Corporate Excellence Awards

Awards Coordinator

jo holloway

Jo Holloway

Jo joined the AI Global Media team in 2016 and has since been involved in numerous projects for Corporate Vision Magazine. She is both creative and dedicated in her role as Head of Features. Jo works hard to ensure a great customer journey for her clients and is passionate about delivering maximum value for each recipient.

Key Dates

Winners Announced:

December 2022

About this award

Corporate Excellence Awards

Introducing the Corporate Excellence Awards

Now in its 6th year, the Corporate Excellence Awards continue to showcase the companies and individuals that are committed to innovation, business growth, and providing the very best products and services to clients across a wide range of industries.

Our team focuses on a range of sectors from across the business landscape in order to provide a fair and accurate representation of the best in business. There are no limits when it comes to company size or geographical location, we only look to identify recipients based on merit and celebrate those who have worked tirelessly to reach where they are today.

This award is judged purely by our in-house team with all potential winners assessed against multiple relevant criteria, including company performance over a given period of time, expertise within the industry, sector or region, previous accolades won, and client testimonials or recommendations.

Those who go on to be successful in the programme will be provided with several options to help maximise their company exposure and the promotion of the award. These include being featured in an edition of our monthly digital publication, a feature in our A-Z directory at the end of the year and inclusion in our stand-alone winner’s supplement.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the lead coordinator Jo Holloway for further details.


You will find details of all our award winners here. Our featured winners are included in our digital award supplement on our website and distributed to the greater circulation. All winners are included in the online directory, which can be viewed in full on the website once the embargo has been lifted and a public announcement has been made. Please feel free to browse through our archived winners lists by clicking on the appropriate year below.

Our Methodology

Gathering Nominees

Initial Process

The Corporate Vision research team work diligently to identify the most relevant professionals for inclusion in the Corporate Excellence Awards, both in terms of location and industry, who have gone above and beyond in their retrospective sector during the past 12 months.

During the programme, we do not gather votes from either the candidates in question or third parties, but instead select businesses and individuals based on their hard work, achievements and advancements throughout the year.


Researching Candidates

Our in-house team examine a range of publicly available sources - such as industry journals, company websites & directories, press releases and other published works - in order to put together a list of potential candidates for inclusion based on merit, each of which is then looked at in further detail to narrow down a finalised list for inclusion.

Criteria and factors our team take into consideration include, but are not limited to - industry experience, previous accolades and recognition, physical and digital presence, client reviews and testimonials, products and services of note, firm developments and extracurricular activities.

Evaluating and Judging

Contacting our recipients

Once our finalised winners list is put together each recipient will be contacted directly with the good news by one of the programme coordinators, Jo Holloway or Charlie Bourne, who will be more than happy to discuss their inclusion and the next steps.

The Lucky Winners

The winners

Our winners are personally notified about their award before anything is made public, allowing time for any communications throughout the wider business and the coordination of marketing strategies.

Once each candidate has accepted their award and advised on how they would like to feature, details will be published in the monthly magazine, the year-end awards supplement and an announcement for the programme will be pushed out within the e-newsletter.

Making the Most of Your Win

Making the most of your win

There are no mandatory costs associated with accepting your recognition; each recipient is invited to feature in our winner’s directory through a complimentary listing and we also encourage our winners to spread the good news across their own website and social media channels so they can make the most out of their success.

We also offer a number of commercial options should each recipient wish to capitalise on their success and publicise the award further. Our packages are not complimentary but offer varying levels of coverage across our platform and also include promotional material which can be used to amplify the exposure of each award.


How long has Corporate Vision Magazine been in circulation for?+
Corporate Vision was launched in December of 2014. Since then, the magazine has been published monthly to a global circulation of 155,000 business leaders, managers, recruiters and experts. The platform is bought to you by AI Global Media, a B2B digital publishing group founded in 2010. The group currently has 13 brands within its portfolio including luxury lifestyle, construction, healthcare and small business focused publications. AI Global Media is dedicated to delivering content you can trust to each of its readers, subscribers, clients and visitors.
Where did the nomination come from?+
In the interest of nurturing an environment proven to produce a high response rate, we don’t ask nominees to reveal any personal identity. With regards to methodology, we often nominate candidates ourselves and, when it comes to voting, if you didn’t cast a vote through a self-submission, it is likely to have been cast via a colleague or client who has received one of our direct invitations. One of the main mantras of our awards system is that your ability to succeed is not linked to the number of votes received, meaning your award is presented purely on merit. In the interest of security and fairness, we are able to track unusual behaviour on our website to identify repeat votes and cyber-threats.
What happens if I agree to be shortlisted?+
In the interest of focusing our efforts on relevant and eager candidates, we ask all nominees to accept their position on the shortlist giving people complete control in the decision on whether they would like to move forward with the award. Nominees who accept are subject to our scrutiny during the internal vetting procedure and are given the opportunity to present their own data to be considered alongside information collated by our research team. This can take up to 8 weeks for final assessments to be rendered.
Who makes the final decision?+
We employ an entirely impartial panel of five individuals to conduct all research. At the helm of the panel, is a veteran academic leader with international academic and training experience and is well versed in research, fact-checking and mediation. This two-tiered system allows for a neutral mediator which we feel allows a more efficient method when determining individuals and companies most deserving of winning an award and has brought us much success and commendation throughout its use.
Is there a winner’s ceremony/award dinner?+
The short answer is, no. We decided to not focus our efforts on a celebratory event. Despite being an enjoyable occasion, it doesn’t support our group’s philosophy of cost-effective marketing. We follow the belief that optional costs associated with an award are better placed in a year’s worth of online marketing for the winner rather than spending large sums on a ceremonial evening. Our press announcements are made digitally, online and across our network to enforce our position as digital publishers. We aim to provide you with the tools (both digital and physical) to generate real-world value.
What happens if I am deemed successful?+
After you have been notified, we enforce a short press embargo while the programme manager liaises with you to establish your preferred method of coverage. Generally, our coverage takes the form of a digital celebratory magazine, but we also offer physical trophies, wall mounted certificates and plaques and digital certificates, web-based advertisements and press releases which can be custom designed for you or your company.
Are there any costs involved?+
As mentioned, there are no compulsory costs in accepting a nomination or winning an award with Corporate Vision. We do offer a variety of paid additional benefits for our winners, but these are completely optional. To demonstrate our commitment to no mandatory fees, all our winners are offered a free of charge promotional package. Our company policy will always remain that, regardless of budget, our clients should always be able to garner the full value of the award and our seal of approval. We offer a variety of promotional opportunities to our winners, as we have an extensive network and we know, more than anyone, the wider business benefits from promoting industry awards.