Why should you enter?
— There is no entry fee.
— You have absolutely nothing to lose and lots to gain.
— Your credibility is a significant factor in customers choosing whether they want to buy from you. Winning awards helps hugely with this but so does being shortlisted.
— Spread the word that you have been shortlisted on social media. Don’t be shy. Stand up and tell people at networking events. It is a great thing to be noticed for so make sure that people know. Be proud!
— The process of submitting any application allows you to look at your business with a different perspective. In providing the answers to get the judges’ attention, you may also identify where you realise there are gaps in the way you do things, prompting you to think about how you might improve even more.
— By entering this year you could turn yourself from simply a business into an “award-winning” business. Or even a “multi-award” winning business.
— Some awards can be challenging and time-consuming to enter, however, the Life With Style Awards are straightforward and flexible - there’s no excuse not to get involved!
— Entering the awards will improve brand awareness, provide great PR opportunities and can help you to win new business and new customers.
— A victory is a big confidence booster, but even if you don’t win, entering can help with teambuilding and helping employees feel valued and recognised for their collective efforts.
— An award win highlights your expertise. You have a trophy to display and logos to use. Use them to differentiate and make you stand out.
— These awards provide external validation and recognition of your success.
— In a competitive environment, for all finalists, credibility in the eyes of current and potential customers is raised.
— Even in tough times success should be celebrated.
— It doesn’t matter whether you’re a new business or an established one, everyone is judged on the content of the submission.
For advice on completing the application, make sure you read our application pack, available for download here.