ZebraLC  has been shortlisted for a prestigious Lloyds Bank Business Award. The national awards are backed by Prime Minster, David Cameron and recognise excellence and innovation in business.
Established in 2012, ZebraLC has been shortlisted in the ‘Best New Business’ category. The business has unique relevance to the UK legal sector.
With the swathe of changes within the sector, and the growing need for law firms, banks, insurers, investors and funders to ascertain closer ‘comfort and confidence’ about the assessment of Work In Progress (WIP) value, indemnity and operational risk, ZebraLC has a unique offering.
Powered by enthusiasm and with a long list of testimonials, awards and high profile projects, the business has made a swift impact. Clients include new entrants such as Fairpoint Group PLC and North Edge Capital together with banks such as RBS, NatWest, Yorkshire Bank and HSBC.
The legal sector recognises that the lifeblood of legal businesses of the future is in their quality, expertise, low operational risk, financial management and healthy asset base (profitable work and valuable WIP).
ZebraLC has identified and filled a gap in the market that is now very much in demand.
Widely recognised for entrepreneurship, innovation, technical brilliance, professionalism and absolute integrity and discretion, ZebraLC’s business offering is unprecedented within the marketplace.
What started as a initial kernel of an idea, has snowballed into an offering that the sector recognises as an essential ingredient in the profiling of risk, value and opportunity in legal businesses.
This is critical to the future stability of any business within the legal sector.
The business has grown at significant pace and recently moved to its own office building in Sale, South Manchester.
Zoe Holland, founder and managing director said: “Finding out we were a finalist in these flagship awards was a fantastic moment of excitement that will be a key milestone in our continued journey.
“Being a finalist gives us the perfect opportunity to reflect on how far we have come in under 3 years. As a small business with a unique niche, our work comes through reputation and credibility.
“This award enables us to showcase our achievement in a way that we could only have dreamed of when we started.”
Other finalists hoping for a coveted award include well-known brands such as Barclays, IKEA and Crown Paints. But it’s not just the big names that are involved.
The scale of the finalists is varied, with companies turning over less than a million pounds to over £25 million, employing 20 people or over 70,000 people. Only a small minority of finalists represent the legal sector, reflecting the significance of ZebraLC’s shortlisting.
Tom Broughton, programme director of the National Business Awards said: “The quality and range of this year’s entries exceed even those of last year, which is no mean feat.
“The draw of being involved with the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards has seen companies from all kinds of industries submit applications, which have been narrowed down using our thorough and comprehensive scoring system. We are now looking forward to the next step in the judging process and meeting some of the finalists face-to-face.”
Finalists were chosen from hundreds of businesses that entered and the selection process is notoriously difficult. All of the shortlisted companies arebnow required to deliver presentations to a panel of expert judges who will decide the overall winners.
The winners will be revealed at the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards gala dinner held on 10 November at Park Lane’s Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
Visit www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk  for a full list of all finalists or for details on how to attend the event.