About the Awards
A Celebration of Excellence and Innovation in British Business
The UKBA is dedicated to rewarding individuals and organisations who have demonstrated exceptional business performance. Now in its fourth year, ‘The Dons’ are back with 18 categories across B2B and B2C contexts, recognising both SMEs and large organisations for their inspiring business innovations.
The UK Business Awards 2019 honours the organisations, teams and individuals who are shaping the future of business. Beyond being a vehicle for sharing best practice, the UKBA enables organisations who enter to promote professional improvement, learning, and personal development.
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 two decades who has founded many of the UK’s most respected business awards.
Much deserved recognition for your hard work and business achievements
Your insights into best practice and learn from fellow professionals
Further innovation and raise your staff morale
Your profile and your business
Your network by connecting with other influential business leaders
Positive changes to your business model with a benchmarked judges’ report
Who can enter the UKBA?
We welcome entries from all businesses, organisations and individuals who are committed to providing 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 striving to surpass customer expectations. From innovation to social enterprise to work environment, we welcome examples of all initiatives in business and industry.
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8th November 2019
Guiding you through the awards journey, your dedicated awards consultant can advise you on all manner of queries: how to write your entry, how to present effectively, which award to enter, or any other questions you might have. We also provide many free resources online, such as winner’s case studies, informative webinars, and our popular Customer Experience Magazine.
7 STEPS TO
Choose the most appropriate category to showcase your business achievements
Nominate your initiative and receive access to the Online Portal - where you submit your entry form
Write your entry with the support of our free case studies, articles and webinars
Get shortlisted by the panel of our most prominent judges
Secure your place at the highly-anticipated awards finals and prepare for the event
Enjoy a fantastic day of networking at the memorable awards finals
Receive a benchmark feedback report with competitors’ scores and judges’ comments
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 - give scores to the finalists on the day of the awards. We use transparent 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.