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APPLY FOR PUBLIC APPOINTMENTS & NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORSHIPS

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PUBLIC APPOINTMENTS

If you would like us to professionally manage your application for a Public Appointment we will:

  • Liaise with you via a face-to-face meeting, telephone and email to source relevant background information and support material.
  • Discuss potential referees and advise you on the overall approach of applying for your chosen role.
  • Research and produce a professionally written application in line with the specific application requirements.
  • Produce a bespoke CV specifically tailored to the role.
  • Liaise with referees by telephone and/or email and professionally draft two reference letters ready for them to approve and sign.
  • Draft a compelling covering letter to accompany the application, CV and letters of support.
  • Liaise with you to gain sign-off of all documents and amend copy as necessary ready for you to submit ahead of the deadline.

Our specialist team will be delighted to handle the application process for you.  They have probably drafted more successful applications for high profile roles than anyone else in the world, so rest assured you will be in safe hands. They will significantly increase your chances of success and save you valuable time.

For more details about how we can help you with a nomination or a free honest assessment of your chances of success, simply call +44 (0)1444 230130 or email enquiries@awardsintelligence.co.uk 

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NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORSHIPS:

If you would like us to professionally manage your application for a non-executive director role we will:

  • Liaise with you via a face-to-face meeting, telephone and email to source relevant background information and support material.
  • Discuss potential referees and advise you on the overall approach of applying for a non-executive role.
  • Research and produce a professionally written application in line with the specific application form requirements.
  • Produce a bespoke CV specifically tailored to the role.
  • Liaise with referees by telephone and/or email and professionally draft two reference letters/letters of support ready for them to approve and sign.
  • Draft a compelling covering letter to accompany the application, CV and letters of support.
  • Liaise with you to gain sign-off of all documents and amend copy as necessary ready for you to submit ahead of the deadline.

Our specialist team will be delighted to handle the application process for you.  They have probably drafted more successful applications for high profile roles than anyone else in the world, so rest assured you will be in safe hands. They will increase your chances of success and save you valuable time. 

For more details about how we can help you with a nomination or a free honest assessment of your chances of success, simply call +44 (0)1444 230130 or email enquiries@awardsintelligence.co.uk

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MAGISTRATES:

If you would like us to professionally manage your Magistrates application we will:

  • Liaise with you via a face-to-face meeting, telephone and email to guide you through the process and source background information and support material as necessary.
  • Research and produce a professionally written application in line with the Magistrates application requirements.
  • Liaise with you to gain sign-off of the application before it is ready for you to submit to your local Magistrates Advisory Committee.
  • If reference letters are requested by the Magistrates Advisory Committee, we would liaise with your referees by telephone and/or email and draft up to three reference letters/letters of support as necessary ready for them to approve and sign.
  • If the Magistrates Advisory Committee invite you for interview we will provide you with all the advice and guidance you need.

Our specialist team will be delighted to handle the application process for you.  They have probably drafted more successful applications for high profile appointments than anyone else in the world, so rest assured you will be in safe hands. They will significantly increase your chances of success and save you valuable time.

For more details about how we can help you with a nomination or a free honest assessment of your chances of success, simply call +44 (0)1444 230130 or email enquiries@awardsintelligence.co.uk. Alternatively you can book a call back now.

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FIND OUT HOW TO GET THE ROLE YOU DESERVE

Non-executive directors have an important contribution to make to the effective running of many companies. Their role is to provide an objective and creative contribution to the board of directors of the private or public company. Many non-executive directorships are paid, and often lead to further business and personal opportunities.

A public appointment is an appointment to the board of a public body or government committee to provide leadership and guidance as well as holding senior staff to account. Around 18,500 people hold a public appointment, some of which are paid while others are voluntary. 

Both of these types of appointments are open to people from all walks of life with private, public or third sector backgrounds. The time commitment can vary from as little as a day a month to full-time positions.

Call us now on +44 (0)1444 230130 to discuss a particular opportunity or for an honest assessment, alternatively email us at enquiries@awardsintelligence.co.uk.

HOW WE CAN HELP YOU. LET OUR EXPERTS DRAFT YOUR APPLICATION.

Here's an interview with our CEO on the BBC Daily Politics Show about applying for perhaps the most prestigious of public appointments, a peerage. 

WARNING: The rest of the panel, who are conveniently already 'in the club', question why anyone would need help to get in to the House of Lords. Easy for them to say!

WHAT IS A PUBLIC BODY?

There are over 1,200 public bodies across the UK delivering important and essential public services. These include large public bodies managed by boards of directors and small, advisory committees made up of lay members, experts and specialists.

Examples of public bodies include:

  • Key regulatory bodies such as the Competition Commission, the Environment Agency, the Equalities and Human Rights Commission and the Health and Safety Executive
  • Expert, advisory bodies such as the Low Pay Commission, the Committee on Standards in Public Life and the House of Lords Appointments Commission
  • A number of specialist scientific and technical committees
  • Health authorities and NHS trusts
  • National museums and galleries, including the British Museum, the Natural History Museum, the Tate and the National Gallery

WHAT DOES A PUBLIC APPOINTEE / NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DO?

The three main functions of a board appointee are:

  • To provide direction and leadership - this includes setting the organisation's strategy, agreeing business plans to deliver the strategy and recruiting key staff
  • To hold senior staff to account - this includes holding managers to account on how the body is managed, how business plans are delivered and how the budget is spent
  • To represent the work and views of the body - this might be to ministers, Parliament, key stakeholders and the wider public

Those appointed to government committees or advisory bodies provide independent, expert advice to government departments and ministers on specific issues.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A BOARD ROLE?

A public appointment or Non-Executive directorship gives you the chance to:

  • Give something back and contribute your expertise to help the community and influence decisions that affect everyone's lives
  • Meet people from all walks of life who also want to make a difference
  • Develop your career, gain board experience and boost your skills
  • Return from a career break

WHO CAN APPLY?

People who hold public appointments and Non-Executive directorships come from all backgrounds, every walk of life and every part of the UK. You need to demonstrate that you have the ability to carry out the role.

The skills and experience needed will vary from post to post but, in general, you will need to show:

  • Commitment to devote the time to prepare and take part in the work of the body
  • Courage to ask questions that no one else has asked or ask why things are being done a certain way
  • Confidence to speak up and express your point of view
  • Common sense to be able to assess the impact of decisions on all sections of the community and bring an independent view to the debate
  • Committee experience to take part and influence the actions and decision-making of a formal board or committee
  • Clear thinking to assess a situation quickly, accurately and even-handedly

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I WANT MORE THAN ONE OF YOUR SERVICES?

If you are considering making an application and would also like a combination of personal honours and business awards be sure to click on ViP Brand Build Programme link below.

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OUR CLIENTS' THOUGHTS

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.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Double QAE winner

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.

DEBORAH MITCHELL

Heaven Health & Beauty 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.

NIGEL BOTTERILL

Entrepreneur's Circle Founder

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.

BILL MCCANCE

Founder, CEO & Trustee Forces Support

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.

LEIGH CHADWICK

Seasalt 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.

LASH SARANNA

Managing Director Autobahn International Ltd

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.

SIMON BURGESS

Insurance entrepreneur

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.

JONATHAN EVITT

Tecna Display

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.

DAVID THOMSON

Chief Executive Close Invoice Finance

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!

RECIPIENT OF AN OBE SAID:

New Year's Honours List

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

BUSINESS CONTACT OF A RECIPIENT OF A CBE SAID:

New Year Honours List

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

BUSINESS CONTACT OF A RECIPIENT OF A CBE SAID:

New Year Honours List

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 HOUSE OF LORDS APPLICANTS:

"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.”

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.”

FEEDBACK FROM PUBLIC APPOINTMENT / NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORSHIP CLIENTS:

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.

DAUGHTER OF RECIPIENT OF AN MBE SAID:

Queen’s Birthday Honours List

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

MARK BUTLER

PCL Ceramics Limited

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

COLIN HAMAND

NGF Europe Ltd

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.

ILONA ANDERSON

Head of Customer Experience DFS

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.

SON AND DAUGHTER OF RECIPIENT OF AN MBE

Queen's Birthday Honours List

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.

IAN HARRIS

WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust)

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.

ANDREW LITTLEWOOD - NANOFLAM

KL Technologies LTD.

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.

JOHN SILCOCK

Robertson Taylor W&P Longreach

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.

ALAN GOULD

Gen-X IT Ltd.
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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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Give someone the best possible chance of receiving recognition for their hard work and achievements or help your business win the awards it deserves. Complete the form or call us for a free assessment of your chances of success.

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