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Mobile Industry Awards 2020 - New categories open now!

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Running for more than a decade, the Mobile Industry Awards represent the gold standard of excellence in the industry. From the boardroom to the grassroots, the attendees represent the best and brightest the UK and European mobile industry has to offer.

The status of the awards has seen previous winners include victories in shareholder releases, emblazon logos on staff uniforms and take out billboards to spread the news of their victory - now it’s your chance to join this elite band.

It’s now your chance to join our elite band of winners as entries for the 2020 Mobile Industry Awards are now open - but as we have a number of new categories this year, here's all you need to know to maximise your chance of winning!

Our new MIA 2020 categories

UK Channel Star

In order to win business, it pays for service and solution providers to have the right hardware, software and services to call upon when needed. Being supported by the right service can make a crucial difference in a competitive marketplace, and this category recognises the best vendor across the UK mobile channel. 

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Campaign of the Year

Bringing products and or services to life is one of the most important things a vendor chooses to do - the job that an agency does can genuinely make or break the success of the technology in hand. This category recognises a collaborative effort between agencies and brands. 

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Innovation of the Year

Continuous innovation is essential for any business wanting to keep customers excited and adapt to market trends. This category recognises the innovation that stands out across the entire industry.

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People & Culture Award

Across the Mobile Industry, the creation of a company culture is essential but it is far from easy. It’s more than just a vision, it’s something the collective can unite behind and give purpose to their employment. How has your company created an engaging, inclusive, and diverse culture that’s brought staff together, improved their experience and the company’s performance as a result? 

How does your company define “Culture and Purpose” and its importance? What steps have you taken to define your culture and purpose for employees?

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Start-up of the Year

This award is open to a start-up business that is under two years old. The award is open to businesses operating within the the Mobile Industry.

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Best Wholesale Service & Solution

This award recognises new and innovative opportunities for the channel and is designed to reward the company who has opened up and developed markets through a combination of activities.

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Lifecycle & Finance Award

The cost of technology and software continues to rise and end users need to approach this in a way which keeps theirs business offering sustainable and affordable. In order to do this the need for stand out finance options and lifecycle services has never been in such demand. 

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Best Network for Loyalty & Retention

It is widely considered that operators can do more to look after their customers, and this award recognises the operator who stands out above its competitors when it comes to loyalty and retention. Please limit your answers to a maximum of 350 words per criteria point.

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Ruggedised Manufacturer of the Year

Ruggedised devices, whether smartphones, laptops, tablets or 2-in-1 models (commonly known as convertibles or hybrids), have been one of the brighter points in an otherwise very morose mobile computing market. Higher margins, the propensity to build solutions around devices and the ability to carve out niches have made the ruggedised category an even more enticing one. 

Here are all the categories for the MIA 2020

B2B & CHANNEL

UK CHANNEL STAR

BEST MOBILE SERVICE & SOLUTION 

PARTNERSHIP OF THE YEAR

DISTRIBUTION & SERVICES 

LIFECYCLE & FINANCE AWARD 

RECYCLING & RECOMMERCE AWARD

BEST WHOLESALE SERVICE & SOLUTION

DISTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR

RETAIL

BEST HIGH STREET RETAILER 

BEST ONLINE RETAILER 

BEST REPAIR SERVICE 

BEST RECYCLING SERVICE

NETWORK

BEST NETWORK FOR DATA

BEST NETWORK FOR LOYALTY & RETENTION *new

BEST NETWORK  FOR BUSINESS 

BEST MVNO

BEST MVNO PARTNER

MANUFACTURER

PHONE OF THE YEAR

HOTTEST NEW PHONE 

RUGGEDISED MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR 

ACCESSORY MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR

SMARTPHONE MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR 

BEST MANUFACTURER FIELD MARKETING TEAM

COMPANY

START-UP OF THE YEAR 

INNOVATION OF THE YEAR

CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR 

CSR INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR 

BUSINESS GROWTH AWARD 

PEOPLE & CULTURE AWARD

INDIVIDUAL 

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE MOBILE INDUSTRY

You can view all entry criteria for the Mobile Industry Awards here

MIA 2020 entry process

Entering the 2020 awards will be the easiest decision you make this decade - our entry portal is user-friendly and our team are here to help you every step of the way, and what’s more it’s free to enter. 

START YOUR ENTRY HERE!

All entries must be submitted by no later than 12th March 2020. Tables will be available on a first come first served basis, so we invite you to go online and select your table packages - we can either take card payment or organise an invoice to send to you.

Five great reasons to enter

Reward and motivate you and your team - entering the MIA sends a message to your team that their achievements are worth shouting about – and being shortlisted is a huge boost to company morale.

Build customer trust and confidence - an award is a mark of quality that sets you apart from your competitors and proves your corporate credentials. It’s an independent endorsement that can help you attract new customers, partners, investors and talent.

Grow your profile and reach – Winning (or just being shortlisted) is fantastic PR and marketing opportunity that gives you the chance to tell your story and share your success.

Benchmarking – The award tells the judges, and your industry, that you are the best of the best – and a company worth doing business with.

Networking - Attend the awards ceremony, celebrate and certainly bask in the glory – but also see it as a networking opportunity, take clients and also make the most out of building new relationships

For all awards updates visit our site www.mobileindustryawards.com  - we look forward to seeing you on the 25th June 2020!

If you have any questions or queries about how to attend or enter, get in touch at mark.fermor@futurenet.com