The best retailers, supermarkets, banks and home appliances have been announced in the shortlist for the Which? Awards 2014.

The Which? Awards publicly recognise and celebrate the very best businesses in the UK that consistently get it right for consumers.

Each year the Which? Awards puts the spotlight on the importance of excellent customer experience, and those businesses that go the extra mile and build trust with their customers.

The Which? Awards 2014 shortlist announced today is:

Best Car Manufacturer:
Audi, BMW, Honda, Mazda and Skoda

Best Banking Brand: First Direct, M&S Bank, Norwich and Peterborough Building Society and The Post Office

Best Insurance Services Provider: John Lewis, LV=, Nationwide Building Society, NFU Mutual and Saga

Best Audio-Visual Brand: LG, Panasonic, Samsung and Sony

Best Photography Brand: Canon, Nikon, Panasonic and Sony

Best Home Appliance Brand: AEG, Bosch, Miele, Neff and Siemens

Best Telecom Services Provider: giffgaff, Plusnet, Tesco Mobile, Utility Warehouse and Zen Internet

Best Customer Service: Ecotricity, RAC, Trailfinders, Utility Warehouse, First Direct and Lush

Best Retailer: John Lewis, Lakeland, Lush, Richer Sounds and Screwfix

Best Computing Brand: Amazon, Apple, Samsung and Sony

Best Supermarket: Aldi, Lidl, Marks and Spencer, Ocado and Waitrose

Which? chief executive Peter Vicary-Smith said:
“The Which? Awards have been celebrating the very best of business in the UK since 2007, each year recognising those companies and individuals who consistently get it right for their customers.

“This year’s shortlist is no exception, with these companies proving that what’s good for consumers is also good for business. I look forward to announcing the winners in June as we put the spotlight on the importance of building and maintaining consumer trust in business.”read more