Innovation Excellence Awards to Return in 2021

After a temporary one-year hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions, The Stationers’ Company has announced that the Innovation Excellence Awards will return this year.

As a news article on the official Stationers’ Company website details, the Innovation Excellence Awards will be going ahead this year after the 2020 edition was unfortunately cancelled due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

With the challenges associated with Brexit and difficulties faced with businesses needing to operate within current COVID rules and regulations, The Stationers’ Company Innovation Excellence Awards will hold a special significance in 2021 by bringing public attention to achievements and accomplishments made within the content and communications industries.

Categories Confirmed for the 2021 Innovation Excellence Awards

All manner of businesses involved with areas of content and communications are encouraged to both enter and nominate in the awards this year, with a new category added in 2021 to showcase the efforts of start-up businesses within the current climate.

The seven awards are:

Business Process
• Customer Experience
• Product Design
• Communications and Marketing
• Product Performance
• Service Design
• Start-ups

Each category and the respective winners will be announced on the 22nd June 2021 during a special virtual awards ceremony, with more details regarding sponsors of the event and announcements on the judging panel to follow at a later date.

Celebrating Achievements Within the Content and Communications Industries

Chair of the Innovation Excellence Awards, Jill Jones, comments on how the return of the awards will help to celebrate great achievements and milestones despite what have been uncertain and challenging times over the last 12 months.

“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 with 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 Internet of Things.”

She adds:

“We look forward to hearing more about innovations that improve experiences for customers and communities in 2021 and seeing the emergence of new trends.”

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