How to Win Awards Training Day

Back by popular demand! My next ‘How to Win Awards’ training day is 28th March 2019.

In just one day you will develop your own awards strategy, learn how to write a winning award entry, discover how to make a winning presentation, and much, much more.

You will also receive exclusive templates, examples, and materials to help you win the awards you enter. Plus I will show you EXACTLY how to turn your old entries into new WINNING entries on the day.

Donna O’Toole, CEO
August – The Awards Consultancy & The Awards Expert Academy

Early-Bird Priority Tickets

Book before 14th March 2019 to get your ticket for just £695. Regular tickets £795.

This is an exclusive training day with limited spaces. Tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis.


Watch the training in action…

What Will I Learn?

 You will learn so much from my awards training, and it’s all backed up with unique templates, award entry examples, worksheets and activities. During the training day you will:

Discover the awards and categories you are most likely to win and create your awards strategy

Develop your unique selling point and create a story that scores EXTRA points with the judges

Learn how to write a bullet-proof nomination with my unique methods for deconstructing awards criteria

Improve ALL your communications and win awards using my professional writing techniques

Create compelling evidence and support materials using internal and external resources

Assess the impact of your award entry using our tools to evaluate your chances of winning

Create a powerful presentation and impress the judges with a winning awards pitch

Raise your profile and profits with a Press Release and Social Media strategy


9:30am Welcome & Registration
1. Building your awards strategy
2.Developing a unique win theme
3. Awards criteria & structure
4. Managing workflow & deadlines
Lunch Break
5. Crafting your content & supporting evidence
6. Professional writing techniques
7. Presentations
8. Awards PR
Award entry examples & transformation
4:30pm Close

Details For Your Diary

28th March 2019


Kingston Smith
Devonshire House
60 Goswell Road


Approx. 10 minute walk from Farringdon Station (Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan lines)
Approx. 4 minute walk North from Barbican Underground Station (Circle. Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan lines)basis.


happy clients and partners

Clients and partners couldn’t be happier with the award-winning results delivered by my training:

“Donna’s masterclass gave me a fantastic insight into what it takes to win awards.

It made me look at entering awards differently and made me approach the process in a new way.

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 and Performance Institute

“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, Organisers of the UK Customer Experience Awards and many more awards

“Absolutely invaluable advice with lots of short, snappy and actionable training and exercises. Fantastically organised.” 

Katie Bunting, OVO Energy, multiple award-winners of the ECCCSAs, UK National Contact Centre Awards and many more

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, winners of the National Business Awards and multiple awards across the retail and finance industries

“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 & Business Leader Magazine

 “Our team were left feeling extremely invigorated by the training! 

It is crammed full of useful ideas, inspiration and practical skills. We would certainly recommend.” 

Since completing the awards training we have felt much more confident in entering awards. The results have been incredible, we’ve won 85% of the awards we’ve entered!”

Verity Calderbank, Stockport Homes Group, multiple industry award-winners and overall winners of the British Chambers Awards

“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 of multi-award winning Mercuri International

Hosted by Kingston Smith

Kingston Smith is firm of Chartered Accountants & leading business advisers to entrepreneurial businesses, not-for-profit organisations & private clients.