Are you making the most of your awards results?

Are you making the most of your awards results?

Are you making the most of your awards results?

Industry Insights

By Donna O’Toole

HOW TO GET THE MOST VALUE OUT OF YOUR AWARDS RESULTS

Congratulations – you’ve been shortlisted or won an award! But what next…?

Now you can start getting some real impact and return on investment from your awards results. Check out the tips below in our 8-point PR plan:

1. Tell Your Team
Tell your team about your award results to recognise and reward their achievements and motivate them to achieve even more. If they don’t know why you were shortlisted, share your story, it’s good for them to know what you are doing well that’s got you this far, they are your best advocates!

2. Prepare Media Assets
Consider what media assets you have that you can use to share your results. Many awards will give you a finalists logo, but if not, you can easily make some effective, eye-catching social media images using a free online tool like Canva.

3. Add a Logo
Add your logo or image to the footer of your company emails, your social channels and your website. If you win multiple awards, you could even create a dedicated awards page on your website – just like Emma Mattress have done here – this will show visitors why they should choose you.

4. Tell Your Customers
Share the news with your existing customers – people like nothing better than to know they picked a good company to buy from or work with, and this is a great time to prompt their memory and see if you can offer them anything new. You could even make a ‘celebration’ offer to generate immediate new business.

5. Share on Social Media
Share the news on social media in a way that supports your purpose and goals. People are more interested in why you have been shortlisted or won, than the pure fact that you have. Use imagery that showcases your people, projects or products and add the awards organisers and any partner’s in your posts for maximum reach.

6. Create a Press Release
Don’t underestimate the power of local and trade press – these publications are more likely to include your story, which will boost your PR and Google rankings, and this is where the nationals spot their next stories. Always send to a named editor if possible – they’re usually listed in the publication… this proves you read it!

7. Share Your Success
Create your own ‘Who Wins When You Win‘ campaign. We will share your success with our charity partner when you win, and you could do the same for whoever you support, or you could devise a new way of celebrating and rewarding those around you when you win. This will give you another story to share to your audience!

8. Next Steps…
Don’t forget to check if your award has a presentation process to prepare for, or if you have booked your seats for the event. You need to be in it to win it, but it’s not about the volume of seats you take, but representing your brand positively – no matter what the final result.

So there you have it: plenty of opportunities to spread the word and get your winning message out there to a wide audience including your team, your customers and the local community – as well as potential customers.

 

FREE AWARDS STRATEGY GUIDANCE

If you would like to increase your chances of success at the European CXAs – or any other upcoming awards – 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.

Click here to secure your FREE place on our next session.

 

DISCOVER MORE

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.

If you have a specific awards enquiry, simply complete our online form to contact us, and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.

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Ready to Win the European Customer Experience Awards?

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Ready to Win the European Customer Experience Awards?

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By Donna O’Toole

A CELEBRATION OF EXCELLENCE IN CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

Do you take great pride in how you treat your customers? Would you like to be recognised for all of the fantastic work you do in this area?

The inaugural European Customer Experience Awards (European CXAs) were recently launched to celebrate the inspirational efforts of CX professionals across Europe. With a total of 26 categories – each recognising a particular aspect of CX excellence – there are plenty of opportunities to get involved:

  • CX Classics: Recognising the different aspects shaping a world-class CX strategy (16 categories)
  • Digital CX: Focused on achievements in the digital arena (5 categories)
  • Nightingale CX: Focused on healthcare and vulnerable customers (3 categories)
  • CX Legends: Accolades celebrating the essential role of leaders and teams in CX success (2 categories)

To ensure you don’t miss out on your chance to showcase your CX skills at these prestigious new awards, here are the all-important dates for your diary:

  • Friday 28 January 2022: Early Bird Entry Deadline
  • Friday 4 March 2022: Entry Deadline
  • Monday 14 March 2022: Finalists Announced
  • Friday 6 May 2022: Early Bird Booking Deadline
  • Friday 3 June 2022: Booking Deadline
  • Thursday 16 June 2022: Awards Finals & Ceremony

Visit the official European CXAs website.

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE EUROPEAN CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE AWARDS

Donna recently spoke with the CEO of Awards International, Neil Skehel, about the European Customer Experience Awards on her Winning Awards podcast.

Winning Awards podcast - Neil Skehel

To find out how you can benefit from being a part of these new awards, simply click here to listen to this insightful podcast episode.

 

FREE AWARDS STRATEGY GUIDANCE

If you would like to increase your chances of success at the European CXAs – or any other upcoming awards – 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.

Click here to secure your FREE place on our next session.

 

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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.

If you have a specific awards enquiry, simply complete our online form to contact us, and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.

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How Can You Learn the Secrets of Winning Awards?

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By Donna O’Toole

GET EMPOWERED AND WIN THE BEST BUSINESS AWARDS FOR YOURSELF

Would you like to win business and personal awards that will raise your profile, grow your business, and create an outstanding company culture? If so, where do you start?

With so many awards out there, and (literally) thousands of individual categories to choose from – each wanting something slightly different, it can be a real challenge to write an award entry that ticks all the right boxes.

However, no matter which awards you decide to enter, there are a number of key principles that will ensure you are in the best position to win. We have drawn upon all of our collective awards expertise to put together the ‘Awards Accelerator‘ – the ultimate one-day training course that empowers you with all of the knowledge and skills to create award-winning entries and presentations.

Led by our founder, Donna O’Toole, this exclusive Zoom event provides access to all of the insights and inspiration you need to give you every chance of winning the world’s biggest and best awards.

 

 

Whether you are an entrepreneur ready to scale your business, or representing a large business in a global industry, you’ll benefit from all of this during the day:

  • Learn the technical secrets and methodologies we use to win the biggest and best awards in the world.
  • Get exclusive access to our unique award entry templates, case studies, examples and activities.
  • Plus… after the event you will have access to FREE expert feedback on the first award entry you write (usually worth £495 plus VAT).

Attendance is strictly limited and there are only FOUR more spots remaining for our next Awards Accelerator on Friday 5 November 2021, so don’t miss out. The cost per delegate is £495 plus VAT.

To discover more about the August Awards Accelerator and to secure your place, just click here.

 

FREE AWARDS STRATEGY GUIDANCE

If you would like to increase your chances of awards success, 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.

Click here to secure your FREE place on our next session, which takes place on Thursday 14 October 2021 at 1.00pm.

 

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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.

If you have a specific awards enquiry, simply complete our online form to contact us, and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.

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REVEALED: The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise Winners 2021

REVEALED: The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise Winners 2021

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The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

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The 2021 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise winners have been announced!

On the occasion of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s 95th Birthday, 205 outstanding UK businesses have been given the royal stamp of approval and awarded the most prestigious business award in the world. Five of these companies were successful in scooping awards in two separate categories – a hugely impressive feat.

Many congratulations to all the winners across the four categories:

  • 122 International Trade winners
  • 48 Innovation winners
  • 18 Promoting Opportunity (through social mobility) winners
  • 17 Sustainable Development winners

This year’s winners include London-based organisation Luminary Bakery. Established in 2014, this baking business and café helps women in deprived areas of the capital through issues such as long-term unemployment and domestic abuse by offering a safe, professional environment where they can use baking as a tool to gain skills and recover their independence.

The Queen’s Awards are designed to recognise only the most exceptional businesses in the UK. Each and every winner will have met the robust criteria and proved their worth. This is a remarkable achievement at any time – but especially in these challenging times – and it is fantastic to be able to celebrate British business strength and resilience.

Winners are permitted to fly The Queen’s Awards flag at their main office and use the emblem on their marketing materials. They are also given a Grant of Appointment (an official certificate) and a commemorative crystal trophy. Awards are valid for a five-year period.

REGIONAL WINNERS

Winners represent every region of the UK and the numbers are relative to the entrants. Every year there are calls for more businesses outside of London and the South East to enter. Where would you fit into this list?

  • 38 winners from London
  • 26 winners from East Anglia
  • 22 winners from the South East
  • 19 winners from the South West
  • 17 winners from the West Midlands
  • 17 winners from the North West
  • 16 winners from Yorkshire & Humber
  • 15 winners from the East Midlands
  • 13 winners from Scotland
  • 11 winners from the North East
  • 6 winners from Wales
  • 5 winners from Northern Ireland

You can find a full list of winners here.

CLIENT SUCCESS

Over recent years, we have supported a number of clients to win a Queen’s Award – as shown amongst our case studies.

COULD YOU WIN A QUEEN’S AWARD IN 2022?

Don’t let the pandemic stop you from entering the Queen’s Awards this year. To confirm your achievements, the awards look BACK at past performance – it is important to remember this at all times.

So, if you have been growing year-on-year and business has been going well, this could be your time to gain a valuable award to support your business to grow in 2021.

If you want to find out how your business can join the elite list of winners, contact us now.

The 2022 entry programme will open on Saturday 1st May 2021 and deadline in September 2021.

FREE QUEEN’S AWARDS STRATEGY SESSION

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Places are limited, so it’s best to sign up now to avoid disappointment.

This exclusive session will take place on Friday 11th June at 11.00am.

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