The APS National Awards are the jewel in the annual events calendar. The awards process from application to the awards ceremony take a massive amount of preparation to produce. 2017 marks the 10th Anniversary of the Awards, what better way to celebrate than entering them into an award themselves!
We entered into the Association Excellence Awards, under the category “Best Association Awards” and we are absolutely thrilled to have been shortlisted.
There are many reasons why we entered, but here are our top 3:
The APS Awards have gone from strength to strength over the last 10 years, so we are absolutely thrilled to have been shortlisted to show just how much work we have put into them. Preparing the application forced us to look at our awards from a different perspective and compare ourselves to our competitors. We needed to make sure that we stood out from the crowd and that our awards used innovation. Putting together the application allowed us to reflect on the awards and look at ways that we can improve and build on our process going forward. During the judging process the judges will consider our application in comparison with other associations, giving us an opportunity to assess our position in relation to that of our peers.
2. Raise the profile of APS
APS is well known within the Pre Construction sector however, anyone working out with this area may never have heard of APS. By entering into these awards we will raise the profile of APS. If we are lucky enough to win then this will in turn raise our profile even more. It also adds another element of credibility to the Awards to those who enter. For us to be shortlisted shows our entrants that our scheme compares to others in a similar arena.
3. Employee motivation
Being shortlisted is a lovely way to recognise the hard work and achievements of the staff at APS HQ. If we were lucky enough to go on and win this would be even better! Attending the Awards ceremony itself will be a fantastic opportunity for staff to network with others who work within associations across the UK.
Wish us luck on the 31st March!