Company Focused on Increasing Lesbian Visibility Announced as a Lloyds Bank National Business Award Finalist

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Today, Kitsch Media Group – the company behind the exciting online LGBTQ publication for women, Kitsch Mix – has been shortlisted for the The Duke of York New Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the 2015 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards.

Based in London, Kitsch Media Group is now a leading media company for females particularly within the LGBTQ community. Their emphasis is on delivering high-quality and original online products focused on diversity and inclusion.


The focal point of their creative initiative is publishing an online magazine and TV channel; with ambitions of future growth include expanding their digital portfolio of products.

Going up against other finalists, Kitsch Media Group will compete for the prestigious award, with the winner being revealed at the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards Gala Dinner held on 10 November at Park Lane’s Grosvenor House Hotel in London.

Co-founder and CEO, Elizabeth Eagle-Simbeye says she is “delighted” to have been shortlisted for this accolade.

For Kitsch Media Group, and myself, it is a great honour to be shortlisted for The Duke of York New Entrepreneur of the Year award. The recognition of our hard work, ideas, and business goals is extremely important to us, and the community that we represent.

As a business created by culturally diverse women, our aim is to support and empower other women, especially in the LGBTQ community; who (up until now) have been poorly represented in the media, and who often go unrecognised, unseen; and their stories untold.

So, such recognition shows how far we have travelled in acceptance and understanding. It also proves that what we are doing is valued, not only by our ever-growing audience, but by other business minds alike.”


An all encompassing range of industries are represented in the shortlists for this year’s awards, with companies from recruitment and children’s clothing, to pet food and online marketing being selected for the chance to win a coveted Lloyds Bank National Business Award. The scale of the finalists is just as varied, with companies turning over less than a million pounds to over £25 million, employing 20 people or over 70,000 people.

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 the hundreds of businesses that entered or were nominated across 18 award categories. They will now prepare for live presentations to expert judges who will decide the overall winners that will be revealed at the awards ceremony on 10 November.

Visit www.nationalbusinessawards.co.uk for a full list of all finalists or for details on how to attend the event.

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