national business awards

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&... »

Business Awards Masterclass

It’s tough enough surviving day-to-day as a business in the current economic climate, let alone looking for new ways to set yourself apart from your competitors. Of course, hard work and a good service or product are vital but they’re not the only route to success. Business awards give all companies from SMEs to multinationals the opportunity to raise their profile, and they come with several added bonuses. On top of the clear marketing and commercial benefits, winning competitive awards can spur on a proud workforce to even greater heights. They also set your company apart from competitors and enhance your credibility in front of new and existing customers alike. But does the prospect of opening your business to the scrutiny of judges fill you with fear? Or are you uncertain w... »

National Business Awards 2009 sponsored by Orange

Best of British Business Announced

Over 1200 business leaders and guests including keynote speaker Alistair Darling, The Chancellor of the Exchequer, attended the Orange-sponsored National Business Awards, to celebrate the success of the UK’s most innovative, ethical and resilient businesses in 2009. “I am so pleased to be invited to this year’s National Business Awards. It is the pinnacle of business awards ceremonies and this is where Britain’s best, from across the public and private sectors, get the recognition and reward they deserve” said Alistair Darling, Chancellor of the Exchequer, speaking at The Awards on Tuesday. 17 organisations and individuals were rewarded for their contributions to business success in Britain including Co-op boss Peter Marks who won the Orange Leader of the Year... »

National Business Awards

Last call for National Business Awards

Small and medium-sized enterprises are being reminded to enter the 2008 National Business Awards by the 31st July deadline. The competition, sponsored by Orange, is open to businesses of all sizes and any industry. Categories include the Tenon Award for Entrepreneurial Spirit, Business Leader of the Year and Outstanding Workplace of the Year. The winners will receive valuable publicity, including potential national TV and press coverage. Last year’s awards were featured on Sky News and generated 1,300 pages of news print. Previous entrants have used the awards logo on their letterheads, strengthened their relationship with local media, made lasting contacts both within and outside the SME sector, and raised awareness of their businesses through the networking opportunities provided b... »