Keys Business Concierge Leader of the Year award 2017

November 16, 2017 10:44 am

Mark Cushway presenting leader of the year award at Lloyds Bank National Business Awards


*Mark Cushway, CEO of the Inspired Group announces winner of the Keys Business Concierge Leader of the Year award*
*Sir Mo Farah headline speaker of the evening*

Alan Rubenstein, Chief Executive of Pension Protection Fund was named the winner of the Keys Business Concierge Leader of the Year at the 2017 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards gala dinner ceremony, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane on Tuesday night. The award recognises the personal impact of the UK’s most high profile leaders on the culture and success of their organisations and the industries they operate in.
Alan Rubenstein joined Pension Protection Fund in April 2009 as Chief Executive. Since its inception in 2005, Pension Protection Fund has become a sophisticated organisation and an established part of the pensions’ landscape. Under Alan’s stewardship it has taken on 894 schemes and paid £3.0bn in compensation and now protects 235,000 members. Alan has led the way in innovative leadership, including the introduction of in-sourcing across key business functions such as investment management and customer services. Pension Protection Fund has won many awards for its risk management, investment strategy and most recently, for the excellence of its customer service. In 2016 Alan himself was recognised by Financial News in their 20th Anniversary Awards for his outstanding contribution to pensions over the last 20 years.

Alan was chosen as the winner by a ballot of over 40 business leaders including Mark Cushway CEO of The Inspired Group, Tim Cobbold, Chief Executive of UBM plc; Nigel Kershaw OBE, Executive Chair at The Big Issue Group.

Judges looked at how these leaders have demonstrated the best balance between traditional board values and the new business environment – achieving measured and sustainable growth or driving improved performance.

Mark Cushway CEO of The Inspired Group said “Keys Business Concierge are pleased to be associated with the Leader of the Year award at the National Business Awards 2017. We’re all extremely proud to have been part of the judging process and glad that the hard work that the Pension Protection Fund does, for everyday people, has been properly recognised through this award to its Chief Executive, Alan Rubenstein.”

Greg Searle, MBE, CIO of Keys Business Concierge said “The Pension Protection Fund has become instrumental in the protection of pensions across the UK and a force for good corporate governance. Alan is a respected leader and understands the importance of connecting with employees across the many layers of his ever expanding organisation and are pleased to be presenting him with this prestigious award.”

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.

The winners across all 16 categories included Missguided, which triumphed as the Amazon Digital Business of the Year, Concrete Canvas winner of the Samsung Innovation Award, and Accesso, winner of the Lloyds Bank Mid-Market Business of the Year.

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About Keys Business Concierge
Keys Business Concierge is the UK’s premier business focused employee engagement and support service tailored to suit each individual organisation and employee. Located in the UK with offices in both London and Manchester with additional support offices in Dubai, New York and Spain, Keys Business have demonstrated rapid growth with over 60,000 individual members using the Keys Concierge consumer service.

About The Inspired Group
The Inspired Group is a collection of companies in the business consultancy, leisure and hospitality sectors designed to inspire both individuals and organisations within their respective fields.

About Mark Cushway
Mark Cushway is the CEO of the Inspired Group of companies and is passionate about employee welfare, engagement and motivation. He has built many companies and is a keen angel investor in innovative businesses across leisure, lifestyle, marketing and data management sectors. For all the latest information on Mark Cushway please connect with him on Twitter and LinkedIn or download his latest podcast available for free on iTunes and Soundcloud.