CELEBRATING TODAY’S EXCEPTIONAL BUSINESS CULTURE
2018 Awards Open for Entry
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DOES YOUR CULTURE STAND-OUT
TO ALL YOUR STAKEHOLDERS?
To your future employees as well
as your future customers?

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At the 2018 Business Culture Breakfasts
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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 & 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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Entry Pack

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.

Key Dates

Key Dates 2018

Entries now open – register for your Entry Pack now
Closing date for entries – 12th July
Finalists revealed – week commencing 3rd September
Awards night – 29th November

Steps

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

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

Entry Fees

£250+VAT per entry

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

Make your payment now

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.

If you’re ready to stand out from the rest, take the first step and request your Entry Pack

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Awards Night

We’d love you to join us at the Awards Dinner on Wednesday 29th November at the 5 Star Royal Garden Hotel, London, to celebrate the forward-thinking organisations who have been judged 2017 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 2017 nears to a close, enjoy an exquisite drinks reception and three course dinner, an awards ceremony hosted by top-class compere, Cally Beaton, and a disco until 1am.

If you missed the chance, or weren’t ready to enter this year, you are still very welcome to join us on the night. It’s a great opportunity to network with organisations who have successfully delivered winning initiatives and to find out what you’d need to do be recognised in 2018.

Key details

Date – Wednesday 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

Charity Support

We are proud to announce that the Business Culture Awards are supporting Great Hospital Children’s Charity. Read more about the partnership here.

Awards Dinner Menu

As you would expect of a 5 Star venue, the food and wine is exquisite. Take a look at the full menu here and get ready for a thoroughly special dining experience.

Your Awards Host

Cally BeatonWe’re delighted to announce the witty and unorthodox comedian and raconteur, Cally Beaton, as our host for the Business Culture Awards Night. Cally has a unique perspective on business, workplace culture, and the trials and tribulations of being a modern working parent.
As well as being much in demand for her subversive comedy, Cally is also a senior executive of multi-million-dollar global business Viacom International Media Networks, and a mum to two teenagers. This summer, Cally performed her sell-out show “Super Cally Fragile Lipstick” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and is a regular on Radio 4 comedy programmes. After spending over 25 years working in senior management roles in international Media organisations such as ITV, Comedy Central and MTV, Cally was advised by Joan Rivers to take the leap into stand-up to hilarious effect. To hear Cally explain her journey from board member to comedian, watch her interview on Speakers Corner here.

Photo by Rebecca Need-Menear

Book Your Awards Dinner Tickets

£250 + VAT
• 1 ticket to the Awards Night
• Drinks Reception
• Exquisite three course dinner
• Wine at the table
• Evening entertainment and networking
• Disco until 1am

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£2250 + VAT
• Table seating 10 at the Awards Night
• Drinks Reception
• Exquisite three course dinner
• Wine at the table
• Evening entertainment and networking
• Disco until 1am

Book Now

£3450 + VAT
• Table seating 10 at the Awards Night
• Premium table positioning
• Drinks Reception
• Professional photos
• Branded table
• Exquisite three course dinner
• 2 bottles of champagne
• Unlimited wine and beer at the table
• Evening entertainment and networking
• Disco until 1am

Book Now

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.

Overnight Accomodation

Rooms are available at the Royal Garden Hotel if you wish to stay overnight. We have a block booking held until 31st October, with preferential rates. Prices are £215 + VAT Queen and £260 + VAT King/Twin and the code to quote when booking is 291117STAR. Both rates are inclusive of English breakfast. You can either contact the reservations team by email at reservations@royalgardenhotel.co.uk or by asking for the Reservations Department on 020 7936 8000.

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

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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Business Culture Next Generation Award

Business Culture Technology Award

Business Culture Employer Brand Award

Business Culture Achievement Award (Large Business)

 

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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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Meet Our Judges

See all Judges here

Awards Night 2018

The Business Culture Awards Dinner will take place on Thursday 29th November at the 5 Star Royal Garden Hotel, London. 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. Enjoy an exquisite drinks reception and three course dinner, and an awards ceremony hosted by top-class compere Deborah Frances-White.

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.

Your Awards Host

Deborah Frances-WhiteWe’re delighted to announce stand-up comedian, corporate speaker, screenwriter and executive coach Deborah Frances-White as our host for the Business Culture Awards Night. As well as staging improvised comedy shows and teaching the principles of improvised comedy, Deborah is the host of popular podcast The Guilty Feminist. She is passionate about helping women in business to unlock their personal power, and delivers seminars on topics including charisma, diversity and inclusion.

Many Thanks to This Years’ Sponsors and 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.

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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.

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To enter the 2018 Awards, please enter your details below and we’ll send your Entry Pack plus the 2017 Award Winners’ case studies.

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