Britain's most admired companies 2013 - the shortlist

MT reveals who has made it on to the shortlist for the annual Britain's Most Admired Companies awards.

Last Updated: 18 Nov 2013

Now in its 23rd year, MT's ‘Britain's Most Admired Companies’ awards celebrate the most admired companies in Britain, as judged by their peers. 

Combatants across 26 sectors score each other across nine different criteria; from the firm's ability to innovate and the quality of its marketing to its financial performance and the strength of its management team.

Last year, Diageo scooped the award for Birtain's Most Admired Company 2012, with Berkeley Group and BG Group taking second and third place.

WPP's Martin Sorrell won Britain's Most Admired leader.

Who is in the running for this year's awards? Here, we reveal the shortlist.

The Shortlist

- Abcam

- Aberdeen Asset Management

- Aegis Group Aldi

- Associated British Foods

- Banco Santander

- Berkeley Group Betfair

- BG Group

- BSkyB

- BT Group

- Carphone Warehouse

- Centrica

- Costain Group

- Croda International

- Derwent London

- Diageo

- easyJet

- Experian Group

- GlaxoSmithKline

- Great Portland Estates

- Hargreaves Lansdown


- InterContinental Hotels Group

- Intertek

- John Lewis Partnership

- Johnson Matthey

- Kier Group

- McDonald's Restaurants UK

- National Grid

- Next

- Paddy Power

- Pearson

- Persimmon

- Prudential

- Rightmove

- Rolls-Royce

- Rotork

- Royal Dutch Shell

- SAB Miller

- J Sainsbury

- Specsavers

- Stagecoach

- St James's Place Wealth Management

- Ultra Electronics

- Unilever

- Vodafone

- Weir Group

- JD Wetherspoon

- Whitbread

The winners of this year's Britain's most admired companies will be announced on the 4th of December.

In association with BSI

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