Businesses in the utility industry can often be seen as the “bad guys” because they supply services we as consumers have to have. We therefore have expectations we expect utility providers to meet.
We can’t forget though that utilities are also our heroes as they supply the gas and electric we need to cook, stay warm and power our everyday devices, they supply clean water and take waste water away. They also give us the internet to connect with friends and family, share videos, pictures (and memes!), and keep in touch with the world’s news.
Winning business awards is a vital practice as a utility provider, and depending on the type of award, can lead to new customers, employees or investment. Find out why an awards strategy is the perfect starting point to your award-winning journey.
We’ve listed several awards suitable for utilities, including; industry-specific awards, individual awards, customer service and employee experience awards.
Utility awards to enter
Utilities & Telecoms Awards – The U&T Awards celebrate, recognise and honour the hard work and best practice in one of the biggest gatherings of utilities and telecoms collections professionals, drawn from across the energy, water and telecoms sectors.
The Energy Awards – The Energy Awards celebrate excellence and provide a platform for you to be recognised for intelligent use of energy. Winning an Energy Award or even being shortlisted for an award gives a valuable marketing advantage, great PR opportunities and shines a spotlight on your achievements among the industry’s finest.
Green Energy Awards – The awards are a celebration of the exciting projects and great companies, communities and individuals driving the smart and sustainable energy revolution across the UK. They are judged by a leading panel of influential and respected experts, advocates and spokespeople in smart and renewable energy.
Utility Week Awards – The Utility Week Awards are considered the gold standard of achievement for UK utilities.
The much-coveted awards motivate, celebrate and reward outstanding performance and innovation across utilities. The Utility Week Awards are open to utility companies producing, distributing and retailing energy or water. Other companies are welcomed to enter jointly with their utility partners.
Water Industry Awards – The award categories are now open to water utilities, water industry contractors, engineering firms, manufacturers, construction companies, water retailers, consultancies, product and service suppliers, water and sewerage companies, water wholesalers, and organisations at all stages of the water industry supply chain. All companies can enter − large or small − as the awards recognise outstanding innovation and best practice across the industry, no matter the size of the company or the scale of the project.
Young Energy Professionals Awards – The annual YEP Awards recognise the outstanding contribution and achievements of young professionals right across the energy sector. Awards categories include recognition for focus on communication, customers, sustainability, STEM in industry and innovation, as well as awards for team and YEP of the year.
UK National Contact Centre Awards – They recognise the individuals and teams in our industry who are working to make their contact centres professional and industry leading. The awards have an excellent reputation across the industry for being of a very high standard. All of the nominees go through a comprehensive judging process, including personal face to face interviews, panel judging and site visits.
European Contact Centre and Customer Service Awards – As one of the longest-running and largest awards programme in the customer contact industry, the European Contact Centre and Customer Service Awards (ECCCSAs) recognise organisations across Europe that are leading the way in delivering exceptional service to customers. The ECCCSAs award organisations that value their people, continually innovate to improve the customer experience and operate efficiently and effectively.
Customer Experience Awards – The UK Customer Experience Awards have grown exponentially to become one of the biggest Customer Experience events of its kind in the world. The awards continue to recognise those inspiring organisations who are striving to enhance their customer experience in many innovative ways. Anyone who cares about their customers, implemented initiatives to improve their customer experience and achieved visible results from the initiatives they implemented are invited to enter.
Employee Experience Awards – The UK Employee Experience Awards is a pioneer awards programme which aims to recognise and reward great employment initiatives and develop the theme of employee experience. The awards recognise and celebrate the excellent employee reward, retention, and support measures organisations take to develop a productive workforce and strengthen the company from within.
How to win utility awards
Once you’ve decided on the best award and category, or categories for your business to enter, it’s time to pull your entry together with the required evidence.
Entering awards is a time-consuming project, but the end result is worth all the hard work (we promise). After all, award-winning businesses are up to 63% more profitable than non-award winning businesses!
We know it’s difficult for you to find time on top of your everyday work commitments to write a 1000+ word document that proves your winning attributes, but that’s where we can help.
We provide expert consultancy to help you decide which category fits your business best, write your entry and present your argument to the judges. Our expert writers create winning award entries and presentations for a multitude of businesses across all sectors, removing all the stress and time commitment of compiling your award entry.
So if you’re ready to enter awards, but don’t have the time or resources to write your winning entry get in touch today. For more information about our bespoke expert award entry writing services click here.