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Best of British Business

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Winners 2022 Register your interest

Entering the UK Business Awards was such a great experience for us, the virtual judging and awards ceremony was just as thrilling as if we had been there in person. Prior to the awards, the organisers were so supportive with any questions we had, and the judges were really high calibre.

Dr Paul Phillips CBE Principal Weston College

Celebrating the Best of British

The UK Business Awards are back! We’re here to reward the country’s finest business achievements and illuminate best practices from every corner of the UK economy.

Throughout the pandemic, British business has proved its mettle in so many ways: through adaptation, innovation and perspiration. We’ve seen organisations reach new markets, revolutionise their business practices and find commercial success in challenging times.

Whatever your business story, UKBA is the perfect place to share it. You can learn from the country’s top initiatives and connect with a wide variety of professionals - and it’s also a chance to compete and win!

By taking part, you’ll have an incredible shared experience with your team, showing them you value their efforts and raising your team morale to new heights. And if you win, you’ll send a powerful message to your customers that you’re a force to be reckoned with!

Here’s a few things to expect:

  • Open Presentations from pioneering organisations
  • Detailed feedback from independent judges
  • Talks from the UK’s top business influencers
  • An incredible online Awards Ceremony

We’d love you to join us on the road to recognition! Take a look through the website to find out more.

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With 19 different categories to choose from, open presentations to attend, plus a series of insightful speakers, UKBA™ is so much more than just a competition - it’s a chance to share your knowledge, connect with other leading lights in the UK business community, and honour your incredible team!

Winners 2022

It was truly inspirational to see the innovation and quality on show, and gave me a number of 'nuggets' to take back to the day job.

Ian Ashby, ServiceNow

Fairest Awards

This event has integrity and fairness at its heart. We take several steps to ensure it’s a meaningful competition:

  • Every category has at least 3 judges
  • Every entry is scored at least 6 times (first for the written submission and then for your live presentation)
  • Entries are scrutinised for 3.75 hours on average
  • Every finalist receives a detailed feedback report after the event

In recognition of these efforts, UKBA has received the Outstanding Trust Mark from the Independent Awards Standards Council. And with the help of the wonderful Judge Club, we continue to improve the quality and fairness of our events.


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A wonderful event, superbly managed and great fun. Rare that so many professionals get to share best practice in such a collaborative forum. Thank you for a great day.

Luka Winterborne, Centrica

How to Enter

Entering the Awards is incredibly easy: in just two easy steps, your awards journey can start!


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Choose the right category(ies): there’s no limit to the number you can enter, and you can also enter the same initiative into multiple categories if appropriate. Book a call with your Awards Consultant to explore your options further.
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Submit your entry form: this is your chance to share your organisation’s CX story and get shortlisted as a finalist, so make sure you address all the scoring criteria and wow the judges with your initiative!

What happens next?

Once you’ve submitted your entry, sit back and relax! Our shortlisting panel will scrutinise the submissions, and we’ll announce the full list of finalists on April 29, 2022.

Those who’ve been shortlisted will compete in the Awards Finals on July 1 and 7, where they deliver a 30-minute presentation to the judging panel. Then, later on July 7, we'll come together again for an unforgettable online Awards Ceremony.


Winners 2022

Our business was impacted dramatically by the pandemic. We had to change dramatically in a very short space of time. We had to look after our existing customers and quickly turn to new markets. Winning at the UK Business Awards encouraged us to keep going and is a great marketing tool!

Theo Millward, Managing Director Swimtime

Awards Experience

In the past two years, we've pioneered online awards experiences with great success. And we'll be bringing all that expertise to this event.

Our Awards Manager software makes everything simple: whether you're presenting, judging or watching as a spectator, you can navigate the event with ease and benefit from all the best practice on display.

Here’s what else you can expect:

  • Open presentations, showcasing the UK's best business initiatives
  • Numerous networking opportunities with our Awards Manager application
  • Expert roundtable discussions on the day of the Awards Ceremony
  • BizTalks™ held two months after the Awards, where winners discuss the initiatives that led to their victory

Winners 2022

We were absolutely over the moon with our trophies and had such an amazing time at the awards - what a fabulous event! The opportunity to learn from so many incredible businesses during the day really was priceless.

Lindsey Hughf, Communications Manager, Involvement Packaging

The Dons

The UK Business Awards are also known as The Dons. This nickname is in honour of our late Chairman, Don Hales, who passed away in 2020.

Don was a titan of the awards industry for several decades, and in that time he was behind many of Britain's most successful awards programmes. His warmth and humour are greatly missed, and we strive every day tohonour his memory.

Whether you win or not, let's all raise a glass to Don and keep celebrating everything we do for each other!

Winners 2022

It is really good to use the process of entering to reflect on what we have accomplished as a team. To get recognition forour work is an amazing feeling. I am so proud of the team and what we achieved, especially during a time of so much change and hardship for many.

Ash Cripps, Change Readiness Partner AA

Sponsor the Awards

Any forward-thinking organisation looks to position itself at the forefront of business excellence - and sponsoring the Awards is the perfect way to do this. You’ll be aligning yourself with the UK's top business practices – plus getting some amazing exposure for your brand.

We have a range of sponsorship packages to suit every budget – take a look at our brochure and decide what works best for you.


Become a Sponsor