BOSS has opened entries for its Industry Recognition Awards today (1st October).
Building on the success of its virtual Future Focus conference which attracted just under 400 attendees, BOSS is giving the industry a chance to gather together for one evening to recognise their colleagues, leaders and friends in the sector who have excelled, specifically throughout the last seven months.
BOSS will be providing a virtual environment where you can gather your team together to socialise with each other on private virtual tables or connect with the whole industry over video chat while watching excellent live entertainment. As a sector individuals and teams who have gone above and beyond will be celebrated and BOSS is encouraging everyone to nominate those you feel deserve to be recognised this 2020.
BOSS will also be running a number of initiatives on the evening looking to support the BOSS Business Supplies Charity who have supported many individuals financially throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, granting over £70k year to date.
Amy Hutchinson, BOSS CEO said, “I am delighted to launch our Awards. At BOSS we feel it is more important than ever this year to come together as an industry to connect with friends and colleagues as well as meeting new people.
“We’re doing something a little different from previous years. For one, the ceremony is virtual, but secondly, the awards will focus on recognising teams and individuals throughout the industry who have gone above and beyond over the last 7 months throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It’s a chance for companies to celebrate their employees and connect with people they may have not seen while we’ve all been limited in our interactions. We’re calling it the Industry Recognition Awards – brought to you by BOSS. I do hope I will see many of you there on the 26th of November.”
The deadline for entries is Friday 23 October 2020. All entries can be made online and submitted directly on the Industry Recognition Awards – brought to you by BOSS website. To enter into one of the categories, you can nominate an individual or company or enter yourself or company, the cost is £25 per entry.
2020 CATEGORIES TO ENTER:
OUTSTANDING TEAM EFFORT OF THE YEAR
This award is for the team that has worked together effectively and efficiently to improve the service/product that they offer to customers or colleagues throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
BEST EMPLOYER FOR MENTAL WELL-BEING
This award is for employers that have created a stimulating and supportive work environment for their staff and demonstrated a commitment to their mental well-being throughout 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic.
BUSINESS LEADER OF THE YEAR OVER £5m & UNDER £5m
This award will be given to a business leader (director, company owner, founder, Chairman, Board member) that has made an outstanding contribution to their company and/or the business supplies industry throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
MOST SUPPORTIVE LINE MANAGER
This award is for managers or directors that have created a stimulating and supportive work environment for their team and demonstrated a commitment to their welfare.
INDUSTRY COMMUNITY HEROES
This is for individuals working in the industry who help to develop communities by bringing together those in their company or individuals throughout the industry.
FUNDRAISING HERO (COMPANY & INDIVIDUAL)
This company or individual will have raised a substantial amount of money for their chosen charity or organisation. This money will have benefited the local community, the industry or a National Charity.
BOSS APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR
This will be awarded by the BOSS Training Team to an apprentice who is currently partaking in a BOSS Apprenticeship.
This award will be given to an individual that has either faced great adversity or a challenging environment personally or in the workplace throughout the pandemic but has performed admirably despite challenges. Or, an individual who has taken it upon themselves to accept additional responsibility or go the extra mile throughout the pandemic and has shown themselves as inspiration to their teams and colleagues.
RISING STAR OF THE YEAR
This award is for an individual who has accelerated their career during 2020.
COVID-SECURE PRODUCT OF THE YEAR
Do you have a new product that you launched during the COVID-19 pandemic? Open to all product manufacturers/suppliers to the industry, regardless of the size of the company.
The BOSS Business Supplies Charity has launched a future fund to support up and coming individuals in the industry who may need financial support at this time.
All requirements to enter and details on the categories can be found on our website: www.bossawards.co.uk
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