celebrating today's exceptional business culture

Winners Revealed 15th November

Award Entries 2024 Open 26th February


celebrating today's exceptional business culture

Winners Revealed 15th November

Award Entries 2024 Open 26th February


Awards Night 2023

The Business Culture Awards Dinner took place on Wednesday 15th November at the DeVere Grand Connaught Rooms, London to celebrate the forward-thinking organisations who have been judged our Winners. Guests enjoyed an exquisite drinks reception and three course dinner, an awards ceremony hosted by top-class compere Lucy Porter and a live band. There were also a number of quieter networking spaces for those who preferred.

Key Dates 2023/24

UK Conference & Awards Event - Winners announced - 15th November 
Award Entries Open - 26th February Register Now
Early Bird Deadline - 26th April
Business Culture Connected Conference - 9th May
Awards Entry Deadline - 5th July
Finalists Announced – 4th September
Awards Event - Winners announced - 13th November

Business Culture Connected Events

9th May, 2024
BMA House, London
1-Day Conference

15th November, 2023
Grand Connaught Rooms, London
1-Day Conference

14th June, 2023
Lord's Cricket Ground, London
1-Day Conference

Join us at the next Conference for a fantastic day of learning and connection, alongside HR and other business leaders, and focus on how to create and sustain a positive and purposeful culture in your organisation. If you are not currently on our mailing list and would like to attend future Business Culture Connected events, please register here

Benefits of recognition for business culture

The Business Culture Awards gives forward-thinking organisations a way to celebrate work which sets their employees up to succeed; recognising how employee experience is fundamental to business performance. By strengthening your culture and sharing the outcomes 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.

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"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.

How To Enter

Steps & FAQs

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.
You can also refer to these handy FAQs or contact the team directly at team@businesscultureawards.com

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

All Entries are 2 for the Price of 1 - £250+VAT for 2 entries. Any subsequent pairs of entries will be charged at the same rate. (Use Promotion Code 2FOR1 when paying online)
NGO/Non-Profit Organisation Entries - £125+VAT per single entry (Use Promotion Code NFPDISC when paying online)

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

Make your payment: UK Payment | International Payment

Key Details

Date - Wednesday 15th November
Dress Code - As part of our celebration theme, we'd love for you to forget what others’ expectations are for how you should appear for a professional event in London and come along based upon how you would most comfortably dress for a celebratory evening event. There are so many wonderful styles of dress, including black tie – share these stories with us!
Venue - DeVere Grand Connaught Rooms, 61-65 Great Queen St, London WC2B 5DA
Nearest Tube Stations - Holborn, Covent Garden
Nearest Car Parking - NCP London Bloomsbury Square Car Park. To redeem 20% discount on your parking, click here
Disabled Access Information: See the venue's disabled access information before arriving at the event, or ask a member of staff

In the West End, De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms is one of London’s most impressive, stylish and opulent event venues. Situated in Covent Garden, the Grand Connaught Rooms features the iconic Grand Hall, a sophisticated Champagne Bar, the indulgent Tempus Restaurant and is a stunning, sought after venue delivering a real wow factor. De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms has a history dating back to 1775 when the venue was home to a Free Mason's tavern before becoming a hotel in 1909.

Order of the Event

Drinks Reception – 18:45
Dinner – 19:30
Live music - 20:40
Intro from our compere - 21:00
Awards Ceremony - 21:15 - 23:00
(Plus photos with your team)
Live band & dancing - until 01:00

Compere Lucy Porter & Live Music


This year's compere, Lucy Porter has been a huge hit with comedy audiences up and down the country for more than 10 years. Lucy has been a frequent guest panellist on shows such as Have I Got News For You, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Mock the Week. She remains amongst the most sought-after comedy writers in Britain and was one of the lead writers on ITV1’s prime-time Sunday night satirical animation series Headcases.

For the night's live musical entertainment, we’re excited to be unveiling a band to get you out of your seats ready to party with an array of Pop, Funk & Soul hits! The Compilation are an exciting & energetic party band with a broad repertoire spanning all eras from the 60s to the present day. They cover best selling artists from Dua Lipa, The Weeknd, White Stripes, Stevie Wonder & many, many more. 

An Inclusive Event

It's important to us that this is an inclusive event and embrace your suggestions on +44 (0)1727 847398 or team@businesscultureawards.com if there is something which would make the event more accessible and comfortable for you. This is a celebration but we appreciate that there's no one size fits all and people love to celebrate differently.

We have a number of designated quieter spaces at the venue (Burr & Co and The Snug) and a prayer space (Hospitality Suite), all available throughout the evening. See the floorplan ahead of the event, or ask a member of staff to direct you. Those who wish to pray are asked to please bring their own prayer mats. You can see the venue's disabled access information here too. We are also aware that the event coincides with the end of Yom Kippur. Please do get in touch if you would like to attend but would need to arrive later.  Finally, we'll check about any special dietary requests when you confirm your booking and appreciate that while some enjoy alcohol, others prefer not. 

Livestreaming the Awards Ceremony

For Finalists unable to get there in person, we will be livestreaming the Awards Ceremony via our Twitter page from 21:15 BST so that you don't miss out on the announcement of the Winners for your categories.

Book Your Awards Night Tickets Now

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

See all Judges here

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

"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
  • "We are very happy and excited to have won the Business Culture awards in two prestigious categories. Winning these awards motivates us to work harder to do better and bigger things in the future. Appreciate you sharing the judges’ feedback which I am sure will help all of us in improving and coming out with more impactful award submissions next year.

    Chief Values Officer, UST

  • "We were absolutely thrilled with the recognition! I appreciate you sending promotional assets along with judging comments: these not only help us promote the win, but also bring back a few learnings for our future initiatives

    Employer Brand Strategist, Personio

Register Your Interest

Register to Enter the Awards in 2024.
If you'd like to see what’s required to showcase your company culture initiative in 2024, download an Entry Pack now. We'll be open for entries on 26th February. We'll also send you case studies from the latest 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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