Awards Open in June 2020

Awards Open in June 2020

Awards Open in June 2020

Industry Insights

By Donna O’Toole

It’s June, we’re officially halfway through 2020 and what a year we are having!

The world is still reeling from the effects of COVID-19, but as more businesses open back up, more people get back to work and social restrictions slowly lift, everything is starting to feel more ‘normal.’

And awards programmes are continuing to react, adapt and adopt new practices to ensure you can still get that all-important recognition, to boost morale and reward your teams for their efforts and hard work whilst strengthening and boosting your brand!

So if you’re ready to create some positivity in your business and win some business awards, take a look at just some of the awards open now!

AWARDS OPEN JUNE 2020

The Sunday Times Fast Track Tech Track 100

The Sunday Times Tech Track 100 league table ranks Britain’s 100 private tech companies with the fastest-growing sales over their latest three years. It is compiled by Fast Track and will be published in The Sunday Times 6th September 2020
Deadline: 6th July 2020

Financial Reporter Women’s Recognition Awards

The Financial Reporter Women’s Recognition Awards aims to support the growing momentum for a more diverse and equal financial services community, recognising the women in finance who are succeeding and creating change in a male-dominated industry.
Deadline: 31 July 2020

Learning Technologies Awards

The Learning Technologies Awards showcase some of the most recognisable, memorable, and life-changing learning technologies worldwide. They are internationally recognised and open to organisations of all sizes – if you offer outstanding learning technologies, then you should be entering!
Deadline to register entries: 30 June 2020
Final entry deadline: 31 July 2020

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React. Adapt. Adopt: How awards are responding to the global crisis

React. Adapt. Adopt: How awards are responding to the global crisis

React. Adapt. Adopt: How awards are responding to the global crisis

Industry Insights

By Donna O’Toole

Having been on full lockdown for over a month, the awards and events industry have had to react, adapt, and adopt in response to the current Coronavirus crisis.

Back in March, we shared how the awards industry is being affected, and we told you that ‘the show must go on.’ And that is still true.

Award organisers around the world are utilising online entry platforms, video judging sessions, and live streaming their awards ceremonies so that you can still win the awards you deserve.

Because at the end of the day, the value of winning awards is in the recognition you receive and what you do with that new power. The winner’s logo is just the start!

Here’s how just a few of our top industry awards have reacted to the crisis and the opportunities this gives you to get involved and recognise your own business’s ability to React. Adapt. Adopt.

EUROPEAN CONTACT CENTRE & CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARDS

Just one of the awards making a change is the European Contact Centre and Customer Service Awards (ECCCSA).

During this time, getting your customer service right has never been more important, or more challenging. Your customers will remember how you treated them during this time and that will play a huge role in whether they stick with you or not!

The ECCCSAs is one of the longest-running and largest awards programmes in the customer contact industry. The awards recognise organisations across Europe that are leading the way in delivering exceptional service to customers.

Chair of the Judges Ann-Marie Stagg has introduced new categories so that you can thank those teams that have gone above and beyond to respond quickly to the coronavirus outbreak;

  • Best Homeworking Programme
  • Responding to a Crisis – Supporting Colleagues
  • Responding to a Crisis – Supporting Customers
  • Responding to a Crisis – Providing Leadership
  • Responding to a Crisis – Supporting the Community
  • Responding in a Crisis – Best Partnership Solution

LLOYDS BANK NATIONAL BUSINESS AWARDS

The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards are considered THE business award to win in the UK.

With backing from Lloyds Bank and other fantastic partners including Elite Business, SME Guidance for Business Growth and Institute of Export & International Trade. Plus media partners including The i, Yorkshire Post and The Scotsman, the National Business Awards continuously support their entrants.

This year they are continuing as normal, with judging scheduled for September and their awards ceremony taking place in November. But as a special thank you, they will be adding an extra special tribute to the heroic work of the NHS during the crisis.

Awards Director Sarah Austin said;

Sarah Austin NBA Awards Director - statement

OTHER RESPONSES

Some of the other things award organisers are doing is extending their submission deadline. They understand people are collaborating on entries remotely causing delays, people are furloughed and writing award entries may not be a priority right now (or it might be the perfect time!).

But they still want to see those entries and make sure the companies that deserve to win, have a chance to get their entries in!

Awards International who run the Digital Experience Awards and UK Business Awards amongst others have taken their full process online for some of their awards. They’ve also added the ‘Awards International Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Heroes’ award, for finalists to nominate their colleagues or suppliers who have gone above and beyond to contribute to their organisation during the crisis.

WINNING AWARDS IN 2020

There is no doubt that awards this year will be different, and the recognition they bring is more valuable than ever for motivating your people and strengthening your brand.

If you don’t enter this year, you will miss out on a whole year of recognition for the success you have already achieved in 2019. Awards look back not forward – they want to see results, evidence and case studies of what you have achieved until now – so don’t give up on all that because of the current storm.

We are all in this together, and awards programmes over the coming months and years will reflect this time period and shine a light on those who persevered, showed resilience. and had the strength to help others and themselves.

We are still open and working to support the best businesses to win the awards they deserve. Get in touch today to book your free consultation and we can discuss how awards will help you grow in 2020 and beyond.

 

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Awards Open in May 2020

Awards Open in May 2020

Awards Open in May 2020

Industry Insights

By Donna O’Toole

Hello and welcome to your monthly round-up of awards open throughout May!

The world is still in a state of flux with lockdown and social distancing rules in place. But we’re still here supporting businesses to win top industry awards, and award organisers around the world are adapting and updating their programmes to help entrants get the most out of their programmes.

Awards look back at what you have already achieved in the past 12-18 months, so now is the time to celebrate those achievements and strengthen your brand for the future.

The importance and benefits of winning business awards is more important than ever. The value, credibility, and huge boost that awards bring your business, product, employees and customers is vital for business growth.

  • Winning valuable business awards will:
  • Raise your business profile
  • Build team morale and motivation
  • Make you stand out in your industry
  • Encourage new customers/clients to choose you
  • Provide fantastic PR opportunities

And so much more!

So take a look at some great awards open now and give your people and business a boost.

AWARDS OPEN MAY 2020

The Sunday Times & HSBC Top Track 100

The Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 100 league table ranks Britain’s top 100 private companies with the biggest sales. It is compiled by Fast Track and published in The Sunday Times each July.

Deadline: 29 May 2020

PR Week Awards

The PR Week Awards provide the opportunity to showcase your creative and ground-breaking campaigns, hard-working teams and outstanding achievements over the last year. The awards offer over 30 categories to choose from. Give your work and people a chance to be recognised for their accomplishments. 

Deadline: 4 June 2020

Training Journal Awards

The TJ Awards are part of the Training Journal brand which supports those involved in workplace learning and development with their CPD. The Awards recognise the ingenuity, creativity, passion and hard work of learning and development professionals from around the world. The categories allow a broad range of companies and individuals to participate and reflect the increasing diversity and scope in the L&D landscape.

Deadline: 12 June 2020

HOW TO CHOOSE THE BUSINESS AWARDS YOU ARE LIKELY TO WIN?

There are thousands of awards out there, we’ve handpicked just three here which are credible and valuable to their industries – but there are so many awards out there that could help you meet your business goals in 2020.

The businesses with a proper awards strategy win more awards than those who jump in and out ad-hoc. So let us take the guesswork out of awards and create a bespoke awards strategy tailored specifically to your business, detailing each and every award you can enter and have a good chance of winning and giving you the best chance of success.

Get in touch today to book your free consultation and find out how we can support you to win!

 

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Awards Open in April 2020

Awards Open in April 2020

Awards Open in April 2020

Industry Insights

By Donna O’Toole

Welcome to the April edition of our monthly awards roundup!

We’re not going to pretend everything is normal, because we all know life (personal and business) is far from that for most of us. The coronavirus pandemic has caused unprecedented disruption and we’re all just trying to stay safe and keep afloat.

However, the importance and benefits of winning business awards still stands. In fact, maybe more so than ever.

The value, credibility, and huge boost that awards bring your business, product, employees and customers is just as important as it has ever been for business growth.

Winning valuable business awards will:

  • Raise your business profile
  • Build team morale and motivation
  • Make you stand out in your industry
  • Encourage new customers/clients to choose you
  • Provide fantastic PR opportunities

And so much more!

So if you find yourself with time now that you never had before, and you want to celebrate what you had ALREADY achieved (because awards look back at what’s already happened) don’t neglect entering awards during this period, take a look at some great awards open now.

The awards industry is adapting and changing due to the impact of the Coronavirus, but it’s all for the better and you can read more about this here.

AWARDS OPEN APRIL 2020

HR Distinction Awards

The Annual HRD Awards celebrates innovatively designed and executed people strategies, that have contributed to outstanding organisational performance and play a role in curating the new business landscape.

Deadline: 14 May 2020

Global Recruiter Awards

The Global Recruiter Awards is your chance to shine, to go head to head with your contemporaries on a level playing field, responding to clear criteria and to be judged by a panel of industry professionals who understand what it’s like to build a business, and to rise above the competition.

Deadline: 14 May 2020

Retail Industry Awards

The Retail Industry Awards have continued to cast a spotlight on the industry’s highest-flyers, strongest performers and hottest brand launches. The awards are one of the only events which bring together the entire industry, as it celebrates the success of the smaller independent retailers alongside the larger supermarkets and symbol groups.

Deadline: 22 May 2020

HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST BUSINESS AWARDS

There are thousands of awards out there, we’ve handpicked just 3 we know are credible and valuable to their industries for this newsletter – but there are thousands more out there that could help you meet your business goals in 2020.

To find the best business awards for your organisation we can offer you two great solutions:

1. We can create your bespoke awards strategy for you.

Or

2. You can join our ‘Create your 2020 awards strategy’ live online training event and learn how to find the best awards and categories and make your own awards plan.

With an awards plan in place you will be so much more focussed and you will win more! Get in touch today for more information and to book your free consultation.

 

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