REVEALED: The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise Winners 2021

REVEALED: The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise Winners 2021

REVEALED: The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise Winners 2021

The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

By Donna O’Toole

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

We have organised a FREE awards strategy session dedicated to the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, so that you receive plenty of useful and insightful pointers about what it takes to land the world’s most prestigious business award.

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.

Click here to secure your place.

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Hello, and welcome to your monthly round-up of awards!

Every month, we like to find some of the biggest industry awards that you can enter right now and share them with you.

So, here is your selection of awards that are now open in April:

AWARDS OPEN NOW

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Over 20 new categories have been added this year to recognise the fantastic responses of people and businesses to the pandemic – these include ‘Most Valuable Corporate Response‘ and ‘Most Valuable Product‘.

Earlybird Deadline: 13 April 2021
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The Learning Awards

Recognising innovation and achievement in workplace learning, the Learning Awards – which are free to enter – are highly regarded within this sector and have been running since 1996.

A total of 18 categories are available this year, including ‘Innovation in Learning Award’, ‘Learning Technologies Award’ and ‘Learning Leader of the Year’.

Deadline: 24 September 2021

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The HR Excellence Awards

These awards celebrate the achievements of organisations and individuals who have pushed the boundaries of people strategy over the last year. This is a chance for your HR heroes to shine in the spotlight.

The 18 categories include ‘HR Team of the Year’, ‘Best Learning & Development Strategy’ and ‘Best CSR Strategy’.

Deadline: 13 August 2021

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Institute of Customer Service Awards 2021

Institute of Customer Service Awards

Individuals and organisations that have implemented successful customer service strategies are recognised in the UK Customer Satisfaction Awards.

Amongst the 16 categories offered in 2021 are ‘Best Customer Experience‘, ‘Best Use of Customer Insight‘ and ‘Customer Feedback Strategy‘.

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The UK Social Media Awards

The 29 award categories in 2021 are strategically focused to ensure diversification is recognised and campaigns are rewarded for their specific goals and achievements.

Categories this year include ‘Best Use of Social Media In a Crisis’, ‘Best Integrated Campaign’ and ‘Best Small Agency’.

Earlybird Deadline: 23 April 2021
Deadline: 7 May 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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Hello, and welcome to your monthly round-up of awards!

Every month, we like to find some of the biggest industry awards that you can enter right now and share them with you.

So, here is your selection of awards open in March:

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Stevies International Business Awards

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The ‘International Stevies’ include numerous categories in departments ranging from Human Resources and Customer Service to IT and Management.

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Earlybird Deadline: 13 April 2021
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Global Search Awards

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More than 40 categories are available this year, including ‘Best Use of Data‘ and ‘Best Global Small SEO Agency‘.

Earlybird Deadline: 30 April 2021
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These longstanding awards – now in their 26th year – celebrate the inspirational individuals and teams who have achieved exceptional success in their contact centre operation.

The 24 categories include ‘Complaints Manager of the Year‘, ‘Digital Team of the Year’ and ‘Contact Centre of the Year‘.

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Performance Marketing Awards 2021

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The industry’s most innovative and groundbreaking campaigns are showcased at these awards, which include 33 categories this year.

Seven new categories feature in 2021, with the likes of ‘Best Use of Performance During COVID-19‘, ‘Best Affiliate Partnership‘ and ‘Best Industry Initiative‘ all up for grabs.

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More than 30 categories cover specific Sectors (e.g. Automotive, Financial Services) and Channels (e.g. ‘Best Use of Segmentation‘, ‘Data-Driven Marketing‘) in addition to Special Masters such as ‘Marketing Team of the Year‘.

Show off your marketing prowess and highlight how you have used different tactics, skills and channels to achieve the best possible outcome.

Deadline: 30 April 2021

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Lucky for you, we have curated lists of awards you could be entering in your industry or profession!

Click here to take a look, or get in touch if you would like our support.

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By Donna O’Toole

The 2021 UK Business Awards will recognise the organisations, teams and individuals that are shaping the future of British business and enterprise.

Now is your chance to get involved and showcase the excellent work that your company or organisation has achieved.

With 26 categories ranging from ‘Best New Business‘ and ‘Best Marketing or PR Agency‘, to ‘Best Customer Experience‘ and ‘Best Sustainability Initiative‘, there are categories to suit all.

This year, there is a focus on how businesses have coped with the pandemic and the Brexit transition period. If you have overcome these challenges with great success and innovation, you might be interested in categories such as ‘Best Business Response to the Crisis’ or ‘Best Brexit Business Response’.

Also new for 2021, you only need to submit a written entry, which will make up 100% of your score. In past years, finalists have had to present live to the judges, so if presenting live isn’t your strong suit, then this year could be the time for you to enter!

UK BUSINESS AWARDS 2021 CATEGORIES

Read the full list of categories here:

Discipline Specific Categories

  • Business Transformation
  • Product Development
  • Best Place to Work
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Best Brexit Business Response
  • Best Customer Experience
  • Maggie Colman Customer Service Award
  • Best New Business
  • Best Business Response to the Crisis
  • Diversity and Inclusion Program
  • Best Sustainability Initiative
  • Best Website or App
  • Best Online Business
  • Best Online Event

Industry Heroes Categories

  • Computer Software and Information Technology Services
  • Home Delivery
  • Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Best Marketing or PR Agency
  • E-Learning
  • E-Commerce
  • Financial Services, Banking and Insurance
  • Healthcare Services
  • Outsourcing

Business Heroes in a Crisis Categories

  • Team of the Year
  • Leader of the Year
  • Heroes in a Pandemic

IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Entries Open: NOW
Super Early Bird Deadline: Saturday 26th March
Early Bird Deadline: Saturday 7th May
Final Entry Deadline: Saturday 21st May
Awards Finals: Friday 8th July

All micro-businesses and start-ups less than three years old can enter two categories FREE of charge until the Super Early Bird deadline on 26th March 2021.

Click here for more information on the UK Business Awards, and good luck to all entrants!

NEED SUPPORT WITH YOUR ENTRIES?

If you would like some support with your entries, we are here to help.

We can take care of your entries from start to finish, working with you to choose the best category, put together the best story to score highly with the judges, and to provide expert insights throughout.

Get in touch today to find out how we can support you to win.

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Entries are now being accepted for the UK Customer Experience Awards – one of the most highly regarded customer experience awards for both B2B and B2C businesses. These annual awards represent the ‘biggest celebration of customer experience in the UK’, and winning can prove to be a real springboard to future success.

The entry process has two stages: a written entry, followed by a presentation for those shortlisted.

A total of 23 categories can be entered in 2021, including ‘Customer Experience for SMEs‘, ‘Learning and Development‘ and ‘Customer-Centric Culture‘.

As with many awards this year, there is a particular emphasis on recognising the efforts of businesses affected by the pandemic. Specific categories have been added such as ‘Customer Experience in the Crisis‘ and ‘Employee Experience in the Crisis‘.

UK CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE AWARDS 2021 CATEGORIES

The full list of categories are below:

  • Customers at the heart of everything™
  • Customer Experience in the Crisis
  • Customer-Centric Culture
  • Employee Experience in the Crisis
  • Best Use of Insight and Feedback
  • B2B Customer Experience
  • Customer Experience for SMEs
  • Digital Transformation
  • Business Change and Transformation
  • Outsourcing
  • Contact Centre - Large
  • Contact Centre - Small
  • Financial Services
  • Best Use of Technology
  • Best Customer Service
  • Learning and Development
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Vulnerability
  • Health and Wellbeing – Customers and Employees
  • CX in the Community
  • CX Team of the Year
  • CX Professional of the Year
  • CX Leader of the Year

IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Entries Open: NOW
Early Bird Deadline: Saturday 21st May
Final Deadline: Friday 25th June
Awards Finals: Thursday 7th October
Awards Ceremony: Thursday 14th October

All businesses can take advantage of the Early Bird deadline by entering before 21 May 2021 to secure a discounted rate of just £349 per entry (saving £100) and £179 per additional entry (saving £50).

Click here for more information on the UK Customer Experience Awards.

WE GET THE INSIDE SCOOP

August CEO, Donna O’Toole, caught up with CEO of Awards International, Neil Skehel, about this year’s awards in more detail on her Winning Awards podcast.

Listen now to discover:

  • How you can benefit from being involved in the UK Customer Experience Awards
  • How the awards will work in 2021
  • What we can look forward to at the 2021 awards ceremony

Good luck if you decide to enter the UKCXA this year!

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