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How to win a Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2021

To win a Queen’s Award brings unparallelled prestige, exposure and recognition, with many recognising it as the highest UK official award for businesses. Anyone who could win an award from HM Queen Elizabeth II would certainly be mad not to try. Having written 26 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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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.
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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 eleventh-year anniversary, the CX programme has become a key staple in the awards diary for companies large and small. Milly Bones, a former UKCEA judge, guides you through everything you need to know before entering.
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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.
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UK Business Awards

UK Business Awards

Do you think your business, team or even a specific individual deserves recognition for outstanding achievement? The UK Business Awards (UKBA) is your chance to recognise and honour this with an independent ‘seal of approval’. Now in it’s sixth year the UKBA (aka ‘The Dons’) is dedicated to rewarding those who have demonstrated exceptional business performance, shaping the future of business. Beyond being a vehicle for sharing best practice, the UKBA enables organisations who enter, whether an SME or large company, to promote professional improvement, learning, and personal development.
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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 Alex Coxon 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Sunday Times 100 Best Companies and Great Place to Work

Sunday Times 100 Best Companies and Great Place to Work

The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For and the Great Place to Work scheme are two of the most popular ‘Best Employer’ league tables. Boost’s Rebecca Carpenter discusses these and similar schemes, as well as awards with ‘Employer of the Year’ categories, to help you decide which might be best for your company.
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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.
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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.
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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. Read Boost’s guide to which search awards you should enter.
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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.
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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 National 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.
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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.
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Barclays Entrepreneur Awards

Barclays Entrepreneur Awards

As part of our Awards Spotlight series highlighting the most credible UK business awards to enter, Faye Renshaw from Boost put Barclays Entrepreneur Awards organiser, Juliet Rogan, in the hot seat to find out more about the scheme and the benefits of entering.
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Which Training Awards Should I Enter?

Which Training Awards Should I Enter?

With training awards season approaching, Boost’s Chris Robinson explores which awards are best suited for your training programme, L&D project or people development scheme. Winning Best Training Programme or Training Team of the Year could prove invaluable.
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