[callout1]Information for 2013 Peer Awards Finalists[/callout1]
1. Again in 2014?
Do you have another inspirational idea (or ideas) that would work well for the 2014 Peer Awards? We are now open for entry. The sooner we get your submission(s), the sooner you will know if you are a finalist again, and the more time you will have to prepare. The categories and packages have been developed for 2014, and you can read about them here.
If you do not have an entry in mind for this year but would like to participate and gain further good exposure for your brand by association, take a look at the sponsorship options.
2. Being on our Team
Would you like to be on our Team for 2014? This is a group of people, typically Peer Award finalists from previous years, who volunteer to assist this year’s finalists, and to help us run a smooth conference. It is especially great when our team includes winners from the last year. Everyone on the team gives just as much time as they want/can for supporting new finalists, and helping out at the conference would mean that your place there is complimentary.
If this is of interest to you then please let us know using the form below.
3. The Peer Community Lunches
Are you interested to host one or more of our Peer Lunches? As you know, The Peer Awards showcase at conference and in the press innovative thinking across a range of areas of key importance to business. Now that the Peer Awards have become an established award for business, we believe that the time is right to create a great environment for the individuals that participate, so that they may further share their inspirational ideas and stay in contact with one another on an ongoing basis. To this end we propose to arrange, promote and facilitate an ongoing series of lunchtime peer-focused conversation/networking meetings in Central London from January through to May. Each Peer Lunch would have a specific theme that would also have its own online discussion thread where interested parties could nominate specific issues for discussion.
Each meeting, which would focus on a specific topic (related to one of our award categories), starts with an introduction to and update about the Peer Awards, of special interest to people coming to find out more and attracted by the theme. The primary focus is for a free flowing peer circle discussion for say six people per table that share a common interest in a specific issue that was raised ahead of time, which they could have identified online. There should be time for people to attend two peer circles at any one peer lunch. There is no ‘speaker’ as such. Everyone is invited to share their perspective on the peer circle’s issue, and for a conversation to then flow.
We are looking for a venue with a capacity for say 30 people. In our experience we tend to have ten to fifteen people attending when 30 confirm that they will come. But it is always possible that everyone will show up – indeed with each lunch now having a specific and unique focus, our attendance rate might well improve. We would want the facility from around 12:00 to 14:00, ideally with a number of rooms but certainly with a number of tables for six. A room that could seat everyone and that has the facility to show a PowerPoint presentation with a laptop you provide would be most helpful. You would be encouraged to take a few of the places for yourselves, to welcome the people that attend and to say something about your interest in hosting the lunch, and to have your brochures on display for people that want to take with them.
Proposed dates are…