Archive for July 2016

UK Business Awards – deadline 23rd August….

The UK Business Awards are affectionately called “The Dons” after the Chairman, Don Hales, who successfully launched the National Sales Awards (1997) and the National Customer Service Awards (2000) which are now known as the Lloyds National Business Awards. The Dons give everyone a great opportunity to network and further their knowledge, regardless of the industry…

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Sir Philip Green and the BHS debacle

Here’s a few loosely transcribed soundbites from a couple of BBC interviews I did recently about ‘Greengate’ along with recordings of the full interviews (just click on the pictures): Sir Philip Green chatting “As the dust begins to settle after the near public flogging Sir Philip received yesterday from the likes of Frank Field MP…

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Queen’s Award 2017 deadline brought forward!

The most prestigious business award in the UK, if not the world, the 2016 Queen’s Award for Enterprise celebrates its 50th birthday today alongside her Majesty’s 90th birthday. The Queen’s Awards for Enterprise have today announced 243 winners in the 2016 competition. That is a massive 72% increase on 2015. The biggest increase is in the Innovation…

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Queen’s honour allocations revealed

Every five years the government sets a maximum number of awards that can be given out in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List every June and in the New Year Honours List. Around 2,600 honours are given each year across nine sectors. We can deduce many things from the official allocation chart (pictured above – source:…

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Best Business Awards now open for entry…

Open to the private, charity and public sectors, the Best Business Awards offer a broad range of categories. There is no formal awards dinner, which can prove expensive to attend. Instead winners can take advantage of a range of marketing benefits designed to spread the message about what they have achieved. All winners receive comments…

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