Awards Open in November 2022

Awards Open in November 2022

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Awards Open in November 2022

Awards News

By Donna O’Toole

 
 

It’s November already and we’re fast approaching the festive season – however, you still have several weeks to enter business awards in 2022 before the new year gets underway.

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

AWARDS OPEN NOW

 

Gartner Marketing and Communications Awards


The Gartner Marketing and Communications Awards

Now in its 13th year, the Gartner Marketing and Communications Awards recognise leading Marketing and Communications professionals and initiatives that have achieved real, measurable business outcomes. These awards are free to enter and the organisers are looking for entries that highlight how innovation, influence and impact has truly pushed the boundaries.

The 13 categories available are split between ‘Campaign Excellence’ and ‘Functional Excellence’, and include ‘Excellence in Social Impact‘, ‘Innovation in Marketing & Communications Technology‘ and ‘Excellence in Employee Experience‘.

Deadline: Friday 16 December 2022

 

 

UK Business & Innovation Awards


The UK Business & Innovation Awards

The UK Business & Innovation Awards by Awards International recognise your successes on the path to global best-in-class business performance. These awards celebrate businesses’ resilience in the UK and their ability to push the limits of best practices and innovation.

There are 18 categories up for grabs, including ‘Best Customer Experience‘, ‘Best Innovative Product‘ and ‘Entrepreneur of the Year‘. Additionally, all entrants can nominate their business for the Community Hero Awards – a FREE award that shows the world how much you care about others through your CSR, sustainability and diversity work.

Deadline: Friday 30 December 2022

 

 

European Customer Experience Awards


The European Customer Experience Awards

The European Customer Experience Awards are widely regarded as the premier celebration of CX talent across Europe. Their mission is to give winners the recognition, learning and networking opportunities they deserve, and to help shape and advance global CX standards.

Amongst the 20 categories offered in 2023 are ‘Customers at the Heart of Everything‘, ‘Best Customer Service‘ and ‘Best Innovation in CX‘.

Deadline: Friday 20 January 2023

 

 

Think Global Awards


The Think Global Awards

Think Global Awards is excited to be celebrating its 6th year of recognising global success in individuals and organisations across all major industries. These free-to-enter awards have grown from strength to strength since their inception in 2018.

Among the 10 categories available are ‘Education & E-Learning‘, ‘Professional Services‘ and ‘Technology & Entertainment‘.

Deadline: Tuesday 31 January 2023

 

 

Women in Tech Awards


The Women in Tech Employer Awards

These awards celebrate the employers and individuals going above and beyond to help close the gender gap within the tech sector. They are seeking companies that are making innovations in their recruitment processes, who offer flexible working packages, equal pay and who recognise that attracting the female workforce is essential to encouraging growth in tech.

A total of 18 categories can be entered, including ‘Best Public Sector Employer‘, ‘Best Mentorship Programme‘ and ‘Outstanding Woman in Tech‘.

Deadline: Friday 2 February 2023

 

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The Win Business Awards scorecard has been developed to measure your potential to win prestigious business awards by analysing performance across the six pillars of awards success. Click here to discover your score.

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Awards Open in October 2022

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By Donna O’Toole

 
 

It’s October and there are still plenty of opportunities to get involved with awards in your industry this year.

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

AWARDS OPEN NOW:

 

National Insurance Awards

The National Insurance Awards

Celebrating excellence in this dynamic industry, the National Insurance Awards highlight the very best in general insurance provision and management. This is the chance for companies and teams to demonstrate preeminence in their field – from a commitment to the highest standards in claims, to the delivery of specialist brokerage services up and down the country.

Amongst the 29 categories available are ‘Schemes Broker of the Year‘, ‘Claims Initiative of the Year‘ and ‘Insurance Recruiter of the Year‘.

Deadline: Friday 11 November 2022

 

 

Go:Tech Awards

The Go:Tech Awards

Close collaboration with the UK’s leading business incubators, universities and technology associations makes the Go:Tech Awards a must-attend event for professionals, investors and entrepreneurs operating in the innovation space. From the CleanTech pioneers and tech start-ups, to the advanced engineering giants – the awards have been carefully structured to showcase businesses of all sizes across the whole of the UK.

There are 14 categories up for grabs, including ‘Best Mobile Technology Award‘, ‘Tech Entrepreneur of the Year‘ and ‘Best Use of VR/AR Award‘.

Deadline: Friday 25 November 2022

 

 

Business Leadership Awards


The Business Leadership Awards

The Management Today’s Business Leadership Awards are the only awards that recognise the role of leadership in driving business performance – and that see leadership as a team pursuit. Winning one of these awards says not only that you are a high-performing company but that your performance is driven by the superior quality of your senior leaders and managers.

Amongst the 11 categories offered in 2022 – across 12 different sectors – are ‘Best Global Expansion‘, ‘Best Sustainability Initiative‘ and ‘Best Use of Innovation in Business‘.

Deadline: Tuesday 29 November 2022

 

 

UK DXA awards


The UK Digital Experience Awards

The UK Digital Experience Awards™ by Awards International is the world’s premier celebration of DX talent in the UK. Their mission is to give winners the recognition, learning and networking opportunities they deserve. DX leaders and teams of all sizes know they can sit at the international DX table and be role models for their peers.

Among the 20 categories available are ‘Best Online Business‘, ‘Best Digital Innovation‘ and ‘Best Digital Marketing Agency‘.

Early Bird Deadline: Friday 11 November 2022
Deadline: Friday 16 December 2022

 

 

FSB Awards


The FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards

These awards celebrate the achievements and contributions of small businesses and the self-employed across the UK. As the largest event of its kind in the small business calendar, the high-profile FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards are free to enter and open to all. With winners from each category securing a spot at the prestigious UK final and a chance to be crowned the UK Small Business of the Year, it’s an opportunity for widespread recognition.

A total of 12 categories can be entered, including ‘Family Business of the Year‘, ‘Service Excellence Award‘ and ‘Start-Up Business of the Year‘.

Deadline: Varies depending on region – the first deadline is Thursday 12 January 2023

 

Win Business Awards

ARE YOU READY TO BECOME AN AWARD-WINNER?

You can take our FREE, insightful test that will identify your chances of winning awards in the future – in under 5 minutes.

The Win Business Awards scorecard has been developed to measure your potential to win prestigious business awards by analysing performance across the six pillars of awards success. Click here to discover your score.

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Why Awards Should be Part of Your Marketing Strategy

Why Awards Should be Part of Your Marketing Strategy

Why Awards Should be Part of Your Marketing Strategy

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By Donna O’Toole

From Start-ups and SMEs, to huge global organisations we all have and need a marketing strategy. And no matter your budget, awards should be included.

Awards can sometimes be overlooked when it comes to marketing. But an awards strategy can help to boost your business and brand awareness, all at a low cost with big impact.

A professional awards strategy will;

  • Help you choose the most valuable awards with the biggest return on investment
  • Help you decide the most relevant categories you are most likely to win
  • Help you manage and meet all your deadlines
  • Help you establish a workflow (for gathering vital evidence etc.)
  • Help you budget for the whole awards process (entry fees, ceremonies etc.)

So if you want to; enter awards you have the biggest chance of winning, raise your brand’s profile, recognise your team’s hard work, stop missing important industry awards, and put an end to submitting rushed last-minute losing entries…

You need an awards strategy! And if you’re not sure how to create one, we can help.

Here’s why awards should be part of your marketing strategy;

1) RECOGNITION

Whether you’re a winner, runner-up or a finalist, the third-party recognition you receive is invaluable. It will reinforce your marketing messages and raise your profile, so when you say you’re the best, you can prove that you really are!

Winning an award shows your existing customers you are trustworthy, reliable and a good business to spend their money with. And for new customers, being award-winning will give them a reason to choose you over their competitors.

Also, an award win, or finalist announcement will impress existing stakeholders and shareholders, and can be an effective tool to win over prospective investors.

2) ADDITIONAL PR COVERAGE

Becoming a finalist of awards with connections to local, national and industry press means you can benefit from FREE PR, saving you ££££s!

Awards such as The National Business Awards in 2019 partnered with The i, The Scotsman and The Yorkshire Post. Similarly, The Amazon Scale-Up Awards are organised by Business Leader Magazine. Both awards publish finalists and winners in articles that reach a huge readership.

Industry trade magazines often run their own awards programme and will publish you as a result of your participation – getting you valuable industry coverage.

3) LOW-COST LOW-RISK MARKETING

Marketing campaigns usually require a big budget. But entering awards is a relatively low-cost exercise that has a fast impact on your results.

Depending on the awards programme, entry fees can range from being free to a couple hundred pounds. By creating an awards strategy you can make decisions on which awards to enter based on your budget.

If you win, you have spent a small amount and achieved a huge result. If you are a finalist you have still gained valuable exposure. And if you don’t win this time, you will learn from the experience, and it won’t affect your bottom line.

4) BRAND AWARENESS

Awards can present some fantastic opportunities for networking, partnerships and sponsorships. All of which will increase your brand’s exposure and awareness in your chosen industries – which is a great way to find new customers and partners.

Award ceremonies are huge events attended by CEOs, business leaders and decision-makers.

If you want to grow in an industry you supply, getting yourself invited to an awards ceremony where your ideal customer will be is the perfect opportunity for exposure. You can network and create relationships with the brands you are interested in, either as clients or as collaborators.

Sponsoring and partnering with an awards programme will require a bigger budget, but if you choose the right event for you it can have a huge ROI. Again, having an awards strategy can help you decide the best opportunities for your business.

5) PROJECT MANAGEMENT

When you make awards part of your marketing strategy, an awards strategy will help you manage your time and the entry process.

We get so many enquiries from companies wanting to enter an important industry award where the deadline is as little as a week away! Usually because they have received a final deadline reminder and it was not part of their marketing strategy.

Depending on the length of the entry, the project you are entering and how many people are involved, you will need to plan in how much time is needed to gather the evidence, create the story and complete the entry.

With an awards strategy in place you can plan time for each step of the entry process; writing a first draft, editing, second draft, final edits, signoff and submission.

Planning time for all these steps will radically reduce stress and improve the quality of your entries, giving you a much higher chance of success.

HOW TO WIN AWARDS AND BOOST YOUR BUSINESS

Entering awards takes time, energy, and requires skill but it is worth it!

If you are ready to enter awards contact us to find out how our award writing experts can take the pressure off and write your entries for you. Or read our tips on how to write a winning award entry.

Take advantage of our full bespoke awards package where we can create your awards strategy, write your award entries and support you throughout the whole process.

9 out of 10 clients win when we fully support them with our full awards service.

Get in touch today for your free consultation and find out how we can help you build your brand through awards recognition.

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Personal Branding for Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs

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We were honoured to be invited to the Natwest Entrepreneur Accelerator Brighton Hub to talk about the importance of awards for personal branding and thought leadership.

Hosted by Natwest Entrepreneur Development Manager Kristina Pereckaite, the #PowerUp your Personal Brand event was a wonderful opportunity to talk to aspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders, giving them actionable takeaways to improve their personal brands.

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August CEO Donna O’Toole took to the stage to inspire the room to take their personal branding seriously and enhance their reputation!

Donna shared her entrepreneurial story and demonstrated how you can use your unique story and business results to win awards and raise your profile, no matter the size of your business.

Gaining external credibility and recognition from awards verifies your achievements and gives you third-party credibility, which instils trust in your expertise and ultimately business. Winning awards gives you valuable PR opportunities, fantastic networking events, and provides a step-up to the next level in your entrepreneurial journey.

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The panel consisted of five personal branding gurus. All focusing on their own area of expertise;

  • Donna O’Toole our very own awards expert, talked the audience through getting into the right awards competitions and how to write your entry for the best chance of winning.
  • Kerry Watkins founder of Social Brighton ran-through some thought-provoking activities about the impact of personal LinkedIn profiles on your personal brand.
  • Jude Bolton, founder of Speaking Works demonstrated the importance of voice, breathing and balance when public speaking or presenting in business pitches.
  • Louise Stevenson, CEO of Speakeasy Coaching demonstrated how to exude confidence when speaking, and how to inject humour for audience engagement.
  • Personal Branding Coach Vicky Booker explained how physical appearance (clothes, make-up, grooming etc.) impacts on how you are perceived, and what message your image gives to prospective customers and partners.

It was great to hear from each one of the fantastic speakers. Everyone in the room was excited to take their hints and tips and start improving their personal brands and we are looking forward to seeing the accelerator entrepreneurs start winning awards for their achievements soon!

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