About Us

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“We will help you to achieve your personal and professional dreams by winning the best awards in the world” – Donna O’Toole, Founder, August Recognition

Donna O’Toole – Founder & Managing Director

Donna has helped hundreds of businesses, brands, entrepreneurs, and leaders across the world to raise their profile by achieving valuable awards and recognition for their achievements.

Named one of the world’s top 25 Customer Experience Influencers, and recognised for her outstanding contribution to national and international awards judging, Donna is known for her unrivalled success rate in the most prestigious industry awards in the world.

Her work has also resulted in the most accomplished entrepreneurs, business leaders and community champions receiving The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise and recognition in The Queen’s Honours List.

 

 

In 2021, August Recognition became part of Dent Global. As leaders in strategy and technology for entrepreneurial businesses, Dent services over 3,500 clients across the world from their head offices in London, Sydney and Toronto. Together, we are on a mission to support entrepreneurs and business leaders to Be brave, Have fun and Make a Dent.

Kerry Dobney – General Manager

Kerry’s successful career in the travel, retail and hospitality industries – coupled with a passion for enhancing experiences – enables her to ably support our customers and colleagues so we’re able to achieve exceptional results across the board.

Shannon Amos – Operations Manager

Shannon manages our internal operations. She will support you with your account, including access to documents, invoicing, and submitting your all-important award entries.

Ben Griss – Sales & Marketing Manager

Responsible for sales, marketing and external comms, Ben works with awards partners and organisers to develop our brand and maintain our position as a top global awards agency.

Lisa Wren – Client Account Manager

Lisa will carefully manage every aspect of your awards journey, from your initial awards strategy right through to your final results, ensuring you have an outstanding experience along the way.

Awards Team

Our growing team of trained awards consultants and writers includes Olivia, Amy, Kris, Hilary, Claire H, Claire W and Becky. Together, they bring a wealth of collective knowledge and experience from a wide range of sectors and, using our unique ‘WINNER’ method, they create outstanding award entries and presentations for the most prestigious awards in the world including all leading industry awards and The Queen’s Awards.

We are always looking out for ambitious, enthusiastic individuals with a positive can-do attitude to join our ever-growing team. Simply send an email to hello@augustawards.com if you are interested in joining us.

A Winning Formula

Together we offer an unrivalled awards service that consistently achieves impressive success rates and 5-star feedback whilst making a positive impact in the world. The result: countless happy customers who have seen their businesses grow and flourish after winning awards. Are you ready to follow in their footsteps?

Contact us to start your awards journey…

AWARDS PARTNERS

We are the chosen awards agency partner at many world-leading awards:

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