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Pontypridd’s Concrete Canvas Secures National Business Award


Concrete Canvas was named the Samsung Innovation award winner at the 2017 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards gala dinner ceremony, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane. This award recognises the company that successfully applies any form of innovation, and celebrates the ideas that have had the greatest impact on an organisation or industry.

Concrete Canvas is a material technology company that manufactures unique construction solutions, that are fast and simple to install and environmentally friendly. The primary markets are in the civil, mining and petrochemical sectors where Concrete Canvas is used for a range of applications such as channel lining, slope protection and bund lining.

The judges commented:

“Concrete Canvas blew us away with their truly innovative products and the way they foster innovation within their company, all alongside impressive growth. They have revolutionised an industry, and as well as this, their products have demonstrable long term environmental impact globally. Congratulations!”

Suzanne Homewood, Enterprise Sales Director at Samsung said:

“Concrete Canvas fully deserves this very special award for showing true innovation and developing a product that has huge potential to revolutionise the building industry and other industries which rely on quick, fast and cost-effective construction, such as transport and housing. They’ve taken a product and said ‘we can make this even better, more user-friendly and more environmentally sound,’ which is real innovation with tangible benefits. Some of their products and use cases are really inspiring.”

Over 1200 business leaders, entrepreneurs, politicians and media representatives gathered at the Grosvenor House Hotel for the 16th annual National Business Awards, and together continued the celebration of the Best of British Ambition. The Awards were presented by BBC Breakfasts Naga Munchetty and welcomed Mo Farah as headline speaker, as well as Secretary of State for International Trade, Dr Liam Fox.

The winners across all 16 categories included Missguided, which triumphed as the Amazon Digital Business of the Year, SDS Limited winners of The Lloyds Bank Small to Medium Sized Business of the Year, and Accesso, winner of the Lloyds Bank Mid-Market Business of the Year. *see footnotes for all winners

Alan Rubenstein, CEO of Pension Protection Fund was named Keys Business Concierge Leader of the Year. This award recognises the personal imprint of the UK’s most high profile leaders and industry champions from the private, public and third sectors. The finalists were judged on their achievements as business leaders over the last 18 months, and their personal achievements in the course of their career.

Nina Wright, Chief  Commercial  Officer  &  Transformation  Director of UBM EMEA, organisers of the event said:

“Another fabulous ceremony celebrating the best of British ambition. The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards are the UK’s most recognised business accolade, a chance for these flourishing companies to celebrate their achievements in the diverse company of others recognised for high performance. Congratulations to all of our finalists and of course, the 2017 winners.”

For more information and to find out how to register your business for the 2018 National Business Awards, visit