Testimonials

2019 Ceremony and reactions...

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“Participation in the Global Good Awards has been a great experience for us from beginning to end. The questions themselves were really well considered and we were delighted to receive the judges comments back.  It makes a huge difference. The ceremony itself, was delivered virtually in an engaging way during challenging times. Well done to all the production team.  It goes without saying that of course we were delighted to win in the Education category for our work with Code Your Future and the Behaviour Change category for our work to drive down carbon emissions from travel.  This aside, we will be entering these awards again, as they are stand out in their clear aspiration to drive positive change. Well done to Karen and all who support in making the Global Good Awards such a success”.

Dr James Robey | Global Head of Environmental Sustainability, Capgemini

“I think you showed a lot of people how a virtual awards ceremony should be done – timings, production values, extras (webinars, polls, resources etc) all superb. The only things we really missed was the food and the chance to celebrate together. Next time!”

John Sage | Corporate Responsibility Manager, Tideway

“Just wanted to say thank you for hosting such a brilliant ceremony and thought-provoking webinars. I could tell that a lot of effort and care went into planning it all and it was really well executed. A thoroughly enjoyable day overall! Huge congratulations.”

Tara Bell | Mullenlowe Salt

“What a fantastic event! We thought it was brilliantly organised. There was a lovely balance of big business and smaller companies and the event showed that however diverse the entrants were they had kindness at their core. We found the whole thing very uplifting and were incredibly proud to have been a part of it.”

Rose Bax | Bax Botanics

“I first met Karen and learned of the Global Good Awards back in 2015 (when they were called the UK CSR Awards). As someone who was leading a CSR Programme in a big business at the time, I was aware of a range of award schemes, but this one made me sit up and take notice. Karen’s insistence on running the awards in as responsible a manner as possible, maintaining independence, her success in securing an impressive line-up of judges and focus on timely and relevant categories led me to make the effort necessary to apply.

As a result, I was delighted in 2016 to win the best international sustainability programme on behalf of Jaguar Land Rover. Fast forward a few years, and I’m now proud to be a judge for the Global Good Awards myself, under Karen’s good humoured and exceptionally well organised leadership. I’d recommend her unreservedly.”

Laura Adams, Chair, Caplor Horizons | Independent responsible business adviser

“The Global Good Awards align well with the Revive brand. There are strong parallels on environmental sustainability between the two – both emphasise the need for a low carbon circular economy, which is a key focus for us.

This isn’t a regular awards – the only one I know that really walks the talk when it comes to sustainability – so this isn’t a regular sponsorship. It’s a brilliant learning experience too. By being closely involved and meeting so many people working in sustainability, you really examine what your business is doing and think about what else can be achieved.

Through our sponsorship, Revive has been introduced to people in a very diverse range of sectors, proving that the Awards are an ideal platform for a business to promote their goods or services. We’ve seen the Awards grow over the last three years too, extending our reach.

The GGA team is great to work with – helpful, friendly and make everything very straightforward. Their comms always resonate and I’m looking forward to our ongoing involvement in 2020.”

Danny Doogan, Group Sustainability Manager, Denmaur Independent Papers

“The Global Good Awards is by far the best awards experience I’ve had. Loved the feedback from judges (quite a rarity) and you personally {Karen} live and breathe sustainability. It was also the most diverse Judging Panel I’d ever seen.”

Luke Wellock, Corporate Responsibility Manager, Leeds Building Society

“I have never been involved in an event that has been so professionally run, with such a level of personal commitment from the Founder AND with every minute detail considered. It was so apparent that these awards have been conceptualised and run with passion and heart!

Technically, brilliantly organised with the added bonus of judges feedback is invaluable. I cannot praise you highly enough. I believe these awards will just grow and grow!!!

Thank you again – enjoy the praise! Justly deserved and I wish you and your team the highest accolades moving forward!”

Helen Lord, co-founder, Used Kitchen Exchange

“Well done on a seriously good evening. It was a real step up from last year – and that wasn’t easy! The format excellent, the speaker {Martin Wright} was very good. It made perfect sense to deal with the awards at the pace and in the manner in which you did, then allowing maximum networking via the food serving format. Well done.”

Nick Wright, MD of Corporate Responsibility and Corporate Affairs, UBS

Toast Ale won Best Eco-Focussed Small Business in 2018. The award gives credibility to our purpose-led mission and has helped to raise our profile and reach new customers. It’s also helped to keep our existing customers excited about us as a business: we shared the news of our win via our newsletter and on our social accounts and had a great response. The awards ceremony was a fantastic networking opportunity, with a number of new contacts having already supported us and worked with us. Additionally, the on-going supportive relationship with the Global Good Awards has been fantastic and completely unique amongst the awards companies we’ve experienced.

Louisa Ziane, Chief Brand Officer, Toast Ale

The Global Good awards provide us with an excellent opportunity to step back and take stock of all we have achieved with our community partners over the last year. The application process really helps us to assess our programmes and evaluate how they have been carried out in a succinct way, taking all our spreadsheet monitoring and evaluation data, student quotes, volunteer feedback, and impact results and putting it all into one place to tell the story of our partnership and achievements. The awards also provide us with an opportunity to knowledge share and network with other like-minded businesses, and to properly celebrate our successes (as we rarely find time to do that). Compared to some of the other award schemes that we enter, the Global Good Awards really does practice what it preaches, from carbon balancing the awards evening to sourcing the beautiful glass trophies from a local artist, they go above and beyond. This year’s awards ceremony was the first ever vegan awards event and the caterers did a fantastic job which helped contribute to the overall feel and ethos of the awards scheme. We’re proud to be recognised by the scheme and look forward to continuing our relationship with them.

Corporate Sustainability Team, Investec

Winning a Global Good Award has been great for raising our profile and putting us in front of potential funders. It also helps to demonstrate to funders that we’re a safe pair of hands. It’s has more credibility than us saying “trust us, we know what we’re doing!” As an SME this is incredibly valuable to us, as most funders won’t have heard of us until now. Finally, it’s great for boosting team morale. We’re a small team trying to have a big impact, so it’s great to get this recognition and a beautiful award from such a credible organisation.

Rebecca Burgess, Commercial Director, City to Sea (Refill)

We were absolutely delighted to be selected for the Gold Award in the International Sustainable Community category last night – what a lovely surprise. It was such a good setting at the BMA, and I wanted to say that your organisation was meticulous – the ceremony and whole evening was incredibly well staged.  Well done!

Nog Sawdon, Cool Earth

Many folk came up to me on the night declaring either ‘best yet’ if they’d been before, or ‘what a lovely, lively refreshing awards’ if they hadn’t. You’re building something great here, and the Trust Mark is really cool, so keep at it!

Ed Gillespie, co-founder, Futerra ( and GGA Ceremony Host)

It was a thorough and fair process and while we didn’t win our category we are delighted to have come home with a ‘one to watch’. I have looked at the comments and feedback and this is really good for us too, invaluable for when we apply again.

Jane Acton, Nature Workshops

“It’s been fantastic to be part of the National CSR Awards 2017; the whole process was smooth throughout and Karen could not have been more helpful! We were absolutely delighted to have won in the category of ‘International Sustainable Community’ for our work with UNICEF creating a protective environment for adolescent girls on tea estates in Assam, especially as we were up against some other fantastic projects. The new name, ‘Global Good Awards’ is an exciting change and a great reflection of what these awards are trying to achieve.”

“Really enjoyed the National CSR awards event this year. The announcement of the ‘eco-tie’ dress code foretold of an event that would be different to other award ceremonies, with interesting speakers on different aspects of sustainability and a fun round of eco action games before dinner!  Speaking of which, the pescatarian menu was absolutely delicious – and led to a conversation on our table as to why anyone would host an event with meat on the menu.  

I think the name change for next year to Global Good Awards is a positive move that reflects a wider understanding amongst business that doing good should no longer be limited to a narrow CSR remit, but embedded across all operations and linked much more closely to corporate purpose”.

Nick Gardner, CEO Project Dirt

“I couldn’t think of a better organisation to be the driving force behind the creation of a platform to recognise CSR on a national level. The recognition such an award will bring will act as a spur to others keen to promote CSR initiatives.”

Rt. Hon. Philip Hammond MP