Please provide a written submission of up to 1000 words explaining why you should win along with any relevant supporting information. You may enter up to 5 categories maximum.
We deliberately do not have rigid category descriptions as this would only serve to stifle business excellence. The purpose of each category below is therefore simply to provide a loose framework for your entry. You are free to interpret each category as you wish – your challenge is to wow the judges with a story about why you stand out from the rest.
Entrants compete against organisations based in the same country. Therefore be sure to specify in which country your principal office is based when applying.
Below are a few tips and hints to help you when writing your entry
When reading an entry, the judges consider various elements that need to be included. You do, of course, need to take in to account the category you are entering and only apply the points that are applicable to your case. Explain how your business has demonstrated success by including the following:
- financial results
- customer & employee benefits
- community benefits
- investor benefits
Clearly state success measures and try not to leave any gaps in your data (i.e. don’t cherry pick which figures/stats you provide as the judges won’t have the full picture).
Explain how and why you identified a need for your product/service/change/initiative and what planning/development went in to it.
Highlight the market reaction e.g. press coverage, customer feedback, industry awards and anything else you may think is relevant.
Provide projections for future market share, distribution and sales volumes.
Tell us how you achieved fantastic marketing results and what sets you apart from your competitors. How has your work benefited your clients? What were the objectives and how did you perform? Open to all organisations across the private and public sector of any size as well as agencies.
Outstanding Marketing Campaign
Outstanding Public Relations Campaign
Outstanding Social Media Campaign
Our judges want to hear your journey, how have you got where you are today and where you are going? How have your skills benefited the organisation and its customers? What makes you stand out? What business challenges have you had to overcome? Open to individuals across the private and public sector.
International Business Influencer of the Year
International CEO of the Year
International Young Entrepreneur (under 35 years)
Outstanding New Employee (employed less than 2 years)
Outstanding Non-Executive Director
Outstanding Personal Achievement
Outstanding Young Executive (under 35 years)
Do your teams play a key role in your success? Tell us how they excel and help the organisation to grow and meet its objectives. You can focus on the ways they work as team members, both as individuals and together, using their own ways of thinking, sharing new ideas, planning for and delivering results at an outstanding level. What makes this group of people special? Open to teams of two or more people across the private and public sector.
Outstanding Customer Service Team
Outstanding Finance Team
Outstanding HR Team
Outstanding IT Team
Outstanding Marketing Team
Outstanding Public Relations Team
What makes your business, product or service stand out? Tell us what you set out to achieve and how you have performed. What can your competitors learn from you? What are your staff, customers and the media saying about you? Where are you now and where do you want to be? Open to private and public sector organisations of any size.