Recognising hard work and success: Why we love awards season

by Emily Wardle |

If there’s one thing we’re not short of at spotty communications, it’s an impressive set of awards in our display cabinet! We are so proud to have been recognised many times over the past 10 years for the team’s hard work and determination on behalf of our portfolio of clients.

To date, we’ve won over 20 industry awards — from Best Use of Digital and Best Photography & Design for our work with clients to being awarded Consultancy of the Year five times by our industry bodies, PRCA and CIPR. Most recently, our joint entry with our client, Mitchells & Butlers, was selected by the BOC IC Brilliance Awards for the best use of technology in Internal Communications.

Every time award season comes around, we love to scout around for potential opportunities to get another award under our collar for us and our clients, so we’ve created a list of awards programmes that are not to be sniffed at.

Retail & Hospitality

Award Key dates
The Cateys 2020 Stay tuned for the ceremony on 3rd July
The Casual Dining Awards Entries are expected to open in Q4
National Apprenticeship Awards Sign up to get the info on the 2020 Awards
The Grocer Golds The finalists have been announced for 2020.

Design & Property

Award Key dates
The Designer KB Awards Deadline: 1st July 2020
The RIBA Awards Nominations open in December 2020
The Kbsa Designer Awards 2020 Deadline: 11th December 2020
The Essential Kitchen & Bathroom Business Awards 2020 Save the date for the ceremony: 3rd December

Business

Award Key dates
Birmingham Post Business Awards 2020 Deadline: 12th June
UK Business Awards 2020 Deadline: 15th May 2020
Midlands Business Awards 2021 Deadline: 31st July 2020
Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Awards 2021 Entries should open again in January.

Comms & Marketing

Award Key dates
PRWEEK Awards 2020 Early-bird entries close on Tuesday 21st May 2020
Marketing Week Awards The extended entry deadline is 1 May 2020 – but you might be able to squeak one in!
Corporate Comms Awards Nominations for 2020 are yet to open.
The Drum Marketing Awards Nominations are closed but check out this year’s entries or register for next year.

But, who will be the lucky team member to take the spotlight to generate the award entry? If that’s one accolade you’re not looking to win don’t worry because the spottydog team can be on hand to help with your award entries too, so your business and employees can also get the credit they deserve! So whether it’s an industry award in recognition of your business achievements, or the chance to shine the spotlight on an incredible team member, pick up the dog and bone or drop us an email, and we’ll be happy to help you craft a standout awards entry.

Being recognised for your success is a fantastic feeling and gives the whole team a boost. It also gives individuals outside your business the reassurance that your business and employees are outstanding in your chosen field.

Plus, it is a great excuse to get on the glad rags and get the team together for an evening of socialising and celebrations!