CELEBRATING TODAY’S EXCEPTIONAL BUSINESS CULTURE
2019 Award Entries Now Open
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DOES YOUR CULTURE STAND-OUT
TO ALL YOUR STAKEHOLDERS?
To your future employees as well
as your future customers?

GREAT BUSINESS CULTURE:
It's why people join, why they stay,
& why they perform

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

How To Enter

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 2019

Business Culture Club events – ongoing
Entries Open 2nd April – register
Final closing date for entries – 28th June
Finalists announced – 9th September
Winners Revealed – 14th November

Steps

Take a look at the categories and decide which of these you might like to enter
Request your Entry Pack by completing the entry registration form here
Complete your entry, using the form provided in your Entry Pack and attach key documents that support your story, including video, PowerPoint, spreadsheets and reports
Strengthen your submission by adopting the Top Tips below
Make sure you refer to the Rules of Entry before submitting

Top Tips for Entering

Include specific examples of activities that took place, to underpin the broader story
Incorporate targets, results and other metrics, including for example, the number of people involved, ROI, other organisational impact measures etc
Clearly describe how your approach has advanced your workplace culture
Include the timescales this took place within
Steer clear of jargon and remember that the judges do not know your business inside out as you do
Write concisely; and tell a powerful and engaging story

Entry Fees

Early Bird Entry (Entries submitted by 3rd May) – £125+VAT
All other Entries – £250+VAT

Payment can be made by credit or debit card online: UK Entries | International Entries, or an invoice may be requested by emailing us at team@businesscultureawards.com, or calling +44 (0)1727 847 398.

Make your payment now: UK Entries | International Entries

2017 Awards Night & Image Gallery

The Awards Dinner took place on Wednesday 29th November at the 5 Star Royal Garden Hotel, London, to celebrate the forward-thinking organisations who have been judged our 2017 Winners.

It was an evening of celebration and laughter for all the teams present to reflect on their hard work and achievements, enabling Finalists, Judges and other business leaders to connect with like-minded professionals. All enjoyed an exquisite drinks reception; three course dinner; followed by entertainment and a celebration of Winners. The evening was hosted by the witty and unorthodox comedian and business woman, Cally Beaton. Cally has a unique perspective on business, workplace culture, and the trials and tribulations of being a modern working parent.

View the image gallery here.

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

Meet Our Judges

See all Judges here

Awards Night 2018


We’d love you to join us at the Awards Dinner on Thursday 29th November at the 5 Star Royal Garden Hotel, London, to celebrate the forward-thinking organisations who have been judged 2018 Finalists. All these companies have demonstrated their commitment to creating exceptional Business Culture.

We promise an unmissable evening of celebration and laughter with your team. You’ll also be able to connect with finalists, judges and other like-minded professionals with a keen interest in innovative workplace culture approaches. As 2018 nears to a close, enjoy an exquisite drinks reception and three course dinner, an awards ceremony hosted by top-class compere, Deborah Frances-White, and a disco until 1am.

To get a sense of what the evening has in store, check out the Video and Image Gallery from 2017.

Key Details

Date – Thursday 29th November
Dress Code – Black Tie
Venue – Royal Garden Hotel, 2-24 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 4PT.
The hotel is situated in London’s upmarket Kensington area overlooking Kensington Palace and Gardens.

Order of Events

Drinks Reception – 18:45
Dinner and Awards – 19:30
Dancing & photos with your team – 22:15
Carriages – 01:00

Your Awards Host

Sally PhillipsWe are delighted to announce actor, writer and producer, Sally Phillips as our host for the Business Culture Awards Night. Sally has appeared in some of the most popular and influential comedies of recent years. Having been born in Hong Kong, educated at Oxford University and displaying early performances at the Edinburgh Fringe, Sally has worked her way onto our screens and into our hearts.

From her breakthrough role as the mischievous receptionist in I’m Alan Partridge, Sally starred in the cult sitcom Hippies, before joining fellow writer-performers Fiona Allen and Doon Mackichan on their award-winning sketch show, Smack the Pony. Following these successes, Sally has gone on to star in acclaimed hospital comedy Green Wing, Jennifer Saunders’ Jam & Jerusalem and satire comedy series Veep among others. Most recently we will recognise Sally as the generally well-meaning friend Tilly, in the comedy sitcom, Miranda, and the quirky Shazza, in all three Bridget Jones’ Diary films.

Book Your Awards Dinner Tickets

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@businessawards.com, or calling +44 (0)1727 847 398. Here is a link to our Booking Terms & Conditions.

View the Dinner Menu

Overnight Accomodation

Rooms are available at the Royal Garden Hotel if you wish to stay overnight. We have a block booking held until 29th October, with preferential rates. Prices are £205 Queen and £235 King/Twin (double occupancy) and the code to quote when booking is 291118BUSI. Both rates are inclusive of VAT and English breakfast. You can either contact the reservations team by email at reservations@royalgardenhotel.co.uk or by asking for the Reservations Department on +44 (0)207 937 8000.

If you have any questions, please contact the Awards Team on +44 (0)1727 847 398 or at team@businesscultureawards.com

View The Categories

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?

View all Categories

Many thanks to our 2018/19 Partners

Find out about sponsorship. 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.

Awards Entry Form

Please complete your details below to request your entry pack.

Or, if you’re interested but not ready to enter yet: There’s still much to be gained from joining a community of individuals focussed 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.

Register

2017 Awards Night & Image Gallery

The Awards Dinner took place on Wednesday 29th November at the 5 Star Royal Garden Hotel, London, to celebrate the forward-thinking organisations who have been judged our 2017 Winners.

It was an evening of celebration and laughter for all the teams present to reflect on their hard work and achievements, enabling Finalists, Judges and other business leaders to connect with like-minded professionals. All enjoyed an exquisite drinks reception; three course dinner; followed by entertainment and a celebration of Winners. The evening was hosted by the witty and unorthodox comedian and business woman, Cally Beaton. Cally has a unique perspective on business, workplace culture, and the trials and tribulations of being a modern working parent.

View the image gallery here.

2017 Awards Night & Image Gallery

The Awards Dinner took place on Wednesday 29th November at the 5 Star Royal Garden Hotel, London, to celebrate the forward-thinking organisations who have been judged our 2017 Winners.

It was an evening of celebration and laughter for all the teams present to reflect on their hard work and achievements, enabling Finalists, Judges and other business leaders to connect with like-minded professionals. All enjoyed an exquisite drinks reception; three course dinner; followed by entertainment and a celebration of Winners. The evening was hosted by the witty and unorthodox comedian and business woman, Cally Beaton. Cally has a unique perspective on business, workplace culture, and the trials and tribulations of being a modern working parent.

View the image gallery here.

How to enter & some tips

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

Key Dates

Entries – now open
Closing date for entries – 12th July
Finalists revealed – week commencing 4th September
Awards night – xx November

If it’s too early to enter your business culture work for an award, you can still join a community of business professionals passionate about great culture. Register here to be kept in the loop with what’s happening, and so that you can learn and network with others.

Steps

Take a look at the categories and decide which of these you might like to enter.
Request your Entry Pack by completing the entry registration form here
Complete your entry, using the form provided in your Entry Pack and attach key documents that support your story, including video, PowerPoint, spreadsheets and reports
Strengthen your submission by adopting the Top Tips below
Make sure you refer to the Rules of Entry before submitting

Top Tips for Entering

Include specific examples of activities that took place, to underpin the broader story
· Incorporate targets, results and other metrics, including for example, the number of people involved, ROI, other organisational impact measures etc
Clearly describe how your approach has advanced your workplace culture
Include the timescales this took place within
Steer clear of jargon and remember that the judges do not know your business inside out as you do
Write concisely; and tell a powerful and engaging story

Entry fees

Early Bird Entry (Entries submitted by 8 June) – £125 + VAT
All other Entries – £250 + VAT

Payment can be made by credit card, or an invoice may be requested.

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How to enter & some tips

Your workplace culture will never be a fait accompli. It is constantly evolving, and it is particular to your organisation. Business Culture Award entries will 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.

2017 Awards Night & Image Gallery

The Awards Dinner took place on Wednesday 29th November at the 5 Star Royal Garden Hotel, London, to celebrate the forward-thinking organisations who have been judged our 2017 Winners.

It was an evening of celebration and laughter for all the teams present to reflect on their hard work and achievements, enabling Finalists, Judges and other business leaders to connect with like-minded professionals. All enjoyed an exquisite drinks reception; three course dinner; followed by entertainment and a celebration of Winners. The evening was hosted by the witty and unorthodox comedian and business woman, Cally Beaton. Cally has a unique perspective on business, workplace culture, and the trials and tribulations of being a modern working parent.

View the image gallery here.

2017 Awards Night & Image Gallery

Register Your Interest

If you are interested in entering the Awards, please register your details below. Submissions can be made anytime from 2nd April – 28th June 2019. View our latest Winners  here.

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 more than 30 inspiring case studies from our most recent Award winners.

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