Final call for prestigious Global Business Excellence Awards

Entry Deadline: 31st May 2016

Open to the private, public and charity sectors, the Global Business Excellence Awards want to hear from dynamic organisations, large or small, based anywhere in the world, and individuals who are delivering inspiring work.

You do not need to be conducting business nationally or internationally to enter. Many past winners trade regionally in the UK or purely within their respective country of operation. You will only compete against organisations or individuals based in the same country as your principal office.

Important Benefit: As soon as you enter you will automatically be emailed a nominee’s logo relating to the category you are entering. This can be used on your website and other marketing material straight away.

2016 Categories


Outstanding Marketing Campaign

Outstanding Public Relations Campaign

Outstanding Website

Outstanding Blog

Outstanding Event

Outstanding App


Outstanding Personal Achievement

Outstanding New Employee (employed less than 2 years)

Outstanding Entrepreneur

Outstanding Executive

Outstanding Young Executive (under 35 years)

Outstanding Non-Executive Director

Outstanding Employee

Outstanding Professional


Outstanding Marketing Team

Outstanding Public Relations Team

Outstanding IT Team

Outstanding HR Team

Outstanding Customer Service Team

Outstanding Financial Team

Organisation Wide

Outstanding Business

Outstanding Fast-Growth Business

Outstanding Community Initiative

Outstanding Green Initiative

Outstanding Employer

Outstanding New Product / Service (less than two years old)

Outstanding Product / Service

Outstanding Innovation

Outstanding IT Initiative

Outstanding Customer Service Initiative

Outstanding HR Initiative

Outstanding Financial Initiative

Outstanding Educational Service

Past winners of this coveted award include cutting edge small and medium size businesses like Cobb Digital, Genius Energy and The Scottish Shutter Company; large companies such as GittiGidiyor, Lloyds Bank, Vodaphone, Microsoft India Pvt. Ltd,Turkiye IS Bank, Allstate Northern Ireland and Heathrow Airport; public sector organisations including Transport For London, Abu Dhabi Police, Essex County Council and Brunel University, and charities such as Swanswell and St.Vincent’s Housing Association.

Here’s what the judges had to say about a few past winners:

Commenting on G2A.COM, the winner in Outstanding Customer Service Team category, the chairman of the judges said: “Digital gaming marketplace company, manages the expectations of its 6.4 million customers worldwide by investing heavily in a high performing, multi-lingual customer service team. The team must be congratulated for providing a 24/7 service in ten languages. On top of this, they send out a phenomenal 200,000 emails a day and have achieved a response time of 10 minutes for emails and five minutes for ‘live’ chat, which is quite amazing. By supporting its customer service staff with a healthy lifestyle programme and continuous training, has created a winning team with a reputation for excellence.”

Commenting on National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV), the winner in Outstanding Employer category, the chairman of the judges said: “NCDV’s recently launched employee development project has had a huge impact across the organisation enabling it to expand and help more people in need. NCDV relies on its people and by giving them more opportunities for training and development, and by making them feel valued,  they are more likely to stay with the organisation. The employee development project is already making a difference. After the introduction of the programme in 2015, NCDV has helped more victims that ever before obtain injunctions, which is great news.”

Commenting on GittiGidiyor, the winner in Outstanding Fast-Growth Business category, the chairman of the judges said: “Turkish e-commerce leader GittiGidiyor has seen exceptional growth over the past 15 years attracting an incredible 37 million visitors to its website on average a month and hosting more than 1,000 brands. Last year alone it grew by almost 50%. By understanding the needs of its customers and working to global standards, GittiGidiyor has developed the technological know-how to lead and shape the e-commerce landscape in Turkey. GittiGidiyor is the powerhouse behind the country’s e-commence sector and there is no other company quite like it in Turkey.”

The entry deadline is 31 May so please take action immediately to avoid missing the boat. Winners announced mid-July.

For more information visit the Global Business Excellence Awards website.