A post by Katie Beckham
I attended the Lancashire Business View Young ‘Uns Awards recently, which crystallised my view that the old adage ‘it’s not winning, it’s the taking part that counts’ is one that many people fail to come to terms with.
Whether one feels worthy of an award or not, there’s still an element of ‘it could be me’, until the winner is called and several people have to put on the ‘loser face’.
Speaking as the current Lancashire Business Awards employee of the year who narrowly missed out on the media and marketing accolade at the Insider North West Young Professionals Awards, I know what winning and defeat feel like. And whilst many might see awards as an opportunity to dress up, they are a great way to celebrate success and raise profile.
Whether it’s for an individual or a business, awards can provide a point of difference – even if you don’t win. Being shortlisted can put you/your business on a platform that you wouldn’t otherwise be on. And here’s why.
June 17, 2015 - This article was written by Jenny Woolley