Awards

The Speaker Awards

The Speaker Awards are our way of celebrating the talents of top class speakers who know how to engage and inspire people, whether online or face-to-face.

We created these awards to give a well-deserved standing ovation to those who work hard to share their knowledge and stories, making a real impact on their audiences.

It’s not just an awards ceremony; it’s a chance for speakers to connect, share experiences, and grow together in their craft, fostering a supportive community that values the art of speaking.

You’ll be judged based upon:

Content

• Structure: The talk is well-structured and well communicated.
• Engaging: The content was engaging and held your attention.
• Message: The content is clear, concise and easy to follow.

Delivery

• Stage Presence: The speaker has stage presence, is credible and commands attention.
• Tonality: Excellent use of tonality, voice, variety and articulation.
• Body Language: Effective use of body language that adds to rather than distracts.

Bookability

• Marketable: You can clearly see a market for the speaker, and it’s clear what they are known for.
• Client Ready: You have a client in mind for the speaker. You would book or promote the speaker today.
• Memorable: The speaker has a talk or stage presence you’ll remember days after seeing them.

Technical – Showreel & Virtual Speaker Categories Only.

Production Quality: The video submitted has high-quality sound, video and editing.

TEDx: TEDx Category Only.

The Idea Is Worth Spreading: The idea worth spreading is clear – The talk is well-structured, and the content is engaging.

BizX Awards

The prestigious BizX Awards ceremony honours the accomplishments, achievements, values and contributions of businesses and their owners across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa… in an exciting setting of innovation, networking and education.

It can be used to motivate and highlight the great work of your team to provide them with a level of confidence that will generate productivity and growth throughout your company. After all, success in these awards is a reflection of not only your success but the success of your entire team!

You’re welcome to enter one, or if you prefer, a number of different categories, subject to your eligibility.

A valid entry must include all of the following documentation.

• A fully completed entry form with all required information (*) completed
• Maximum 10 pages of appendices for supporting information (optional)
• A high-resolution company logo (.jpeg, .eps, .pdf, .ai, .png)

The Gatwick Diamond Business Awards

The Gatwick Diamond is a key economic area, not just for the South East, but for the whole country.

The Gatwick Diamond is home to a vast range of businesses, which span all sectors of the economy, from household names to niche companies, and from multinationals to sole traders.

The Gatwick Diamond Business Award winners are those businesses, organisations or people who have shown innovation and inspiration in their work and have demonstrated a real commitment to this fast-developing region.

With a range of awards recognising innovation, environmental, customer service and performance credentials, they are an opportunity to come together and celebrate the very best of our business community.

As a not-for-profit organisation, owned and run by our members, our purpose is to support the success of Gatwick Diamond businesses and to promote the Gatwick Diamond as an economic area of regional and national importance.

To achieve this, we aim to be recognised by businesses and partners as the top membership organisation for facilitated business networking, knowledge sharing and partnering.

Our support adds tangible value to members and, through their success, we make a significant contribution to the Gatwick Diamond economy.

We are also recognised as an informed and respected voice of business in the Gatwick Diamond, championing private and public-sector investment to help create the best possible environment for our businesses to prosper and grow.

The Institute of Customer Services Awards

Over the last few months, organisations and employees have responded to a challenging economic environment in remarkable ways, by showcasing resilience and commitment to customer service excellence.

Our UK Customer Satisfaction Awards recognise organisations and individuals that have implemented successful customer service strategies.

Member finalists receive one free place to the Awards ceremony.

Non-member finalists receive one free place with the purchase of one or more additional places.

Free places are limited to one maximum per organisation.

The Awards are an excellent opportunity to reward your teams and enjoy a memorable evening among like-minded professionals.

The Learning Technologies Awards

The Learning Technologies Awards are the most independent and sought-after awards in the industry.

They recognise the commitment, enthusiasm and passion for learning technologies across the world.

Finalists are selected by our independent judging panel of experts organised by the Learning Network.

Registration for entries will open in May 2024. Stay informed and be among the first to know when registration opens by subscribing to our newsletter.

Wellity Workplace Wellbeing Awards

Launched in partnership by the founders of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards and industry experts and Great British Entrepreneur alumni brand Wellity Workplace Wellbeing, this programme shines a spotlight on those positively changing the lives of the Great British workforce.

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.

Measures to increase employee engagement can help reduce absenteeism and presenteeism.

The wellbeing culture has moved from being a nice-to-have to a big strategic issue, and this programme will shine a spotlight on and recognise organisations who are putting workplace wellbeing at the heart of their business.

We encourage HR teams and business leaders alike to invite their employees to hear from leaders across different sectors on the challenges the global wellbeing crisis has brought to the forefront of business.

Wellbeing programmes are becoming a defining feature of business’ culture, helping to develop resilient, successful organisations.

Companies that have a mental health strategy have leapt ahead of those without, in terms of the progress they have made in creating more open, positive corporate cultures.

• Commitment to wellbeing is the most important habit of all: The specific behaviour an employee chooses to embrace isn’t nearly as important as the act of simply committing to engage in a healthy habit that is personally meaningful.

• Engaging in wellbeing programs builds better teams: When employees engage in corporate wellbeing programs that help foster habits and attitudes on the individual level, the impact radiates to their teams and even client relationships, fostering environments of inclusion, belonging and improved citizenship behaviour.

• Technology boosts wellbeing: Employees and teams that leveraged technology (via a wearable device or tracking app to track wellbeing) during the study reported more positive perceptions of team collaboration and client relationships.

• Inclusive leadership and teamwork enable wellbeing to thrive: The work environment must be aligned with healthy behaviours for wellbeing to flourish. Specific environmental factors, such as inclusion, positive team dynamics and leadership/manager support, have a direct, positive result on employee wellbeing.

UK Employee Experience Awards (UKEEA)

Mark your calendars for May, as the finals’ presentation unfolds online via Zoom.

Witness finalists showcase their shortlisted entries live to esteemed judging panels.

Engage in dynamic discussions as judges pose follow-up questions, delving deeper into the presentations.

The anticipation peaks in May in 116 Pall Mall, London, as we gather for the long-awaited Awards Ceremony.

But before the grand finale, immerse yourself in The State of EX conference.

Seasoned employee experience professionals will delve into a myriad of EX topics and deliver inspiring keynotes, setting the stage for transformative insights.

Join us at the State of EX conference, where brilliance meets innovation, with Christina Dolding leading the way.

Prepare for a day of learning and networking amidst the backdrop of change management and workplace transformation.

Our insightful keynotes will ignite your inspiration, while last year’s winners share their triumphant stories.

As dusk falls, the stage transforms for the Awards Ceremony, hosted by the amazing Emma Dark.

Gather with judges and finalists for a night brimming with excitement and joy.

Savor a delightful drinks reception, followed by an exquisite three-course dinner.

Engage in our charity raffle before we unveil the champions of the UK EXA’24, setting the stage for an unforgettable afterparty.

UK Customer Experience Awards

Recognising those inspiring organisations who are delivering an outstanding customer experience.

The UKCXA™ by Awards International® celebrates the inspiring efforts of the UK’s customer experience professionals and gives them a unique opportunity to get industry recognition for their hard work and noteworthy results. Getting involved is easy!

Visit our “how to enter” page to start your awards journey.

If you need any assistance with the entry process, be sure to book a call with our consultant, Stevan Jankovic.

The UK Customer Experience Awards offers 25 categories, each celebrating a particular aspect of CX excellence. We’ve divided the categories into four main sections:

• CX Classics
• CX Spotlight
• EX Spotlights
• CX Professionals

Each company can enter up to 10 categories, with one or multiple initiatives.

Our commitment to fairness and transparency sets standards across the whole awards industry – we’ve consistently been awarded the Outstanding Trust Mark.

The Awards Trust Mark scheme is a not-for-profit accreditation programme run by The Independent Awards Standards Council with the goal of, as the name suggests, enhancing trust between those entering awards schemes, and the organisations running them.

Also, all our judges are independent business professionals of the highest calibre: they will assess your entry with full impartiality and share constructive feedback, helping you to continue improving your CX.

UK Business Awards (UKBA)

Celebrating the inspiring efforts of micro, SMEs and large organisations in business excellence and gives them a unique opportunity to get industry recognition for their hard work and noteworthy results.

Brought to you by Awards International, UK Business Awards celebrates the inspiring efforts of micro, SMEs and large organisations in business excellence and gives them a unique opportunity to get industry recognition for their hard work and noteworthy results.

Our mission is to give our winners the recognition, learning, and networking opportunities they deserve, all in a safe, fair, and transparent way.

We’re back in London to recognise the best of British Business.

• Live online finalists presentations in front of a judging panel
• In-person build-up to the awards featuring Doing Business NOW
• In-person Awards Ceremony in London
• Upgraded resources that can help you win or judge
• Free entrants & judge consultations
• Free webinars to help you win
• Brand-new categories
• Access to the Awards TV and finalists’ presentations

Scale-Up Awards

The awards are organised by Business Leader, the leading media company for entrepreneurs, founders, CEOs, investors, advisors and business leaders.

Open to all UK companies regardless of sector or size, the Scale-Up Awards is the UK’s most exciting and dynamic celebration of business achievement and growth.

Hundreds of award entries, a world-class panel of judges and a fantastic gala evening.

An independent judging panel assesses hundreds of entries and finalists attend a prestigious gala dinner where winners are announced.

The Awards is supported by some of Britain’s most respected organisations and financial institutions.

National Business Women’s Awards

Welcome to the National Business Women’s Awards, a credible opportunity to support and share in our vision to raise the profile of industrious, hard-working and enterprising Business Women Nationally.

Business awards are a sought after accolade of achievement, a veritable endorsement of success in business which offers exceptional marketing and PR opportunities as well as increasing your credibility and standing in the eyes of your peers and your customers.

Of course, it feels pretty wonderful too!

You can enter up to 3 different categories.

The National Business Women’s Awards are made up of 22 categories that allow any successful business in the UK to enter these prestigious awards.

All entries are judged by up to 4 of our national panel of judges.

If you want your business to shine, this IS the best possible way to hit the spotlight.

The pinnacle of the awards is the Grand Awards Celebration in October 2024.

The Allica Bank Great British Entrepreneur Awards

The Great British Entrepreneur Awards celebrate and champion the stories of entrepreneurs — growing brilliant British businesses.

Founded in 2012 and based in Cardiff, The Great British Entrepreneur Awards acknowledges the hard work and inspiring stories of British entrepreneurs.

We are thrilled to announce Allica Bank as our headline partner for the 2023 season, making this year’s awards ‘The Allica Bank Great British Entrepreneur Awards’!

Allica Bank is itself a highly entrepreneurial company, having launched at the end of 2019, and being one of the fastest growing companies in the UK. Since its launch, it has provided £1.7bn of lending to SMEs, and is also championing getting SMEs much better value on their deposits where it recently exposed the £7.5bn of savings interest that SMEs are missing each year.

The Allica Bank Great British Entrepreneur Awards has been described as ‘The Grammys of Entrepreneurship’, receiving 5,000 applications annually, this awards programme has fostered a significant community of ambitious and impressive entrepreneurs over the last 11 years.

The accolades don’t always go to the biggest businesses. We pride ourselves on celebrating incredible stories of passion, tenacity, courage, innovation and disruption from entrepreneurs running businesses of all sizes and at all stages.

We have an esteemed judging panel of seasoned entrepreneurs and industry experts who look at our applications every year, and we’ve got a pretty good idea of what they’re looking for.

Go:Tech Awards

Celebrating businesses and entrepreneurs leading the way in technology and innovation across the UK.

Our close collaboration with the UK’s leading business incubators, universities and technology associations makes the Go:Tech Awards a must-attend event for professionals, investors and entrepreneurs operating in the innovation space.

From the clean tech pioneers and tech start-ups, to the advanced engineering giants – the awards have been carefully structured to showcase businesses of all sizes across the whole of the UK.

You are the innovators, entrepreneurs and pioneers that are shaping tomorrow’s world today.

The Go:Tech Awards are here to celebrate your journey.

The Go:Tech Awards celebrate businesses and entrepreneurs leading the way in technology and innovation across the UK.

To bring you this event, we’ve collaborated with some of the country’s leading university technology departments, business incubators, and independent tech associations.

Our categories and judges have been carefully chosen to showcase and evaluate a cross-section of the nation’s greatest innovators – from daring start-ups to established thought leaders.

British Quality Foundation (BQF) UK Excellence Awards

This is a high profile, glitzy and glamorous event designed to make people feel special, get brilliant exposure and recognition for their amazing achievements in the workplace.

After the success of our 2023 awards we are already looking ahead to the 2025 awards, here you will find any information needed.

The awards give you the opportunity to:

• Connect with industry leaders, influencers and visionaries
• Showcase your commitment to innovation, quality and excellence on a national stage

SME National Business Awards

SME National Business Awards

The SME National Business Awards is a credible opportunity to support and share in our vision to raise the profile of industrious, hard-working and enterprising SME’s Nationally.

Business awards are a sought after accolade of achievement, a veritable endorsement of success in business which offers exceptional marketing and PR opportunities as well as increasing your credibility and standing in the eyes of your peers and your customers.

Of course, it feels pretty wonderful too!

You can enter up to 3 different categories.

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are businesses whose personnel numbers are 250 employees or less.

SMEs are also said to be responsible for driving innovation and competition in many economic sectors.

The SME National Business Awards are made up of 20 categories that allow any successful business in the UK to enter these prestigious awards.

All entries are judged by up to 4 of our national panel of judges.

If you want your business to shine, this IS the best possible way to hit the spotlight.

Sussex Chamber Business Awards

Considered one of the most prestigious business awards in Sussex, each year hundreds of high-performing companies are put forward and compete for the coveted national British Chamber Business Awards.

The Sussex Chamber Business Awards receive widespread interest as they are unique in identifying the very best from across Sussex.

All entrants are organisations and individuals who set the highest standards for others to follow and aspire to.

Our Charity partner for the Awards 2024 is the Wolo Foundation.

“Wolo Foundation helps families living in Sussex through their cancer journeys. They support them by offering practical help and support to make their day-to-day lives easier. They work with local businesses and communities to offer families a wealth of services to support them through their diagnosis, treatment and beyond. Statistics show that 1 in 2 people in the UK born after 1960 will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Life is precious – we need to make the most of it – we only live once – Wolo!”

Need help with your Nomination Forms?

August Recognition was founded in 2016 by Donna O’Toole. Now part of the Dent Global group, August is on a mission to empower businesses from start-up to FTSE 100, teams and individuals to stand out, scale up, and make a dent in the world by achieving outstanding recognition and awards.

All nominations can include links and images to enhance your entry, but no attachments please. The links and images will not be included in the word count

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Tiara Recruitment Awards

The TIARAs set a new standard of excellence for the recruitment sector’s crowning achievements.

Join our campaign to recognise exemplary growth, innovation and leadership.

The TIARAs exclusively recognise the highest levels of Employee Excellence, Innovation, Client & Candidate Service, Business Growth, Purpose & Values in the UK & Ireland’s top-performing recruiters, with revenues of £5 Million and above.

The Learning Awards

The industry flagship celebration of innovation, excellence and success in workplace learning and development.

To win a Learning Award is much more than to be recognised for achievement in L&D.

It is to become part of a prestigious and exclusive community – where passion meets creativity; where tenacity meets results. It is the ultimate accolade given to anyone working in learning and development.

All Learning Awards winners receive a commemorative trophy and a digital badge in recognition of their work.

The Learning Awards is owned and operated by The Learning And Performance Institute.

International Customer Experience Awards (ICEA UK)

Recognising initiatives from any organisation: public or private, SMEs or large corporations, B2B and B2C who have done great work to improve the customer experience.

This year’s International Customer Experience Awards® has 25 categories, each celebrating a particular aspect of CX excellence.

We’ve divided the categories into three main sections:

• CX Classics
• CX Spotlight
• EX Spotlight
• CX Professionals

Each company can enter up to 10 categories, with one or multiple initiatives.

There are plenty of reasons to join us:

• Incredible opportunities for brand placement.
• Excellent networking potential with CX professionals and judges from a wide selection of industries.
• A select audience of high-ranking decision-makers and long-standing professionals.
• Specific occasions designed for networking, such as a conference on the day of the Ceremony and open presentations on the Finals.
• Chance to see what world-leading companies are up to and their current needs.

With Awards TV, you have a passport to relive the exceptional moments of the International Customer Experience Awards – this feature ensures you don’t miss a beat.

• Use the opportunity to access all the open finalists’ presentations.
• Enjoy a front-row seat to the captivating CXTrendTalks™ Conference.
• Watch the grand finale—the breathtaking Awards Ceremony.

Step into a world of inspiration and achievement with the exclusive Awards TV feature, available on Awards Manager to all participants two weeks after the highly anticipated International Customer Experience Awards.

International Business Excellence Awards™ (IBEA UK)

The perfect stage for top business leaders to share cutting-edge practices, learn about latest industry developments and receive recognition for their inspiring successes.

Regardless of your location or industry, if you are dedicated to excellence, growth, innovation, and providing the best for your customers, employees, and stakeholders, International Business Excellence Awards is for you!

IBXA™ brings together top-notch global organizations to compete for highly coveted business accolades.

The awards offer an exciting, inspirational, and educational experience for all participants involved.

This year’s International Business Excellence Awards has 26 categories, each celebrating a particular aspect of business excellence.

We’ve divided the categories into six main sections:

• Business & Innovation
• Customer Experience
• Employee Experience
• Sustainability & CSR
• Digital
• People

Each company can enter up to 10 categories, with one or multiple initiatives.

You can find the full list of categories by visiting our categories page or downloading our plan2win® brochure.

With Awards TV, you have a passport to relive the exceptional moments of the International Business Excellence Awards – this feature ensures you don’t miss a beat.

• Use the opportunity to access all the open finalists’ presentations.
• Enjoy a front-row seat to the captivating BizInnovationTalks™.
• Watch the grand finale—the breathtaking Awards Ceremony.

Step into a world of inspiration and achievement with the exclusive Awards TV feature, available on Awards Manager to all participants two weeks after the highly anticipated International Business Excellence Awards.

Business Book Awards

The Business Book Awards in partnership with Pathway Group celebrates the work of authors who have shared their industry or market knowledge, experience and expertise in published book form.

With nearly half a million new business start-ups in the UK annually, the need and demand for business knowledge is greater than ever.

Entrepreneurs are avid readers of business books, they are keen to gain an insight into the experience of others and implement new strategies in the running of their own business. This increase in demand for business books has led to a revolution in the publishing sector.

Although big names in business continue to publish high-profile books, it is “Authorpreneurs” – consultants, industry experts and the founders and owners of smaller businesses – who are writing books in ever greater numbers.

Authors now have the choice of traditional publishers, self-publishing or using the services of hybrid publishers to produce and distribute their books in print, e-book and audio formats.

The Business Book Awards highlight the quality and variety of business books in the market.

They offer industry-wide recognition to new and established authors writing on a range of subjects for a diverse readership, with no barriers to entry; we welcome entries from UK publishers and authors for all categories; and from authors living or published overseas in the International category.

The Business Book Awards give every author and all publishers of business books the opportunity to participate in a high quality, impartial judging process.

They allow all authors that enter, are short-listed or win to publicise and sell more books; shortlisted and winning authors to gain recognition and more business.

The Awards instil aspiration in entrants and pride in winners; the ongoing process inspires other budding writers to come forward and publish their work.

European Customer Experience Awards

The European Customer Experience Awards™, organised by Awards International, is the pre-eminent platform for honouring CX excellence across Europe.

Our mission is to give our winners the recognition, learning and networking opportunities they deserve and to help shape and advance global CX standards.

Our panels of impartial judges and our fair and transparent evaluation process ensure that an ECXA™ accolade is synonymous with prestige and accomplishment.

Our CX leaders and teams of all sizes know they can sit at the international CX table and be role models for their peers.

This year’s European Customer Experience Awards has 24 categories, each celebrating a particular aspect of CX excellence.

We’ve divided the categories into three main sections:

• CX Classics
• CX Spotlight
• CX Professionals

Each company can enter up to 10 categories, with one or multiple initiatives.

You can find the full list of categories by visiting our categories page or downloading our plan2win® brochure.

With Awards TV, you have a passport to relive the exceptional moments of the European Customer Experience Awards – this feature ensures you don’t miss a beat.

• Watch CXCoffee, the breathtaking intro to the Awards Finals.
• Use the opportunity to access all the open finalists’ presentations.
• Enjoy a front-row seat to the captivating build-up to the awards featuring CXTrendTalks™.
• Watch the grand finale—the breathtaking Awards Ceremony.

Step into a world of inspiration and achievement with the exclusive Awards TV feature, available on Awards Manager to all participants two weeks after the highly anticipated European Customer Experience Awards.

Growing Business Awards (UK)

The 26th annual Growing Business Awards in partnership with Real Deals are the most credible and highly valued recognition of exceptional growing businesses. This year’s awards celebrate the strength, vision and resilience of fast-growing SMEs – these are the accolades that UK SMEs really want to win!

Since 1998, the Growing Business Awards have been bringing together and honouring some of the UK’s most outstanding entrepreneurs and high-growth businesses. Consistent high-quality nominees, numerous categories and a finely-honed judging process have ensured the Growing Business Awards have made a name for themselves as a leading judge of past, current and future entrepreneurial success.

The Growing Business Awards have 27 categories which celebrate UK business achievements over the last 12 months in areas including HR, diversity and customer loyalty, disruption, technology, and innovation to name a few.

If you are one of our finalists, we ask you to attend our judging day in London in September to sit in front of a panel of industry-leading judges for a 20-minute interview. The winners will be announced at our awards ceremony taking place in November in London.

Lloyds British Business Excellence Awards (BBEA)

Lloyds British Business Excellence Awards (BBEA)

The Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards is the UK’s largest and most prestigious awards programme that celebrates the cream of the crop across all industries, championing sustainability, diversity, equality and those that have transcended expectations and limitations throughout the year.

Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice – not chance – determines your destiny.

The caliber of entries for this year’s awards have been overwhelming not only in volume, but in their sheer quality.

The spectacular level of submissions have come from a wide spectrum of dynamic industries, but with a real trend across the energy, recruitment, well-being, food & drink, and tech sectors, highlighting just how much the UK business landscape is thriving – despite the rhetoric of a nation on its knees.

As the UK’s unrivaled celebration of business brilliance, resilience and innovation, the Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards take centre stage, and this year is no exception.

Congratulations to every finalist who has made the shortlist – your entries have truly left us in awe of your extraordinary talent and dedication, setting the bar high for what it means to be a champion in the business world.

You’ve made us stand up and take notice, and we can’t wait to celebrate your remarkable achievements.