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Our unique awards training programme is available either online or in-person. Click here for more details.

Our Story

What People Say About Us

"I have been working with Donna over the last few years and I have to say, I have found her to be the consummate professional, always keeping her promises, a great marketer and PR guru."

Neil Skehel, Ceo, Awards International

What People Say About Us

“Donna helped us to understand all the different elements of the Queen’s Award application process. She took the stress away and helped us to see how what we considered business as usual was in fact incredibly important to our application.”

Simon Murie, CEO, SwimTrek, The Queen's Awards for Enterprise Winner 2017

What People Say About Us

“Donna’s masterclass gave me a fantastic insight into what it takes to win awards. I found the training extremely useful as this is something that can be carried forward and used on a day-to-day basis."

Pauline Saunders, Head of Events, The Learning & Performance Institute

What People Say About Us

“Donna’s unique skill-set and naturally engaging advice have transcended these award wins, ultimately helping us to identify and shape the USPs of business, thus influencing our strategy, proposition and marketing."

Alex Marsh, Close Brothers Retail Finance

What People Say About Us

“Donna’s guidance and advice was invaluable when preparing our submission for a number of awards this year. She helped us to lay out the detail in a way that ensured judges could clearly see compelling evidence aligned to judging criteria, challenged our thinking and helped us to ensure that nothing was left to chance. Time spent with Donna is time very well invested!”

Moyra Smith, Strategic Business Manager, Mercuri International

What People Say About Us

“The awards training has been one of the most unique, informative, and inspiring days the team have ever completed. I was really impressed Donna at how you engaged and interacted with my team – you are a real inspiration and a lady bursting with personality. Keep up the amazing work!”

Andrew Scott, CEO, Ascot Group and Business Leader Magazine

What People Say About Us

“We were so proud to win gold in our category at the UK Business Awards. Thanks again Donna for your advice on our initial submission – which really helped shape the entry. The whole team is delighted with the result!”

Helen Nesbitt, Head of Content, Farrer Kane

Business Awards

UK Employee Experience Awards 2020

UK Employee Experience Awards 2020

Enter the UK Employee Experience Awards to showcase your initiatives, celebrate your team’s dedication and learn from the best. 9 out of 10 of our clients win when we create their written entry and coach them through the presentation stage.

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How to Write a Winning Award Entry

How to Write a Winning Award Entry

Writing an award entry can be difficult but lucky for you we have lots of experience writing and judging entries. Here are our 5 top tips to help you write a winning award entry.

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Are Business Awards Worth it?

Are Business Awards Worth it?

We live and breathe awards. And we wouldn’t do this if we didn’t think it was worth it. But we understand your scepticism. So why are business awards worth it?

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First Impression Training: Training to Win

First Impression Training: Training to Win

“I booked myself onto what is considered the Awards Training Masterclass, run by the fabulous Donna O’Toole, CEO of August Consultancy, to learn all the tricks and tips for writing an award winning entry”

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Customer Experience Awards

Customer Experience Awards

Winning a customer experience award for your CX and customer service is a really powerful tool to improve customer loyalty, trust and to win new customers.

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Personal Branding

2019 New Year’s Honours List

2019 New Year’s Honours List

Congratulations to the 1148 who people have started the New Year with an incredible accolade; an honour from The Queen in the 2019 New Year’s Honours List. The list features celebrities, sports professionals and extraordinary individuals, honouring them for their achievements, dedication to charity, and outstanding work in their chosen industries.

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Could you be Eligible for a Queen’s Honour?

Could you be Eligible for a Queen’s Honour?

The honours system rewards people for their outstanding achievements, those who have shown great commitment to serving and supporting Britain, and those who have demonstrated exceptional service to their industries, communities and professional disciplines.

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