The Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2021 are now open

The Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2021 are now open

The Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2021 are now open

Awards News

By Donna O’Toole

The 2021 Great British Entrepreneur Awards are now open. Sponsored by Starling Bank and BT, these awards recognise the achievements of outstanding and innovative entrepreneurs across all industry sectors.

GBEA Founder, Francesca James, has established a thriving community that has benefited 50,000 entrepreneurs over the past nine years. We are delighted to have joined in an exciting new partnership that will see us work alongside Francesca and her team throughout 2021.

A total of 18 categories are available this year, including ‘Disruptor of the Year’, ‘Entrepreneur for Good Award’ and ‘Great British Entrepreneur of the Year’.

GREAT BRITISH ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS 2021 CATEGORIES

The full list of categories include:

  • Creative Industries Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Disruptor of the Year
  • Entrepreneur for Good Award
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit Award
  • Family Business Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Fashion & Beauty Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Food & Drink Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Foreign Innovation Award
  • Health & Wellbeing Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Made in the UK Award
  • Pivot Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Scale-Up Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Service Industries Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Start-Up Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Sustainability Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Great British Entrepreneur of the Year

IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Entries Open: NOW
Entry Deadline: Friday 4th June
Shortlist Announced: w/c Monday 28th June

Click here for more information on the 2021 Great British Entrepreneur Awards, and good luck to all entrants!

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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.

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The International Digital Experience Awards 2021 are now open

The International Digital Experience Awards 2021 are now open

The International Digital Experience Awards 2021 are now open

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By Donna O’Toole

The 2021 International Digital Experience Awards – formerly the UK Digital Experience Awards, are now open for any business displaying innovation and best practice excellence in the field of digital experience.

These awards will champion organisations on their digital transformation journey, and reward those initiatives, strategies, teams and individuals that have powered this vital change during 2020 and into 2021.

Now is your chance to get involved and showcase the excellent work that your company or organisation has achieved.

A total of 20 categories are available, including ‘Best Digital Transformation‘, ‘Best Digital Response to the Crisis‘ and ‘Most Effective Digital Marketing Strategy’.

INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL EXPERIENCE AWARDS 2021 CATEGORIES

Read the full list of categories here:

  • Best Digital Transformation
  • Best Digital Response to the Crisis
  • Best Web Support
  • Best Use of AI
  • Best Use of VR / AR
  • Best E-Commerce Website
  • Best Use of a Digital Platform
  • Best Use of Customer Feedback
  • Best Use of Digital in Sales & Marketing
  • Best Use of Digital in Delivery
  • Use of Digital for Vulnerable Customers
  • Diversity and Inclusion in the Use of Digital
  • Best Use of Digital in Health and Wellbeing
  • Best Digital Advertising
  • Marketing Campaign Automation
  • Best Use of GDPR
  • Most Effective Digital Marketing Strategy
  • Best Use of SEO
  • Digital Team of the Year
  • Digital Influencer of the Year

IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Entries Open: NOW
Super Early Bird Deadline: Friday 9th April
Early Bird Deadline: Thursday 29th April
Final Entry Deadline: Wednesday 26th May
Awards Finals: Friday 15th July

Click here for more information on the 2021 International Digital Experience Awards, and good luck to all entrants!

NEED SUPPORT WITH YOUR ENTRIES?

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.

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The UK Business Awards 2021 are now open

The UK Business Awards 2021 are now open

The UK Business Awards 2021 are now open

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By Donna O’Toole

The 2021 UK Business Awards will recognise the organisations, teams and individuals that are shaping the future of British business and enterprise.

Now is your chance to get involved and showcase the excellent work that your company or organisation has achieved.

With 26 categories ranging from ‘Best New Business‘ and ‘Best Marketing or PR Agency‘, to ‘Best Customer Experience‘ and ‘Best Sustainability Initiative‘, there are categories to suit all.

This year, there is a focus on how businesses have coped with the pandemic and the Brexit transition period. If you have overcome these challenges with great success and innovation, you might be interested in categories such as ‘Best Business Response to the Crisis’ or ‘Best Brexit Business Response’.

Also new for 2021, you only need to submit a written entry, which will make up 100% of your score. In past years, finalists have had to present live to the judges, so if presenting live isn’t your strong suit, then this year could be the time for you to enter!

UK BUSINESS AWARDS 2021 CATEGORIES

Read the full list of categories here:

Discipline Specific Categories

  • Business Transformation
  • Product Development
  • Best Place to Work
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Best Brexit Business Response
  • Best Customer Experience
  • Maggie Colman Customer Service Award
  • Best New Business
  • Best Business Response to the Crisis
  • Diversity and Inclusion Program
  • Best Sustainability Initiative
  • Best Website or App
  • Best Online Business
  • Best Online Event

Industry Heroes Categories

  • Computer Software and Information Technology Services
  • Home Delivery
  • Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Best Marketing or PR Agency
  • E-Learning
  • E-Commerce
  • Financial Services, Banking and Insurance
  • Healthcare Services
  • Outsourcing

Business Heroes in a Crisis Categories

  • Team of the Year
  • Leader of the Year
  • Heroes in a Pandemic

IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Entries Open: NOW
Super Early Bird Deadline: Saturday 26th March
Early Bird Deadline: Saturday 7th May
Final Entry Deadline: Saturday 21st May
Awards Finals: Friday 8th July

All micro-businesses and start-ups less than three years old can enter two categories FREE of charge until the Super Early Bird deadline on 26th March 2021.

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

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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.

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The UK Customer Experience Awards 2021 are now open

The UK Customer Experience Awards 2021 are now open

The UK Customer Experience Awards 2021 are now open

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By Donna O’Toole

Entries are now being accepted for the UK Customer Experience Awards – one of the most highly regarded customer experience awards for both B2B and B2C businesses. These annual awards represent the ‘biggest celebration of customer experience in the UK’, and winning can prove to be a real springboard to future success.

The entry process has two stages: a written entry, followed by a presentation for those shortlisted.

A total of 23 categories can be entered in 2021, including ‘Customer Experience for SMEs‘, ‘Learning and Development‘ and ‘Customer-Centric Culture‘.

As with many awards this year, there is a particular emphasis on recognising the efforts of businesses affected by the pandemic. Specific categories have been added such as ‘Customer Experience in the Crisis‘ and ‘Employee Experience in the Crisis‘.

UK CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE AWARDS 2021 CATEGORIES

The full list of categories are below:

  • Customers at the heart of everything™
  • Customer Experience in the Crisis
  • Customer-Centric Culture
  • Employee Experience in the Crisis
  • Best Use of Insight and Feedback
  • B2B Customer Experience
  • Customer Experience for SMEs
  • Digital Transformation
  • Business Change and Transformation
  • Outsourcing
  • Contact Centre - Large
  • Contact Centre - Small
  • Financial Services
  • Best Use of Technology
  • Best Customer Service
  • Learning and Development
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Vulnerability
  • Health and Wellbeing – Customers and Employees
  • CX in the Community
  • CX Team of the Year
  • CX Professional of the Year
  • CX Leader of the Year

IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Entries Open: NOW
Early Bird Deadline: Saturday 21st May
Final Deadline: Friday 25th June
Awards Finals: Thursday 7th October
Awards Ceremony: Thursday 14th October

All businesses can take advantage of the Early Bird deadline by entering before 21 May 2021 to secure a discounted rate of just £349 per entry (saving £100) and £179 per additional entry (saving £50).

Click here for more information on the UK Customer Experience Awards.

WE GET THE INSIDE SCOOP

August CEO, Donna O’Toole, caught up with CEO of Awards International, Neil Skehel, about this year’s awards in more detail on her Winning Awards podcast.

Listen now to discover:

  • How you can benefit from being involved in the UK Customer Experience Awards
  • How the awards will work in 2021
  • What we can look forward to at the 2021 awards ceremony

Good luck if you decide to enter the UKCXA this year!

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The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards with Awards Director Sarah Austin

The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards with Awards Director Sarah Austin

The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards with Awards Director Sarah Austin

Winning Awards Podcast

By Donna O’Toole

Putting your brand on a national platform with Sarah Austin, Awards Director at The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards

In this episode of the Winning Awards Podcast, Donna O’Toole chats with The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards, Awards Director Sarah Austin.

The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards is one of the UK’s most prestigious awards programmes, recognising and rewarding excellence across all sectors. These awards are considered “the ones to win” – all UK companies are invited to enter, regardless of size or industry. The awards have a range of categories suited for any successful organisation to tell their story.

Sarah shares;

  • her journey into events and awards, from doing work experience at the NBAs and getting her degree in Events Management
  • the challenges for the events industry and their suppliers in 2020
  • the opportunities available to NBA finalists and winners 
  • her plans for the 2020 awards programme and beyond

And more!

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EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS

[01:47] Sarah got her first taste of the thrill of the National Business Awards and live events from doing work experience at the NBAs and going on to get her degree. Since then the awards have changed and evolved over the years.

 

 

“…for 24 hours I went into this madness, table planning, helping people with all these queries and really just running around the Grosvenor House in high heels. And it was brilliant. And I loved it. And that’s when I got the taste.”

[06:27] The National Business Awards have always aimed to celebrate the very best in British business and support British SMEs, which they do through their media partners and events, including their summer party at The House of Commons.

 

 

“The aims of the awards have always been to celebrate the very best of great British business. And so you can always under that umbrella, you know, there’s so much that you can work with, my particular themes that I like to bring out in it as you know, to celebrate innovation, ethics, teamwork, you know, very basic fundamentals and values that are important to a successful business.”

[10:57] The global pandemic has caused challenges for us all, and Sarah is no exception. Both personally and professionally, Sarah discusses some of the heartbreaking challenges for the events industry and their suppliers. Plus how vital the #WeAreEvents movement has been to raise awareness.

 

 

“I think the awards industry in particular, like with events, people by our very nature, were quite adaptable. So I knew that ideas would come out and we’d be okay but the with the #weareevents movement that’s happening recently and it’s like the camaraderie between everybody is amazing. And we can see, you know, all the venues lighting up and ready to send their message that we are events. We’re ready. We are adaptable. We can do it. And I think that’s so powerful.”

[18:24] Sarah and Donna reminisce about past NBA awards ceremonies and some of the amazing keynote speakers, Sarah also drops some hints on what to expect from the virtual 2020 awards ceremony.

 

 

“I think one of the things that 2020 is going to allow me to do is have more people involved than we normally would have. So I can’t give any names away. If you go by alumni, you will see we have you know, Buzz Aldrin, Tim Peake, Mo Farah. And you know, and that’s just the ones that come to my head. There’s been some incredible people. that we’ve had over the years. And I think each year we’ve set the bar higher and higher.”

[22:35] Awards naturally promote positivity, but a theme in this year’s entries was the confidence and honesty to say ‘this went wrong, but here’s how we adapted and coped with it’ and to see so many businesses going above and beyond to support their employees, customers and communities.[27:53] The National Business Awards give businesses the opportunity to say ‘we are the best in the country’ and Sarah’s message to those businesses who are wondering if they’re ready for national recognition is to seize the moment and put yourself forward.

 

 

“All of these businesses have something that is unique. And something that will be what perhaps to you is something quite normal. That actually if you put yourself in front of a panel of judges, that work that you do is sensational. You need to be recognised for that.”

 

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