Let’s hear it for our social entrepreneurs!

Social entrepreneurship - the use of techniques by start-up companies and other entrepreneurs to develop, fund and implement solutions to social, cultural, or environmental issues. Read more

Google, the World’s Biggest Online Advertising Company, Will Start Blocking Online Ads Next Year

In an effort to force publishers to rethink the way they deliver ads on their websites, Google will be introducing its own ad blocker in 2018. According to the Wall Street Journal, Google is giving publishers six months to prepare for the new tool, which will block ads on sites with “bad advertising experiences” and will reportedly be turned on by default in both the desktop and mobile versions of Chrome. Read more

One year warning: Why Brexit doesn’t mean the end of GDPR compliance for UK businesses

Legal expert Dan Hyde, partner at Pennington Manches and the founder of CyberCounsel, explains why GDPR compliance is not something that can be ignored by British businesses, just because we're leaving the EU. Read more

A Few Things about Professor Malcolm McDonald and his Exclusive Insight

"I first met Malcolm McDonald in a lecture theatre at Cranfield School of Management, in 2000, and I learned more about marketing from his one hour lecture than I could hope to learn from years of experience." – Neil Skehel, Founder and CEO of Awards International Read more

UK Business Awards – 5 great reasons to enter

You are probably already aware that awards play an important role in rewarding, recognising and promoting your initiatives. Read more

Why Awards Boost Morale

Zircon CEO, Dr Amanda Potter, looks at the positive psychological effects that winning awards can have and what it takes to be a winner. Read more

Winning Business Awards [Infographic]

The process of winning a business award is a great experience for anyone involved, from the employee to the CEO. Read more

Amazon is Expanding Its Presence in Cambridge with A New R&D Lab for 400 Staff

Amazon is opening a new research and developing (R&D) centre in Cambridge this autumn as Silicon Valley continues to capitalise on the city’s highly-educated workforce. Read more

Winning Companies and Market Trends in UK Business

Understanding market and consumer trends is one thing, but being able to adapt and implement changes that would allow you to adapt is a whole different ball game. Read more

7 top tips for writing a winning award entry

Awards are a powerful way of placing your company in the media spotlight and gaining kudos. Read more

Do’s and Don’ts When Talking to Employees

“Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person – not just an employee – are more productive, more satisfied, more fulfilled. Satisfied employees mean satisfied customers, which leads to profitability.” – Anne M. Mulcahy, former chairperson and CEO of Xerox Corporation Read more

Solar Plants, Overall UKBA 2016 Winner – Where are they Now?

We recently caught up with Leanne Farr, the Sales Director at Solar Plants Ltd and asked her a few questions regarding recent developments and the direction of Solar Plants post award. We must say that we’re very proud to have access to such wonderful companies such as Solar Plants and we want to thank Leanne and the whole of Solar Plants for answering our questions. Read more

Gender Issues in Business Awards

MTV’s recent decision to go gender neutral when it comes to their TV and film awards raised a number of questions in the world of show business but also for other award ceremonies. In the world of corporate business and entrepreneurship, women-only awards are gaining popularity and support from many multinational corporations, organisations and political associations. So what is the right way to handle the gender issue? Who is doing the right thing and is business so different from entertainment? Read more

UKBA: A Quick Look at the Leading Consumer and Market Trends for 2017

So in this blog were going to be talking about some of the most recent developments in consumer and market trends to give you an idea of the things you should be on a lookout for. Most of these trends are self-explanatory and many witness them in their everyday lives, but for business owners, it’s important to understand how they impact their companies and general marketing strategies. Read more

Common Features of Award Winning Businesses from the 2016 UK Business Awards

The UK Business Awards in 2016 allowed us to see some incredible initiatives and ideas from a wide range of sectors and industries. Business from all over the UK participated and won their awards for innovation in many different business areas. Read more
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