Celebrating Enterprise 2018 – Award nominations are now open!

SFEDI and IOEE are delighted to announce that our Celebrating Enterprise Awards 2018 nominations are now officially open!

The awards ceremony will be held in London on Wednesday 2 May 2018, bringing together key figures from the small business, enterprise and skills sector in the UK to celebrate and recognise the very best in enterprise learning and skills.

With eight award categories, the awards recognise enterprising excellence in a range of settings. The awards are given to learners who’ve demonstrated their dedication to bolstering their own enterprise skills. They’re given to organisations that have gone above and beyond in championing and facilitating enterprise learning, and they’re awarded to employers who make enterprise learning and skills a key component of their operations. Last year, winners included academics, apprenticeship champions, start-ups, politicians, enterprise support workers and many other people, all of whom had shown real commitment to putting enterprise learning firmly centre stage.

The Lifetime Achievement Award and International Lifetime Achievement Award have been presented to highly respected individuals for their contribution to developing enterprising skills within their industry. Previous winners of these awards include Kanya King MBE from the MOBO Awards, John Timpson from The Timpson Group and Toni Mascolo OBE from TONI&GUY.

We are proud to announce that Lloyds Banking Group is the Headline Sponsor of the awards event and further sponsors including IAB and ISBE have already been confirmed. To find out more about the event and our sponsorship opportunities available, please visit celebratingenterprise.com.

The nominations are now open for the Celebrating Enterprise Awards 2018. This is your chance to put forward the individuals and organisations you believe deserve recognition for their dedication to enterprise learning and skills.

This years awards include:

Enterprising Learning Provider of the Year

The Enterprising Learning Provider of the Year is awarded in recognition of a learning provider that has delivered beyond its remit, both meeting complex learner requirements and exceeding SFEDI and IOEE’s exacting standards.

Enterprise Educator of the Year

The Enterprise Educator of the Year Award recognises an individual who has demonstrated an enterprising approach to developing and delivering enterprise and entrepreneurial learning and skills, inspiring students and enabling them to realise their enterprise potential. The Enterprise Educator of the Year is someone committed to continually developing their own skills and who champions enterprise education widely.

Enterprising Learner of the Year

The Enterprising Learner of the Year Award is given in recognition of an individual who has both embraced their learning programme with passion, and also shown a commitment to applying their newly acquired skills to pursue an enterprising activity.

Enterprise Support Champion

The Enterprise Support Champion is an individual who has worked to ensure businesses have the skills and knowledge required to start, survive and thrive. Supporting a range of businesses, as well as individuals, an Enterprise Support Champion is someone who promotes and champions business support, and is also committed to their own continual development as a business support professional.

IOEE Member of the Year

The IOEE Member of the Year is an individual who has demonstrated a commitment to their own development journey as well as being a proud champion for the IOEE and all things enterprise.

Intrapreneur of the Year

The Intrapreneur of the Year is an individual who has demonstrated an enterprising approach and activities, which have had a positive effect within the organisation in which they are employed. This could be by way of a special project or by how they’ve integrated an entrepreneurial approach into their role.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Chosen by our Advisory Council.

International Lifetime Achievement Award

Chosen by our Advisory Council.

We welcome award nominations from our Advisory Council members, IOEE members and SFEDI’s partner and support network, including event sponsors.

To view the nomination criteria and make a nomination, please visit celebratingenterprise.com.

The closing date for nominations is midnight on Thursday 1 March 2018.

All nominations will be considered by a panel of judges representing SFEDI and IOEE, with all shortlisted nominees notified by April 2018. A full list of nominees will be available on our website. Each of the nominees, along with a guest, will be invited to attend the Awards event in London on Wednesday 2 May 2018.

To find out more about the awards event or to enquire about sponsorship opportunities, please visit celebratingenterprise.com or call the IOEE team on 0845 467 4928.