Shannon Amos: My career journey at August Recognition

Shannon Amos: My career journey at August Recognition

Shannon Amos: My career journey at August Recognition

Shannon Amos: My Career Journey

By Shannon Amos

I started my journey at August Recognition in 2017 as Operations Assistant. During the first few months of my role I was immersed into the world of awards – from observing Donna conducting client strategy meetings to attending my first black-tie awards ceremony events. I was given the opportunity to experience all parts of the awards journey and thereby learn through being actively involved.

 

Shannon at Wembley Stadium

 

After gaining industry knowledge during my first 12-18 months – combined with increased confidence – I was able to specialise and shape my role to fit what I wanted to do and where I wanted to go. I’d expressed an interest in wanting to move into a Marketing position, so with excellent guidance and collaboration with Donna, I moved into a Marketing & Communications Executive role.

I was able to choose what training I needed to fulfil my new role, and was supported completely as I navigated through my new responsibilities. The great thing about working for a growing small business is you never stay still for long – priorities change, processes change and roles need to be adapted – it’s exciting, challenging, but definitely never boring!

 

Team at Goodwood

 

By 2020, we’d grown to a point where we needed more hands on deck, and we subsequently reviewed my role. This showed where tasks could be moved around and how my role could grow further as personnel increased. It was at this time I reflected on my skills, what I enjoyed and what the business needed, and realised my strengths were more aligned with operations. I was then able to establish myself in a new Operations Manager position, becoming the Digital Lead for the business – this has involved assessing and creating new digital assets and tools to drive growth and accelerate scalability as we work with organisations all over the world to win awards.

 

Celebrating Shannon's 5th anniversary

 

From Operations Assistant, to Marketing & Communications, to Operations Manager and now Operations Manager & Digital Lead – all in the space of five years. August Recognition has allowed me to hone my skills, adapt my role, and given me responsibility and accountability, with the added bonus of incredible experiences including attending events at Wembley Stadium, The Shard, and The Grosvenor House Hotel.

If you’re someone who likes variety, likes to be challenged and wants to work within a supportive team environment where the work we do takes clients on a really positive and exciting journey, August Recognition is the place for you – you’ll never know where your career may take you!

 

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Leave a Lasting Legacy

By Donna O’Toole

 
 

When England won the World Cup back in 1966, few people would have predicted a 56-year wait for another senior football trophy.

So many near misses and false dawns have heaped the pressure on our national teams, leading to a range of songs such as the iconic Three Lions (Football’s Coming Home) in an attempt to inspire another major triumph. Despite all the heartbreak from previous tournaments, we never stopped believing… ever.

As soon as the final whistle sounded at Wembley last night – following a dramatic 2-1 extra-time success against eight-time winners Germany, we could finally breathe a huge collective sigh of relief and celebrate a truly magnificent victory for our Lionesses. Champions of Europe for the first time. Simply incredible. Cue scenes of utter delirium from (most of) the 87,000 crowd who were fortunate to witness this historic moment that will stay with them forever.

 

 

Whether in sport, business or any other situation, the principle is still the same:

  • Keep believing in yourself
  • Keep working hard to improve
  • Keep learning from past performances
  • NEVER. GIVE. UP.

If you have entered awards in the past and not been successful, fear not. Your time will come. And when it does, the feeling will be so sweet. 

What’s more, winning is just the start of a wonderful, uplifting journey. For example, our England heroines will undoubtedly inspire a huge number of young girls to join their local club and dream of walking out for a showpiece final in the years to come. When you win an award, the impact it can have on your wider business is significant – motivating your employees, improving team morale, driving recruitment, raising brand awareness, attracting investment and growing sales.

With so much to gain, it’s time to seize the moment and get in touch with our expert team here at August Recognition, who can support you in your awards journey.

 

JOIN OUR FREE AWARDS WORKSHOP

We’d love to meet you at our next online awards workshop, where we’ll share the secrets of winning awards and increase your chances of becoming a winner. Simply click below to join us on Wednesday 17 August from 11.00am:

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Coaching You to Awards Success

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Coaching You to Awards Success

Coaching Packages

By Donna O’Toole

 
 

Are you an entrepreneur who is keen to enter awards but unsure where to start?

__________

Have you failed to win previous awards and don’t understand why?

__________

Would you like strategic advice and guidance from the UK’s leading awards expert?

 

One-to-one coaching with an international awards judge will empower you to meet ALL your personal and business goals by winning awards.

 

ARE YOU READY TO WIN?

Your coaching package will give you exclusive access to Donna O’Toole’s extensive awards expertise and knowledge as you work together to create your own ‘Roadmap to Recognition’.

Each of your three sessions will be tailored to a specific awards focus depending on your individual needs, and packages can be repeated throughout the year as often as you need.

You will benefit from:

  • Strategic advice about how to become an award winner, or leverage your profile as an award-winning entrepreneur.

  • Insightful feedback and learnings from any previous award entries so you can maximise your chances for your next awards.

  • The inside view from a judge’s perspective, enabling you to craft
    all your awards materials – including written entries, support documents and presentations – in a way that will really resonate with the judging panel and score the most points.

  • All the guidance you need to create an invaluable return on investment from awards, which will grow and develop your personal profile.

Coaching packages are strictly limited and are subject to availability. This service is available for business awards coaching only – please let us know if you require advice on other services.

Ad-hoc one-hour sessions are also available, which is ideal if you have a limited budget, or a specific awards goal.

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To start your package or discuss your coaching needs, please contact hello@augustawards.com by clicking below:

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Celebrating our team’s success

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Recognition for All

By Donna O’Toole

 
 

When you work in an industry where you’re constantly striving to get recognition for others, it could be easy to overlook your immediate team… not us!

We believe in recognising our whole team’s achievements and celebrating their success together.

After a very positive year with numerous highlights, it was time to get together and reflect on what had been accomplished – all of this since becoming part of Dent Global in 2021:

  • Our team doubled in size to 14, and is still growing
  • We moved to a fantastic new office with separate presentation room for all our exciting online events and recordings
  • We won new business with exceptional new clients globally including entrepreneurs, scale-ups and world-leading brands
  • We launched new industry-leading assets, packages and Donna published her game-changing book WIN!… watch this space for the launch!
  • And, most importantly of all, we supported our clients to be recognised for their achievements by WINNING more prestigious awards than ever!

Our much-anticipated team day was well worth the wait…

An Inspirational Start

First, we started with a two-hour training workshop that was led by Donna at Dent Global.

Taking place at the countryside setting of Petersfield, this exciting session saw us locking horns, having a dance-off (not literally) and providing inspirational ideas to keep us at the top of our game.

A Glorious Evening

Next, it was time to get dressed up and let our hair down at Goodwood Racecourse for an evening of horse racing and hospitality at this stunning West Sussex venue overlooking the South Downs.

A Musical Climax

Finally, as the sun set on a thoroughly enjoyable day out, the lasers and sound system burst into life in the Racecourse’s Parade Ring, and we danced the night away to the tunes of top DJ, Annie Mac.

All in all, a fantastic shared experience with our winning team!

WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN US?

We’re always looking out for talented, creative individuals to join our team. If you’re a skilled copywriter – ideally with a background in journalistic writing or marketing – then please get in touch.

Simply click below to read more and discover whether you could potentially be our latest recruit. We look forward to hearing from you!

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The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

By Donna O’Toole

This week, we’ll come together to celebrate a quite remarkable anniversary: The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.

In addition to spending 70 years on the throne, The Queen has had the sole right of conferring titles of honour on deserving people from all walks of life, in public recognition of their merit, service or bravery.

QUEEN’S HONOURS

Honours recipients are announced twice a year, as follows:

The most well-known honours are MBEs, OBEs and CBEs, but there are a whole range of other honours that The Queen awards in addition to these, such as The Order of Merit, or The Order of St Michael and St George.

Olympic cycling legends Laura and Jason Kenny (below) recently received tandem royal honours at Windsor Castle. Dame Laura, a five-time Olympic gold medallist, received her damehood from the Duke of Cambridge alongside Sir Jason, a seven-time Olympic gold medallist, who was awarded a knighthood.

THE QUEEN’S AWARDS FOR ENTERPRISE

The Queen’s Awards are designed to recognise only the most exceptional businesses in the UK, and there are considerable benefits that come with receiving this award.

Each and every winner will have met the rigorous criteria and proved their worth in one (or more) of four different categories. In the most recent list, a total of 232 outstanding UK businesses were given the royal stamp of approval.

LEAVING A LASTING LEGACY

By championing these highly sought-after awards, The Queen is ensuring there will be a healthy appetite for recognition amongst British businesses, entrepreneurs, and extraordinary individuals for decades to come.

It’s never too late to strive for awards in your industry to create your own legacy that will move your business forward and keep it in safe hands.

COULD YOU WIN A QUEEN’S AWARD?

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise are the world’s most prestigious business awards. Use our FREE eligibility tool to check if the time is right for your business to win. Just Contact Us for more information.

What’s more, you are invited to attend our FREE online workshop dedicated to The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise on Wednesday 15 June at 11.00am. You’ll receive plenty of useful and insightful pointers about what it takes to land this invaluable business award.

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

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