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

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 2021/22

Finalists Announced – 6th September, 2021
Awards Event & Winners announced – Tuesday 5th October, 2021. View Winners
Open for Award Entries – 14th March, 2022
Early Bird Entry Deadline – 22nd April, 2022
Awards Entry Deadline – 1st July, 2022

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 2021

The Business Culture Awards Dinner took place on Tuesday 5th October 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. Full image gallery coming soon!

View all Winners announced on the Night here.

Meet Our Judges

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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?

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Register Your Interest

Award Entry Registration. Although entries are now closed for 2021, you can request a 2021 Entry Pack here. See what’s required and plan to showcase your company culture initiative in 2022.
In the meantime, we’ll let you know who made the shortlist and who won this year.

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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 over 30 award-winning Business Culture case studies.

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