MARK LLEWELLYN-SLADE, QUEEN'S HONOURS AND AWARDS EXPERT
Mark launched Awards Intelligence in 2007 having identified a need for an organisation which helps people to nominate their friends, family, business and community contacts for
Queen’s honours such as an MBE, OBE, CBE or knighthood.
The company also helps individuals to apply to the House of Lords and other high-level public appointments as well as helping companies to find, enter and win business awards.
Mark and his team are widely considered to be leaders in their field having helped more deserving people to get Queen’s honours, peerages and win business awards than anyone else in the world. The average success rate is estimated to be just 10%. Awards Intelligence’s success rate is over 60% (almost 2 in 3).
To mark Awards Intelligence’s 500th Queen’s honour nomination, Mark launched his Ultimate Guide to Queen’s Honours which he has made freely available to help as many worthy people as possible to get the recognition they deserve.
Mark is a regular media commentator on the Queen’s honour process having appeared on BBC TV News, BBC Breakfast, Sky TV, dozens of national and regional radio stations, as well as in the Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, BuzzFeed, CNBC and Global Post to name but a few publications.
Mark’s early career was spent working at a senior level within the PR and Reputation Management field for the international consultancies Weber Shandwick and Bell Pottinger and more recently Llewellyn-Slade PR.
At Weber Shandwick, Mark introduced Interbrew, the then Belgian based second largest brewer in the world, to the UK financial media. He set up and managed a UK press office for Interbrew during its acquisitions of Whitbread and Bass brewers and went on to become global communications coordinator with regard to its IPO. Other clients included Benfield Greg and several divisions Close Brothers Group, who followed Mark to Llewellyn-Slade PR.
While with Bell Pottinger he advised on global issues management and media relations at British Nuclear Fuels (BNFL) and the Atomic Energy Authority as well as managing financial and consumer PR activity for Bradford & Bingley. Other clients included Threadneedle Asset Management, Scottish Investment Trust, Barclays Global Investors and Mortgage Intelligence, who followed Mark to Weber Shandwick and then to Llewellyn-Slade PR.
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WHY SHOULD YOU APPOINT AWARDS INTELLIGENCE?
An Awards Intelligence nomination is special. Not only will we save you a great deal of time and hassle, our experts will significantly increase the nominee's chances of success.
Honours Selection Committees judge a candidate's merits based on the nomination put forward. Our nominations are not simply an extended CV, a list of educational achievements, appointments, awards or posts, or a job description. Poor nominations often list these things, and a frequent complaint from the Committees judging the nominations is that the person recommended is "doing no more than their paid job".
Instead, our nominations define what is special about the candidates' achievements and show accurately, memorably and persuasively exactly how and where they have made a difference.
If you want to give someone the best possible chance of receiving recognition for their hard work and achievements, complete the form or call us on +44 (0)1444 230130 for a free assessment of their chances of success.
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