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“We will help you achieve your personal and professional dreams — by winning the best awards in the world”

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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.

Now, Donna has also become an Amazon Best Seller with her new book: WIN!

Her work has also resulted in the most accomplished entrepreneurs, business leaders and community champions receiving recognition from the world's most prestigious awards, such as The King’s Awards for Enterprise.

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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.

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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.

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Shannon Amos
Operations Manager

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

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Ben Griss
Senior Awards Writer

Ben joined August Recognition in 2020 after establishing a long career in sports brand and marketing management. Knowing exactly what it takes to make a winner, Ben is a master of creation and ensures our clients’ achievements stand out above the competition in every possible way.

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Brooke Gwynne
Awards Development Manager

Brooke's role is to drive sustainable growth by developing outstanding relationships with business prospects, existing clients, & wider awards industry.

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Lisa Wren
Client Services 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.

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Ella Watson
Client Account Manager

Ella supports our Client Services Manager to look after all your needs, including awards forms and submissions. She will ensure you receive exceptional service and have the greatest chance of success when entering awards.

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The Award-Winning Team

Our growing team of trained awards consultants and writers includes Olivia, Amy, Hilary, Claire, Donna R, Justine, Judy, and Nina. Together, they bring a wealth of collective knowledge and experience from a wide range of sectors.

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 Kings’s Awards.

We are always looking out for ambitious, enthusiastic individuals with a positive can-do attitude to join our ever-growing team.

Simply email if you are interested in joining us.

A Winning Formula

Together, we offer an unrivalled awards service — consistently achieving impressive success rates, and 5-star feedback, whilst making a positive impact on 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…

Award-Winning Consultancy

We have excellent relationships with UK and International awards organisers. Donna has even been recognised for her outstanding contribution to judging by the UK Employee Experience Awards.

We are the first choice for many awards organisers when recommending an awards agency.

We support entrants to win by providing everything from free webinars on how to write a world-class entry or presentation, to expert awards consultancy and coaching.

Our values are key to our success, and yours. We enjoy seeing the immense benefits winning awards brings to the businesses we work with, and we promise to do our best to deliver those benefits to your business.

We know how much winning an industry award or a King's Award means to you and your company, and the potential difference it could make to your future results. That's why we will only work with you if we truly believe you fulfil the criteria required to enter.

We will guide you to the awards that, we believe, will meet your goals and give you the very best outcomes.

Get in touch to find out which awards you could win today: Contact Us.