Why the UK Business Awards are like no other

Recent feedback from past winners got us to thinking about just how unique the UK Business Awards are compared to any other national business awards programme. And why the value of entering is about more than raising your profile and gaining credibility. 

So if you are deciding on the best use of your marketing budget to achieve maximum return on investment, take a look at the added value the UK Business Awards has had for previous winners:

More like a working experience

Last month we caught up with Lauren Milton from multi award-winning Elan Hair Design. As winners in last year’s sustainability category, Lauren described the UK Business Awards as “definitely different from other awards…especially the judging process… I really liked the fact you could have an open door presentation so you can hear about other award entrants. That openness and finding out what other people are doing is unique - it was more like a working experience”.

Accelerate your team’s professional development 

With our three stage judging process, all finalists must present their initiative live to our panel of judges and if you choose, other entrants. This is an opportunity to challenge your team and watch them shine. Leanne Farr, Sales Director at last year’s overall winning company, Solar Plants, said: “something that stands out is one of our presenters had never done anything like this before and since he has gone on to master his fear of public speaking. He has even appeared in Welch Parliament to speak about renewable energy.”

"Gain valuable insight into your own business"

Finalists Continuum see the value in our judges’ evaluation reports which not only provide feedback about your initiative and entry but also benchmark your scores against competitors: “The opportunity to present as a finalist, network and gain feedback makes these awards one of the most valuable out there. I genuinely believe that although the focus is on the awards themselves, you can gain valuable insight into your own business, your award entry and the presentation of your company from an independent view” – Darrell Stone, Head of Partnership Development at Continuum.

Need even more reason to enter? Studies show that obtaining an award influences buyers’ decisions and can improve sales performance by up to 77% (Source: British Quality Foundation / Hendricks and Singhal)

Take a look at the categories and start your awards journey today!

About the UK Business Awards

The UK Business Awards aka The Dons, are back! 

These Awards recognise and celebrate exceptional business performance. As a unique daytime event, they enable businesses from across the UK to compete for the ultimate business accolade.

The entrants are made up of organisations of all sizes and sectors. Entries in previous years include Virgin Money, Aldi, Unibet, O2, Barclays, Three, TNT, as well as many SMEs. Take a look at the hall of fame to see past winners.