Are Awards Just for Vanity?

09 April 2024

Beyond the Trophy: Unveiling the Value of External Industry Awards

In today’s competitive world, recognition for achievement can be a powerful motivator. But awards – from industry accolades to internal company programs – sometimes get a bad rap. Are they simply a pat on the back, or is there more to the story?

The glittering allure of industry awards beckons businesses of all sizes. But is the pursuit of recognition all just for show? Does that coveted trophy translate into real benefits, or is it simply a vanity project

This webinar dives into the debate behind award recognition. We’ll explore whether awards hold genuine value beyond a trophy or plaque. We’ll discuss:

  • The impact of awards on individuals and teams.
  • How recognition can influence motivation and performance.
  • The importance of credible and meaningful awards.
  • Alternative forms of recognition that can be equally impactful.

Join us for a lively discussion to uncover the true potential of awards and recognition programs. By the end, you’ll have a fresh perspective on how to leverage recognition to achieve your goals, whether it’s boosting employee morale or solidifying your brand reputation.

Date:Tuesday 30th April 2024
Time:12 noon to 1pm
Venue:Online Webinar – get your ticket below

Our Panellist will include:

Chandila Fernando

Chandila Fernando – “18 + years of leadership across Government, Advisory and Strategy. Chandila has a proven track record across three continents and a wide spectrum of industries. He has led diverse teams and earned recognition as a TEDx speaker.

From co-founding a think tank to starting his first business aged 19 and becoming a Prime Ministerial advisor before 40, Chandila received a Presidential Award for Sovereign Debt Restructuring in 2015.

Leveraging technology for human empowerment, and transformative global change through world-class research partnerships, his passions are cricket and politics whilst mentoring entrepreneurs and championing underrepresented groups to be the next generation of mavericks.”

Cassie Davison

Cassie Davison, a dynamic hospitality entrepreneur, boasts a three-decade track record. She founded and managed five prestigious venues in Leicester, including the Bring the Paint Festival.

With over 25 awards, notably the Which Good Food Guide Midlands Restaurant of the Year, East Midlands Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year, and Niche Business Awards Business Woman of the Year, Cassie continues to receive accolades for her businesses and innovation.

Currently, Davison focuses on Kith & Kin, supporting Leicestershire’s hospitality industry through community, awards and consultancy. Her commitment to innovation, and leadership excellence solidifies her as a seasoned hospitality trailblazer.

Tracey Leese

Tracey Leese is a senior leader in education and advocate for female empowerment. Tracey is an author, literacy specialist, and mother of two.

In 2022 Tracey was recognised as “Outstanding Woman in Education” by The Women Awards.

Rupinder Sandhu

Rupinder Sandhu is a Multi Award Winning Educator and Female Leader. Rupinder has been awarded several awards such as International BTEC Tutor of the Year 2021 and was the Winner of The Women’s Award for Outstanding BAME Female Leader 2022 along with West Midlands Inspirational Female Leader 2022. 

Rupinder is the Curriculum Manager for the creative industries department at Sandwell College for Visual Arts. Rupinder has extensive experience of supporting young people & adults within their education and prepare them for their future aspirations. 

Rupinder is a Non-Executive Director at Multistory & Black Country Touring which are ambitious community arts organisations based in West Bromwich in the borough of Sandwell.

Rupinder is also a member of the leadership team for the Institute of Directors (iod) she acts as an ambassador for the Iod British Asian Business Community in the West Midlands.

Webinar Hosts:

Leanne Bonner-Cooke MBE

Co-Founder of Shine Together CIC, and Founder of LBC Mentoring Ltd. Leanne I was awarded MBE for Services to Women in Business and Technology in 2018. 

As a multi-award-winning serial entrepreneur, Leanne has worked in the corporate world and start-ups, leading innovation and growth. LBC is about Leading Businesses Consciously. What that translates to is my belief that people and our teams are at the core of success. Now after 35 years of gaining a range of skills, experiences, and knowledge, I want to use that to mentor and coach you.  I support business leaders like you to collaborate and communicate effectively to deliver results. 

Sandra Pollock OBE

Co-Founder of Shine Together CIC, Founder of Open Mind Training & Development Ltd, The Women’s Awards. Sandra was awarded an OBE for Services to Equality in 2021.

Sandra is a serial entrepreneur: Founder and Director of Open Mind Training and Development Ltd, a leadership, Diversity, and Inclusion Consultant. She is also the founder of Inspiring You CIC, and SanRoo Publishing which she runs with her daughter. An international Motivational Speaker, a Reiki Master Practitioner, a Freelance Radio Presenter, an Author, and a Poet.

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