Edward Cooper Young Chartered Surveyors

Period: Current and ongoing

Website: www.ecycs.co.uk

Subject: Celebrating 10 years in business and using that achievement to raise their profile and further enhance their reputation through entering, and winning, a series of prestigious business and industry awards


Our Task Was:

We were referred into ECY by another client of ours and our first task after meeting with them was to go away and research award opportunities in both their industry and generally across business (locally, regionally and nationally as they have satellite offices in London, Bristol and Sheffield) for an entire 12 month period.

Once this 12 month calendar was agreed the focus moved to crafting award winning award entries!


With each new client it’s imperative to spend time with them really understanding their business and asking, not just the questions on the first few award / category nomination forms, but wider questions designed to get as much information out as possible, as painlessly as possible!

Following on from that face-to-face time with them it’s then been about writing the first draft, sharing that with our client, taking amends and alterations before submitting a second draft.  For long-term clients like ECY we also work with them to start gathering together supplementary information which will be valuable across a number of different award entries, things like;

  • Client testimonials
  • Employee testimonials
  • Service provider testimonials (for instance, training providers who work with the client
  • Training dashboard screen grabs
  • Employee photographs
  • Product / service photographs
  • Press clippings
  • Other supporting material


To date these are the results we have achieved with ECY… and there’s a lot more to come!


  • Leicester Mercury Business Awards
    • Employer of the Year

Highly Commended:

  • Signature Awards
    • Promoting Apprentices in the Workplace – Highly Commended


  • Celebrating Construction East Midlands
    • People Development Award
  • Institute of Directors (IoD) Director of the Year Awards
    • Director of the Year – SME
    • Director of the Year – Innovation
  • LABC Building Excellence Awards – Construction Professional of the Year
  • Leicester Mercury Business Awards
    • Apprentice Employer of the Year

Shortlisted Finalists to Be Announced:

  • Apprenticeships National Awards
    • Apprenticeship Employer of the Year
    • Rising Star
  • Barclays Entrepreneur of the Year
    • Scale-Up Entrepreneur of the Year
  • East Midlands Chamber Awards
    • Apprentice of the Year Award
    • Commitment to People Development Award
    • Outstanding Growth Award
    • Small Business of the Year Award
  • Nachural Awards
    • Business Person of the Year
    • Entrepreneur of the Year
    • SME of the Year
    • Promoting Apprentices in the Workplace
  • SME National Business Awards
    • Businessman of the Year
    • Employer of the Year


ECY has been busy fully maximising their award nominations, success to shortlist, finalist status and attendance at award ‘do’s’ across all social media, via targeted press releases and client / employee updates (email, YouTube etc).

Samantha Gamble, Marketing Executive at ECY commented on the results to date saying, “We were genuinely thrilled to win the Leicester Mercury Business Award for Employer of the Year, alongside being Highly Commended at the Signature Awards in the Promoting Apprentices in the Workplace category.  Ashley, our Senior Partner, completely acknowledges that the team at ECY are what makes us as successful as we are and will drive the planned growth of the business.”

“To get two successes as soon as we started this journey was awesome and that success has continued with other finalist positions.  This month has seen a huge amount of work going into preparing and submitting multiple entries and we’re all very much looking forward to more success that we can share, in our tenth year, with our employees, clients, suppliers, influencers and other stakeholders.”

“It’s an absolute pleasure working with Rachel at The Awards People and I’m really looking forward to that continuing for many months ahead!”