Competition in the Workplace Breeds Success

As Britain gears itself up for a year of world class sport, small businesses are being urged to take inspiration from our sporting heroes by encouraging competition, following a poll showing that many embrace competition in the workplace.

The report, carried out by the National Business Awards in partnership with Orange, shows that the majority of workers agree that winning is important to them, with over two thirds believing healthy competition brings out the best in people and almost 40% acknowledging that they enjoy a competitive environment at work.

Furthermore, over half of the workers canvassed also said they would like to feel part of a winning business and would be proud if their place of work was recognised by winning an external award.

The National Business Awards are the nation’s most prestigious business accolade and for more than ten years they have celebrated our brightest and most successful companies within a vast number of categories. And now small firms from around the UK are being called on to enter this year’s awards.

Watch the video where Mark Christophers, Founder of West Cornwall Pasty Company and former winner of the National Business Awards, shares his fail-safe tip for SME business owners; “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.”

Virginia Bottomley, Chair of Judges, Caroline Jackson Levy, CEO of the National Business Awards and Martin Stiven, Vice President of Business, Orange also share their tips: From keeping up-to-date on how competitors are reaching out to their customers, to making sure you engage with the people within your business – all things which actually drive plans home.

For these and other business tips watch the video now

If you feel that your business has what it takes to comete amongst the best SMEs in the country then enter the National Business Awards.

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