Last Friday, Douglas Jackson Consultants attended the Customer Experience Awards, for a day of judging, dinner and award presentations. The venue for the event was The Grand Connaught Rooms, which offered an excellent venue to celebrate customer experience excellence.
The event was a real showcase for Customer Experience and it was so nice to see such a mix of organisations and industries present, which included; Karaoke, Investments, Pizza, Phones, Themed Attractions, Golf, Groceries, Washing Machines, Banking, Loans, Logistics, Recruitment, Outsourcing, Assessment Tools, Food Services, Manufacturing Consultancy, Technology, Insurance, Utilities, Facilities Management, Legal Services, Not for Profits, Housing, Accountancy, Travel and Transport. It was great to see so many people showing their real commitment across markets to improving Customer Experience.
We and many of the other judges we spoke with on Friday stated that there were so many great ideas, enthusiastic people and fantastic results being achieved by so many of you, that once again, it was a truly inspiring occasion and was summed up extremely well by a tweet from Marcio, which emphasises just how important each person is in making a great and lasting customer experience:
Well done to all the entries and finalists!
So to the awards: There seemed be more award categories than ever at this year awards, which created a high level of anticipation, full to the brim conference room and excited noise and cheer (from a large proportion of the tables), for the awards nominations and presentations, which all added to a great atmosphere. The event was hosted by Marianne Page who did a great job and the awards were presented throughout what was an excellent lunch menu.
The winners were:
The Customer Experience of the Year Award went to Amicus Horizon/Response
Business to Business Group 1 – Restaurant Associates
Business to Business Group 2 – Cougar Automation Limited
Contact Centre Large – Lebara Ltd
Contact Centre Small – Abel & Cole
Facilities Management & Utilities- Gemco Service
Financial Services Banking- Virgin Money
Financial Services – Investment/Insurance – Barclays
IT & Telecoms Group 1 – Rackspace
IT & Telecoms Group 2 – Lebara Ltd
Leisure & Retail – Warner Bros. Studio Tour London- The Making of Harry Potter
Professional Services – Fasttrac Solicitors
Public Sector and Not for Profit – Amicus Horizon/Response
Customer Experience Professional of the Year – Dawn Farmer, Liberata UK
Customer Experience Training Award Group 1 – Genesis Housing Association
Customer Experince Training Award Group 2 – Lebara Ltd
A very big CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners!
We also wanted to highlight the Lifetime Achievement Award who went to the highly respected and regarded Customer Service Guru, DON HALES – Well Done DON!
Thank you to the Customer Experience Awards team for a great event! See you next year……
You can contact Douglas Jackson via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 0845 620 9720