About the Awards
A Celebration of Excellence and Innovation in British Business
The UK Business Awards (UKBA) recognise the finest accomplishments from the world of British business. Now in its sixth year, ‘The Dons’ are back with 16 categories, in which businesses of every size and sector have the chance to do well.
These Awards recognise the organisations, teams and individuals who are shaping the future of business. As well as being a forum for sharing best practice, UKBA is an inspirational experience that enables personal and professional growth.
The awards trophies are affectionately called ‘The Dons’ in tribute to our Chairman, Don Hales, a prominent figure in the awards industry for the last three decades who has founded many of the UK’s most respected business awards.
What’s new this year?
- A new and improved set of categories, including new awards like Best Remote Business and The Best Sustainability Initiative/Programme.
- Held on 9th July, we’re holding the Awards earlier in the year.
- Michelle Ansell will be our new Awards Chairman, overseeing judging at the event.
- A new forum for judges to share their expertise and improve the assessment process - the Judge Club.
- Streamlined set of 7 scoring criteria (8 for individual and team categories).
Gain recognition for what you’ve achieved.
Hear stories of company success by attending the Open Presentations.
Raise your profile and generate PR for your company.
Increase your network, with the opportunity to connect with hundreds of professionals.
Raise staff morale by attending a fun and memorable event with the whole team.
Get feedback on your entry and improve with detailed feedback following the awards.
Who can enter the UKBA?
We welcome entries from all businesses, organisations and individuals who can demonstrate exceptional business performance and innovation - for customers, partners, suppliers or employees.
Who Wins the Awards?
Our judges recognise excellence and innovation no matter the size of the organisation. In our experience, SMEs and large corporations fare equally well in front of our panels of independent judges.
What kinds of initiatives can my company enter?
We want to hear from any company delivering outstanding business performance in their area, and who constantly strive to surpass customer expectations. From innovation to social enterprise to work environment, we welcome examples of all initiatives in business and industry.
Early bird entry deadline - 7th February 2020
Entry deadline - 20th March 2020
Finalists Announced - 10th April 2020
Early bird booking deadline - 28th May 2020
Booking deadline - 26th June 2020
Awards Finals - 9th July 2020
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and Enjoy the Awards
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Why our Awards are Different
The UK Business Awards is run by Awards International. For over ten years, we’ve been encouraging and rewarding positive business practice, and doing it in a unique way.
A large panel of independent and impartial judges - more than any other equivalent awards - gives scores to finalists on the day of the awards finals, and we use scoring criteria endorsed by Cranfield School of Management.
The conference-style awards are also designed to give finalists highly useful opportunities to network and share best practice ideas. The business leaders in attendance come from a diverse range of economic sectors - and this cross-fertilisation of business knowledge is extremely beneficial.
After the event, every single finalist receives a judges’ feedback report with detailed scores and comments on their entry. The fairness of this process has led to us receiving the Gold Trust Mark from the Independent Awards Standards Council.