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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…

What are the tricks of the Trade when writing an award entry?

You may think writing a successful business award entry is a piece of cake, but you’d be wrong! To stand out from the crowd and convince a panel of judges that you or your business is best in class is no mean feat. Luckily we have some handy pointers for you. This is the first in…

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…

How do I impress the judges?

What judges are looking forIn any award, the judges will be looking for evidence of how you lead the field and innovate to improve. They want to know what business obstacles and industry challenges you have confronted and how you overcame them. They’ll be looking to see how you shape events, anticipate problems and identify…

How do I tell if an award is right for me?

• Look at previous winners – would you like to join their ranks and be mentioned alongside their brands?• Look at the title – is it something you’d be proud to shout about, such as theNational Business Awards or the Best Business Awards?• Choose the right category – what will give you most credibility with…

What are the benefits of getting awards?

The benefits of winning awards are significant and will contribute considerably to yourfuture success. Awards will• raise your profile and enhance your reputation• instil trust – the vital ingredient for success• fulfil your business and personal potential• acknowledge the recognition you deserve• attract new business or personal opportunities• allow you to put up your prices…

What do business award judges look for?

Listen to Samie Al-Achrafi, one of our Best Business Award judges, giving some great advice on writing a winning award entry.

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

The deadline is rapidly approaching and with only just over a week to go to get your entries in – have you got what it takes to enter and win The EY (Ernst & Young) World Entrepreneur of the Year 2021? If you have that fire in your belly and know you are a cut…

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OUR CLIENTS' THOUGHTS

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Double QAE winner, 2018

We are a young, innovative health-tech company with a cutting-edge range of DNA tests for analysing health fitness and nutrition markers for both sports performance and general consumers. We are thrilled and delighted to have won two Queen's Awards for Enterprise - one for Innovation and the other for International Trade. Awards Intelligence assisted in helping us to really understand the depth of information needed for our double win.

DEBORAH MITCHELL

Heaven Health & Beauty Founder

Wow, I didn't realise just how fantastic my business was until I read the superb award winning entries you wrote for us! Many thanks, you are fab and I would definitely recommend you to anyone that wants to raise their profile and grow their business by winning awards.

NIGEL BOTTERILL

Entrepreneur's Circle Founder

Awards Intelligence have helped us win three awards in just three months. They have given us that vital winning edge and saved us valuable time. We have now committed to an annual awards plan to ensure we keep up the momentum. I would recommend AI to anyone that is serious about awards success as they have certainly delivered for my businesses very quickly.

BILL MCCANCE

Founder, CEO & Trustee Forces Support

I'd like to say on behalf of myself and Forces Support that we are delighted with the service provided, you have been exceptional throughout. As we were going through a growth spurt you continued to update the paperwork and right up to the last minute when about 11pm the night before you added in some late developments i sent across.

I've had many bad experiences in the Third sector and only a few good ones, working with you has been the best to date, and not because we won an award as I've always had it in mind to email in and let you know how much I appreciated your attitude and laid back approach to my constant pestering.

I have already recommended AI and will continue to do so, the service was superb.

LEIGH CHADWICK

Seasalt Ltd

Thank you for all your help in building our entry to the Queen's Award for Enterprise. You clearly grasped how important sustainability is to Seasalt and we were delighted that your professional and innovative approach to constructing our entry highlighted our own exceptional achievements in the retail sector.

LASH SARANNA

Managing Director Autobahn International Ltd

Thank you for your efficiency and expertise in compiling our recent award entry. You helped us to understand how to put forward our most outstanding achievements in a way that would be clear for the judges. We would definitely recommend you to other companies who deserve to be recognised for their success.

SIMON BURGESS

Insurance entrepreneur

Awards Intelligence helped us win eight awards making us the most award winning company in our insurance niche. When we sold the business this had a very positive impact on the attractiveness of the business to potential buyers and I estimate that the wins added around £500,000 to the overall value of the business.

JONATHAN EVITT

Tecna Display

With only two weeks to go before the deadline, we approached Awards Intelligence specifically to help us win a Queen’s Award for Enterprise and with their expert help we achieved our goal. To win the most prestigious business award in the world at the first attempt is no mean feat. What seemed daunting at the start was made very easy by Awards Intelligence, especially with the time scale created by our financial year end. The quality of the service was fast, efficient and professional. I would wholeheartedly recommend Awards Intelligence.

DAVID THOMSON

Chief Executive Close Invoice Finance

We have had a long and fruitful relationship with Awards Intelligence. Over the last 12 months alone they have helped us win five company awards which has helped to raise the profile of the organisation and further enhance its reputation as the UK’s leading invoice finance solution. They offer an excellent service and I would recommend them to any organisation that takes winning awards seriously.

RECIPIENT OF AN OBE SAID:

New Year's Honours List

Thanks for drafting such a professional nomination. You offer a truly outstanding service. I'm so glad my wife and I found you before she submitted the nomination. You are a great listener and an excellent writer. You made me sound brilliant!

BUSINESS CONTACT OF A RECIPIENT OF A CBE SAID:

Great work. You saved me so much time and I would never have been able to produce a submission that compelling!

FEEDBACK FROM HOUSE OF LORDS APPLICANTS:

I found your advice and hand’s on support invaluable. It can be difficult to decide what information to focus on in an application like this and to know what the Lords are looking for in a strong applicant. It’s been great working with someone who has a real understanding of the process.
 
First class application. Many thanks. All we can do now is keep our fingers crossed and wait! At least I know I’ve given it my best shot.
 
Wanted to let you know that I’ve been invited for an interview. Very excited! Can we meet up soonest to discuss the likely lines of questioning? Thanks for your continued support.

FEEDBACK FROM PUBLIC APPOINTMENT / NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORSHIP CLIENTS:

To be honest I wouldn’t have had the time to do all this myself and certainly wouldn’t have done such a compelling job!
 
I got it! Or should that be, ‘we’ got it! Thanks for a brill application I couldn’t have 
done it without you.
 
Just heard from xxx. It’s great news, I got the appointment. That makes three. Can you call me to discuss what I should go for next as ideally I’d like about half a dozen.

DAUGHTER OF RECIPIENT OF AN MBE SAID:

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Just wanted to say a big thank you to you and your team for delivering a fantastic nomination for..... He was delighted to receive an MBE and when I showed him a copy of the nomination he was bowled over. It was the best birthday present I could ever have arranged for my father.

MARK BUTLER

PCL Ceramics Limited

Thank you for helping us through the Queen's Awards application Lesley, you clearly did a brilliant job and we are thrilled that this has resulted in such a fantastic award that recognises our achievements as a UK SME business

COLIN HAMAND

NGF Europe Ltd

Many thanks for all your help in ensuring our application met the criteria for The Queen's Awards for Enterprise 2014. This award recognises the achievements of our R+D team, the company's commitment to technical development and manufacturing excellence, and our outstanding marketing team who brought the product to market. We are delighted to be celebrating such incredible success and believe this award will be of great value and importance to the future of our business

ILONA ANDERSON

Head of Customer Experience DFS

DFS is so much more than just a retailer, and thanks to Awards Intelligence we have been able to highlight our outstanding charitable
partnerships and CSR projects on a national scale. Winning awards has not only enabled us to recognise and reward our employees’ achievements, it has allowed us continue building on our successes year on year. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Awards Intelligence to other businesses and individuals who are doing great work too.

SON AND DAUGHTER OF RECIPIENT OF AN MBE

Queen's Birthday Honours List

Many thanks to you and your team for helping us to get Mum’s work recognised.  She (and we) had a fabulous day and were delighted that Prince Charles really appeared to know who she was and what she had achieved.

IAN HARRIS

WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust)

The Wine & Spirit Education Trust is the leading global provider of it's kind, so it was only natural that we selected the leading global awards partner to help us demonstrate how we stand out. Awards Intelligence did just that, guiding and supporting us with their expertise and experience to win a Queen's Award for Enterprise for International Trade.

ANDREW LITTLEWOOD - NANOFLAM

KL Technologies LTD.

Thank you for helping us to win the Queen's Awards for Enterprise in the International Trade category. You helped us express our technical business in such an accessible way that the Queen's Awards Judges could see the importance of the work we do. Your identification of our CSR methods also helped us to demonstrate that we are not only commercially successful, but we are an organisation that cares about the footprint it leaves on the world.

JOHN SILCOCK

Robertson Taylor W&P Longreach

Thank you so much for all your help with our Queen's Award entry, we are delighted to have been chosen as winners in the International Trade category. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Awards Intelligence to others looking for support in the competition; your first-class advice and guidance ensured we had the best chance of success, and highlighted our unique business strategy as one of the World’s leading insurance brokers for the live entertainment industry.

ALAN GOULD

Gen-X IT Ltd.

Thank you for turning around our Queen's Award entry in such a short amount of time. You captured the overall performance of Gen-X IT perfectly, highlighting how the different sides of the business work together to achieve optimum performance and added value for our global customers. Winning this award shows how far we have already come, and will lead us into the future with a real sense of pride.

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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 contact us today on enquiries@awardsintelligence.co.uk for a free assessment of their chances of success.

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