Archive for September 2014

Cloud Computing Awards 2015

Global business spending for 2014 in infrastructure and services related to the cloud will rise by 20% from 2013, taking the total spend to an estimated $174.2B. Looking further ahead, cloud-related spending by businesses is expected to triple from 2011 to 2017.   With such high levels of growth, there is clearly room for firms…

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Top tips for writing a Queen’s Honour Nomination

Having probably drafted more successful Queen’s Honours nominations than anyone else in the world and successfully interpreted and negotiated the wide-ranging criteria, here are our top secrets for preparing and writing a Queen’s Honour nomination.   Make sure you: Submit the nomination while the nominee is still active in their field Describe the impact and effect of the nominee’s work …

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National Joint Utilities Group Awards 2014

Overview: The National Joint Utilities Group Awards are an integral part of The National Joint Utilities Group’s commitment to promoting best practice among its members. As the UK’s only trade association representing utilities and their contractors solely on street works matters, The National Joint Utilities Group Awards are a unique opportunity for the industry’s leading…

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Customer Contact Innovation Awards: Call for entries

Overview: The Customer Contact Innovation Awards are a great opportunity for organisations that are leading the way in making their contact centre operations to gain recognition for their recent achievements. The award winners will be presented with their awards on 27th – 28th April at Customer Contact Planning & Strategy 2015 in Newcastle.    Deadline:…

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The Honours Process: Frequently asked questions and answers

Q: What is the first step in the honours selection process? A: A person will not be considered for an honour unless a formal nomination, prepared by a third-party, is submitted to the cabinet office. There is no deadline – nominations can be submitted at anytime. To be eligible for consideration, the nominee must still…

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An insight in to how Queen’s honour nominations are judged

Q: What type of people get Queen’s honours? A: Queen’s honours are usually given to two types of people. Firstly, those best described as selfless, giving people who give of their time, wealth or expertise for the benefit of others for no direct financial gain. Secondly, those who excel in their chosen field such as eminent…

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Learning Awards 2015 – Call for entries

The Learning awards are an established benchmark for excellence in the UK learning industry. With the date and venue already confirmed for this year’s awards (see below), only the outcome of the competition that remains a mystery. Many organisations will have already completed their entries, but if you haven’t, it’s not too late to do…

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Oracle Retail Week Awards 2015

The Retailer of the Year Award at the Oracle Retail Week Awards is one of the most prestigous marks of distinction a UK-based retailer can receive. To be in with a chance of capturing this coveted title, you need to enter at least one of the 14 categories listed below.    You’ve worked hard to…

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The HR Distinction Awards 2015: An opening not to be overlooked

You don’t need me to tell you that well-designed and superbly executed HR strategies can make a huge contribution to overall business performance. Articulating the scale of your team’s achievements to your employees, senior management or investors is however, rather more challenging.    Rest assured you are not alone. HR teams from firms across the…

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LGC Investment Awards 2014 – Final call for entries

The hunt for the most innovative initiatives and deserving individuals in the local authorities and pensions investment sector is almost over. If you haven’t already entered the LGC Investment Awards, it’s not too late. To be in with a chance of winning one of these prestigious awards, you must complete your entries by 19th September…

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