How do I make my award efforts pay off?

TOP 10 Business tips – No. 9 Make your award efforts pay off Step 1Research previous winners of your chosen award Ask yourself – honestly – is your company of the same calibre, within your sector, as other organisations that have been successful? Would the award organisers be proud to announce you as a worthy winner?…

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Where do I start?

TOP 10 TIPS – No. 8 So you want to enter your organisation, or a valued member of your team – or even yourself! – for some awards, but don’t know where to start? No need for head scratching Step 1 Download our FREE GuideOur Ultimate Guide to Business Awards is specially written for newbies who don’t…

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How do I give my entry that winning edge?

TOP 10 TIPS – No. 7 Less is more There is a temptation to include too much additional information in your award entry in the form of supporting documents, appendices, org charts and financial graphs. Choose only the best and most evocative statistics, images and testimonials to support your case and only include material if it…

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How do I write a powerful award entry?

TOP 10 TIPS – No. 6 Write powerful award entries First step Writing  a winning entry to a business award takes a great deal of skill, time and resource so it’s important to invest effort in researching the most suitable awards and categories to enter in the first place. It’s not rocket science, but you’d be amazed  how many…

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Will winning awards improve my bottom line?

TOP 10 TIPS – No. 5  Winning awards is key to your success! A study compared the financial performance of 120 award-winning companies across Europe against their industry competitors, tracking their results over 11 years. The award winners showed improvements after just a year of winning their first award.* Awards will: raise your profile and…

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How do I build credibility for my business on a global basis?

Number 4 in our TOP 10 TIPS for entering business awards successfully  Go Global! No matter where you’re based, online searches mean your company is open for business 24/7, right around the globe. But how do you gain traction and credibility?  Creating an international awards strategy can help you break into new markets. Focus on winning awards that your potential…

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What should I avoid doing when writing a successful award entry?

Number 3 in our TOP 10 TIPS for entering business awards successfully.  Avoid the pitfalls It’s not rocket science. Judges assess an entrant’s merits on the information included in their award entry: provide enough information to make an excellent case. No-no’s  • Your entry shouldn’t be a dry, technical, jargon-ridden essay that fails to show how you stand out from others – especially…

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What success measures should I include in an award entry?

Here’s number 2 in our TOP 10 TIPS for entering business awards successfully.  Put measures in place Clearly state your success metrics and try not to leave any gaps in your data. Don’t be too selective which figures/stats you provide as the judges won’t have the full picture.  You may need to gather information from diverse sectors…

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How do I write a successful award entry?

There are five ways to maximise your chances in any awards you enter: • Stress your strategic thinking and how you have adapted to events • Your financials are key – as well as core growth, look for extra examples of improvement wherever you can find them • Make the most of the full word…

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