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 recognition for business culture

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 2022 & 2023

Awards Entry Deadline 2022– 1st July
Finalists Announced – 5th September 
Winners announced - 5th October
Award Entries Open 2023 - 1st March  Pre-register
Early Bird Deadline 2023 - 29th March
Entries Close 2023 - 30th June

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

Awards Night 2022

The Business Culture Awards Dinner took place on Wednesday 5th October at the DeVere Grand Connaught Rooms, London. Guests were delighted as our compere, Reverend Richard Coles, circulated amongst them at the reception and joined us all for dinner, before taking to the stage. Live Pop, Funk and Soul band, The Compilation, had the crowd roaring for “one more song” by the end of the night. Thank you to everybody who came and made the evening such a success, including those who tuned in for the livestream Awards presentation. Huge congratulations to all of the Finalists and Winners. View the full image gallery here.

View all Winners announced on the Night here.

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Dinner Menu & Drinks

You'll find full details of the delicious 3-course dinner and drinks you'll get to enjoy here!

How to Pay

Payment can be made by credit or debit card online after selecting your option above, or an invoice may be requested by emailing us at team@businesscultureawards.com, or calling +44 (0)1727 847 398. NB. If invoiced, payment must have cleared by the event date. Here is a link to our Booking Terms and Conditions.

Overnight Accommodation

There is a very good selection of overnight accomodation within easy reach of the Grand Connaught Rooms, but none directly on-site. Download the list here and book directly with your chosen hotel.

Meet Our Judges

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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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Register Your Interest

Award Entry Registration. If you'd like to see what’s required to showcase your company culture initiative in 2023, you can pre-register for an Entry Pack now. You'll be the first to receive this as soon as it's available in February. In the meantime, we'll send you a copy of the 2022 pack, as well as case studies from this year's Winners.

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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 this year's award-winning Business Culture case studies as they become available.

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