The Stationers’ Company has announced that its Innovation Excellence Awards will go ahead this year, following a pause in 2020 due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Although businesses continue to face significant challenges due to Brexit and the demands of the Covid environment, innovation is flourishing and needs to be encouraged and recognised, the Company said.
The London Livery for the UK Communications and Content industries believes this is the right time to bring back the awards to give public attention to the achievements of the industries it represents.
Jill Jones, Chair of the Awards, says: “Necessity is the mother of invention, and new and exciting developments are already emerging from areas as diverse as online education and disposable paper products.
“We want to celebrate achievements within the content and communications industries, particularly in these challenging times. 2019 saw a wealth of innovations in service and customer experience, and for the first time, entries focused on the Internet of Things.
“We look forward to hearing more about innovations that improve experiences for customers and communities in 2021 and seeing the emergence of new trends.”
Entries for the 2021 Innovation Excellence Awards are encouraged from across the spectrum of businesses that make up the communications and content industries including global, SME and non-profit businesses. Start-ups are welcomed with a new Award this year. A company can put in entries in more than one category.
In total there are seven Awards:
- Business Process
- Communications and Marketing
- Customer Experience
- Product Design
- Product Performance
- Service design
An overall ‘Innovator of the Year’ will be chosen from the winners of each category. The most recent recipient of this overall award was Heidelberg UK for their “ground-breaking” IOT development in 2019.
This year’s awards will be announced at a special virtual awards ceremony on 22 June 2021, details of which will be announced at a later date along with the judging panel and sponsor details.
The awards remain free to enter and the closing date is 14th April 2021 (7pm).