, Pret has over 500 shops in six countries, serving more than 435,000 customers every day.
2018 marks 125 years since the opening of the fi rst Ryman store on Great Portland Street, London, by Henry Ryman. Famous for customer service, Ryman is the leading stationery specialist on the high street, offering an extensive range, expertise and value for money via its chain of stores and website.