Revealed: the best of UK business 2014

45 ambitious businesses will compete to be recognised as the best and brightest in the UK

45 ambitious businesses

We’re delighted to announce our Regional Finalists for the HSBC Global Connections 2014 competition.

The 45 diverse businesses from across the UK will  be travelling to an International Exchange in a fast-growing market. There they will have the opportunity to mingle with other business leaders, make new connections and gain valuable insight.

“This list of finalists is a showcase for the most outstanding British businesses today,” said Jacques-Emmanuel Blanchet, Head of Commercial Banking, UK. “It shines a light on UK excellence in home markets and on the international scene.”

They’ll then progress to the regional finals in June and face our panel of judges who will then whittle the list down to our National Finalists before we then decided our 2014 winners.





This year’s competition will see national winners in three categories:

  • excellence in innovation
  • international trade
  • mid-market growth

Over the past three years, the HSBC Global Connections Competition has sent 138 dynamic businesses to International Exchanges in some of the world’s fastest-growing markets, and awarded access to over £3bn in funding.

This year the field was widened to take in companies with a turnover of up to £100m. And, while international trade remains key for many entrants, domestic-focused companies were eligible to enter too.

To see the finalists selected for each region, click on the links below.

For more about the competition, visit our competition home page.



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