UK Awards

A Fantastic Night: The UK Dating Awards 2014

Caroline Brealey | Posted 05.12.2014 | 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 27.11.2014 | 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 20.11.2014 | 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).

For Women Readers Only

B.J. Epstein | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
B.J. Epstein

In an ideal world, men and women would be judged by the same standards and would have equal access to prize, as well as to having their work published, exhibited, performed, etc., and to receiving grants, and so forth. Unfortunately, Polly Courtney seems to have forgotten that we don't live in an ideal world.

BAFTA: A Mere Mortal on the Red Carpet

Viki Imrie | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK Style
Viki Imrie

Sitting in the launderette reading a copy of last week's TV Guide, I contemplated my upcoming BAFTA attendance. More specifically, I'd just worked out that by the time I'd stuck my smalls in the dryer and lugged them all the way home down Balham High Road I would have just under one hour to prepare.

Prince's Trust Helping to Breed Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

Anita Brook | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Anita Brook

I think it is true that the current economic climate poses challenges that are very different to those faced by the school and university leavers of previous generations. There might not be a queue of companies waiting to give graduates a job, but there are plenty of young people out there with the drive, enthusiasm and entrepreneurial spirit to help themselves.

Bafta: Nurturing Young Creative Talent Vital to Future of TV

Anne Morrison | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Anne Morrison

Bafta is known for celebrating excellence at ceremonies such as Sunday's Arqiva British Academy Television Awards, but it also engages in activity to help a diverse range of talented people to develop and grow in their careers.

The Asian Awards, a Night of the Good, the Gracious and the Great!

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

A room full of global and political leaders, sporting stars, music legends, business tycoons, Television and film celebrities - it could only be the annual Asian awards!

Amazing Treehouses in Costa Rica

Lara Solomon | Posted 09.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lara Solomon

In 2012 the Nature Observatorio Amazing Treehouse won the Best Innovation in Responsible Tourism Award as part of the World Responsible Tourism Awar...