Vanarama crowned UK SME business of the year

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Independent van leasing broker Vanarama has been crowned SME business of the year at the National Business Awards.

The company, founded by Andy Alderson in 2007, has seen record figures over the past 12 months, with sales growing by 56% and profitability increasing by 145%.

With headquarters based in Hemel Hempstead, the business currently employs just under 100 staff and has regional representatives covering 51 territories across the UK.

Alderson said: “We are truly thrilled to be crowned winners of the SME business of the year award.

"We couldn’t be happier to win but won’t rest on our laurels. We have ambitious plans to grow the business by 40% over the next 12 months.”

The judging panel, which included Gareth Oakley, managing director at Lloyds SME banking, said: “Vanarama were incredibly impressive, both in their submission and presentation.

"We were particularly impressed with their insight into their customers and their ability to turn that into strong business growth."

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