Following on from 2016’s brand refresh, the flagship awards scheme run by Credit Strategy magazine has been completely redesigned for next year.
In addition to being completely revamped to fully reflect Credit Strategy’s widening audience, the 20 awards in the 2017 scheme have been grouped into five brand new ‘supercategories’ – Conduct & Culture, Lending, Credit, Collections and Technology. Within these brackets, new awards such as Fair Lender, Risk Leadership and Gamechanger have joined the scheme alongside returning accolades like Best Company to Work For and Customer Service Champion.
Credit Strategy’s consulting editor Fred Crawley, who undertook the Credit Awards redesign, said:
“It may sound unusual for us to be shouting about the fact we’ve got fewer award categories this year than in 2016 – 20 compared with 28 in 2016 - but I think that’s a good thing. Not only does it make for a tighter and more exciting ceremony, but it means there’s even more value in winning one of our awards.
“Nevertheless, the categories have been designed to allow the full range of businesses we engage with to enter, and we have considerably simplified the entry process to level the playing field and allow firms of all sizes to compete. Whether you’re a pioneering startup, a high street giant or a veteran specialist business, there’s a category in the Credit Awards for you.”
The deadline for nominations will be February 10th, although to encourage timely submissions, the scheme will be only be free to enter until February 3rd.
View 2017 categories here.