How is your business becoming more green and sustainable?

How is your business becoming more green and sustainable?

How is your business becoming more green and sustainable?

Industry Insights

By Donna O’Toole

GET RECOGNISED FOR YOUR EXCEPTIONAL CSR WORK

Against the backdrop of the ‘COP26’ (26th ‘Conference of the Parties’) climate summit in Glasgow, we are all being urged to consider what we can do – both as individuals and businesses – to help combat climate change. Sustainability programmes have never been higher on the agenda across the world as we seek to become as green as possible.

Awards organisers have acknowledged this, and many have introduced new categories to recognise the organisations responsible for the most impactful sustainability programmes and policies. By celebrating these inspirational people, they are raising the profile of this critical area through an increased awareness of global environmental issues.

If you have been actively playing your part in this process, you should definitely look to enter relevant awards so that your work doesn’t go unnoticed. Winning awards will elevate your business, generate positive PR, provide a great sense of credibility and put you ahead of your competitors. As a result, you are more likely to achieve success in your respective industry, which comes in many forms such as increased sales, better recruitment and improved staff retention.

Here are some of the many awards that you should consider if you’re championing sustainability in your business:

 

The BusinessGreen Leaders Awards

Now in its 11th year, the BusinessGreen Leaders Awards brings together hundreds of the UK’s top green executives, entrepreneurs, investors, campaigners, and political leaders to showcase the many achievements of the green economy.

Among the 25 categories available are ‘Green Infrastructure Project of the Year‘, ‘Sustainability Executive of the Year‘ and ‘Renewable Energy Project of the Year‘.

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The Sustainability Awards

The Sustainability Awards honours those who have made sustainability an integral part of their business practice. They welcome nominations from businesses of all sizes, locations and maturity, and offer increased exposure for the exemplary accomplishments of leaders, initiatives and organisations working to reduce the impact of their business on our environment.

There are 6 categories available including ‘Sustainability Initiative of the Year‘, ‘Sustainability Leadership Award‘ and ‘Sustainability Service of the Year‘.

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The National Recycling Awards

The National Recycling Awards are highly regarded in the recycling and resource management sector, with winning projects and teams rightly recognised for their achievements within the industry and further along the supply chain. The awards seek to recognise and reward excellence and inspire others, for the advancement of the sector.

Among the 16 categories available are ‘Recycling Excellence‘, ‘Social Value Initiative‘ and ‘Recycled Product of the Year‘.

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The International CSR Excellence Awards

These international awards recognise responsible, caring companies who are in a privileged position to be able to help those who depend on them for their livelihoods, and others less fortunate. They can be a realistic force for good.

The awards recognise a total of 41 different areas of CSR including ‘Fair Trade‘, ‘Sustainability‘, ‘Innovation‘, ‘Ethical Investment‘ and ‘Community Commitment‘.

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FREE AWARDS STRATEGY GUIDANCE

If you would like to increase your chances of success at any of these awards – 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 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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Awards Open in November 2021

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It’s November and Christmas is fast approaching, but there’s still plenty of time to enter awards in 2021. Here’s your selection of awards that are currently open for entries:

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The UK Complaint Handling Awards

The UK Complaint Handling Awards champion complaint handlers as they share their remarkable stories: ones of resilience, adaptation, and unity in the face of great challenges. These stories will be celebrated in a unique event format in 2022. Among the 22 categories available are ‘Most Improved Complaint Handling‘, ‘Best Customer Service‘ and ‘Best Collaboration‘. Six of these are industry-specific categories, which include the likes of Financial Services, Utilities and Health Care.

Deadline: Friday 26 November 2021

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The Campaign Experience Awards

The Campaign Experience Awards continue to highlight the standout work and teams in the industry. 2021 has been a pivotal year for the brand experience and events sector, and these awards seek to recognise the continued innovation that needs celebrating. Amongst the 27 categories offered are ‘Creative Event of the Year‘, ‘Most Sustainable Company‘ and ‘Integrated Marketing Campaign‘.

Early Bird Deadline: Thursday 16 December 2021
Deadline: Wednesday 12 January 2022

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The UK Employee Experience Awards

The UK Employee Experience Awards promote Britain’s very best EX practices, and entries are welcome from any organisation working hard to put their people first. These awards honour those innovators, leaders, professionals and teams who are facing the challenges of change, showcasing a range of initiatives and solutions that everyone can learn from. A total of 22 categories can be entered this year, including ‘Best Crisis Recovery Initiative’‘Best Recruitment Programme’ and ‘People Leader of the Year’.

Early Bird Deadline: Friday 28 January 2022
Deadline: Friday 25 February 2022

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The Modern Law Awards

Now in their 8th year, the Modern Law Awards identify and celebrate the very greatest talent and success stories in the UK legal sector. They showcase and set the benchmarks for best practice in the ever diverse, challenging and exciting landscape of law. Amongst the 15 categories available are ‘Law Firm of the Year‘, ‘Best Use of Technology‘ and ‘Managing Partner of the Year‘.

Deadline: Friday 11 February 2022

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The Scale-Up Awards

The Business Leader Scale-Up Awards celebrate high-growth companies and the entrepreneurs that run them. It is the first and only awards to focus on the scale-up sector, and the 2022 event will showcase the businesses that have navigated the tough conditions by innovating, creating jobs, achieving growth, and supporting their communities and the planet. Amongst the 13 categories offered are ‘Customer Champion Award‘, ‘Employer of the Year‘ and ‘Innovation Led Scale-Up of the Year‘.

Deadline: Friday 18 March 2022

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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.

 

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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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Awards Open in October 2021

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It’s October, Autumn is in full swing and the countryside is becoming a kaleidoscope of colour! Here’s your selection of awards that are currently open for entries:

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The Gatwick Diamond Business Awards

Now in their 14th year, the Gatwick Diamond Business Awards recognise the passion and talent of our business community, by celebrating people and businesses who have shown innovation and inspiration in their work, and have demonstrated a real commitment to the sub-region. The Headline Sponsors this year are Thakeham Group, Elekta Limited and Extech Cloud.

Among the 10 categories currently available are ‘Business Person of the Year‘, ‘Environmental Culture Award‘ and ‘The Award for Innovation‘ with more being announced very soon.

Deadline: Friday 19 November 2021

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The Think Global Awards

The free-to-enter Think Global Awards attract entries from all around the world, and were established as a sister brand to Think Global Forum – a thought-leadership community that focuses on the diverse aspects of global business across major industries.

Amongst the 16 categories offered in 2021 are ‘Brand of the Year‘, ‘Best Digital Transformation / Pivot Campaign‘ and ‘Community / Non-Profit Award‘.

Deadline: Tuesday 30 November 2021

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The UK Business & Innovation Awards

Brand new for this year, the UK Business & Innovation Awards will recognise the heroic business professionals of the COVID-19 era – those who have pivoted, pioneered and persevered in truly challenging times. These awards will specifically promote enterprise and innovation in the UK.

A total of 19 categories can be entered this year, including ‘Best New Business’‘Best Customer Experience’ and ‘Innovation Leader of the Year’.

Early Bird Deadline: Friday 5 November 2021
Deadline: Friday 3 December 2021

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The FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards

Spread across 12 different UK areas / nations, the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards celebrate the huge contribution that smaller businesses and the self-employed make to the UK. This culminates in the UK Final, where over 100 finalists will battle it out in each category to see who will become the overall champion.

Amongst the 12 categories available are ‘Start-Up Business of the Year‘, ‘Business & Product Innovation Award‘ and ‘Environmental / Sustainability Award‘.

Deadline: Varies depending on UK region (between Sunday 9 January 2022 – Sunday 27 February 2022)

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The UK Company Culture Awards

The UK Company Culture Awards recognise companies who share values, offer career development, reward good work, and create a workplace environment that is beyond just an office space – even when remote. This is the ideal opportunity for businesses to showcase the innovative ideas they have used to establish workplace excellence.

Amongst the 32 categories offered are ‘Business Culture Ambassador of the Year‘, ‘Best HR Software or Tool‘ and ‘Best Inclusion and Diversity Initiative‘.

Early Bird Deadline: Friday 21 January 2022
Deadline: Friday 4 February 2022

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

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Learn How to Deliver an Award-Winning Presentation

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Learn How to Deliver an Award-Winning Presentation

Industry Insights

By Donna O’Toole

Autumn is almost here, and it’s that time of the awards season when many of the awards finals are looming – that means you could be in the process of preparing your all-important presentation.

If you’ve made it through to the shortlisting stage – WELL DONE – you’ve already achieved a great deal by being recognised for all of the brilliant work that you and your business have accomplished.

Now, it’s your opportunity to shine in the spotlight as you deliver an award-winning presentation to the judging panel of experts. Typical lasting around 15 minutes, you’ll need to consider all of these vital components to give yourself the best chance of success:

  • How will I plan my presentation?
  • Which presentation tools will I use?
  • How will I select a presentation team?
  • Which winning content will I create and use?
  • How will I present with confidence?

How you come across during your presentation is extremely important. As speechmaker Carl W Buehner once said:
“They may forget what you SAID, but they will never forget how you made them FEEL.”

So… how do you know where to start?

 

THE SECRET TOOLS YOU WILL NEED

When it comes to understanding what it takes to deliver the ultimate presentation and make the best possible impression to your audience, communications expert Dominic Colenso has a wealth of expertise from his time as both a professional actor and director. Today, Dominic is in demand as a speaker, trainer and coach – as well as being a bestselling author – and has co-founded In Flow Training.

Dominic Colenso

Donna O’Toole recently spoke with Dominic on her Winning Awards podcast to get an insight into the secret tools and techniques used by the world’s best actors in unlocking their own star performances on stage and screen.

Simply click here to listen to this podcast episode and discover some invaluable tips that could make all the difference when it’s time to deliver your winning presentation. It could be the most useful half-hour you’ve spent this week!


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.


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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