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?

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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?

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2020: The Year of Virtual Award Ceremonies

2020: The Year of Virtual Award Ceremonies

2020: The Year of Virtual Award Ceremonies

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By Donna O’Toole

Usually at this time of the year we’d be donning our most glamorous black-tie outfits, and attending award ceremonies at some of the most stunning venues. But with all events cancelled we’ve had to adjust to the magical world of virtual ceremonies…

And although virtual ceremonies will never be as good as the real thing, the ones we’ve had the pleasure of attending have been pretty fantastic!

So how are award organisers ensuring attendees will still have great experience in a virtual world?

Online Presentations to the Judges

For some awards, the next step on a finalists journey to the finals is to present to the judges.

In normal times, finalists present to a panel of judges in person to get their story across and put a face to the written entry. But this year, the finalists have had to put their video call expertise to use and present online.

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Every year August founder Donna O’Toole judges at some of the top awards and had this to say about her experience judging virtually:

I’ve been so impressed with the quality and standard of all the presentations I have judged this year. Some of the stories coming out this year in the Covid-19 categories have even brought a tear to my eye! Everyone has done so well to adapt to presenting online, and the organisers have done a great job to bring it all together.

Finalist Hampers

Award organisers know we would all rather be in a glitzy ballroom enjoying a glass of fizz, so to help us get excited they have introduced finalist hampers!

At this year’s virtual Lloyds Bank National Business Awards ceremony finalists could receive a luxurious hamper complete with prosecco, pralines and a confetti cannon to celebrate their win.

Just a little something to build the excitement of being a finalist and make the experience special.

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A-List Guest Speakers

The promise of hearing from high-profile speakers is always hugely exciting! And with the logistics of having a guest speaker physically attend removed, some awards have gone all out to impress.

At the Great British Entrepreneur Awards Regional Finals the finalists were addressed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak:

The Lloyds Bank National Business Awards notoriously book incredible keynote speakers, and this year they did not disappoint with not 1, but 6 guest speakers. Including Lewis Hamilton MBE, Dame Joanna Lumley, Ruby Wax, Simon McCoy, Steph McGovern, Baroness Karen Brady and Sir Chris Hoy MBE

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Winners’ Speeches

With hundreds of people to seat, wine, dine and entertain at live events we rarely get to hear from the winners due to strict timings of the evening.

The beauty of virtual ceremonies means attendees get the opportunity to see and hear from the people that win, as and when they win!

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Awards are nothing without people. Seeing happy, smiley faces of the people behind the winning projects celebrate their win is a really great moment. Plus, winners don’t need to worry about stage fright from the comfort of their desks!

And if you screen record or screenshot the moment you win, you can share the good news with your teams, clients, shareholders and customers too.

2021: The Return of the Live Event (hopefully!)

No matter how well award organisers have done to make virtual ceremonies fun and exciting, I’m sure we are all itching to get back to live events once it’s safe to do so.

The events industry has taken a huge hit in 2020 with the majority of suppliers and events teams furloughed and out of work since March. And campaigns such as #WeAreEvents are so important to raise awareness of the struggle of the events industry and to highlight the support they need.

We’ve spoken with many awards organisers this year who have shared their experiences of working in the events industry in 2020 and how they all came to agree that the show must go on.

But for now, we’ll continue supporting the awards and events industry, attending virtual events and encouraging everyone to continue entering awards and get the recognition they deserve and reward their teams in what has been a tumultuous year!

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Awards for UK Entrepreneurs

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Have you built a business that is driving great results?

Is yours a story about pioneering new ideas that are driving positive change?

Did you know that personal recognition can raise your profile, make you an industry leader, and help you build your business?

It’s a great time to reap the benefits of your hard work by putting your unique story forward into one of the great awards for UK entrepreneurs including the National Business Awards and the UK Business Awards, which both have categories for entrepreneurs and the best UK businesses.

And dedicated to entrepreneurs, the Natwest Great British Entrepreneur Awards and Barclays Entrepreneur Awards celebrate and champion the stories of business leaders like you.

Business Accelerators

Both Natwest and Barclays run business accelerators. Entrepreneurial Spark (Espark) created by Natwest and Eagle Labs created by Barclays. Each of them support, provide guidance, and nurture start-up businesses and entrepreneurs.

Both banks have also created their own award programmes The Great British Entrepreneur Awards and Barclays Entrepreneur Awards, which have fantastic opportunities for rising and established entrepreneurs to get recognition for their dedication.

The Great British Entrepreneur Awards

The awards open in March and are held in five different regions. Winners of each region then go on to compete nationally. With 14 categories to choose take a look at which category you could be entering:

  • Creative Industries Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Entrepreneur for Good Award
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit Award
  • Family Business Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Food & Drink Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Health & Beauty Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Innovation Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Scale-Up Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Service Industries Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Start-Up Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Great British Entrepreneur of the Year

Barclays Entrepreneur Awards

The awards run from April to October and are held in seven different regions. Winners are then invited to the National finals to compete. Here are the five categories open to everyone;

  • Start-up Entrepreneur of the Year – for new businesses challenging the status quo
  • Scale-up Entrepreneur of the Year – for established entrepreneurs who’ve experienced rapid growth
  • Social Entrepreneur of the Year – for entrepreneurs delivering transformative, social or environmental change
  • Icon of the Year – for prominent entrepreneurs leading the way for existing and future entrepreneurs
  • International Expansion of the Year – for high-growth businesses growing beyond the UK at pace

They also have two separate categories for their partnerships, so if you are part of Eagle Labs or Rise you can also enter:

  • Eagle Labs Innovation Award – for lab residents making an impact through digital innovation
  • Rise FinTech Award – for businesses building the future of financial services

So what are you waiting for?

These are two fantastic awards for you to be entering that can provide you with fantastic opportunities and boost your profile.

You can also take a look at our top awards for entrepreneurs and business leaders here or our top awards for SMEs and Start-ups.

If you would like help creating an outstanding award entry, get in touch today. We have a range of services to fit all budgets and we offer a free consultation to everyone who contacts us.

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