Winning a Global Business Excellence Award will raise your profile

Enhance your reputation, help to attract new business and instil that vital ingredient for success - trust.
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The awards aim to recognise and reward business excellence across all sectors, private, public and charity. Open to organisations of any size and individuals, based anywhere in the world, entries are encouraged from those that feel they are working smarter than their competitors to create a business edge. Entrants to the Global Business Excellence Awards do not have to be conducting business globally, many past winners operate nationally, or regionally in just one county. You may enter your own organisation for an award or nominate a third party.

Entrants compete against organisations or individuals based in the same country. Therefore, be sure to specify in which country your principal office is based when applying.

When you enter you will automatically be emailed a nominees logo relating to the category you are entering. This can be used on your website and other marketing material.

There are four opportunities to enter the Awards each year, closing dates being the last working day of February, May, August and November, so organisations can enter when the time is right for them. The judges then consider all entries during the first two weeks of the following month and winners are notified personally within six weeks. We pride ourselves on a slick and prompt judging process because we know you want to find out the outcome as soon as possible. All winners hold their title for 12 months.

For each round winners are announced as follows:

Entry Deadline         Winners announced

End of February          mid-April

End of May                   mid-July

End of August              mid-October

End of November        mid-January

The judges want to hear about the great work you are doing, so you need to send them a written submission of up to 1,000 words explaining what you or your organisation has done that makes it stand out from the crowd. The judges then score all entries against a set of key criteria as appropriate: financial results or benefits for the customer / employee / community or investor.

An independent, bespoke, judging panel reviews each entry. The panel includes a large pool of past winners, and judges are carefully selected to review each individual submission based on their personal knowledge and strengths. More about the judges.

“I had a strong opinion on Awards and how in most cases, they’re ‘positional’ rather than genuine. I am now part of an international judging panel for the Global Business Excellence Awards. The strict instructions around how these are judged and the transparency puts so much faith back into my belief that in some cases, especially with what I am doing, those who win these awards are genuinely deserving of it. Awards are great for business and personal growth and I’d promote all those interested to place themselves in the spotlight.” – Ryan Dempsey, CEO of Compliance Workbook

Due to the global nature of this awards programme, there is no awards presentation event. This also means that you won’t feel obliged to take a table if shortlisted in the hope that you may win, which is of course, the case with most other award formats. Instead, winners are notified individually and are listed on this website. All winners then have the option to purchase a winner’s pack if they wish and in the full knowledge that they have actually won.

The Global Business Excellence Awards are an independent awards programme not affiliated to any magazine or newspaper. They are marketed and administered by Awards Intelligence, the world’s leading provider of business awards and personal honours support services, news and information to progressive organisations and accomplished individuals.