Published on 2012-10-08

The ATPI Group is proud to announce that it has been shortlisted for the 3i International Growth Business of the Year Award at this year’s National Business Awards. The ATPI Group operates world-leading corporate travel and events businesses. With specialist brands offering corporate travel, marine travel, and corporate event management, all of the ATPI Group’s clients have travel logistics or events at the heart of their operations.

Going up against the likes of Sauflon and Vitabiotics, the industry heavyweights will battle it out for the prestigious award, with the winner being revealed at the National Business Awards gala dinner held on 13th November in London.

Alex Evans, Programme Director and judge for the category said: "The London headquartered ATPI Group is one of the fastest growing brands in corporate travel and is consistently recognised as one of Britain’s top private equity backed companies. Investing in new technologies and expanding its network of 62 offices worldwide has enabled the company to achieve substantial profit growth, all despite a challenging trading environment and this is why we have shortlisted them within the International Growth Business of the Year category.

Graham Ramsey, ATPI CEO commented: "This nomination is a clear affirmation of the consistent growth that the Group has been able to achieve over the past few years. It’s a great achievement to have been acknowledged by the National Business Awards - an industry-wide recognised symbol of business excellence, not only for the company but for our loyal staff."

The National Business Awards today revealed over 150 of Britain’s leading businesses and business leaders as finalists in the prestigious awards programme. Organisations shortlisted include a range of private, public and third sector companies, including National Grid, Marks and Spencer, and London Early Years Foundation.

All National Business Awards finalists represent an annual turnover in excess of £135 billion and collectively employ over 700,000. They cover activities as diverse as digital marketing, international road haulage and logistics, water engineering and life sciences: sectors that reflect key areas of UK capability with high potential for international expansion. The diverse size of the companies entering is also huge – ranging from a business with an annual turnover of less than £50k to high growth and high value companies with multi-billion pound revenues.

Baroness Virginia Bottomley, Chair of Judges said: "This year has been a challenging environment for British businesses: these finalists demonstrate how companies are succeeding in the current climate through innovation, originality and tenacity. It’s good to see a broad range of companies both in sector and size – an impressive representation of the potential British businesses have. Congratulations to all our finalists."