Shannon Amos: My career journey at August Recognition

Shannon Amos: My career journey at August Recognition

Shannon Amos: My career journey at August Recognition

Shannon Amos: My Career Journey

By Shannon Amos

I started my journey at August Recognition in 2017 as Operations Assistant. During the first few months of my role I was immersed into the world of awards – from observing Donna conducting client strategy meetings to attending my first black-tie awards ceremony events. I was given the opportunity to experience all parts of the awards journey and thereby learn through being actively involved.

 

Shannon at Wembley Stadium

 

After gaining industry knowledge during my first 12-18 months – combined with increased confidence – I was able to specialise and shape my role to fit what I wanted to do and where I wanted to go. I’d expressed an interest in wanting to move into a Marketing position, so with excellent guidance and collaboration with Donna, I moved into a Marketing & Communications Executive role.

I was able to choose what training I needed to fulfil my new role, and was supported completely as I navigated through my new responsibilities. The great thing about working for a growing small business is you never stay still for long – priorities change, processes change and roles need to be adapted – it’s exciting, challenging, but definitely never boring!

 

Team at Goodwood

 

By 2020, we’d grown to a point where we needed more hands on deck, and we subsequently reviewed my role. This showed where tasks could be moved around and how my role could grow further as personnel increased. It was at this time I reflected on my skills, what I enjoyed and what the business needed, and realised my strengths were more aligned with operations. I was then able to establish myself in a new Operations Manager position, becoming the Digital Lead for the business – this has involved assessing and creating new digital assets and tools to drive growth and accelerate scalability as we work with organisations all over the world to win awards.

 

Celebrating Shannon's 5th anniversary

 

From Operations Assistant, to Marketing & Communications, to Operations Manager and now Operations Manager & Digital Lead – all in the space of five years. August Recognition has allowed me to hone my skills, adapt my role, and given me responsibility and accountability, with the added bonus of incredible experiences including attending events at Wembley Stadium, The Shard, and The Grosvenor House Hotel.

If you’re someone who likes variety, likes to be challenged and wants to work within a supportive team environment where the work we do takes clients on a really positive and exciting journey, August Recognition is the place for you – you’ll never know where your career may take you!

 

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After a long hot summer, we can look forward to a kaleidoscope of colour in the trees as autumn approaches.

Here’s your selection of awards that are currently open for entries:

AWARDS OPEN NOW:

 

Digiday Awards

The Digiday Marketing and Advertising Awards Europe

The Digiday Marketing and Advertising Awards Europe recognise the companies, campaigns and technology modernising European marketing and advertising. Over the years, they have celebrated industry-leading work from Carat, CNN, Tastemade and more.

Amongst the 25 categories available are ‘Best Use of Technology‘, ‘Agency of the Year‘ and ‘Best Search Campaign‘ and four new categories for 2022 including: ‘Best Organic Campaign‘, ‘Brand of the Year‘, ‘Best Emerging Tech Campaign‘ and ‘Best Use of Audio‘.

Deadline: Friday 7 October 2022

 

 

Workplace Awards

The Great British Workplace Wellbeing Awards

Launched in partnership by the founders of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards and industry experts and Great British Entrepreneur alumni brand Wellity Workplace Wellbeing, these awards shine a spotlight on those positively changing the lives of the Great British workforce – they recognise and champion the incredible steps taken by many employers, service providers and individuals.

There are 16 categories up for grabs, including ‘Best Mental Wellbeing Initiative‘, ‘Most Inspiring Employee of the Year‘ and ‘Best Use of Tech‘.

Deadline: Friday 7 October 2022

 

 

The UK Customer Satisfaction Awards

These awards recognise organisations and individuals that have implemented successful customer service strategies. Organisations from across the UK can enter and will be judged by industry experts, business leaders and academics.

Amongst the 18 categories offered in 2022 are ‘Best Customer Satisfaction Strategy‘, ‘Sustainable Customer Service Award‘ and ‘Best Application of Technology‘.

Deadline: Friday 14 October 2022

 

 

The International Business Excellence Awards

These highly regarded awards bring together the best global organisations as they compete for the most coveted business accolades. It’s a real celebration of performance and innovation, with success recognised no matter what the company’s size.

Among the 25 categories available are ‘Best Customer Service‘, ‘Best Learning & Development‘ and ‘Entrepreneur of the Year‘.

Deadline: Friday 21 October 2022

 

 

Growth Finance Awards

The Growth Finance Awards

The Growth Finance Awards is the only event of its kind dedicated to recognising the role of the finance community in supporting SME growth ambitions in the UK. This year’s awards are set to be bigger and better than ever, with up to 78 accolades on offer.

A wide range of 26 categories can be entered, which are split across four distinct groups covering General, Business Banking, Specialist, and Thematic. Individual categories include ‘Growth Finance Leader of the Year‘, ‘Best Invoice Finance Provider‘ and ‘Innovative Product of the Year‘.

Deadline: Friday 28 October 2022

 

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The UK Digital Experience Awards 2023 are OPEN

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We are delighted to be a partner of the UK Digital Experience Awards 2023 which are now OPEN for entries.

These prestigious awards – now in their 7th year – recognise businesses in the UK and their ability to push the limits of best practice and innovation in Digital Experience. As well as celebrating exceptional work in this area, their mission is to give all winners the learning and networking opportunities they deserve.

Initiatives are welcomed from any organisation: public or private, SMEs or large corporations, B2B or B2C. No matter the size, scope or sector of your organisation, if you’ve done great work to improve your business, these awards are for you.

 

UK DIGITAL EXPERIENCE AWARDS 2023 CATEGORIES

A total of 20 categories are available, which are split into four key groups. The full list of categories includes:

  • Best Mobile App
  • Best Website
  • Best Use of Data Analytics & Insight
  • Best Use of Emerging Technologies
  • Best Company to Work For
  • Best Digital CX
  • Best Digital UX
  • Best Online Business
  • Best Digital Innovation
  • Best Use of Digital in Health & Wellbeing
  • Best Use of Digital in Vulnerable Situations
  • Best Use of Digital in CSR
  • Best Digital B2B Strategy
  • Best Digital Campaign
  • Best Inbound Campaign
  • Best Use of SEO
  • Best Digital Marketing Agency
  • Best Digital Place to Work
  • Team of the Year
  • Professional of the Year

 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Entries Open: NOW
Super Early Bird Deadline: Friday 23 September 2022 (save £250 per entry)
Early Bird Deadline: Friday 11 November 2022
Entry Deadline: Friday 16 December 2022
Awards Finals: Wednesday 15 March 2023
Awards Ceremony: Thursday 16 March 2023

Significant savings can also be made by entering multiple categories.

Click here for more information on the UK Digital Experience Awards 2023, and good luck to all entrants!

 

ARE YOU READY TO BECOME AN AWARD-WINNER?

If you would like some support with your entries, we are here to help. We can take care of your entries from start to finish, working with you to choose the best category, put together the best story to score highly with the judges, and to provide expert insights throughout.

Get in touch today to find out how we can support you to win.

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Keep believing and you WILL get there

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Leave a Lasting Legacy

By Donna O’Toole

 
 

When England won the World Cup back in 1966, few people would have predicted a 56-year wait for another senior football trophy.

So many near misses and false dawns have heaped the pressure on our national teams, leading to a range of songs such as the iconic Three Lions (Football’s Coming Home) in an attempt to inspire another major triumph. Despite all the heartbreak from previous tournaments, we never stopped believing… ever.

As soon as the final whistle sounded at Wembley last night – following a dramatic 2-1 extra-time success against eight-time winners Germany, we could finally breathe a huge collective sigh of relief and celebrate a truly magnificent victory for our Lionesses. Champions of Europe for the first time. Simply incredible. Cue scenes of utter delirium from (most of) the 87,000 crowd who were fortunate to witness this historic moment that will stay with them forever.

 

 

Whether in sport, business or any other situation, the principle is still the same:

  • Keep believing in yourself
  • Keep working hard to improve
  • Keep learning from past performances
  • NEVER. GIVE. UP.

If you have entered awards in the past and not been successful, fear not. Your time will come. And when it does, the feeling will be so sweet. 

What’s more, winning is just the start of a wonderful, uplifting journey. For example, our England heroines will undoubtedly inspire a huge number of young girls to join their local club and dream of walking out for a showpiece final in the years to come. When you win an award, the impact it can have on your wider business is significant – motivating your employees, improving team morale, driving recruitment, raising brand awareness, attracting investment and growing sales.

With so much to gain, it’s time to seize the moment and get in touch with our expert team here at August Recognition, who can support you in your awards journey.

 

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We’d love to meet you at our next online awards workshop, where we’ll share the secrets of winning awards and increase your chances of becoming a winner. Simply click below to join us on Wednesday 17 August from 11.00am:

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The highly regarded Drum B2B Awards celebrate the exceptional B2B marketers that bring creativity to their business campaigns. The awards are open to B2B agencies, clients and companies based anywhere in the world.

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The British Journalism Awards

Since being founded 11 years ago, the British Journalism Awards have developed a strong reputation for recognising great journalism which has a real impact. This event celebrates the best public interest journalism produced for a UK audience – whatever the medium: print, broadcast or online.

Amongst the 28 categories available are ‘Campaign of the Year‘, ‘Innovation of the Year‘ and ‘Technology Journalism‘ and three new categories for 2022: ‘Travel Journalism‘, ‘Personal Finance Journalism‘ and ‘Built Environment Journalism‘.

Deadline: Friday 30 September 2022

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The edie Awards

Now in their 16th year, the edie Awards are amongst the world’s largest sustainable business awards, and they recognise and reward the incredible people, projects and partnerships that are transforming business, for good. Entries are welcomed from all sectors of business.

There are 23 categories up for grabs, including ‘Energy Management Project of the Year‘, ‘Product Innovation of the Year‘ and ‘Business Leader of the Year‘.

Deadline: Friday 30 September 2022

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The UK Customer Satisfaction Awards

These awards recognise organisations and individuals that have implemented successful customer service strategies. Organisations from across the UK can enter and will be judged by industry experts, business leaders and academics.

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The International Business Excellence Awards

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Deadline: Friday 21 October 2022

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Amongst the 23 categories available are ‘Health Club of the Year‘, ‘Boutique Facility of the Year‘ and ‘Ladies-Only Gym of the Year‘. There are 2 new categories that have been introduced for 2022 – ‘Outdoor Facility of the Year‘ and ‘Best Membership Campaign‘.

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The Drum Awards for Social Media

These highly regarded global awards celebrate the individuals and teams that are really cutting through in the world of social media – they will highlight and recognise the very best people and campaigns.

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The Utility Week Awards

Powered by utilities’ most trusted source of content and judged by some of the biggest names in energy, water, and gas, the Utility Week Awards are amongst the most prestigious and celebrated in UK utilities.

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The British Recruitment Awards recognise the individuals, teams and agencies that are passionate about hiring the right people to build thriving organisations – and making this happen day in, day out.

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