What we Can Learn From World Cup Winners

What we Can Learn From World Cup Winners

What we Can Learn From World Cup Winners

Business Awards

By Donna O’Toole

WHAT WE CAN LEARN FROM WORLD CUP WINNERS

We’ve been treated to a number of fantastic National sporting competitions over the last couple of weeks; the Women’s World Cup in France, Wimbledon, the British Grand Prix, the Netball World Cup in Liverpool, and the Cricket World Cup hosted on home turf which came to an astonishing climax when England fought through 50 overs and a Super Over to win!

Even if you aren’t into sports, you can’t help but get caught up in the atmosphere, the excitement of getting through each stage, and the nervousness of your national team being in a final.

Winning a huge competition is so euphoric – seeing your team lift the trophy, and the sheer happiness on everyone’s faces – there’s nothing like it for building morale and motivating everybody to keep working hard.

Now, you may not be able to win the World Cup, but you CAN be the winner of your industry.

ARE YOU FIT TO WIN?

Just as an athlete must be fit, healthy and ready to compete, your business must be ‘fit’ to enter and compete in the biggest awards for your industry.

Athletes have to be dedicated, train and adapt constantly to their competition if they want to stay on top. Winning business awards needs the same mindset.

If your business is…

  • Growing
  • Innovating to stay ahead
  • Disrupting your industry
  • Championing outstanding customer experience
  • Providing excellent employee experience
  • Delivering exceptional growth
  • Supporting the community

…And you have the results to back up your achievements, you will be in a good position to win key industry awards.

TRAIN TO WIN

Winning awards isn’t easy, it takes time, effort and preparing the nominations often falls on the shoulders of someone who already has plenty of work to do, and may not have the skills needed to write a winning award entry.

This is your time to get in training to win the awards you enter!

If you have a particular award in mind that you really want, then a good place to start is by looking at last year’s category winners. Some award websites even provide case studies from previous winners and other resources you can use. You can also read our award winning advice here.

Entering awards may even be a completely new venture for your business and you don’t know where to start. That’s where our bespoke, world-first training course comes in.

You can get access to all the awards templates, example answers, and materials we use to train our own team of awards writers with our online How to Win Awards masterclass which includes;

  • How to choose the awards and categories you are most likely to win and create your awards strategy
  • How to develop your USP and create your story
  • How to write a bullet-proof nomination with our unique methods
  • Techniques to improve ALL your written communications
  • How to create compelling evidence and support materials
  • How to create a powerful presentation and impress the judges with a winning awards pitch
  • And finally, how to raise your profile and profits with a Press Release and Social Media strategy

Do you prefer to learn in a classroom environment? August CEO and top UK Awards Expert Donna O’Toole can teach you and your team everything you need to know to win, with training tailored specifically to your business during a fun and highly valuable training day at your offices.

YOUR SUCCESS IS OUR SUCCESS

Our goal is to help you win valuable business awards that will help your business to grow.

So if you’re ready to start winning awards and would like to find out more about our services contact us today for your free, honest, no-obligation awards consultation call.

 

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Top Business Lists

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Business Awards

By Donna O’Toole

TOP BUSINESS LISTS

Recognition and good PR is hugely valuable for businesses, and a fantastic way to grow your customer base, customer loyalty and revenue. And winning a place on a list is a fantastic way to do this.

There are many lists out there; top UK companies, best companies to work for, top tech companies etc. Some require you to nominate your business yourself, others use market data to reach a decision. Either way, getting your business on a list is a great achievement.

BENEFITS OF FEATURING ON A LIST

Most lists are partnered with national press or industry magazines and will run a feature on the businesses who have made the list – a PR opportunity you would have to pay a lot of money for!

If you’ve made the list you will usually receive a logo, and a trophy, to display on all your marketing materials, website and emails. It is a fantastic selling point and shows to clients, stakeholders and employees you have been recognised as a good company, and are trustworthy.

We’ve compiled a list of lists your business could be featured on, take a look below and find out who has made the most recent lists;

THE SUNDAY TIMES AND FAST TRACK LISTS

  • Fast Track 100 – The Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 league table ranks Britain’s 100 private companies with the fastest-growing sales over their latest three years. It is compiled by Fast Track and published in The Sunday Times each December
  • SME Export Track 100 – The Sunday Times SME Export Track 100 ranks Britain’s 100 small and medium-sized (SME) companies with the fastest-growing international sales over the latest two years. It is compiled by Fast Track and published in The Sunday Times in May
  • Tech Track 100 – The Sunday Times Hiscox Tech Track 100 league table ranks Britain’s 100 private tech (TMT) companies with the fastest-growing sales over their latest three years. It is compiled by Fast Track and published in The Sunday Times each September
  • International Tack 200 – The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 ranks Britain’s mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales, measured over their latest two years of available accounts. The league table supplement is published in February
  • Profit Track 100 – The Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 league table ranks Britain’s 100 private companies with the fastest-growing profits over their latest three years. It is compiled by Fast Track and published as a supplement in The Sunday Times each April
  • Top Track 250 – The Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 league table ranks Britain’s private mid-market growth companies with the biggest sales. It is compiled by Fast Track and published in The Sunday Times each October
  • Top Track 100 – The Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 100 league table ranks Britain’s 100 private companies with the biggest sales. It is compiled by Fast Track and published in The Sunday Times each July

BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR

  • 100 Best Not For Profit Organisations to Work For – This list spotlights the 100 companies in our ‘Not for Profit’ category with the highest Best Companies Index scores. Published in The Sunday Times.
  • 25 Best Big Companies to Work For – This prestigious and highly competitive list represents the 25 companies in our ‘big’ category with the highest Best Companies Index (BCI) scores. Published in The Sunday Times.
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For – This hard-fought and celebrated list represents the 100 companies in our ‘mid’ category with the highest Best Companies Index scores. Published in The Sunday Times.
  • 100 Best Small Companies to Work For – This competitive list spotlights the 100 companies in our ‘small’ category with the highest Best Companies Index scores. Published in The Sunday Times.
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OTHER PRESTIGIOUS LISTS

  • Maserati 100 – Maserati has partnered with The Sunday Times to recognise one hundred game-changing entrepreneurs who are innovators in the business world. The Maserati 100 is dedicated to celebrating the positive impact entrepreneurs have on the economy and society as a whole.
  • Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 – The Deloitte Technology Fast 50 is one of the UK’s foremost technology award programmes, celebrating innovation and entrepreneurship. It is a ranking of the country’s 50 fastest growing technology companies, driven by leading intellectual property and based on revenue growth over the last four years.
  • 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain – 1000 Companies to Inspire is London Stock Exchange Group’s celebration of some of the fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK and Europe.

THE QUEEN’S AWARDS FOR ENTERPRISE

Businesses who feature on these lists will be innovative, have good growth, sound financials or be exporting internationally making them the perfect candidates to be entering The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise.

If you want your business to feature on a list, or to win The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise – get in touch! We will give you an honest, impartial, free consultation of your chances of winning, all you need to do is contact us today!

 

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