How to Lift Your Blue Monday Spirits

How to Lift Your Blue Monday Spirits

How to Lift Your Blue Monday Spirits

Industry Insights

By Donna O’Toole

Win Awards to Improve Staff Wellbeing

Christmas has come and gone in a flash, the New Year is well and truly upon us, the days are still short and cold, and we have just experienced Blue Monday – the “most depressing day of the year”. However, fear not…

Now is the ideal time to give your staff a boost through the power of awards, as many of the most prestigious industry awards are either open now or in the near future. Seize this moment to plan and launch your awards strategy for 2022.

As well as raising your business profile, generating greater brand awareness and increasing turnover, awards such as the Great British Entrepreneur Awards, Great British Workplace Wellbeing Awards, British Business Excellence Awards, Customer Experience Awards, Employee Experience Awards, Scale-Up Awards, and Learning Awards will also provide outcomes that are linked to improving the wellbeing of your workforce.

From employee engagement and retention, to raising morale and lifting entire communities, awards play an essential role in creating the ʻbest place to workʼ. Award nominations and wins can considerably improve staff motivation, satisfaction and development.

When we conducted a customer survey in 2021, we asked what had changed since simply entering awards – 83% said that ‘Team Morale’ had increased. What’s more, a research study by Sapio revealed that 32% of businesses saw an improvement in ‘Staff Retention’.

As a result, employees will speak more positively about their workplace, which could be a draw for experienced candidates. An award-winning business has a distinct advantage when it comes to attracting new clients, whilst also impacting the local community with added credibility, trust and purpose.

 

Stop Waiting. Start Winning!

With so much to gain, it’s time to take action, banish those blues, and get in touch with the awards experts at August Recognition. If you would like to discover more about how we can support you to win awards, simply get in touch here.

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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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What does recognition really do? The New Year Honours List 2022

What does recognition really do? The New Year Honours List 2022

What does recognition really do? The New Year Honours List 2022

Industry Insights

By Donna O’Toole

New Year Honours List 2022

The much-anticipated New Year Honours List has now been revealed and includes 1,278 inspirational individuals who have made an outstanding contribution in their respective fields, such as the Armed Forces, the sporting arena and even through services to the UK from overseas and internationally.

There is always a lot of media hype around the celebrities who receive honours, but it’s brilliant to see hundreds of our community heroes recognised in the List. These are the ‘everyday’ people who use their time, skills, and incredible spirit to give back to their fellow humans, professions, industries and communities in one way or another – and often despite their own personal battles.

Honours range from the Companion of Honour and the Order of the Bath, through Knighthoods and Damehoods, to CBEs, OBEs, MBEs, and the BEM.

Who received an Honour?

The statistics show greater diversity amongst the recipients than ever before:

  • 156 people (12.2%) were appointed CBE or higher.
  • 1,122 candidates (87.8%) were selected at OBE, MBE and BEM level, as follows: 253 at OBE, 508 at MBE, 361 at BEM
  • 799 (63%) of all recipients are people who have undertaken outstanding work in their communities either in a voluntary or paid capacity.
  • 612 women received honours, accounting for almost half of recipients (47.9%). What’s more, 35.9% of recipients at CBE level and above are women.
  • 15.1% come from ethnic minority backgrounds.
  • 13.3% of the successful candidates are disabled or have a long-term health condition.
  • 25.5% of recipients considered themselves to come from a lower socio-economic background.
  • 3.5% of recipients are LGBT.

Demonstrating that it’s never too early or late in life to make an impact, there are many heartwarming examples of recognition for young and old alike.

At one end of the age spectrum, 11-year-old Tobias Weller – who has cerebral palsy and autism – became the youngest ever recipient of the BEM for his outstanding charity fundraising. Whilst magician Henry Lewis (below), was appointed MBE at the grand old age of 102 for his work with the Magic Circle.

Read on for highlights from the 2022 Queen’s New Year Honours List and to find out how and why to nominate someone you know for recognition too.

Combatting the Pandemic

Chris Whitty, the Chief Medical Officer for England and the UK government’s Chief Medical Advisor was recognised along with Professor Jonathan Van-Tam – Whitty’s deputy – as both men received knighthoods for their tireless work to handle the Covid-19 pandemic.

Many more medical experts have also been honoured, including Dr Jenny Harries, Chief Executive of the UK Health Security Agency, and Dr June Raine, head of the vaccines regulator MHRA, who have both been made dames. The Cabinet Office said nearly one in five (19%) of the honours are for Covid-related service.

Community Heroes

Having been inspired to raise money for the North Devon Hospice after they cared for his elderly neighbour before he passed away from cancer, 12-year-old Max Woosey (below) camped outside for almost 640 nights… and has managed to generate the incredible sum of nearly £680,000 for his efforts. He’s now been awarded the British Empire Medal.

Chrissie Simmons, a longstanding housekeeper from Condover College – a school for people with additional needs, has been appointed an MBE for her efforts during the pandemic after she implemented new measures which helped keep residents and staff safe. Despite evidence that people with learning difficulties were “extremely vulnerable” to the effects of Covid-19, the college experienced no deaths whatsoever.

Abeda Suleman Vorajee came to England from Pakistan when she was 16 and has spent decades working to improve community understanding. She became a school governor in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, in her 20s and went on to promote links between different communities in the area with a particular focus on empowering young ladies and supporting women from all backgrounds. She has also been appointed an MBE. Demonstrating true altruism, charity workers who have supported various vulnerable groups throughout the pandemic were recognised.

Bridget Stratford from Newcastle University received a BEM for her services to refugees and asylum seekers, while Lisa Powis also received an award as the founder of charity ‘Painting Our World in Silver’, which has helped tackle the issue of loneliness throughout the pandemic.

Other people recognised for serving their local area include Ifran Shah who helped young people and the community in Redbridge, London, and Mohammed Miah for his charitable fundraising work in Oldham. Although 2021 has not been an easy year, these individuals went the extra mile in a bid to help local residents.

Business Leaders & Entrepreneurial Excellence

Amongst those recognised for their contributions to business are Steve Murrells, the Co-op Group’s Chief Executive, and Roger Burnley, who stepped down as Chief Executive of Asda in last year. Both have been made CBEs after being honoured for services to the food supply chain amidst staff shortages, pandemic restrictions and global disruption.

Bina Mehta, KPMG UK’s chair (above), was recognised with an OBE “for services to trade and investments in the UK and female entrepreneurs”, while former HS2 chair Douglas Oakervee has been awarded a knighthood for services to transport and infrastructure delivery. Gary Jordan – chairman of the Mansfield and Ashfield 2020 Business Club – has been awarded an MBE for services to the economy and community of Mansfield and Ashfield.

In terms of furthering regional business activity, there were honours for the Scottish Chambers of Commerce Chief Executive, Liz Cameron, who received a CBE for services to the promotion of Scottish and UK international trade, and Lesley Moody, President of the North East England Chamber of Commerce, who was appointed OBE for services to business and to the community in the North East.

Sporting Honours

With the rescheduled Olympics and Paralympics taking place last summer in Tokyo, a number of our talented athletes were honoured for their incredible performances in Japan. Hugely decorated cyclists Jason and Laura Kenny (below) – guests at the 2021 Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards – were made a knight and a dame, and Tom Daley received an OBE for services to “diving, LGBTQ+ rights and charity”.

There were OBEs for Paralympians Hannah Cockcroft, Kadeena Cox and Hannah Russell, while gold medal-winning Olympians Jonathan Brownlee (Triathlon) and Hannah Mills (Sailing) were awarded the MBE and OBE respectively. After becoming the first British swimmer to defend an Olympic title, Adam Peaty was appointed OBE.

The newly crowned 2021 Sports Personality of the Year, Emma Raducanu, made it an unforgettable few months by receiving an MBE following her extraordinary US Open tennis triumph.

Promoting Sustainability

As green processes and sustainability become more important than ever, it was great to see a number of prominent figures receive recognition for their exceptional work in this sphere. Professor Myles Allen (below), the University of Oxford’s professor of geosystem science (and the first UK scientist who demonstrated the need for a global transition to net-zero emissions in 2006) is now a CBE. In addition to teaching at Oxford, he has written for a range of groundbreaking reports, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) special report on 1.5C.

Elsewhere, an OBE was awarded to the Head of Regulatory Affairs at RWE Renewables, Zoe Keeton, who has amassed over 20 years’ experience in the UK’s renewable energy sector, and another was given to National Grid’s Head of Futures Dr Catherine McClay.

We would love to highlight the individual achievements of everyone on this year’s Honours List but hopefully this has provided an insightful summary.

The Power of Recognition

So what can this kind of recognition really do?

Recognition conveys appreciation. It says thank you. It shows gratitude. It builds relationships. It inspires innovation. And ultimately, it drives people forward with more vigour than ever to do even more good in the world.

We see the impact of recognition in the workplace all the time – a study revealed that employees who are given recognition show:

26% increase in engagement
22% increase in effectiveness
33% increase in innovation

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88% of employees who were recognised for their contribution said they were more motivated and inspired to do even better work. It’s not about doing something just to get recognised, it’s about being altruistic and using what you can to make a change and have an impact.

Now It’s Your Turn

To ensure that exceptional individuals in the UK continue to be recognised for their respective efforts, it’s vital to nominate people we know for the impact they have made to society.

Should you have any questions or would like to discover more about how we can support you to get someone special the recognition they deserve, simply get in touch here.

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Awards Open in January 2022

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January 2022 - Awards Open

Awards Open in January 2022

Awards News

By Donna O’Toole

It’s the beginning of a new year, and what better way to get 2022 started than by entering and winning awards for you or your business. Here’s your selection of awards that are currently open for entries:

AWARDS OPEN NOW

 


The Business Charity Awards

The Business Charity Awards recognise and reward the partnerships between outstanding corporate and not-for-profit organisations, and celebrate their achievements.

In 2022, there are 23 categories available to enter, recognising the achievements of partnerships and individual teams.

Among these are ‘CSR Team of the Year’, ‘Marketing Partnership of the Year’ and ‘Community Impact’ along with new categories launched for this year including ‘Best Emergency Response Project’ and ‘Best Digital Innovation’.

Early Bird Deadline: Thursday 10 February 2022
Deadline: Thursday 24 February 2022

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The UK National Contact Centre Awards

The UK National Contact Centre Awards – now in their 27th year – are one of the longest running and the most highly respected programmes in the UK.

These awards recognise the best industry talent, with judges looking for the individuals and teams who are inspirational role models deserving recognition for the work they are doing in their contact centre operation.

Amongst the 27 categories offered are ‘Contact Centre Leader of the Year’, ‘Team Manager of the Year’ and ‘Learning & Development Team of the Year’. New categories for 2022 include ‘Data & Insights Manager of the Year’ and ‘Best Contact Centre Culture’.

Deadline: Friday 25 February 2022

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The Small Awards

The Small Awards bring small businesses, experts and luminaries together for a fantastic evening of awards and networking.

Judging will be looking for strong performance as an on-going business as well as evidences of positive community engagement from small businesses.

A total of 12 categories can be entered this year, including ‘High Street Hero’‘Supply Chain Champion’ and ‘Digital Star’. All businesses will be vying for the overall ‘Small Business of the Year Award’.

Deadline: Monday 28 February 2022

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The Marketing Society Awards

The Marketing Society Awards set the standard for marketing excellence in the UK since they were first launched in 1985. These sought-after awards are judged by elite marketers who are all working at the leading edge of marketing. They will be looking for the work of brands and agencies who can demonstrate the power of marketing excellence on their businesses enabling clear growth and ROI.

Amongst the 22 categories available are ‘Campaign of the Year 2021‘, ‘Best Marketing Team‘ and ‘Customer Engagement & Experience‘.

Deadline: Friday 4 March 2022

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The British Data Awards

The British Data Awards celebrate organisations of all types that are busy developing innovative and sophisticated ways of changing the world around us with the power of data. Whether you’re a fresh-faced start-up, a global giant, or something in between, the British Data Awards aim to discover and recognise your data success stories.

Amongst the 23 categories offered are ‘SME of the Year’, ‘Innovation of the Year’ and ‘CRM Solution of the Year’ as well as sector-specific categories such as ‘Financial Services Firm of the Year’ and ‘Engineering Company of the Year’.

Deadline: Friday 4 March 2022

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It’s December and 2022 is almost upon us, but you’ve still got time to enter awards this year. Here’s your selection of awards that are currently open for entries:

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The UK Sponsorship Awards

The UK Sponsorship Awards reward effectiveness and excellence across all sectors of the sponsorship, partnership and brand activation industries and across all budget bands. Campaigns are held under the spotlight, objectives are examined and tested, creativity and innovation both within ideas and execution are judged, and results are scrutinised.

Among the 35 categories available are ‘Best Use of Social Media‘, ‘International Sponsorship Award‘ and ‘Best Use of Mobile in Sponsorship‘.

Deadline: Monday 17th January 2022

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The iNetwork Innovation Awards

The iNetwork Innovation Awards celebrate, learn, and share innovation across the local public sector, and its partner organisations. They represent the perfect opportunity to come together and celebrate the brilliance and dedication of public servants, and their partners, as they strive to deliver more effective, and better value services for their communities. Amongst the 8 categories offered are ‘Partner Excellence Award‘, ‘Most Creative Video Award‘ and ‘Transforming & Innovating Public Services Award‘.

Deadline: Friday 21 January 2022

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The Safety & Health Excellence Awards

The Safety & Health Excellence Awards celebrate safety and health innovation and achievement, with the awards evening attracting more than 550 guests from the health, safety and fire sectors. A total of 14 categories can be entered this year, including ‘Best Health & Safety Project’‘Campaign of the Year’ and ‘Health & Safety Team of the Year’. You are able to enter multiple categories, and can also enter more than once in each category, provided they are different entries.

Deadline: Monday 31 January 2022

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The European Customer Experience Awards

The inaugural European Customer Experience Awards will champion the incredible CX innovations that have enabled businesses to survive and thrive in uncertain times. The pandemic has disrupted every organisation in some way, but the creativity, dedication and teamwork of CX professionals has been nothing short of remarkable. Amongst the 25 categories available are ‘Customer Experience in the Crisis‘, ‘Best Digital Transformation‘ and ‘CX Team of the Year‘.

Early Bird Deadline: Friday 28 January 2022
Deadline: Friday 4 March 2022

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Management Today’s 35 Women Under 35

Now in its 20th year, the 35 Women Under 35 from Management Today is the country’s longest-running, most prestigious list of young, female business talent. Their alumnae include Stella McCartney, Martha Lane Fox and Karen Blackett. These sought-after awards aim to find and shine a spotlight on Management Today’s female cover stars of tomorrow.

Early Bird Deadline: Wednesday 9 March 2022
Deadline: Wednesday 30 March 2022

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The Scale-Up Awards

The Business Leader Scale-Up Awards celebrate high-growth companies and the entrepreneurs that run them. It is the first and only awards to focus on the scale-up sector, and the 2022 event will showcase the businesses that have navigated the tough conditions by innovating, creating jobs, achieving growth, and supporting their communities and the planet. Amongst the 13 categories offered are ‘Scale-Up Disruptor Award‘, ‘Diversity Champion‘ and ‘Business Leader of the Year‘.

Deadline: Friday 18 March 2022

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Who won at the 2021 Great British Entrepreneur Awards?

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Who won at the 2021 Great British Entrepreneur Awards?

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By Donna O’Toole

A SHOWCASE OF THE FINEST BRITISH ENTREPRENEURSHIP

It was fantastic to be able to celebrate all the remarkable achievements from our talented and inspirational entrepreneurs at the 2021 Great British Entrepreneur Awards in London.

Hosted by Oli Barrett MBE and Wynne Evans (of GoCompare fame) at The Grosvenor House Hotel, this event brought together 1,200 entrepreneurs, business leaders and awards industry professionals for a star-studded celebration of entrepreneurial excellence that saw 159 businesspeople recognised for their achievements.

Many congratulations go to Francesca James and her team for organising an exceptional event that will live long in the memory.

Hugely successful entrepreneur and founder of Social Chain, Steven Bartlett – the newest (and youngest) Dragon – was a guest speaker, and was on hand to provide invaluable advice to inspire those in attendance.

A total of up to eight regional winners were chosen for each of the 17 categories. Here’s a summary of who came home victorious:

Creative Industries Entrepreneur of the Year:
Mike & Alison Battle | Lapland UK (London & East of England)
Helen Routledge | Totem Learning (Midlands)
Claire Knight & Antonio Bachini | The Traveller and The Bear (North East)
Zoe Glencross | Zoe Glencross (North West)
Emma & Fergus Macdonald | The Tartan Blanket Co. (Scotland & Northern Ireland)
Jade Sammour | Dainty London Jewellery (South East)
Jonny Williams | BoomBocs (South West)
Jen Danger Harding | Danger Doodles (Wales)

Disruptor of the Year:
Rob Bridgman | Snug (London & East of England)
Mark Smith | TruInvest (Midlands)
Joshua Gill | Everflow (North East)
Gary Gallen | rradar (North West)
Jonathan Waggott | Angel Guard (Scotland & Northern Ireland)
Constantine Karampatsos & Verity Batchelder | GoodLife Sorted (South East)
Charles Taylor, Johann Farhan & Joe Galliford | Sina Medical Technology
William Sachiti | Academy of Robotics (Wales)

Entrepreneur for Good Award:
Nate Macabuag | Koalaa (London & East of England)
Gavin Mullaley & Dean Starr | Cornerstone Partnership (Midlands)
Chris Quickfall | Cognassist (North East)
Chelsea Slater & Jo Morfee | Innovate Her (North West)
Ruari Fairbairns | One Year No Beer (Scotland & Northern Ireland)
Keisha Ehigie | Imagine Me Stories (South East)
Jen Baughan | Solutions for the Planet (South West)
Mark Williams | LIMB-Art (Wales)

Entrepreneurial Spirit Award:
Henry Faber & Walter Kerr | Oppidan Education (London & East of England)
Lorri Delahunty | VEGAN Happy Clothing (Midlands)
Charlotte Windebank | FIRST (North East)
Ben Pearson | BigClothing4U (North West)
Melanie Auld | Spice Pots (Scotland & Northern Ireland)
Sanjay Lobo | onHand (South East)
Teresa Swinton | Paradigm Human Performance (South West)
Adele Pember | Dog Furiendly (Wales)

Family Business Entrepreneur of the Year:
Howard & Vivien Wong | Little Moons (London & East of England)
Paul Curtis | The Zeus Group (Midlands)
Helen Johnson & Matt Goddard | Decorating Centre (North East)
Claire Watkin | The Fine Bedding Company (North West)
David & Lou Rundle | Blue Star St Andrews (Scotland & Northern Ireland)
Khatuna McDermott | Red Edge Concept (South East)
Olly, Max & Josh Kohn | The Jolly Hog (South West)
Ross Jones & Rachel Lyndon-Jones | Ouma (Wales)

Fashion & Beauty Entrepreneur of the Year:
Anna Brightman | UpCircle (London & East of England)
Oyinkansola Adebayo | Niyo Hair & Beauty (Midlands)
Kassi Emadi | Nuddy (North East)
Jimmy Hill | Hairbust (North West)
Fraser Angus & Daniel Morris | Lola’s Cosmetics (Scotland & Northern Ireland)
Priya Downes | Nueda (South East)
Jezz Skelton | Abbott Lyon (South West)

Food & Drink Entrepreneur of the Year:
Harriet Hastings | Biscuiteers (London & East of England)
Jacob Watts, Max Poynton & Matthew Bond | Project D (Midlands)
Liam Manton & Mark Smallwood | Didsbury Gin (North West)
Sabine Klaus-Carter | Calvin’s Free-From Foods (Scotland & Northern Ireland)
Stuart MacDonald | ManiLife (South East)
Ellie Webb | Caleno Drinks (South West)
Scott Davies | Hilltop (Wales)

Foreign Innovation Awards:
Lynn Erasmus (Lynn Erasmus Ltd)

Health & Wellbeing Entrepreneur of the Year:
Katherine Pither | Yogi Bare (London & East of England)
Maxine Laceby | Absolute Collage (Midlands)
Victoria Burnip | Unforgettable Experience (North East)
Lloyd Pearce | Trio Healthcare (North West)
Simas Jarasunas | Brite Drinks (Scotland & Northern Ireland)
Gordon Lott | Dr. Vegan (South East)
Katie Brindle | Hayo’u (South East)
Benjamin & Marc Shipman | The GO2 Brand (Wales)

Made in the UK Award:
Sarah Simons & Sarah Purse | British Baby Box (London & East of England)
Rose Ovensehi | Flora + Curl (Midlands)
Helen Robinson | Féerie Telle (North East)
Brant Richard & Ed Oxley | HebTroCo (North West)
Genevieve Smart | Genevieve Sweeney (South East)
Shane Darwin | Mucky Nutz (South West)
Callum Griffiths | Clydach Farm Group (Wales)

Pivot Entrepreneur of the Year:
Elizabeth Tweedale | Cypher Coding (London & East of England)
Ewan Jones & George Dyer | Protective Sportswear (Midlands)
Erin Graybill | Luxe England (North East)
Shay O’Carroll, Shaz Sulaman, Andy Sands & Rob Hilton | PixelMax (North West)
James Eagle | The Pished Fish (South East)
Ozi Maden | Ozi Lala Levantine Street Food (South West)
Michael Beck, Craig Lomax, Sean Thomas & Michael George | Reworking

Scale-Up Entrepreneur of the Year:
Philip Belamant | Zilch (London & East of England)
Rob Stone | Instaloft (Midlands)
Jack Sutcliffe & Simon Hobson | Powersheds (North West)
Danny Campbell | HOKO Design (Scotland & Northern Ireland)
Timothy Brownstone | Kymira (South East)
Cas Paton | OnBuy.com (South West)
Darren Briggs | Ascona Group Holdings (Wales)

Service Industries Entrepreneur of the Year:
Jon Hulme & John Burke | Craft Gin Club (London & East of England)
Kamran Saleem | Motoserv UK (Midlands)
Samantha Read | APM Cleaning (North East)
Lee Chambers | Essentialise (North West)
Paul Hargreaves | Cotswold Fayre (South East)
Ross McCaw | Our People
Darren Briggs | Ascona Group Holdings (Wales)

Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year:
Andrew Jervis | ClickMechanic (London & East of England)
Shailendra Singh | Cellomatics Bioscience (Midlands)
Wayne Spriggs | Lusso Stone (North East)
Nicky Story | Supplies for Candles and The Soap Kitchen (North West)
Rosemary Eribé | ERIBE KNITWEAR (Scotland & Northern Ireland)
Pam Gruhn | Frenchic Paint (South East)
Kirsty Passmore | Rock Pool Life CIC (South West)
Rhys King | RGifts (Wales)

Start-up Entrepreneur of the Year:
Maria Rodriguez | Kind Bag (London & East of England)
Claire Ransom | Lazy Flora (Midlands)
Mike Davies | Haystack (North East)
Nick Redford | Zest Food Partners (North West)
Katrina Hutchinson O’Neill | Join Talent (Scotland & Northern Ireland)
Natalie Ward | Latched (South East)
Matt Dyson & Nick Webb | Rockit (South West)
Claire Copeman | Adventure Tours UK (Wales)

Sustainability Entrepreneur of the Year:
Eve Kehkeh | Bundlee (London & East of England)
David Hanney & Nick Smith | Alpkit (Midlands)
Cecily Handerson & Katherine Rhodes | PomPom (North East)
Morten Toft Bech | Meatless Farm (North West)
Emma & Fergus Macdonald | The Tartan Blanket Co (Scotland & Northern Ireland)
Kathryn Jonas | Wild + Stone (South East)
Tom Carr & Richard Pearce | Verto Homes (South West)
Geryn Evans | Project Blu (Wales)

Young Entrepreneur:
Krissy Cela | Tone + Sculpt (London & East of England)
Ben Amanna | Boxraw (Midlands)
Jonathan Grubin | SoPost (North East)
Sam Teale | Sam Teale Productions (North West)
Jack Francis | Pogo Studio (Scotland & Northern Ireland)
Victoria Poon | Alpaca Coffee (South East)
Keely Cat-Wells | C Talent (South West)
Joseph Ward | Smallspark Space Systems (Wales)

Finally, it was time to award the coveted Great British Entrepreneur of the Year, which went to the founder of Zilch, Philip Belamant, who moved to the UK from South Africa in 2018 to set up his new business. Fast forward three years and Zilch is valued at a staggering $2billion.

We were thrilled to celebrate the success of our amazing friends and clients who were shortlisted and winners across the categories, and who shone like the superstars they are amongst the absolute best in the UK.

Special mention must go to 11-year-old Ben O’Connor, who was comfortably the youngest entrepreneur to make the finals, and enjoyed his moment on stage with Wynne Evans and Oli Barrett MBE – an occasion he will never forget.

Read more about the Great British Entrepreneur Awards here.

 

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If you would like to increase your chances of success at upcoming awards – so you can be a future award-winner like all of those above – we recommend attending our next Awards Strategy session, where you will benefit from a wealth of useful tips and pointers about how to pick the awards you could win and build an effective awards strategy for your business.

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To find out more about the awards industry and how we work, head over to our handy FAQs page. Here, you’ll find eight different sections covering everything you need to know to begin your journey.

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