THE BRITISH ONLINE AWARDS

INCLUDING THE BRITISH DIGITAL & E-COMMERCE AWARDS

Honouring exceptional organisations and leadership across all online sectors including e-commerce and digital.

The Exceptional Organisations and Leadership British Mark is both a seal of approval and the benchmark achievement for the online sector’s highest-performing organisations. It is a standard of excellence, an agreed rating for companies who are doing something exceptionally well.

In any society, the presence of highly successful organisations able to create and exercise a wealth of power and influence is a fundamental necessity. These are the online & e-commerce innovators who, either through position or personality, exercise a significant power that influences events and sets parameters in the conduct of their organisation, the climate of political debate, and the shaping of new ideas.

The British Online Exceptional Organisations and Leadership publication and Awards provide an invaluable insight into those companies who have adopted truly robust online strategies and are pushing the boundaries of online product innovation. The awards will showcase the most ambitious, successful, and cutting-edge online companies operating within the UK and will highlight the exceptional organisations and leadership teams powering the rise of British online and digital excellence.

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THE BRITISH MARK

RATED FOR EXCELLENCE

BALANCING PROFIT AND PURPOSE

THE EXCEPTIONAL ORGANISATIONS & LEADERSHIP BRITISH MARK IS A SEAL OF APPROVAL & THE BENCHMARK ACHIEVEMENT FOR THE HIGHEST PERFORMING ORGANISATIONS WITHIN BRITAIN.

THE USE OF THE BRITISH MARK ON A PRODUCT, WEBSITE, SALES MATERIALS, OR SOCIAL MEDIA, INSTANTLY COMMUNICATES THAT A COMPANY IS AN EXCEPTIONAL ORGANISATION WHEN IT COMES TO BUSINESS GROWTH AND POSITIVE IMPACT WITHIN ITS SECTOR.

EXCEPTIONAL ORGANISATIONS & LEADERSHIP WITHIN THE ONLINE & E-COMMERCE SECTORS.

The British Online Awards will include the high-profile publication Exceptional organisations and Leadership publication which will profile the key influencers and organisations within the online and digital sectors. This high-quality publication will bring together the leading Power Brokers within each sector in order to promote the best of British online success.  Those included in the final Exceptional Organisations & Leadership publication will then be put forward for the British Online Awards.

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AN OUTSTANDING INITIATIVE

I have been amazed at the calibre and influence of individuals who attend The British Publishing Company events and the number of such high-profile men & women gathered in one room. The standard of the awards and the Exceptional Organisations & Leadership publication is fantastic and The British Publishing Company seem to know how to get all those included to attend.

THE BRITISH ONLINE AWARDS

INCLUDING THE BRITISH DIGITAL & E-COMMERCE AWARDS

The British Online Awards highlight the men, women and organisations who have forged unique paths within the online sector, battling odds in the process whilst managing to bring about deep-rooted change within their industry. These are the disruptors and innovators who are able to create lasting legacies and have proven themselves on all levels within Britain and on the International stage.

The British Online Awards reception will be held in London and will be the highlight of the UK technology social and business calendar. Many Senior Power Brokers and organisations will be in attendance to not only celebrate being named within the British Online Exceptional Organisations & Leadership shortlist and Awards, but also to meet their peers and to develop and enhance contacts amongst this like-minded and exclusive group of Power Brokers.  The awards ceremony may be held virtually.

THE BRITISH ONLINE AWARDS

INCLUDING THE BRITISH DIGITAL & E-COMMERCE AWARDS

Honouring exceptional organisations and leadership across all online sectors including e-commerce and digital.

E-COMMERCE IN THE UK WILL EXCEED 222 BILLION EUROS THIS YEAR.

Ecommerce in the United Kingdom is expected to be worth 222.5 billion euros at the end of this year. That would mean an increase of almost 11 percent compared to the situation last year, when the B2C ecommerce turnover was worth just over 200 billion euros.

Last year, ecommerce in the United Kingdom finally surpassed the milestone of 200 billion euros. Now, it’s set to add an extra 22 billion euros on top of that, with the expectation that the British online retail industry will be worth 222.5 billion euros at the end of the year.

The UK, the largest B2C ecommerce market in Europe, is a very digitized society, with 96 percent of the population expected to be online this year. Last year, 87 percent of that online population bought something online.

The predicted growth rate has also seen a huge upturn as a result of Covid 19.

GENERATION X ARE THE MOST ACTIVE ONLINE SHOPPERS

Among the different age groups, Generation X consumers (born between 1966 and 1981) made more online purchases last year than any other age group, averaging nearly 19 transactions per year. Interestingly, despite the common belief that the upswing in online shopping is largely driven by the younger and more ’tech-savvy‘ Millennials (born between 1982 and 2001), Generation X consumers in fact made 20 percent more purchases last year than their younger counterparts. Stage of life and income levels are certainly primary factors driving both online and offline shopping, and Generation X consumers, many of which are more established in their careers and building homes

E-COMMERCE SALES SHOW THE LARGEST ANNUAL GROWTH SINCE 2014

The value of e-commerce sales in the UK non-financial sector reached £688 billion in 2018, rising from £582 billion in 2017. This annual growth of 18% was the largest seen since comparable records began in 2014. When looking at businesses with 10 or more employees, there is a similar trend, with e-commerce sales rising by 17% since 2017, the largest growth since 2009.

UK MUSIC STREAMING SALES CROSSED THE £1 BILLION MARK IN 2019

The UK saw a 7.1% rise in overall music spending in 2019 even though the British entertainment market showed a 17% fall in physical sales, which totalled £318 million. Download purchases fell 27% to just under £90 million.  Counteracting the decline was a 23% rise in streaming subscription sales, which crossed the £1 billion mark for the first time ever. That’s four times as much as Brits spent on streaming music just five years ago. It’s also 31 times the level it was in 2010 when streaming sales totalled just £31 million. British Artist Ed Sheeran reigns as the UK’s most streamed act.

NOMINATE THE EXCEPTIONAL ORGANISATIONS FOR THE BRITISH ONLINE AWARDS

We search year-round for nominees and influencers who will inform and inspire, surprise and delight.  If you know of an individual, or organisation who should be included in the Exceptional Organisations & Leadership shortlist and Awards, or if you belong there yourself, we want to hear from you!   We’re always looking for new influencers to add to the Online Power 100 community.  Through the British Online Awards, we help some great people to connect and share their ideas — but they start with your nominations.

INNOVATOR

RETAIL

FASHION

DISRUPTOR

FINANCE

Power Broker

BEAUTY

CUSTOMER EXCELLENCE

SPORTS

HOME & FFURNISHINGS

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

MANUFACTURING

ELECTRICAL TO FOOD

SOFTWARE

START UP

OTHER

SPONSORSHIP & PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

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