Network Group Partner Awards 2019


Social Responsibility Impact Award
This award celebrates the Partner who brings our values to life through their range of social impact initiatives. This can be through partnership (with members and others), pro-bono work, donations of time, skill and equipment and employee-led initiatives.

Entries should include:

  • A summary of your approach to corporate social responsibility.
  • Evidence of the impact of your socially responsible contribution to or with Network Group Members, beyond the financial, on the wider community.
  • Evidence demonstrating your effectiveness in impacting the communities you focus on, the involvement of your staff, the sustainability of the action/activity/programme and the long-term impact.
  • Up to 2 testimonials to support your evidential entries.

Partner Collaboration of the Year
This special award recognises the Partner who collaborates openly for the betterment of all within the NG community. For example, sharing their experiences, providing examples and advice, making themselves available outside of NG events, going the extra mile for the benefit of their peers.

Entries should include:

  • Examples where working with a Member or a group of Members has benefited the wider Network Group Community. E.g. led to a specific offer, event, deal etc.
  • Examples of engagement created outside of your Network Group Engagement agreement in support of a need or requirement specific to the Membership. E.g. Webinars, collateral, training sessions, workshops etc.
  • Evidence of collaboration with one or more Member which resulted in a successful outcome for both/all, be this promotional, financial, growth, expansion etc.
  • No more than 2 testimonials to support your evidence.

Partner Innovation of the Year
Celebrating the Partner who achieved outstanding results based on customer (Member) success. The winner of this award went above and beyond to create innovative solutions to overcome challenges on behalf of their customers.

Entries should include:

  • Clear evidence of innovation in creating solutions to specific Member challenges.
  • Evidence of commercial success and /or growth resulting from creative and innovative customer (member) support.
  • Up to 2 testimonials from Members outlining how you helped them overcome a challenge/improve their business.

Community Impact Award
This award recognises the Partner whose product and/or service has had the biggest impact on the Network Group Community this year. Whether through in introduction of something new or the innovative application of existing services/products, this partner has had an impact on Network Group Member business across the verticals.

Entries should include:

  • Evidence explaining how your product/service/innovation has created an opportunity for Network Group members.
  • Evidence explaining the systems you have created to support members in selling your products/services (this can be via a portal, online support, training, promotion etc.)
  • Evidence of success in sales and /or growth with this specific product/service over the last 12 months.
  • Up to 2 member testimonials supporting the impact your product/service has had on their business over the past 12 months.

Leading by Example – Partner of the Year
Recognising the Partner who demonstrates our core values in all their iterations. From the running of their business to sharing and engaging with their peers and our Members at Network Group events, this Partner does the right thing, shares their experiences with openness and honesty, learns from others and is better today because of it and is focussed on results, both professionally and personally.

Entries should include:

  • Evidence of how the Network Group Core values influence your business by:
    • Provide an example of how doing the right thing led to new customers/growth in revenue/expansion of the business/staff retention or development.
    • Provide an example of practical learning – demonstrating the value of being better today than yesterday.
    • Provide an example of openness and sharing to support the growth and development of others and/or your business – either within the Network Group context or within your own business.
    • Provide an example where focussing on results delivered a successful outcome for you/Network Group Members/your business.
  • Up to 2 testimonials from Network Group Members to support your evidence.

Partner Enabler of the Year
Recognising individual excellence in a Partner who continually adds value for members, working on the front-line daily to help deliver innovation to their customers.

Entries should include:

  • Explain your approach to working with Network Group Members – how do you engage with them? How do you follow up? What processes and systems do you have in place to support ongoing relationships? How do you measure customer satisfaction?
  • Provide examples of where you have delivered added value to Network Group Members.
  • Provide up to 2 Member testimonials outlining how you helped them improve their sales and boost their business through innovative approaches to products or services.
  • Provide 2 Member testimonials providing insight into working with you as an individual.

Entry Guidelines

A Member or Partner may enter into as many categories as they choose.

The word limit for entries is 500 words.

This does not include testimonials. 

Entries must be submitted in PDF format only, via email to Awards@nbg.co.uk no later than 17.00 on the 24th January 2019.

Testimonials and supporting information can be submitted separately.

Supporting information can include short video, stats, images etc.

A company/person can enter themselves or can be entered by someone else, however it is important to note that an entry will be judged on its content and quality and not by how many times it has been entered/nominated into the same category.

Please make sure you refer to the criteria for each entry before submitting.

The entry deadline is 17.00 on the 24th January 2019.

After entry deadline (24th January 2019) your entry(s) will be passed to our panel of judges who will decide on a shortlist.

The shortlist will be announced in February. You will be notified by the NG Marketing Team if you have been shortlisted.

In order for an entry to be considered valid you must complete all required fields on the Front Page – this can be found here. Failure to do so will make your entry invalid and you may be contacted by a member of the NG Marketing Team to re-submit it.