About Us

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“We will help you to achieve your personal and professional dreams by winning the best awards in the world” – Donna O’Toole, Founder, August Recognition

Donna O’Toole – Founder

Donna has helped hundreds of businesses, brands, entrepreneurs, and leaders across the world to raise their profile by achieving valuable awards and recognition for their achievements.

Named one of the world’s top 25 Customer Experience Influencers, and recognised for her outstanding contribution to national and international awards judging, Donna is known for her unrivalled success rate in the most prestigious industry awards in the world.

Her work has also resulted in the most accomplished entrepreneurs, business leaders and community champions receiving The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise and recognition in The Queen’s Honours List.



In 2021, August Recognition became part of Dent Global. As leaders in strategy and technology for entrepreneurial businesses, Dent services over 3,500 clients across the world from their head offices in London, Sydney and Toronto. Together, we are on a mission to support entrepreneurs and business leaders to Be brave, Have fun and Make a Dent.


Kerry Dobney – General Manager

Kerry’s successful career in the travel, retail and hospitality industries – coupled with a passion for enhancing experiences – enables her to ably support our customers and colleagues so we’re able to achieve exceptional results across the board.

Shannon Amos – Operations Manager

Responsible for all aspects of customer service, client management, operations and invoicing, Shannon is your primary point of contact and will provide dedicated support for you along your awards journey with us.

Ben Griss – Marketing & Communications Manager

Ben manages our marketing activity, working closely with awards partners and organisers to share insights and promote our position as a thought-leader within the awards industry, as well as maintaining our position as a top UK awards agency.

Awards Team

Our growing team of trained awards consultants and writers includes Olivia, Amy, Emily, Kris, Hilary and Debbie. Together, they bring a wealth of collective knowledge and experience from a wide range of sectors and, using our unique ‘WINNER’ method, they create outstanding award entries and presentations for the most prestigious awards in the world including all leading industry awards and The Queen’s Awards.

Supporting us is Alex Barton who collects vital awards information for our awards database, ensuring our bespoke awards strategies feature the most credible and valuable awards competitions in the world.

We are always looking out for ambitious, enthusiastic individuals with a positive can-do attitude to join our ever-growing team. Simply send an email to hello@craftedbyaugust.com if you are interested in joining us.

A Winning Formula

Together we offer an unrivalled awards service that consistently achieves impressive success rates and 5-star feedback whilst making a positive impact in the world. The result: countless happy customers who have seen their businesses grow and flourish after winning awards. Are you ready to follow in their footsteps?

Contact us to start your awards journey…


We are the chosen awards agency partner at many world-leading awards:


Get in touch to find out which awards you could win today. Contact Us