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Making Business Awards accessible to all

Free entry on all awards

Most UK awards out there charge an entry fee (usually £99 - £200+) per category.

With such a high barrier to entry, larger companies are often disproportionately represented.

With Business Awards UK, there's zero risk in taking part. You only pay an Award Acceptance Fee if you win.

Quick and easy to apply

We've made the process sleek and simple so you don't have to spend hours on each application.

Just select the categories you're interested in and complete one single submission form. You can also apply for as many categories as you like, and - should you win - choose which awards to accept or decline.

No costly awards ceremony

We do not hold an award ceremony. Our award winners tell us this is typically just an added expense for no real gain, with awards companies cashing in on sponsorship from entrants.

Typical expenses are around £199+ per person to attend traditional ceremonies, with costs such as employee time lost, travel, food etc.

CUSTOM trophy

Our optional trophies are custom designed, and manufactured by the UK's premier trophy companies.
All trophies are personalised with your company and/or individual winner's name, delivered free of charge to UK Mainland addresses.

All award holders receive free digital badges to share on websites, email and social media.

Top 5 Reasons To Enter UK Business Awards

1. Your company’s profile and reputation may be enhanced by being a finalist or winning UK business awards.
You may be surprised to learn that winning UK business awards can actually have a significant impact on your company’s profile and reputation. This is because the accolades legitimise your business and help to promote it to potential customers, partners, and employees. In addition, being honoured by prestigious organizations and trusted awards companies like Business Awards UK can lead to new opportunities for growth or partnerships. Whether you’re looking for an advantage in the marketplace or just want to show off your success, winning awards can be a great way to achieve both goals!
2. UK business awards can increase sales, create new partnerships, and attract new customers.
Receiving awards for your business can increase sales by showing potential customers that you’re a reputable company with a strong track record. Additionally, winning awards can create new partnerships and collaborations with other businesses or organizations. As mentioned earlier, being recognised as an esteemed award recipient can lead to increased interest from potential investors or partners. If your strategy includes boosting your company’s image and growing your business in the short term or long term, UK business awards are a powerful toolkit!
3. Winning UK business awards can lead to higher employee retention rates and a better work-life balance for you and your team.
Since winning awards can be appreciated both by third parties and internally, it can help to retain your top talent. Everybody wants to be proud of the place they work, and being able to say you work for an award-winning company is a huge bonus. In addition, businesses that win awards often have more flexible work schedules and better work-life balance policies in place, as this is one of the main factors that separates good companies from the best. This means that employees are incentivized to stay with the company for long periods of time and feel appreciated both professionally and personally. As a business owner, this is an important advantage to keep in mind!
4. By entering and winning UK business awards as a director, owner or CEO, you’ll be recognised as a top player in your field.
Being recognised as a top player in your industry can have a number of benefits, the most important of which is increased visibility. Although this may not be enough on its own to bring you new customers or investment, it will certainly help to build your reputation and improve brand awareness. Additionally, winning awards can highlight specific areas that you’re excelling at and offer potential employers an overview of your skills and experience. If you want to stay ahead of the competition and maintain a leadership position in your field, entering UK business awards is one way to do just that. It’s not just the winning that counts, either. Even being a finalist in a business awards category is extremely helpful to your personal career profile.
5. You’ll learn how to improve your marketing strategy, customer service, branding, or finance skills.
One of the unsung benefits of participating in business awards is that you’ll learn how to improve a vast range of skills that are useful in running a business. This can be invaluable if you want to stay ahead of the curve and ensure that your company remains profitable and successful over time. Awards communities are often made up of by industry experts who can offer helpful tips and advice on how best to run your business. By involving yourself in awards community events and forums, you’ll also have a chance to network with fellow entrepreneurs and gain valuable insights into the latest trends in your field. All in all, business awards can be a great way to boost your profile, learn new skills, and build relationships with influential industry figures. Enter now for free with Business Awards UK.

Frequently Asked Questions

There’s absolutely nothing to pay! Only entries that subsequently win the top award within their category will be charged. Finalist (runners up) awards will be offered for each category free of charge.

We encourage companies from all over the world to enter our awards, but you must do a significant amount of business with UK based companies to qualify. If we need to ask you any questions during judging, we’ll contact you via email to confirm the above.

There is no official limit on the amount of awards or award categories you can enter. Increase your chances of winning by applying for multiple awards and award categories.

In order to reduce bias on our part, we don’t run awards in areas / sectors in which we may have a commercial interest. 

Our private and public judging panel is composed of internal staff, guest/external industry experts. All judges need to declare any possible conflict of interest.

We follow a stringent scoring process which has been carefully designed to ensure entries are judged fairly and consistently within each category.

We are constantly reviewing our practices and procedures to further strengthen the process.

In April 2023, our public judges panel was launched.

We score entries on a number of areas but the key criteria is how different you are from others in your sector. We also check if an example/review/testimonial/case study is provided, quality of example provided and validity.

The best way to stand out is to be as succinct as possible while providing enough detail, with a specific example related to category.

If you win an award we’ll send you a private email (ahead of the official announcement) congratulating you on your achievement.

You will receive a link to an Award Acceptance Form where you can accept or decline your awards and select trophies.

We can only announce you as a winner if you accept the award and agree to be invoiced for your Award Acceptance Fee.

We will send you a NET 30 invoice for any fees. The invoice includes our bank details and options to pay by all major credit / debit cards using PayPal or Stripe.

No, we do not offer discounts on Award Acceptance Fees. To make our programme fair to all, we have a strict policy regarding discounts. Any sector specific, sponsor related or seasonal offers will be communicated to your privately.

The applications deadline will be announced and when this is reached, no additional applications will be accepted.

In most cases, the awards will be announced 30 days after the final deadline date.

We frequently launch new awards across additional sectors. The deadlines and scheduling may be different depending on the award so please visit the relevant award page or Shortlist page for more information, or shoot us an email/Live Chat message!

Trophies: We ship all trophies FREE to UK Mainland within 2 – 4 weeks of received payment. We are unable to ship any trophies until full payment of the invoice has been received. This is to prevent fraudulent use of the trophy and award. Any errors will be responded to within 24hrs of receipt of complaint, and trophies will be remade/resent (at our cost) should a trophy be received in error. Please note: remanufacture and redelivery can take up to 7 days.

You’ll only get an award if you deserve it (after all entries have been assessed and compared against our scoring matrix).

Even if you’re the only entry in a particular award category, we won’t automatically give you the award – we’d invite additional entries instead.

We’ll never accept any money or offer of payment upfront (before you are offered the award).

Yes. The prices displayed on the website are ex VAT. VAT will be charged at the point of payment.

We consulted some of the UK’s leading accountants, and the general consensus is YES – you can claim business awards as a deductible marketing expense! You can read more here: Entering or Winning Business Awards – The Tax Advantages

Congratulations to all our Award Winners!