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October 17, 2019Business

With the year coming to an end, we’re excited to announce the calendar of our events for the upcoming 2020.

June 24, 2019Business

Global leader in customer experience to judge a category at the Awards

B2B organisations are making huge strides in customer experience, which is why we’ve made some changes to the categories at this year’s Awards

June 12, 2019BusinessDigital

The next in our series of Finalist Spotlights, I caught up with David Fletcher, VP of Sales at OneSpan, to discuss their involvement in the upcoming UK Digital Experience Awards.

April 12, 2019Business

Who’s been shortlisted? Find out here!

April 10, 2019Business

You’ve got to know what to avoid…

We’ve just got back into the office after two days at the ExCel Centre – what did we learn at the B2B Marketing Expo?

We profile two winners from last year’s Employee Experience Awards to see what was special about their initiatives.

March 26, 2019BusinessDigital

We look at two examples of companies that have delivered outstanding digital and business results for their clients.

Amazon is a ‘Customer-Obsessed’ company that has become one of the largest in the world. What can we learn from them?

March 20, 2019Business

Entries are now open for the UK Business Awards 2019, which honours the organisations, teams and individuals who are shaping the future of business.

This is the first in a series of monthly blogs from our CEO, Neil Skehel, discussing the various aspects of winning. This month, Neil talks about the importance of ‘Win-Win’.

March 19, 2019Business

Nikki Moss’ career at Capita is going from strength to strength – she is now in a senior role in Dubai. She recently talked to Awards International about her career, and why entering awards is a good move.

March 11, 2019Business

As the only awards of its kind in the UK, the event was a unique opportunity to learn about innovative practices being used across different sectors, as well as an enjoyable occasion for everyone in attendance.

March 1, 2019Business

The long wait for everyone who entered the UK Employee Experience Awards 2019 is finally over. We have finished and published the shortlist of companies who made it to the finals!

February 6, 2019Business

Who leads customer experience? In many companies it’s the CMO. But just like the CMO’s role, the world of customer experience is constantly evolving. In order to lead a strategic and successful customer experience, the CMO must be aware of changing trends.

December 19, 2018Business

Might the new-school goliath (or online bully, depending on your perspective), finally be getting a real kick in the competitive pants next year from old-school brick-and-mortar giant Walmart’s transformative e-commerce moment?

December 7, 2018Business

This day marked the finalists of UK Business Awards 2018 who competed for the prestigious award in 19 categories. 

December 5, 2018Business

The day after the keynote address, Consumer Purchase Intent Data was already telling us that Apple was going to have a very rough road ahead of it.

December 3, 2018Business

Software solutions firm Aptean has joined the UK Complaint Handling Awards as a sponsor ahead of the 2019 event in the heart of London.

November 28, 2018Business

Microsoft Corp. surpassed Apple Inc. to become the world’s most valuable publicly traded company. All it took was a $300 billion rout.

November 21, 2018Business

Foxconn, the Taiwanese giant that assembles Apple iPhones, will cut billions of pounds in costs and reduce staff numbers by thousands as the global technology and smartphone slowdown continues.

November 14, 2018Business

Homebase runs Britain’s worst online shop, according to a survey by consumer group Which?

November 7, 2018Business

As a business owner, you may find yourself wearing as many as three or four different hats each day.

November 7, 2018Business

Back in the desktop era and early stages of computing, software developers were just programmers

November 6, 2018Business

Bespoke complaint management firm Ecoscheme is joining forces with the UK Complaint Handling Awards for their 2019 gala ceremony in London.

November 1, 2018Business

Some people really need help with grammar. By the way, “a lot” is two words. “Your” and “you’re” are not the same thing.

November 1, 2018Business

Company announces 33% revenue growth over last year as CEO reports more than 2bn daily users

November 1, 2018Business

Thousands of Google employees began to walk out at company locations worldwide to protest sexual harassment, pay inequality and a workplace culture of that dismisses victims and tolerates abuse of power.

October 24, 2018Business

Italian investigation found software updates ‘significantly reduced performance’, hastening new purchases

October 17, 2018Business

Companies must avoid four common missteps when making stories the cornerstone of their communications​​​

October 9, 2018Business

Google is in the hot seat for not disclosing a bug in its Google Plus social network that exposed thousands of users.

October 3, 2018Business

Young Foodies (YF) has grown rapidly to become the largest community of the UK’s fastest growing FMCG brands, providing members with expert knowledge, grassroots experience, and first-class industry resource to level the playing field for ambitious challenger brands.

September 26, 2018Business

A Tesla Inc. employee testified Monday that he was summoned into a meeting last year in which Elon Musk told him that UAW representation would leave him voiceless, but that the automaker would let workers have it if their safety concerns weren’t addressed.

September 26, 2018Business

The new visa will make it easier for applicants to start a business in the U.K.

September 19, 2018Business

UK advertising watchdog says firm broke rules on junk food promotion by using games and videos of toys for toddlers

September 19, 2018Business

The UK inflation rate unexpectedly rose in August to 2.7%, the highest level in six months.

September 19, 2018Business

A Japanese group has been looking to offload NuGen as part of the restructuring

September 12, 2018Business

Here’s the thing about creating success for your small business: it’s not just about all the plug-and-play framework out there on the market; it’s not about staying busy and doing all of the things, and it’s certainly not about ‘manifesting’ your way to the top.

September 5, 2018Business

The U.S. economy will grow a bit faster than China.

August 29, 2018Business

Facebook’s Watch video-streaming service is rolling out worldwide, just over a year after its US launch.

August 8, 2018Business

The Streaming Wars continue to heat up for the TV and movie realms, and while Netflix still prevails over Hulu and others, Apple is firing up an enormous development deal with Oprah, and Disney’s future service looms on the horizon.

August 8, 2018Business

Tesla is having quite a day.

August 1, 2018Business

The crypto market had a disappointing finish to the month and heavy declines are being seen across the board this morning.

July 25, 2018Business

He hasn’t built Ferraris, but he used to wrap them in tobacco ads.

July 4, 2018Business

Britain’s large services industry grew last month at its fastest rate since October, a survey showed on Wednesday, prompting investors to increase bets that the Bank of England will raise interest rates next month.

June 27, 2018Business

All eyes will be on Whitbread’s proposed break up plans – will activist investor Elliott be happy?

June 20, 2018Business

Glassdoor’s list includes some huge international names, like Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, but also a large number of bosses of smaller, less well-known companies.

June 20, 2018Business

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella downplayed his company’s work with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in a company-wide email sent this evening, saying that Microsoft’s contract with ICE deals only with email, calendar, and messaging—not with separating children from their parents.

June 20, 2018Business

Shares in British department store chain Debenhams fell almost 11% after it cut its profit forecast for the third time in six months and said it might sell its Danish shops to bolster its finances and help cope with an industry crisis at home.

June 13, 2018Business

A British plumber may show Uber Technologies Inc. the future of employment.

June 6, 2018Business

Redmond hopes the underwater cloud storage facility could mean faster data transfers

June 4, 2018Business

The UK Customer, Digital Experience, and Employee Experience Awards have received the Gold Standard Awards Trust Mark from the Independent Awards Standards Council.

May 30, 2018Business

The government’s measure aims to stop bosses avoiding the fines by declaring bankruptcy and setting up under a new name.

May 30, 2018Business

Subscription services are changing the way we live and shop. The popularity of these services has grown rapidly over the past few years: also known as the “on-demand economy”, anyone with a credit/debit card and an address for delivery, can be part of it.

May 23, 2018Business

Slack is one of the best workspace collaboration platforms out there, but it still lacked one major functionality which seems like a gross oversight.

May 21, 2018Business

Some of the best businesses in the UK to work for have been honoured at the 2018 UK Employee Experience Awards.

May 9, 2018Business

Vodafone will pay €18.4bn (£16.1bn) for cable networks in Germany and eastern Europe owned by US firm Liberty Global.

May 9, 2018Business

Reseller Middle East’s Partner Excellence Awards celebrated and recognised accomplishments in the regional IT channel community.

May 9, 2018Business

Over the last few years, technological advances have gained a massive entry into the healthcare scene with tech companies revolutionizing health with digitalized healthcare innovations, telemedicine services, wearable health devices, and other AI-driven tech initiatives.

April 25, 2018Business

Whitbread Plc plans to spin off the Costa coffee-shop chain, yielding to activist investors who pushed for a breakup of the company that also owns the Premier Inn hotel business.

April 25, 2018Business

The economic pain felt in the UK in the last couple of years since the Brexit vote looks to be coming to an end, according to Mike Bell, a global market strategist at JPMorgan Asset Management.

April 25, 2018Business

This is where victims are tricked into paying an upfront fee for a loan which they ultimately never receive – the above amount lost is £740 per person

April 20, 2018Business

22nd February 2018 was the date of UK Complaint Handling Awards 2018. London’s Park Plaza Riverbank was home to almost 500 people who were part of this magnificent event.

April 18, 2018Business

Hammerson Plc withdrew its 3.2 billion-pound ($4.6 billion) offer to buy Intu Properties Plc after a growing number of its shareholders opposed a deal that would have created the U.K.’s biggest shopping-mall owner.

April 12, 2018Business

To provide an affordable path to justice, improve business practice and reduce consumer detriment – that is the mission of Ombudsman Services, and their CEO has just made an interesting statement. Shocking or expected?

April 11, 2018Business

Tesco beat expectations with a 28 percent rise in full-year profit on Wednesday, helped by a strong end to the year in its home market, underlining the recovery of Britain’s biggest retailer under Chief Executive Dave Lewis.

April 5, 2018Business

Winning an award is a unique experience, something you will certainly remember. What did the winners of UK Complaints Handling Awards 2018 have to say about this?

April 4, 2018Business

Advocates have expressed hope the data will help companies address inequality, but critics call it ‘worse than useless’.

March 28, 2018Business

The processing power Nvidia’s GPUs are capable of has made them a useful tool for those dealing in an ether, but the company’s CEO would prefer the GPUs be kept for use in areas such as gaming or high-performance computing.

March 28, 2018Business

China Mobile has chosen Nokia Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform as the SDN platform behind its new public, private, and hybrid enterprise cloud services.

March 28, 2018Business

Lawyer: ‘Numbers in this case will be staggering’

March 21, 2018Business

Shares of Menlo Park, Calif.-based social media behemoth Facebook Inc. continued to plummet Tuesday, down about 4.4% in afternoon trading at $165.27 per share.

March 21, 2018Business

MuleSoft shares were up 5 percent in extended trading after rising 27 percent during the day. Salesforce shares were down more than 2 percent after the bell.

March 20, 2018Business

Entries are now open for the 2018 UK Business Awards, which celebrate the best of British business excellence and innovation.

March 14, 2018Business

The UK economy is facing “light at the end of the tunnel” after years of austerity, according to the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond.

March 14, 2018Business

With the advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies, conversational interfaces are dominating the tech world and it is no surprise why; conversations are the most natural way for humans to communicate.

February 23, 2018Business

I’m at the start of my journey which will no doubt be a big learning curve…

February 21, 2018Business

The most stressed workers in the UK have been revealed, following new research.

February 21, 2018Business

Almost half of UK workers (47 percent) spend the majority of their time feeling overwhelmed by their workloads, while 85 percent say that work is causing them stress, according to research from employee experience company Qualtrics.

February 21, 2018Business

‘Pulling a sickie’ is familiar territory for employees, but an inconvenience for employers. Whilst many employers may be unsuspecting of a worker’s absence, faking a sickness can negatively impact a business’s performance in several ways.

February 14, 2018Business

Jeff Fairburn, the chief executive of housebuilder Persimmon, has said he will use his controversial £100m bonus to set up a charitable trust.

February 14, 2018Business

With just 100 days to go until the General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect, here’s a snapshot of everything marketers should be asking.

February 6, 2018Business

ThinkEngine Partners with UK Digital Experience Awards for 2018

February 6, 2018Business

World Employee Experience Institute partners with Awards International. Employee Experience Awards 2018 got a new partner!

August 24, 2017Business

You need a team. It’s impossible to do everything yourself.

August 24, 2017Business

Understanding market and consumer trends is one thing, but being able to adapt and implement changes that would allow you to adapt is a whole different ball game.

August 24, 2017Business

Business from all over the UK participated and won their awards for innovation in many different business areas. What do they have in common?

August 24, 2017Business

Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person – not just an employee – are more productive, more satisfied, more fulfilled. Satisfied employees mean satisfied customers, which leads to profitability.

August 24, 2017Business

Social entrepreneurship – the use of techniques by start-up companies and other entrepreneurs to develop, fund and implement solutions to social, cultural, or environmental issues.

August 24, 2017Business

Business executives have always been under pressure to generate growth, and today’s fast-moving and competitive business environment do not make that any easier.

August 23, 2017Business

Customers are becoming more aware of outdated marketing techniques and are demanding a more genuine approach from their favourite brands.

August 14, 2017Business

The UK now has one of the lowest smoking rates in Europe, but how did that affect public health, who turned the ban into a profit, and who are the biggest losers influenced by the new law?