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.

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 great employee 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 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 employee engagement, one of the 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 2022

Awards Entry Deadline – 1st July Register now
Finalists Announced – 5th September
Awards Event & Winners announced – 5th October

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 [email protected]

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 must be submitted by 8th April, 2022) – £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 [email protected], or calling +44 (0)1727 847 398.

Make your payment: UK Entries | International Entries

Awards Night 2021

The Business Culture Awards Dinner took place on Tuesday 5th October, 2021 at the DeVere Grand Connaught Rooms, London. It was a long-awaited and much enjoyed celebration and connection with colleagues and friends. Phil Wang brought his witty one-liners and trademark laid-back style as compere and live 80s band Alive and Kicking 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 attended virtually. Huge congratulations to all of the Finalists and Winners. View the full image gallery here..

View all Winners announced on the Night here.

Meet Our Judges

See all Judges here

"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

View The Categories 2022

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. We are open for 2022 entries from 28th February until 1st July. Register for an Entry Pack now to see what's involved.

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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 be the first to receive over 30 award-winning Business Culture case studies from our most recent Winners.

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