Best Longstanding Awards Event
Civil Society Media – The Charity Awards
Now in its 18th year, the Charity Awards recognise and reward excellence in charity leadership and management.
The cause-specific category structure means that any charity, big or small, can have a chance of winning.
No other charity sector awards programme has such a rigorous application and judging process. The expert, independent judging panel assesses each entry against ten Hallmarks of Excellence – attributes such as Innovation, Effectiveness, Sustainability – in an intensive process that involves two days of individual marking followed by two days of debate and decision. Some applicants are interrogated at face-to-face interviews.
Many charities say the very process of entering the Charity Awards is useful, even if they don’t win, as it forces them to really evaluate their project’s impact.
We are the only awards in the sector to offer free places at dinner to all shortlisted charities, and we also don’t charge to enter.
In the last 17 years the Charity Awards has honoured around 170 winning charities and another 340 shortlisted organisations, many of which have gone on to bigger things. One of the success stories is Julia’s House who raised millions of pounds to build a hospice after meeting a new patron at the Charity Awards.
PMGroup – Communiqué Awards
The Communiqué Awards programme is specifically designed to recognise and commend excellence and best practice in local, European and international healthcare communications. The programme highlights the range and complexity of the issues facing healthcare communications professionals today and, against this backdrop, the extent to which outstanding work ultimately delivers real improvements in healthcare, enhances patient experience, builds trust with stakeholders and augments industry reputation.
A benchmark of excellence The Communiqué Awards programme provides a showcase for healthcare communications, together with the means to champion the highest possible standards and help shape future thinking. The judging process is rigorous, surprising many who are judging for the first time.
Retail Week – Retail Week Awards
The Retail Week Awards champion, toast and reward the finest achievements in the retail sector. Winning one of these coveted awards puts you amongst some of the most highly regarded names in the industry. 2016 saw another stellar year for this event as we celebrated their 21st anniversary, bringing together the who’s who of this vibrant sector under the Retail Week brand. With a C-Suite audience, ground breaking winning projects and national and regional press coverage they are defined by the retail industry as ‘the one to win’.
S&P Global Platts – Platts Global Energy Awards
Since 1999, The Platts Global Energy Awards honours organizations and individuals who are dedicated to achieving excellence in the energy industry. Given the key role the industry plays in the global economy and its impact on society, we believe that those who are committed to addressing the industry’s most pressing issues and uncovering its greatest opportunities deserve high praise for their positive contributions.
In order to maintain integrity and transparency, our judging process is unique in that it relies on the expertise of an impartial panel of international energy and finance experts whose background and experience include regulation, policy making, corporate leadership, banking, trading and strategic consulting. Neither Platts nor its sponsors submit votes or select winners.
As the various energy sectors adapt to change and challenge, the Platts Global Energy Awards categories evolve too. The annual Awards are presented at a black-tie gala in New York, and have persevered through the 9/11 attacks and Hurricane Sandy. The event inspires valuable networking opportunities with the most influential senior executives in the arenas of energy, finance and government, while celebrating the year’s accomplishments.
Datateam Business Media – Innovative Electrical Retailing Awards
Located this year at the Chelsea Harbour Hotel in London, the annual IER Awards (formerly The Independent Business Awards) is celebrating its 25 anniversary. The IER Awards is designed to reward and celebrate excellence in electrical retailing, ranging from the best advertising campaign for consumer electronics, to best independent retailers of large domestic appliances.
Retailers are judged on criteria including product knowledge, customer service, and business management. Members of the industry can also nominate other retailers that they feel provide an excellent service.
Manufacturers are asked to enter their most innovative new products for the chance to win awards for technology, training, customer service and their advertising campaigns from the previous 12 months.
The Garden Industry Manufacturer’s Association – GIMA Awards
Britain has long been admired around the world for its gardening excellence, however, the techniques and materials involved in gardening tend to be long-standing, traditional and slow to change. Gardening is rarely associated with innovation, leading trends, or bold new ideas. Yet continued evolution is essential – to inspire future generations about gardening; to create products that seize new technologies and meet changing tastes; and to keep British gardening truly great.
The GIMA Awards help to fill that need. This annual awards event, which pre-dates the 1980s is designed to nurture fresh energy within the industry by encouraging and recognising innovation and excellence from gardening suppliers.
Having built momentum over the years, today the Awards are targeted by scores of member companies each year as an unmissable chance to make their product introductions shine. The Awards cover every shopping opportunity found in a typical garden centre – from plants to petcare, gifts to growing media, furniture to water features – and additional marketing, export and overall awards see companies competing at a business level too. Hundreds of entries are generated, the judging process is scrupulous, the results hotly anticipated, and winners announced to a sell-out audience of suppliers, retailers, media and special guests at a prestigious ceremony each July.
Winners of a coveted GIMA award can expect more than peer recognition and a chance to network. They also gain a point of product and branding difference that impresses their existing and potential trade customers. Many companies also highlight their win on packaging, labelling, point of sale, public relations, advertising and promotions, creating a stand-out selling point to consumers
Women in Film & TV (UK) – Women in Film & TV Awards
The WFTV Awards, supported by Sky, are our annual celebration of the most talented women in UK film, TV and digital media. They take place in December at London Hilton on Park Lane, with a 1,000-strong guest list of influential industry figures.
Winners include Julie Walters, Dame Helen Mirren, Rosamund Pike, Mary Beard, Gurinder Chadha, Abi Morgan, Mel & Sue, Amma Asante, Mishal Husain, Kim Longinotto and Dame Maggie Smith.