The UK Business & Innovation Awards

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Milly Bones

Principal Consultant, Boost Awards

Awards spotlight – The UK Business & Innovation Awards

Awards International – the company behind some of the best known programmes in the awards calendar – has launched a brand new award for 2022: The UK Business & Innovation Awards.

The last two years have proven to be particularly challenging to many businesses up and down the country – but if your team, organisation, product or even specific individuals have thrived, why not seize on the chance to be the first ever winners of these inaugural awards?

With the overall theme celebrating different aspects of excellence in business and innovation – there’s 19 categories on offer. Take you pick from Best New Business, celebrating those brave enough to launch a new business in a global pandemic, to Best Green Business for those who are working hard to stay environmentally friendly.

Have you revamped your health and wellbeing strategy in the face of unprecedented working from home conditions? Perhaps you have completely overhauled your entire business to find new opportunities for profit in the new post-Brexit, post-pandemic era? Does your team deserve recognition for their hard work and dedication? Or has pressure on your customer service channels led to the delivery of a brand new app or website? Maybe technology is driving positive change, for customers or employees? Do you have a team or leader who has consistently delivered, driving innovation and sustainability across your business?  

There’s categories for customer experience, technology and product development, so there really is something for every UK-based company, large or small – why not take a look through all the categories on offer and see what catches your eye.

Awards International, with 12 other industry awards on its roster, is there to help with entries every step of the way. Dedicated awards consultants, free case studies, top tips articles and webinars are all available to help you decide how to make your company shine. Perhaps most useful of all, every finalist at the UK Business and Innovation Awards will receive a benchmarked feedback report, so, if you aren’t successful – you can use the exercise to see how you can drive continuous improvement by looking at the overall scores and judges’ comments.

The robust and transparent judging process is split into two parts; a written entry and a live-judging event, each making up 50% of your overall score.

uk business and innovation awards open for entries

How to enter

The final deadline for entry is 3rd December 2021, but if you can get your entry completed before 5th November then you’ll qualify for the ‘early bird entry’ and save money on your entry fees. Additionally, in recognition of the critical role that micro-businesses and start-ups have played in our economic success, Awards International has offered a reduced entry price for smaller-sized organisations. Entry fees are dependent on the size of your organisation, but a standard entry for a larger company is £399 for a single entry plus £199 for any subsequent nominations. You can check out the costs on their Enter Now page. 

Once you’ve registered and paid, you’ll be given access to an online entry portal where you’ll find an entry template that can be used for every category.

The categories

As I mentioned, there’s 19 different categories to choose from, and no limit to the number of entries you’d like to put forward. The categories are split into ‘business’ and ‘innovation’ themes, have a look and decide what suits your organisation best:

 

Business categories

Best New Business

Best Business Response to COVID-19

Best Green Business

Best Family Business

Best Website & App

Best Use of Technology (B2B)

Best Use of Technology (B2C)

Business categories

Best Customer Experience

Best Employer

Best Consumer Delivery Service

Best Online Business

Health and Wellbeing

Best Workplace

Innovation categories

Best Product Development Innovation

Customer Experience Innovation

Business Model Innovation

Sustainability Innovation

Innovation Leader of the Year

Innovation Team of the Year

Top tips

The best piece of advice I can give is to make your entry stand out. Judges will have several entries to read, so making the ‘so what?’ factor clear will help them understand why your initiative has been so vital to your individual business. Grab the judge’s attention – and then keep it through information, facts and evidence that substantiate your claims. Judges don’t just want to know about what you did, they want to hear about the impact, too. So it’s important to find a blend of what you achieved as well as what you did.

 

uk business and innovation awards 2022

“The awards will be held live online on 3rd & 9th February, and will celebrate the heroic business professionals of the Covid era – those who’ve pivoted, pioneered and persevered in an unpredictable age.”

Next steps?

Maybe you’ve read my guide and are now thinking “We could win that” or “Let’s do this”? Or perhaps you are looking at the entry form, not knowing where to start! If so, then why not let us help write up your award submission? We’ve been helping businesses enter and win thousands of business awards for over a decade. We can save you time, effort and resources. Full details of our award entry writing services can be found here.

These awards are likely to be very popular, so please get in touch asap to see how we might be able to help. Our team would be happy to give you a call to help you double-check your chances of success and explain our pricing options. You can contact Boost via our contact form or email directly via info@boost-awards.co.uk.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Milly

Boost – a helping hand entering awards

Boost Awards is the world’s first and largest award entry consultancy, having helped clients – from SMEs to Multinationals – win over 1,500 credible business awards. Increase your chances of success significantly – call Boost on +44(0)1273 258703 today for a no-obligation chat about awards.

(C) This article was written by Milly Bones and is the intellectual property of award entry consultants Boost Awards. Images used with the kind permission of UKBIA, who sponsored this content. 

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The UK Business & Innovation Awards

milly bones

Milly Bones

Principal Consultant, Boost Awards

Awards spotlight – The UK Business & Innovation Awards

Awards International – the company behind some of the best known programmes in the awards calendar – has launched a brand new award for 2022: The UK Business & Innovation Awards.

The last two years have proven to be particularly challenging to many businesses up and down the country – but if your team, organisation, product or even specific individuals have thrived, why not seize on the chance to be the first ever winners of these inaugural awards?

With the overall theme celebrating different aspects of excellence in business and innovation – there’s 19 categories on offer. Take you pick from Best New Business, celebrating those brave enough to launch a new business in a global pandemic, to Best Green Business for those who are working hard to stay environmentally friendly.

Have you revamped your health and wellbeing strategy in the face of unprecedented working from home conditions? Perhaps you have completely overhauled your entire business to find new opportunities for profit in the new post-Brexit, post-pandemic era? Does your team deserve recognition for their hard work and dedication? Or has pressure on your customer service channels led to the delivery of a brand new app or website? Maybe technology is driving positive change, for customers or employees? Do you have a team or leader who has consistently delivered, driving innovation and sustainability across your business?  

uk business and innovation awards open for entries

There’s categories for customer experience, technology and product development, so there really is something for every UK-based company, large or small – why not take a look through all the categories on offer and see what catches your eye.

Awards International, with 12 other industry awards on its roster, is there to help with entries every step of the way. Dedicated awards consultants, free case studies, top tips articles and webinars are all available to help you decide how to make your company shine. Perhaps most useful of all, every finalist at the UK Business and Innovation Awards will receive a benchmarked feedback report, so, if you aren’t successful – you can use the exercise to see how you can drive continuous improvement by looking at the overall scores and judges’ comments.

The robust and transparent judging process is split into two parts; a written entry and live-judging event, each making up 50% of your overall score.

How to enter

The final deadline for entry is 3rd December 2021, but if you can get your entry completed before 5th November then you’ll qualify for the ‘early bird entry’ and save money on your entry fees. Additionally, in recognition of the critical role that micro-businesses and start-ups have played in our economic success, Awards International has offered a reduced entry price for smaller-sized organisations. Entry fees are dependent on the size of your organisation, but a standard entry for a larger company is £399 for a single entry plus £199 for any subsequent nominations. You can check out the costs on their Enter Now page. 

Once you’ve registered and paid, you’ll be given access to an online entry portal where you’ll find an entry template that can be used for every category.

The categories

As I mentioned, there’s 19 different categories to choose from, and no limit to the number of entries you’d like to put forward. The categories are split into ‘business’ and ‘innovation’ themes, have a look and decide what suits your organisation best:

 

Business categories

Best New Business

Best Business Response to COVID-19

Best Green Business

Best Family Business

Best Website & App

Best Use of Technology (B2B)

Best Use of Technology (B2C)

Best Customer Experience

Best Employer

Best Consumer Delivery Service

Best Online Business

Health and Wellbeing

Best Workplace

Innovation categories

Best Product Development Innovation

Customer Experience Innovation

Business Model Innovation

Sustainability Innovation

Innovation Leader of the Year

Innovation Team of the Year

uk business and innovation awards 2022

“The awards will be held live online on 3rd & 9th February, and will celebrate the heroic business professionals of the Covid era – those who’ve pivoted, pioneered and persevered in an unpredictable age.”

Top tips

The best piece of advice I can give is to make your entry stand out. Judges will have several entries to read, so making the ‘so what?’ factor clear will help them understand why your initiative has been so vital to your individual business. Grab the judge’s attention – and then keep it through information, facts and evidence that substantiate your claims. Judges don’t just want to know about what you did, they want to hear about the impact, too. So it’s important to find a blend of what you achieved as well as what you did.

 

Next steps?

Maybe you’ve read my guide and are now thinking “We could win that” or “Let’s do this”? Or perhaps you are looking at the entry form, not knowing where to start! If so, then why not let us help write up your award submission? We’ve been helping businesses enter and win thousands of business awards for over a decade. We can save you time, effort and resources. Full details of our award entry writing services can be found here.

These awards are likely to be very popular, so please get in touch asap to see how we might be able to help. Our team would be happy to give you a call to help you double-check your chances of success and explain our pricing options. You can contact Boost via our contact form or email directly via info@boost-awards.co.uk.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Milly

Boost – a helping hand entering awards

Boost Awards is the world’s first and largest award entry consultancy, having helped clients – from SMEs to Multinationals – win over 1,500 credible business awards. Increase your chances of success significantly – call Boost on +44(0)1273 258703 today for a no-obligation chat about awards.

(C) This article was written by Milly Bones and is the intellectual property of award entry consultants Boost Awards. Images used with the kind permission of UKBIA, who sponsored this content. 

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