The prestigious Business Excellence Awards Ceremony on the 23rd April, honours the accomplishments, achievements, values and contributions of businesses and their owners in Europe, the Middle East and Africa… in an exciting setting of innovation, networking and education.
It can be used to motivate and highlight the good work of your team to provide them with a level of confidence that will generate productivity and growth throughout your company. After all, success in these awards is a reflection of not only your success, but the success of your entire team!
Please ensure you keep this date free in your diary and register to attend as only those present at the awards ceremony will be awarded! If you have not yet registered, book your place now! Options to attend the full 2 day forum is also available to book here:
Your Completed Entry(s) Must Be Received By 5pm On Friday, 28th February 2020
You’re welcome to enter just one, or if you prefer, a number of the categories listed, subject only to your eligibility.
IMPORTANT: A valid entry must include all of the following documentation.
- A fully completed entry form with all required information (*) completed
- Maximum 10 pages of appendices for supporting information (optional)
- A high resolution company logo (.jpeg, .eps, .pdf, .ai, .png)
Please ensure you read the guidance on ‘what the judges are looking for’ which you can download by clicking the button below:
Best Community Impact
Two of the biggest Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) that we measure in ActionCOACH are how many jobs do you create and how much extra revenue do you put into the marketplace? You will demonstrate your ongoing commitment to the community locally and globally, you will describe specific activities the business engages in that have a positive impact on the community.
Best Company Culture
You will demonstrate how your company creates a positive culture within the business and outside with customers, sponsors and the local community. How do you celebrate team member achievements and what does it take for someone to be successful in the company? You will provide evidence to show your ongoing efforts to build and improve your company culture and this will be backed up with testimonials from your team members.
Best Customer Service
Customer service is something that every business has to do to survive, but some businesses go the extra mile which make them stand out from the rest. You will demonstrate how the company promotes ongoing customer service improvement across the organisation and how your team participates to improve their development. Customer testimonials will be provided as supporting evidence.
Best E-Commerce Business
The company will work with multiple e-commerce platforms or specialise in one. You will show an understanding of the customer journey and demonstrate how the e-commerce experience plays a role in this journey.
Best Import / Export Company
In these times of uncertainty planning for the future is paramount, so has your plan and innovative ideas put your company to the forefront of it’s sector? A detailed plan of your business goals for the future, and how you plan to achieve these will be provided.
Best Manufacturer / Wholesaler
You will demonstrate what has driven your company’s success and why. A detailed plan of your business goals for the future and how you plan to achieve these will be provided along with the milestones you have achieved in the last 3 years.
Best Marketing Campaign
Marketing rewards are measured by the return on investment. You will provide the details of your marketing campaign including the target market, the marketing message and how you delivered this campaign. You will demonstrate how the campaign was innovative and stood out from other competitors. Evidence to show the results of the campaign and ROI will also be provided.
This company will have growth in sales since launching / the past 3 financial years. This could be in a face to face setting or online. You will provide evidence of how you show longevity, innovation and excellent customer service.
Best Service Based
This company will be based on providing a service for customers rather than on manufacturing. Growth in sales will have increased year on year, your USP will clearly be defined along with the actions you’ve taken to drive your companies success and a detailed plan for the future.
CEO of the Year
You will demonstrate effective and innovative leadership to strengthen your business, as well as how you serve as a role model and mentor to your team. A detailed growth plan to reach your business objectives will also be demonstrated.
Entrepreneur of the Year
Entrants must be 31 years old or over. You will demonstrate effective and innovative leadership to strengthen your business and how you add creativity and vision to the business. A detailed plan of your business goals for the future and how you plan to achieve these will be provided along with the milestones you have achieved in the last 3 years.
Fastest Growing Company
The turnover growth of the company will be assessed over a four-year period for this award. You will also demonstrate what has driven your company’s success and why. A detailed plan of your business goals for the future and how you plan to achieve these will be provided.
Most Innovative Company
You will provide details of the processes you use to research and develop new products or services and also demonstrate how you introduce them to the market. Details of your current strategy for development of the business will also be provided.
Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Entrants must be 30 years old or under. You will demonstrate effective and innovative leadership to strengthen your business and how you add creativity and vision to the business. A detailed plan of your business goals for the future and how you plan to achieve these will be provided along with the milestones you have achieved in the last 3 years.
Things you need to know:
Getting your entries to us:
All entries must be received via email or post by 5pm on Friday 28th February. You can submit your entry by post to the head office:
The Business Excellence Forums & Awards
Leicester Forest West, LE9 9QU
Or via email to:
You can enter one category, or more, subject only to your eligibility. Only one entry per business, per category, will be accepted.
The Business Excellence Awards are funded exclusively by entry fees and sponsorship. The administration fee to enter an award category is £50 + VAT. This fee is waived for any organisation booking one or more places at the Business Excellence Forum.
You will receive an automatic response if sending via email. You will find out on the awards night taking place on Thursday 23rd April if you are a finalist.
Panel of judges
The award entries will be judged by sponsors of the event. The judges will select the finalists and choose the winners, they will then be announced at the Business Excellence Awards evening on the 23rd April.
Booking tables or places for the Awards Evening
Please ensure you keep this date free in your diary as only those present at the awards ceremony will be awarded. Book your place at the BEF here.
Terms and Conditions
Please see our Terms and Conditions here. If you have any specific questions, please contact a member of the ActionCOACH team on: 01284 701 648.