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The King's Awards for Enterprise

How to win a King’s Award for Enterprise 2025

To win the King’s Awards for Enterprise brings unparalleled prestige, exposure and recognition, with many recognising it as the highest UK official award for businesses. Anyone who could win an award from HM King Charles III would certainly be mad not to try. Having written 45 winning entries for clients, I hope this article will help you decide whether you COULD win an award, and if so, HOW to do so.
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UK Business Awards

UK Business Awards

Do you believe that your business, team, or an individual leader has demonstrated outstanding achievement, resilience, ingenuity and delivered inspirational results in the last 12-18 months? Run by Awards International, The UK Business Awards (UKBA) provides an independent “seal of approval” to honour such accomplishments. Read our guide to everything you need to know about entering these awards and get the recognition you and your team deserve.
Mental Health Awards

Mental Health Awards

Boost’s Lesley Billen explores the proliferation of mental health awards – from awards that recognise the best mental health and wellbeing initiatives in the workplace, to awards that recognise the excellent mental health strategies and innovations in the healthcare industry. As barriers continue to be broken down surrounding mental health, gaining recognition for best practice becomes another vital tool in widening the discussion further.
UK Customer Experience Awards

UK Customer Experience Awards

The UK Customer Experience Awards is aimed at organisations who strive to enhance the customer experience they offer in an innovative way. Celebrating its fifteenth-year anniversary, the CX programme has become a key staple in the awards diary for companies large and small. Milly Bones, a former UK CXA judge, guides you through everything you need to know before entering.
Diversity Awards

Diversity Awards

You have fantastic internal DE&I initiatives, great communications, senior buy-in and measurable impacts within the business and beyond. Why not celebrate your DE&I initiatives with your colleagues and grow your reputation? Read our comprehensive guide to diversity, equity and inclusion awards.
Sunday Times 100 Best Companies and Great Place to Work

Sunday Times 100 Best Companies and Great Place to Work

The Sunday Times Best Places To Work, The Great Place to Work scheme and The UK’s 100 Best Companies to Work For are some of the most popular ‘Best Employer’ league tables. Boost’s Rebecca Carpenter discusses these and similar ‘Best Places to Work’ schemes, as well as awards with ‘Employer of the Year’ categories, to help you decide which might be best for your company.
The Sunday Times Best Places to Work Powered by WorkL

The Sunday Times Best Places to Work Powered by WorkL

Do you want to gain essential business insight, hear your employees’ voice and enter the Sunday Times hall of fame? Look no further than this newly launched workplace award programme – The Sunday Times Best Places to Work, Powered by WorkL. Find out what your employees think quickly and with minimal effort and compare yourself with other great employers.
Digital Awards

Digital Awards

It’s not surprising that some of the most popular awards during and after the Covid-fuelled digital revolution are digital awards in all their many iterations. This article aims to help you navigate the many options and choose the right digital awards to invest your time and money in. It covers digital marketing awards, digital event awards, digital transformation awards, digital learning and digital retail awards and ecommerce awards amongst others.
The benefits of entering The Princess Royal Training Awards

The benefits of entering The Princess Royal Training Awards

Past recipients of The Princess Royal Training Awards report numerous beneficial impacts to their businesses after entering. Read our guide to previous winners and how they managed to secure further investment in L&D as a result of winning and how they were able to demonstrate the value of their training initiatives.
UK Employee Experience Awards

UK Employee Experience Awards

Now a true staple in the calendars of HR and business professionals in the UK, the UK Employee Experience Awards returns for 2024 with 18 categories – each one focussing on different aspects of employee experience. Aimed at UK-based businesses, the UK Employee Experience awards celebrates employees and their ability to push the limits of best practices and innovation in employee experience – in companies large or small. Read our guide to everything you need to know before entering.
Princess Royal Training Award Winners

Princess Royal Training Award Winners

Read about previous Princess Royal Training Award recipients investing in training and how they have continued to benefit from receiving the award. See how in these case studies, award recipients invested in training employees to create sustainable talent pipelines, increase diversity and fill skills gaps. Read about examples of the benefits of winning a Princess Royal Training Award.
The Princess Royal Training Awards

The Princess Royal Training Awards

As one of the highest profile learning awards in the calendar, The Princess Royal Training Awards honour employers in the UK who have created outstanding training and skills development programmes. Recognising the pivotal role that learning and development plays in every successful business, this prestigious award seeks to highlight the range and quality of training that exists in industry. Read our comprehensive guide to entering.
Business Leader Awards and Entrepreneur Awards

Business Leader Awards and Entrepreneur Awards

Winning high-profile business leader awards or coveted entrepreneur awards not only celebrates the fantastic work you do, it can elevate your professional profile – and that of your business. If you’re a business leader that wants to be recognised as an influential voice in your industry, or an entrepreneur wanting to celebrate the business you’ve built – you should definitely consider leadership awards and awards for entrepreneurs. But where to start? Read our breakdown of the best business leader and entrepreneur awards.
Search Awards

Search Awards

Search is an exciting arena, a true battleground for the soldiers of SEO, SEM and PPC, where everyone is constantly trying to improve their rankings and climb above the competition. Just try searching ‘Best SEO Agency’, for example, to see the unending war to win business being played out. Put simply, winning a search award puts you ahead of the competition and makes a measurable difference to sales conversion. Read Boost’s guide to which search awards you should enter.
Which are the best HR awards to enter?

Which are the best HR awards to enter?

Have you successfully delivered a major HR strategy or project over the past year? If so, that project, your team, or the individuals involved may be eligible for an award. But with so many awards out there, do you need some help picking which award schemes to enter? Whether its talent management, recruitment, employee engagement or learning and development… Boost’s Chris Robinson says there’s an HR award and category that will be a perfect match for you.
Which training awards should I enter?

Which training awards should I enter?

After decades of incremental innovation in learning and development, the pandemic brought about a period of radical change. Previous assumptions about how certain types of learning should be delivered have been replaced with the urgent need to provide effective learning across all topics without physical contact. From an awards perspective this has led to a change in the types of stories being entered, the categories award schemes offer, and what awards judges are expecting when they read entries. But which awards should you enter? Please read our comprehensive guide to entering training awards.
Which are the best customer service awards to enter?

Which are the best customer service awards to enter?

Winning a customer service award is great way to impress customers, both current and potential. Boost’s Claudia Thorpe looks at 4 types of customer service awards and customer experience awards that you should enter, and which might best suit your team and your marketing goals. From Contact Centre Awards to Customer Service categories in General Business Awards, there are plenty of ways to show you provide exceptional customer service.
Stonewall Workplace Equality Index

Stonewall Workplace Equality Index

The Stonewall Workplace Equality Index is the definitive benchmark for an organisation’s progress on LGBT equality. Boost’s Emma Turnbull outlines everything you need to know about entering either the UK or the Global Indices. The application process is massive with the written element potentially over 35,000 words, plus a plethora of supporting material to show your policies, inclusion activity and more. Read our guide and contact us for help if you are considering applying and aiming to become a Top 100 Employer.
The Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards

The Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards

As one of London’s top responsible business awards, the Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards celebrate businesses that are achieving excellence in social impact. Recognising the vital role businesses across every sector have to play in this important topic, these awards recognise everything from responsible recruitment through to procurement and giving practices. Read our ‘Awards Spotlight’ guide for everything you need to know about entering.
Awards for Women

Awards for Women

Studies have shown that women feel they have to work harder for recognition compared to their male counterparts and on average are less vocal about their success. One of the best, and simplest ways to gain recognition in the business world, is to be put forward for an award. Boost’s Amber Campbell aims to explore some of the business awards for women that are available and you might consider entering.
Which are the best general UK business awards to enter?

Which are the best general UK business awards to enter?

Around 90% of business awards recognise departments, people, or industry sectors. However, there is a whole collection of award schemes which recognise the business as a whole, irrespective of industry sector. We call these ‘general business awards’ and they include very prestigious schemes like the Chamber Business Awards and The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise. Chris Robinson explains which of these awards suit your business best, and provides some top tips for increasing your chances of winning one.
ESG Awards

ESG Awards

If a company wants to attract investment, its ESG rating is not just important, it’s critical. In this article, Boost’s Echo Ilott explores how ESG awards and rankings have become an increasingly important tool in proving and improving a company’s business-critical ESG rating.
Real IT Awards

Real IT Awards

The Real IT Awards RITA have been rewarding outstanding IT teams and projects since 2004. Our Awards Spotlight for RITA 2020 guides you through the history of the awards, past winners, the entry process and all of the categories for this year, including a raft of new ones. All the details you need to know about one of the most credible awards in the UK IT industry.
How to Win Business Awards

How to Win Business Awards

Okay, so you’ve achieved something big within your business and now you want to shout about it – and rightly so. The extensive world of awards awaits you…but how do you ensure your entry makes the coveted shortlist, and gives you the best chance of proudly accepting a shiny new trophy? Boost’s Lesley Billen talks you through how to win business awards.
Pensions Awards

Pensions Awards

Pensions Awards are on the increase. We surveyed over 400 business decision-makers and the results showed that over 72.1% are influenced by awards when choosing providers of financial services and a massive 81.0% are influenced by awards when choosing HR services (including employee benefits). Is it any wonder that awards in the pensions industry are not only highly sought after, but are also highly competitive? Read our guide to the best pensions awards to enter.
Which are the best insurance awards to enter?

Which are the best insurance awards to enter?

If you work in, or supply to, the insurance sector, then the good news is there is a fantastic choice of insurance awards to enter, and we are not just talking about the most famous like The British Insurance Awards and The Insurance Times Awards. However, with this choice comes a challenge – unless you have an unlimited budget, you’re going to have to be choosy. This article will help you pick which insurance awards to enter.
The A to Z of Awards

The A to Z of Awards

The awards sector is booming with literally thousands of award schemes taking place around the world each year. Our free list of business awards contains over 3,500 active listings and is still growing! And while you’ve no doubt heard of the industry heavy-hitters such as The National Business Awards, The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, Employee Benefits Awards, Masters of Marketing Awards or UK IT Awards, there’s a plethora of obscure and incredibly niche ones too. Phil Stock explores the wonderful world of awards.

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