To your future employees as well
as your future customers?

Exceptional business culture: the foundation of accelerating organisational performance

Your business culture underpins how engaged and productive your colleagues are on a daily basis, and whether they choose to stay with you over your competitors. It’s one of the top drivers for the best talent to join you. It’s the differentiator in how you deliver your service or products to your customers. The value in aligning the brand you portray externally with the internal day-to-day experience of your employees, is substantial, as repeatedly demonstrated by winning organisations.

The benefits of taking part

The Business Culture Awards gives forward-thinking organisations a way to celebrate work which sets up their employees to succeed – recognising how their people’s employment experience is fundamental to business performance. Many organisations have created and implemented specific projects which have a positive impact on aspects of their culture – increasing purpose, pride, collaboration or learning by example. By advancing or transforming your workplace culture, and then ensuring you communicate this broadly, you are:

  • – Creating a sustainable competitive advantage that is much harder to imitate than your products or services.
  • – Focusing on your employee engagement, one of your leading metrics of organisational performance.
  • – Applying an effective channel to promote, within and outside of your sector, how your company values its unique culture and its people.
  • – Gaining access to the powerful Business Culture network and community, which comprises leading practitioners and thinkers in HR and business.
  • – Demonstrating value to your investors or stakeholders by aligning a stand-out customer brand to an exceptional employer brand.
You can buy a man’s time, you can buy a man’s physical presence at a given place; you can even buy a measured number of skilled muscular motions per hour or day. But you cannot buy enthusiasm; you cannot buy initiative; you cannot buy loyalty; you cannot buy the devotion of hearts, minds and souls. You have to earn these things.Clarence Francis, Chairman General Foods

Your workplace culture will never be a fait accompli. It is constantly evolving, and it is particular to your organisation. Business Culture Award entries capture those steps taken on your ongoing culture journey. You need to have achieved a measurable impact, but it’s the end of the chapter, not of the book.

Key Dates 2020

Awards 2020 Entries Open – Mon 2nd March
Early Bird Awards Entries – Mon 2nd March – Fri 10th April
Diversity & Inclusion Breakfast Event – Tues 24th March
Business Culture Conference – Tues 5th May
Awards 2020 Entries Closing – Fri 19th June
Awards Night Winners announced – Wed 25th November

Awards Night 2019

The Business Culture Awards Dinner took place on Thursday 14th November at the 5 Star Royal Garden Hotel, London. It was an unmissable evening of celebration and laughter, connecting with finalists, judges and other like-minded professionals with a keen interest in innovative workplace culture approaches. We enjoyed an exquisite drinks reception and three course dinner, and the awards ceremony was hosted by top-class compere Sally Phillips, with entertainment by The Mariachi’s.

The 2019 Awards Night Image Gallery is now live, you can view this here.

Meet Our Judges

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Businesses forget about culture and ultimately they suffer for it because you can’t have good service from unhappy employees.Tony Hsieh, CEO Zappos

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Your culture is underpinned by all the elements you create and evolve: technology advances; learning initiatives; a drive for diversity, and more. Where does your organisation excel?

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Many Thanks to our Sponsors and Partners

Many Thanks to our Sponsors and Partners

Find out about partnership. Evolving and nurturing business culture is a leading concern of those you want to do business with. Top HR and business professionals are keen to learn more about innovative approaches to culture or to promote exceptional work. Align your own brand as one which puts culture at the forefront of business strategy.

Register Your Interest

Award Entry Registration. If you are interested in entering the 2020 Awards, which open 2nd March 2020, please enter your details below.

Not ready to enter but want to be a part of the Business Culture Community? There’s still so much to be gained from joining a community of individuals focused on building great workplace culture. You may have embarked on culture work in your business but you’re not ready to share it yet, or maybe you simply want to learn from others’ approaches. Either way, keep in the loop by registering with us here. You’ll also receive over 30 award-winning Business Culture case studies.


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