Awards Open in June 2021

Awards Open in June 2021

June 2021 - Awards Open

Awards Open in June 2021

Awards News

By Donna O’Toole

It’s June, summer is on the way and the awards entry season is now in full swing – it’s the perfect time to stop waiting and start winning!

So, here is your selection of awards that are currently open for entries:

AWARDS OPEN NOW

 

The Growing Business Awards

Now in their 23rd year, the Growing Business Awards recognise UK business achievements over the past 12 months by honouring the UK’s most outstanding entrepreneurs and high-growth businesses.

A total of 25 categories are available this year, including ‘B2B Business of the Year‘, ‘Market Disruptor of the Year‘ and five different ‘Growing Business of the Year‘ categories – dependent on your company’s turnover.

Deadline: Friday 25 June 2021

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The UK Business Tech Awards

These highly regarded awards celebrate the finest tech businesses in the UK, and are seeking entries that have demonstrated innovative and exceptional use of technology to transform and grow companies.

Among the 29 categories available are ‘Tech Entrepreneur of the Year‘, ‘FinTech Innovator of the Year‘ and the ‘COVID Continuity Award‘. Three separate ‘Tech Company of the Year‘ awards are up for grabs, reflecting small, medium and large businesses.

Early Bird Deadline: Friday 2 July 2021
Deadline: Friday 9 July 2021

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The Learning Technologies Awards

The sought-after Learning Technologies Awards recognise the commitment, enthusiasm and passion for learning technologies across the world. Finalists are selected by an independent judging panel organised by the eLearning Network.

There are 20 categories available, including ‘Most Innovative New Learning Technologies Product‘, ‘Best Learning Technologies Project – Commercial Sector‘ and ‘The Best Digital Learning Transformation Programme Implemented in Response to COVID-19‘.

Deadline: Friday 30 July 2021

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The HR Excellence Awards

These awards celebrate the outstanding work that HR teams and individuals have done within organisations to make their businesses shine and push the boundaries of people strategy through diversity, inclusion, equality and positivity.

A total of 18 categories are available, including ‘HR Team of the Year‘, ‘Best Learning and Development Strategy‘ and ‘Best Crisis Management Strategy‘ (a new category for 2021 that takes into account the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic).

Deadline: Friday 13 August 2021

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The International Customer Experience Awards

Connecting participants, partners and judges from around the globe, Awards International’s awards events give them the chance to compete for the highest accolades in the world of customer experience.

Amongst the 15 categories offered in 2021 are ‘Customer Experience in the Crisis‘, ‘CX Team of the Year‘ and ‘Best Digital Customer Experience‘.

Early Bird Deadline: Friday 16 July 2021
Deadline: Friday 13 August 2021

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The SME National Business Awards

These awards raise the profile of industrious, hardworking and enterprising SMEs nationally, and provide a veritable endorsement of success in business which offers exceptional marketing and PR opportunities.

A total of 21 categories are available, including ‘Best New Business‘, ‘Community Business of the Year‘ and ‘Young Business Person of the Year‘.

Deadline: Wednesday 25 August 2021

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ARE YOU READY TO BECOME AN AWARD-WINNER?

To inspire you, we have curated lists of awards you could be winning in your industry or profession.

Click here to take a look, or get in touch if you would like us to choose the categories you are most likely to win and do all the work for you.

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Celebrating Exceptional Small Businesses Across Britain

Celebrating Exceptional Small Businesses Across Britain

Small Business Awards

Celebrating Exceptional Small Businesses Across Britain

Business Awards

By Donna O’Toole

VIEW OUR 10 AWARDS PERSONAS HERE

Additional lockdown-easing measures were recently introduced, which has brought us another step closer to returning to ‘normality’.

The past 14 months have presented a whole host of challenges to business owners – in almost all industries – and we are desperate to see small businesses start to thrive once again. With 5.9 million small businesses in the UK employing over 16.6 million people, and the combined turnover from UK SMEs totalling £2.2 trillion, these companies represent a huge chunk of our overall economy.

We have picked out a range of awards and specific categories that have been created to recognise the fantastic work undertaken by our outstanding business leaders and entrepreneurs.

 

SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS TO ENTER:

 

 

 

THE BRITISH BUSINESS AWARDS
These awards recognise the nation’s very best sole traders, micro businesses and small companies – as well as the services providers and advisers that support them.

You can register your interest for this year’s event to receive updates on when you’re able to submit your entry. Previous categories have included Technology Business of the Year, Sustainable Business Practice Award and Most Innovative Business Idea.

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THE SMALL AWARDS
Re-opening later this year, The Small Awards offer small businesses of all types the chance to have their moment in the limelight by winning categories including Best Digital-Only Business, Best Self-Employed Small Business Owner and the ‘Heart of Gold’ award, which goes to the business that contributes most to their community.

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THE FEDERATION OF SMALL BUSINESSES AWARDS
Celebrating the finest achievements of small businesses, the ‘FSB’ Awards include categories such as Start-Up Business of the Year, Business & Product Innovation Award and Family Business of the Year.

The postponed 2020 UK Final will take place on Thursday 27 May 2021, and you can register your interest for the next event by clicking here.

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SMALL BUSINESS CATEGORIES TO ENTER:

In addition to awards that solely target small businesses, many other established and highly regarded awards offer a number of categories related just to small businesses, such as:


Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year

Anyone who is leading a successful, innovative and resilient small business of 50 employees or less can be considered for the title of Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards.
Entry deadline: Friday 4 June 2021


Lloyds Bank Small to Medium-sized Business of the Year Award

The Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards, newly launched in 2021, feature the Lloyds Bank Small to Medium-sized Business of the Year Award for British SMEs that have shown continual innovation as well as maintaining consistent growth and understanding their customers.
Entry deadline: Friday 25 June 2021


Customer Experience for SMEs

If you’ve been providing excellent customer service at your company, you can enter the Customer Experience for SMEs category at the UK Customer Experience Awards, which will recognise the best CX initiatives for smaller businesses.
Entry deadline: Friday 25 June 2021


ARE YOU READY TO BECOME AN AWARD-WINNER?

If you would like to become an award-winner and reap the rewards of your success, we can help take care of the entry process from start to finish.

Simply get in touch and we can choose the categories you are most likely to win, before doing all the work for you. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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REVEALED: The 10 Awards Personas – which one are you?

REVEALED: The 10 Awards Personas – which one are you?

REVEALED: The 10 Awards Personas – which one are you?

Industry Insights

By Donna O’Toole

WHAT’S YOUR AWARDS PERSONA?

Most people who have considered entering awards – or have actively done so – typically fall into one of the following 10 Awards Personas.

Ultimately, ‘The Athlete’ will enjoy much greater success due to their logical and carefully planned approach, combined with a winning mindset and a tenacious personality.

 

1. The Imposter

– Can think of 100 reasons why they shouldn’t enter
– Doesn’t believe they can win, so what’s the point of trying
– Avoids the awards ceremony and watches the results on Twitter in their PJs

2. The Ostrich

– Sees awards as an overwhelming task they don’t want to deal with
– Head in the sand, shys away from the challenge
– Knows awards would help them, but would rather not compete

3. The Bridesmaid

– Excited to enter awards and always makes an effort
– Always a finalist, but never quite makes it to the awards altar
– Just wants to be noticed first, for once

4. The Misfit

– Doesn’t know their unique strengths
– Willing to have a go, but ends up in the wrong race
– All the gear, no idea – throws everything at the entry, hopes for the best

5. The Storyteller

– Tells an engaging and entertaining story
– Avoids the boring (but essential) data and evidence
– Fails to substantiate the story

6. The Tourist

– Sticks a pin in the map and heads off in the wrong awards direction
– Wants a taste of every opportunity
– Jumps into an award because their friend went last year

7. The Politician

– Doesn’t answer the actual question
– Makes impressive promises, but the numbers don’t add up
– Tells the judges what they think they want to hear

8. The Mathematician

– It’s all about numbers, graphs, formulas, and forecasts
– Logical, reliable, and a little bit dull
– Causes death by PowerPoint during the judging panel presentation

9. The Party Animal

– Decides to enter the award at the last minute
– Doesn’t really know how they got here, or where they are going next
– Puts more awards selfie photos on social media than the actual winner

10. The Athlete

– Knows what they want to achieve and what they need to do to get there
– Plans, prepares & trains to win the top award – no matter how long it takes
– Winning mindset lets them jump hurdles and keep going until they succeed

 

FREE Awards Strategy Guidance

If you would like to become ‘The Athlete’ and increase your chances of awards success, we recommend attending our Awards Strategy session, where I provide 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 places on Thursday 27 May 2021 at 1.00pm.

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Increasing Awareness of Mental Health & Wellbeing

Increasing Awareness of Mental Health & Wellbeing

Increasing Awareness of Mental Health & Wellbeing

Industry Insights

By Donna O’Toole

MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS

At this time – more than ever before – mental health and wellbeing is of particular importance as we recover from the global pandemic, which has severely affected millions of people across the world.

The current climate of uncertainty and doubt has impacted most of us in different ways and now, during Mental Health Awareness Week, we have the perfect opportunity to raise the profile of mental health and ensure that this message is spread as far and wide as possible.

In acknowledging this, the awards industry has reacted with the introduction of more dedicated awards and categories that recognise individuals and businesses that have launched effective, engaging mental health programmes.

POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE

One such example is the Great British Workplace Wellbeing Awards, which have recently been launched to champion the outstanding steps taken by employers, service providers and individuals in response to our global wellbeing crisis. Categories such as ‘Best Support for Furloughed Workers’, ‘Best Support for Remote Workers’ and ‘Best Covid-19 Company Response’ identify specific circumstances that have been directly influenced by the pandemic. Other categories celebrate more general mental health-related accomplishments like ‘Lifetime Commitment to Wellbeing’ and ‘Best Wellbeing Service Provider’.

In addition to awards themselves, the team at the Great British Workplace Wellbeing Awards has organised a series of events for business leaders to explore workplace wellbeing hot topics including ‘Maintaining a wellbeing culture post-pandemic’. These are a great way to learn and discover new strategies for approaching this hot topic.

The Mental Health and Wellbeing Awards are purely focused on recognising exceptional wellbeing initiatives that have transformed lives and had a huge positive impact. Entries can be made for categories including ‘Innovative Mental Health Intervention, ‘Support During the Pandemic’ and ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Mental Health Sector’.

Other awards outside the wellbeing sphere have added new categories for 2021 to reflect the challenges that many businesses have faced with regards to looking after their employees’ mental health. For example, the European Contact Centre & Customer Service Awards now feature ‘Best Health and Wellbeing Programme’ and ‘Best Flexible Working Approach’ as part of their awards programme.

WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU

If you have implemented a successful mental health and wellbeing programme within your business or organisation, we would love to hear your story as it could well be an award-worthy project. With extensive experience at getting recognition for our clients – in all sectors – we are well-placed to look after your awards needs. If you would like to find out more and get in touch with us, simply click here.

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We are all in this together and it’s vital that we can look after our peers – whatever they might be going through.

For more mental health information and access to a wealth of resources, head over to the Mental Health Foundation website.

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Awards Open in May 2021

Awards Open in May 2021

May 2021 - Awards Open

Awards Open in May 2021

Awards News

By Donna O’Toole

It’s May and the awards entry season is most definitely in full swing – now is the perfect time to stop waiting and start winning!

So, here is your selection of awards that are currently open for entries:

AWARDS OPEN NOW

 

The Great British Entrepreneur Awards

The Great British Entrepreneur Awards, sponsored by Starling Bank and BT, recognise the achievements of outstanding and innovative entrepreneurs across all industry sectors.

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‘.

Deadline: Friday 4 June 2021

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The UK Customer Experience Awards

The UK Customer Experience Awards will recognise the people and organisations that are delivering excellence in CX by celebrating the wonderful CX innovations that have been developed in the past year.

Among the 23 categories available are ‘Customer Experience for SMEs‘, ‘Customer Experience in the Crisis‘ and ‘Customer-Centric Culture‘.

Deadline: Friday 25 June 2021

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The Global Marketing Awards

The sought-after Global Marketing Awards recognise and celebrate the world’s very best marketing agencies and the most innovative campaigns across all marketing channels.

There are 36 categories available, including ‘Global Integrated Marketing Campaign‘, ‘Global Marketing Agency of the Year‘ and ‘Global Education Campaign‘.

Deadline: Friday 9 July 2021

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The European Contact Centre & Customer Service Awards

These awards – in their 21st year of operation – are the longest running in the customer contact industry, and they recognise organisations across Europe that are delivering exceptional customer service to customers.

A total of 27 categories are available, including ‘Best Innovation in Customer Service‘, ‘Best Crisis Management Approach‘ (new for 2021) and ‘Best Health and Wellbeing Programme‘ (also new for 2021).

Deadline: Friday 16 July 2021

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The Stevie Awards for Women in Business

Now in its 18th year, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business are one of the leading business awards for female entrepreneurs, executives, employees and the organisations they run.

Amongst the numerous categories offered in 2021 are ‘Female Entrepreneur of the Year‘, ‘Mentor or Coach of the Year – Business‘ and ‘Social Change Maker of the Year‘ (new for this year).

Deadline: Wednesday 28 July 2021

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The Great British Workplace Wellbeing Awards

NEW FOR 2021!
These awards have been launched to recognise and champion the incredible steps taken by many employers, service providers and individuals in response to our global wellbeing crisis.

A total of 17 categories are available, including ‘Best Covid-19 Company Response’, ‘Best Wellbeing Service Provider’ and ‘Best Mental Initiative’.

Please note: Pre-registration is currently in progress. The entry deadline date will be confirmed in due course.

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ARE YOU READY TO BECOME AN AWARD-WINNER?

To inspire you, we have curated lists of awards you could be winning in your industry or profession.

Click here to take a look, or get in touch if you would like us to choose the categories you are most likely to win and do all the work for you.

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