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The 2020 UK Employee Experience Awards are OPEN for entries.

Deadline 31st January 2020.

If you have,

  • Outstanding initiatives that have improved your employees’ life at work,
  • Transformed your learning and development,
  • Or improved your customer experience through your employees’ success

This is your chance to get top class recognition.

Entering the awards means you can showcase your initiatives, celebrate your team’s dedication and compete with the best companies.

SMEs, start-ups, B2B, B2C and large global organisations are invited to enter.

If you have happy employees, and good results – no matter your size – you can win.

The awards also send feedback reports to all finalists. The reports include judges comments, your scores and how you compare the winners. A fantastic tool to benchmark your performance and see how you performed.


There are 11 categories in the UK Employee Experience Awards to choose from,

Employee Training and Development
Employee Engagement
Health and Wellbeing of its People
Delivering Customer Experience
Best Company to Work For
Employee-Centric Company
Business Transformation and Managing Change
Innovative Employee Engagement
Use of Digital Technologies
Team of the Year
HR Professional of the Year

Top Tip: When choosing your category, make sure your company/project fits ALL the criteria.


Stage 1 – Written Entry

Entries are 2000 words. Including a summary and 8 criteria points to complete; Business strategy Goals and Objectives, Planning and Preparation, Stakeholder Engagement, Implementation, Impacts and Benefits, Innovation and Creativity, Lessons learned, Professional Competence (for people categories only).

Read our top tips on how to write a winning entry here, or get in touch for our help.

Stage 2 – Finalist Presentations

If you’re shortlisted, the next stage will be to present to the judges at the awards finals.

Your written entry will account for 50% of your total score. Your presentation will make up the final 50% to give your final score and decide if you are the winner.

Presentations are 30 minutes long: 15 minute presentation and 15 minute judge's Q&A.

The awards have a unique format. The presentations take place on the same day as the awards ceremony. Meaning only one day out of the office and no need to wait months for the result!

Here are our top tips on creating an awards presentation that will wow the judges. Or we can create your presentation and coach you to win.

9 out of 10 of our clients win when we create their written entry and coach them through the presentation stage.


The early bird price is £199. And extra categories are £99 when ordered together. Pay for your entry before 20th December to secure the early bird price, and you will still have until 31st January to submit your full entry.

ENTRY DEADLINE: 31st January 2020
The standard entry price is £299 with extra entries for £169 when ordered together.

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED: 10th February 2020

AWARDS PRESENTATION AND FINALS: 14th May 2020, Park Plaza Riverbank, London


If you have happy employees and good business results, you should enter the UK Employee Experience Awards.

Contact us today to find out how we can give you the very best chance of winning, saving you time, energy and money.

We recently attended and judged at the UK Customer Experience Awards. And we achieved a 100% win rate for our clients. Awards International run both the EXAs and CXAs, and they follow the same format. You can read about our experience at the CXAs here to get a feel for the event.

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