Online diabetes community shortlisted for top award
A digital health organisation has been shortlisted for a top award for its positive social impact.
Diabetes.co.uk is a finalist in the Positive Social Impact category at the 2016 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards.
Operating from offices in the University of Warwick Science Park, Diabetes.co.uk helps raise awareness and provide digital health interventions affecting health outcomes for the worldwide diabetes community. It allows users to support, talk, and share stories – with over 475,000 members and 3 million visitors to the website each month.
Chief Executive Arjun Panesar said: “It’s fantastic for the team to be shortlisted for the Lloyds Bank Positive Social Impact Award as it recognises the contribution Diabetes.co.uk is making towards improving health – not only for people with diabetes but the greater healthcare spectrum.
“Diabetes.co.uk is Europe’s largest diabetes community with members from more than 200 countries. The Low Carb Program has had more than 140,000 people enrol within six months and is seeing fantastic health outcomes as well as tremendous health savings for the NHS.
“It’s great for this to be recognised and to be part of the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards 2016.”
The finalists were chosen from the hundreds of businesses that entered or were nominated across 18 award categories. They will now prepare for live presentations to an expert judging panel who will decide the overall winners.
Described as “the Oscars of great British business” by former Prime Minister David Cameron, this year’s award ceremony will take place on Tuesday, November 15, at the Grosvenor House, Park Lane.
Tom Broughton, Group Brand Director of the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards said: “Due to the high number of entries for this years’ awards, narrowing the entries down to 140 finalists was a difficult task.
“But through a thorough and comprehensive judging process, the selected finalists demonstrate exceptional quality and diversity across a range of business sectors within the UK.”
Visit www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk for a full list of all finalists.