UK Awards

The NME Awards 2015 - A Review

Carina Maggar | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Carina Maggar

I suppose that's how you know you're at the NME awards, and not the MTVs; everyone looks like they couldn't give less of a shit and no one looks like they smell good.

YA Book Prize Fever- Interview with The Bookseller

Alix Long | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Alix Long

Recently the YA blogosphere, Book-tubers and the section of Twitter especially reserved for that of YA book fanatics have been talking about one thing and one thing only: the YA Book Prize, a prize for UK and Irish YA books set up by the publishers The Bookseller.

Revealed: This "Rural Gem" Is Britain's Best Pub

PA / The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you're in search of a great pint, then you might want to head down to this particular "rural gem" in Gloucestershire, which has been named Pub of t...

The Baftas 2015

Gill Alexander | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Gill Alexander

Judging by the Daily Mail's tweets, this year's Baftas was notable only because 1. Keira Knightley was pregnant ("Keira hides her bump in a gown made by blah blah") and 2. Rosamund Pike gave birth recently ("Rosamund Pike showed off her amazing post-pregnancy figure in a gown made by blah blah.")

BAFTA Chief's Best-Ever Awards Moment

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

Sunday evening sees the biggest event in the British film calendar as stars gather in London’s Royal Opera House to discover who’s going to be on ...

The National Television Awards - Two Hours Too Long

Gill Alexander | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Gill Alexander

There was a tedious air of predictability about the whole thing. In fact they should re-name the NTAs the AntandDecs and just have done with it, given that the Geordie twosome featured in a slew of categories and won most of them.

A Fantastic Night: The UK Dating Awards 2014

Caroline Brealey | Posted 04.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Brealey

The night itself was jam packed with everyone from the big online dating companies such as eHarmony, Lovestruck and Guardian Soulmates, to TV dating expert Jo Hemmings and the glossy magazines who write about all things love, dating and breakups.

I Humiliated Myself at an Awards Ceremony

Chris Rooney | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

I was recently shortlisted in the 'best blogger' category at the UK Dating Awards. Let me start by saying I did not win. I did not even get a 'special mention'. My writing received no recognition whatsoever. In terms of debauchery and self-ridicule, however, I swept the board.

Mind Awards Proves That Attitudes to Mental Health Are Changing in the Media

Rebecca Walton | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK
Rebecca Walton

The night was rounded off with a truly thought provoking speech from Paul Farmer, the Chief Executive of Mind. I wish I had the space to include it all, but here are the most poignant messages he got across to the now rather elated, and perhaps a little tipsy, audience.

Ant And Dec To Host The Brits

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 30.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

Ant and Dec have been confirmed as the hosts of the 2015 Brit Awards. The 'I'm A Celebrity' and 'Britain's Got Talent' presenters will replace Jame...

Louise Ridley

This 'Inept And Oppressive' Tesco Is Officially The Worst Building Of The Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK

A Tesco in London's Woolwich town centre has been named the worst new building in Britain this year. Woolwich Central has been awarded the Carbuncl...

The Diversity Disconnect: It's Time to Stop Being Humble

Melanie Eusebe | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK
Melanie Eusebe

After finishing the judging day for the black British Awards back in early July, I found myself thinking 'what's happening here'?

ADCAN - the Cannes-tidote to Commercials Awards

Brydon Gerus | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK
Brydon Gerus

So, once again the lions have returned home in their prides from this year's largest advertising awards festival in France, the Cannes Lions - an event which, in the advertising industry translates to: line your stomachs, update your LinkedIn profile pics and don't forget your sunscreen.

Ex-Rockers Jarvis and Matthews Go Head-to-Head for Broadcaster of the Year at BPG Awards

Maisie McCabe | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Maisie McCabe

In this blog last year I challenged the commercial radio industry to ensure that one of their number was among the list of nominees for the BPG Radio Awards in 2014. I am delighted to say that for the first time in many, many years there is a commercial nominee included among some wonderful nominees from the BBC...

All Entrepreneurs Should Aspire to be Award-winning - Here's Why

Jan Flawn | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK
Jan Flawn

I've always been competitive. I was a keen sportsperson and loved the feeling winning gave me - even when we played family games around the kitchen table, I hated losing. I've taken this competitive spirit into my life as an entrepreneur...

Everyone's a Winner

Paul Bassett Davies | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK Comedy
Paul Bassett Davies

Our growing insistence on giving each other prizes is creating a culture that's beginning to seem like Sports Day at a progressive kindergarten, where no child goes home empty-handed, even if they fell over before their race began.

Rewarding and Recognising White Hats

Paul Lambert | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Paul Lambert

"White hats" or white hat hackers whom are equally interested in researching weaknesses in computer security systems but for more altruistic purposes. They may be employed by tech companies, computer security companies, universities or individuals.

Women of the Future

Abi S. Wright | Posted 31.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Abi S. Wright

It is more than 30 years since women were granted the right to equal pay in the UK and it is generally accepted that there is still more work to be done to redress thousands of years of imbalance

Challenging Times - Finance Is Not the Only Barrier for Ethnic Minority Businesses

Andrew Devenport | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK
Andrew Devenport

The recent 'Ethnic Minority Businesses and Access to Finance' report released by the Department for Communities and Local Government highlights some of the challenges faced by aspiring entrepreneurs from ethnic minorities when seeking financial support to start up a business.

London & New York - Silicon Cities With Much to Learn From Each Other

Danny Lopez | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Tech
Danny Lopez

The free flow of ideas is essential to innovation. The UK is more motivated than ever to encourage US tech innovators to break out of traditional silos and create opportunities on both sides of the ocean. In doing this, the UK tech scene has become a recognised facilitator of new technology, economic prosperity and job creation.

What Is the Spirit of the Fringe?

Gareth Morinan | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK Comedy
Gareth Morinan

As the more foolish among us head up to the Edinburgh Fringe this week, I've been contemplating that age-old question; what is the Spirit of the Fringe? Perhaps a good starting point is to look at the past winners of the Panel Prize (often informally referred to as "the Spirit of the Fringe award").

Uganda's Premier Annual Music Video Awards

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

One thing that intrigued me was that it seemed that 99% of all music videos submitted, seemed to come straight from Jamaica, such is the passion of Ugandans brought up on dancehall music. With full patois accents and dancehall dance moves, it was like judging a Caribbean set of acts, as opposed to African. It reminded me of the early UK urban music scene.

Award Ceremonies Move on From Bad Comedians to Streams of Stories

Monty Munford | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Tech
Monty Munford

For football fans of a certain age who were brought up believing FA Cup Final day to be the height of human existence, it wasn't just about the game, it was about the 'build-up'... The same can be said for award ceremonies. The Oscars are the epitome of the build-up, and also the build-down. The chat, the TV shows, the red carpet and the event itself.

Who Deserves to Receive the Queen's Honours?

Jenny Garrett | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK
Jenny Garrett

Lets face it we all know someone who deserves the Queens honours, doing great work, and making a difference, nominate them now, especially if they are from one of the under represented groups.

Congo Project Wins 2013 Ashden Award

Green Futures | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK
Green Futures

At first glance, you could easily mistake Lake Kivu for one of the world's tourist treasures. Its turquoise shimmer sets off the vivid green of the surrounding hills - one side in Rwanda, the other in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).