Awards applications are open

Applications for the Credit Excellence Award have been opened, as the industry looks to a more diverse future.

This year, the awards scheme and virtal ceremony will be sponsored by Arvato Financial

Stephen Kiely, editor of CCRMagazine, said: “The awards have always shone a spotlight on the very best in the credit, collections, and enforcement industry, and, in these unique times, they will continue to do so.

“As we all look forward to an improving future, we hope the awards will give a positive focus for our industry, showcasing what makes us excellent. Now is the time to apply, so please contact me for an Application Pack.”

The Credit Excellence Awards are unique because applications for each category are open to the whole range of the industry in those sectors. So you can apply if you are an individual credit professional, a team, a consumer or commercial creditor, or a supplier company, or a product.

Previously, the judges have looked for a range of key characteristics from winning
entries, including:

► Truly exceptional behaviour – the judges are eager to see behaviour that is genuinely exceptional within the sector.
► Business leadership – has the candidate shown an ability to drive the business forward and inspire others, in areas such as thought-leadership and talent development?
► Professional excellence and processes – has the candidate shown true professionalism, carrying out their work in a way that is likely to inspire others in the profession and to reflect well on the industry as a whole?
► Real results – do the results show that the candidate has been able to improve the revenues or profitability of their own company or the customers they work with?
► Industry innovation – has the candidate been truly innovative in their thinking?
► Customer focus – has the candidate shown a genuine desire to ‘go the extra mile’ to benefit customers?
► Social responsibility – has the candidate shown true social responsibility, always thinking what is right for their customers and for the wider economy, community, and society?

To claim your Application Pack, and to apply for this year’s awards, please contact Stephen Kiely at