Archive for August 2014

Honours for services to the arts and media

Each year, around 75 Queen’s Honours are awarded for services to the arts and media sector. This is roughly half the number awarded for services to the economy or business, and approximately three times more than are awarded for services to science and technology. While honours for business leaders occasionally court some controversy, honours for…

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Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion

Above: Vince Cable, Business Secretary (Left) with Anne Stonehouse, as she receives her Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion.   Who are the awards for?   The Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion is an award for individuals who have played an important role in promoting enterprise skills and supporting entrepreneurs in the UK.    Up to…

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Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion

Above: Vince Cable, Business Secretary with Anne Stonehouse, as she receives her Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion. Who are the awards for? The Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion is an award for individuals who have played an important role in promoting enterprise skills and supporting entrepreneurs in the UK.  Up to 10 awards are presented each…

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Demonstrate your skills in Out of Home Advertising

Overview: Little time remains for a wide range of creative agencies and buyers of media to enter the 2014 Creative Out Of Home Awards – a rare opportunity for this dynamic industry to demonstrate their power to communicate effectively with consumers. These people – and maybe even you – have ensured the survival of the…

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Honours for services to the digital economy

On this blog we have already profiled a wide-variety of Queen’s Honours recipients. Among others, we’ve looked at academics, community leaders, teachers and entrepreneurs. Except for a profile of Baroness Lane Fox and her ascent to the upper house, we have yet to look at those who have been at the forefront of the evolvement…

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Bett Awards 2015 – Call for entries

Overview: Once regarded as a niche subject, now an entire industry in itself, technology is as entrenched in education as the blackboard once was. The awards are just one part of the British Educational Training and Technology show, which takes place from 21st to 24th January 2015.    The event is the world’s leading showcase…

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Enter UK Customer Satisfaction Awards now

Overview: If you or your organisation has implemented a successful customer service strategy in the last 12 months, at this moment in time, you should look no further than the UK Customer Satisfaction Awards. Organised by The Institute of Customer Service and judged by a panel of industry experts, academics and business leaders, winning a…

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The Card and Payment Awards 2015

Overview: The Card and Payment Awards were established in 2006 to recognise and highlight excellence and innovation in the UK and Irish card and payments industries   The democratisation of the payments industry, facilitated by the web, has spurned new tech and ventures that have challenged the status quo. Despite this, the major players in…

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Honours for services to the transport industry

No matter what your transport method of choice, there is no doubt that without the hard work and dedication of our transport leaders and industry workers, getting where we need to be would be impossible. This is the story of a talented engineer, a dedicated train driver and the current Chief Executive of the UK’s…

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LGC Awards 2015 – Call for entries

Overview: In the last few years, local government has faced an unenviable double challenge. Public services needed to be enhanced and cost savings had to be made. Judging by the achievements of last year’s LGC Awards winners, this challenge catalysed some of the most innovative projects, initiatives and strategies. In March 2014, Durham County Council…

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