Welcome to Westminster Business Council Awards 2019
Tuesday 22nd October 2019
National Liberal Club
1 Whitehall Pl, Westminster, London SW1A 2HE
A celebration of business experts and leaders in Westminster today
The Westminster Business Council Awards reward and promote businesses who operate in, and support the economy of, the City of Westminster, giving them the recognition they deserve and congratulating the people behind these great achievements.
The inaugural Westminster Business Council Awards will take place in October with a key focus on celebrating talent, ingenuity and business excellence in Westminster.
These awards bring a new wave of recognition unlike any other awards programme in the UK. They seek out new and innovative practices and encourage organisations of all sizes, and from all industries, to forge relations in celebrating the importance of Westminster business.
These outstanding achievements will be marked by eight categories covering business practices, diversity, social value, apprentices and the Westminster Business Council Chairman’s award. Entries are now open.
It is intended that the awards grow in size and reputation year on year, and the shortlisted and winning businesses showcase the significance of Westminster as an outstanding place to work.
Westminster Business Council Awards 2019 entries close on Friday 26th July 2019.
Who should enter?
The Westminster Business Council Awards 2019 are open to all businesses who operate in Westminster or do business within Westminster and support the business economy.
There is no limit to company size or annual turnover.
Requirements are that the business has a registered UK trading address and projects submitted are either started or completed within the period from 1st January to 31st December 2019.
Are you a pioneer or an innovator in your industry? It is only by sharing your stories and being open about the secrets of your success that the industry as a whole can evolve and benefit from your leadership.
These awards are the perfect platform to shout about what you do, and represent an opportunity to showcase your work, congratulate your employees and celebrate your clients.
The Awards evening
The aim of introducing these Award to Westminster is to create a truly inspiring awards programme which rewards hard work, commitment and talent, culminating in an uplifting and entertaining evening of celebration for the whole of the Westminster business community.
The Awards evening will take place on Tuesday 22nd October at the National Liberal Club, 1 Whitehall Pl, Westminster, London SW1A 2HE. The evening will commence with a drinks reception followed by a celebration dinner.
The evening will be hosted by Dr Paul Knapman, Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the City of Westminster.
Best business to demonstrate Stakeholder Engagement
We are seeking organisations who can demonstrate investment in their people and have an employee strategy that best attracts, retains and nurtures talent. We are looking for evidence of how being an employer of choice contributes to sustainable revenue growth.
In addition, you must also demonstrate your commitment to your customers and provide evidence of outstanding customer services.
What make your business a great place to work and how do you deliver exceptional value to your clients/customers that your competitors do not?
Best business to demonstrate Diversity
Can you demonstrate outstanding achievements within your business for commitment and motivation for a truly successful culture of diversity in all areas of your business operations, including recruitment, and the impact this has made on the wider community?
We are looking for commitment in developing an inclusive workplace for all employees – where fairness, respect, dignity and autonomy are at the forefront of your business values which are promoted as a part of your business culture and clearly understood across the whole organisation.
Best achievements in Sustainability
Have you achieved a breakthrough in developing a new technology for recycling, set up a new initiative to reduce waste or changed a deliver process to minimise the environmental impact of your business? Whatever your sustainability initiative, programme or strategy, we want to hear what you did, why you did it, the results, and continued commitment to running a truly sustainability conscious business.
Best business delivering Apprenticeship Programmes
This category has been designed to showcase those businesses committed to delivering apprenticeship programmes, how they do it and why.
We are looking for apprenticeship exemplars – businesses that can demonstrate the impact apprenticeships have made to individuals’ lives and the workplace. Highlighting best practice in recruitment excellence, high quality training, diversity and career progression opportunities.
Most outstanding business in creating Social Value
Recognising businesses that give back, enrich communities and make a contribution to society and industry. This can include areas of charity working, fundraising, tackling social, economic or environmental problems – any demonstrable activity which provides positive results for a better future for your industry and the community.
If your work is contributing to creating a better society for everyone and delivering real outcomes, demonstrating best practice and delivering innovative solutions for others to follow, we want to hear from you.
Most outstanding Young Person in business
This category is to celebrate business acumen in young people aged 25 years and under. The category is open to dynamic individuals who are making considerable contributions to a business or running their own business and can demonstrate great success for revenue, culture and business value. Evidence of either exceptional entrepreneurship or collaborative working with others within their team/business is required.
Most innovative use of Technology
This category is seeking companies that have successfully developed and/or introduced new technologies and innovative digitally-led solutions to support the way they work and deliver their products or services.
You must demonstrate the need for the new technology and how you identified this, what innovative approach did you adopt, your delivery methods, the outcomes and what impact this has made on your business, your stakeholders and/or your industry.
Westminster Business Council Chairman’s Award
The winner of this award will be selected by the Chairman of Westminster Business Council, Barry Tucker, for outstanding contribution to business and community within the City of Westminster in the past 12 months.
Entries should demonstrate success in all areas of the business, showing growth, innovation and commitment to employees, customers and the community. A step above the rest, with flair, gravitas and ingenuity and demonstrable results.
Plus, tell us what your business has achieved in working and supporting the local economy and the business community in Westminster.
How to enter
All entries must be submitted online via the entry form. Select which category you wish to enter and be clear on the criteria for each.
Each entry should have:
- Clearly defined vision and goals
- A positive approach with originality and differentiation
- A strongly developed business aim, aligned to your corporate business objectives
- Tangible evidence of the impact of the project/initiative with measurable results and customer feedback/testimonials where relevant
- For all categories, be clear on the cope, cost and results of the project/initiative
- Why you deserve to win this award
- Supporting materials, e.g. imagery, photography, video, etc.
Please ensure you complete all sections of the entry form. If you are filling in this entry form on behalf of a client, please ensure it is written from the perspective of your client.
Submit your entries here before Friday 26th July 2019.
To be part of this Awards programme offers unrivalled opportunities to showcase business skills, talent, expertise and the value the business brings to the community.
This is an opportunity to support Westminster in promoting its business champions, whether it be professional services, retails, design, construction, not-for-profit, public sector and so on.
A Sponsor of the Westminster Business Council Awards will have the opportunity to connect and share with Westminster business leaders.
For further details, contact Thomas Smith, Business Development Manager, on email@example.com or 07597 378 527.
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