BCGA Member Awards 2021

2020 Didn't Provide Many Chances for the Industry to Come Together, Network and Connect

BCGA members have often been working remotely and understandably all businesses efforts have been focused on pivoting business models and protecting their people and teams.

At BCGA, we want to give the industry a chance to recognise colleagues, leaders and friends in the sector who have excelled throughout the last year.

Then there are the leaders who moved swiftly into crisis mode and put on a brave face every day to lead and support their teams and/or communities.

Given the extraordinary year we have had; we've decided to introduce Industry Recognition Awards. We'll be celebrating people and giving you a chance to nominate those you feel deserve to be recognised. Let's all come together at the BCGA Virtual Conference on 23rd April for our inaugural awards ceremony, and celebrate members' contributions to their industry and communities.

The awards are free to enter for all BCGA Members, entries are to be submitted to admin@bcga.co.uk by the deadline - Wednesday 31st March 2021.

 

OUTSTANDING TEAM OF THE YEAR (2 AWARDS)

Large Company (Turnover over £5m)
Small Company (Turnover under £5m)

How do we enter?

Nominate a team or enter a team you are part of.

Who is this award for?

This award is for a close-knit team within a company that has worked together effectively and efficiently to improve the service/product that they offer to customers or colleagues throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

The definition of a team is a small group of colleagues that share the same goals, in either their day-to-day work or on a particular project.

The Outstanding Team Award will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Successful team work and joint learning
  • Demonstrating mutual respect among team members
  • Have agreed effective and clear responsibilities and roles and a common set of core values and standards along with a sense of purpose
  • Have demonstrably proved that the teams original objectives/target have been surpassed
  • In working together have clearly embedded a culture where knowledge, information and learning can be shared

What do you need to submit?

  • 750 words or a 5-minute video explaining how your team/ or the meets the above criteria.
  • If relevant, supporting evidence demonstrating the above criteria.
  • All supporting evidence must be provided in one document, you may include links to webpages.

What do I win?

  • The prestige of winning an award from your industry (and we'll send you a plaque and a team certificate too!)
  • Presentation of the award at the BCGA Virtual Conference
  • You'll be featured on the BCGA website awards page

 


CONSULTANT OF THE YEAR
Consultant / Consultancy

How do we enter?

Nominate a consultant or enter a consultancy team you are part of. If you are a consultant, you may enter yourself.

Who is this award for?

This award is for an individual consultant or consultancy team who has worked effectively and efficiently to improve the service/product that they offer to customers or colleagues throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

The definition of a team is a small group of colleagues that share the same goals, in either their day-to-day work or on a particular project.

The Outstanding Consultant Award will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Successfully working with others, both inside and outside the industry
  • Have demonstrably proved his or her original objectives/target have been surpassed
  • Outline what sets them apart from others
  • The level of expertise the nominee has relating to their work
  • Highlight the impact of their work, this could be done through statements from customers about what they have to say about them

What do you need to submit?

  • 750 words or a 5- minute video explaining how your team/ or the individual meets the above criteria.
  • If relevant, supporting evidence demonstrating the above criteria.
  • All supporting evidence must be provided in one document, you may include links to webpages.

What do I win?

  • The prestige of winning an award from your industry (and we'll send you a plaque and a team or individual certificate too!)
  • Presentation of the award at the BCGA Virtual Conference
  • You'll be featured on the BCGA website awards page

 


RISING STAR OF THE YEAR

How do I enter?

Enter yourself or nominate a colleague.

Who is this award for?

This award is for an individual who has accelerated their career during 2020. Whether this is through accepting increased responsibility, demonstrating a major contribution to the success of the company they work for or providing excellent professional service to their customers, suppliers, or external stakeholders in the business.

Candidates are welcomed from any part of the business if they have played a significant part in recent improvement and can demonstrate career development.

People from all areas of the industry can enter for this award.

This award will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Record of achievement
  • Evidence of progression
  • Energy and enthusiasm
  • Professionalism
  • Contribution to their teams' success
  • Contribution to customers, suppliers or outside stakeholders

What do you need to submit?

  • 750 words or a 5-minute video, including the entrants starting position in the company, the name of the company and an explanation of how the entrant meets the above criteria.
  • If relevant, supporting evidence demonstrating the above criteria.
  • 3 references from the industry (at least one must be external to the individual's company)
  • All supporting evidence must be provided in one document, you may include links to webpages.

Entrants may be invited to take part in a short virtual interview.

What do I win?

  • The prestige of winning an award from your industry (and we'll send you a plaque and a bottle of champagne too!)
  • Presentation of the award at the BCGA virtual conference
  • You'll have a speaking slot at the BCGA Conference 2022
  • You'll be featured on the BCGA website awards page