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Innovation Awards

2018 Finalists

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2017 Innovation Awards Finalists, Site Visits and Case Studies

Site Visit bookings now open: June to September 2017

The Eleven finalists shortlisted in the 2017 Customer Contact Innovation awards, from a rigorous shortlisting process, will be facilitating Site Visits in June and September. See the details below and book your places so that you don’t miss out. 

The Award Finalists for 2017 offer great examples of transforming customer experience in contact centre operations, as well as in the wider organisation – from digital transformation or better conversations to operational focus and engagement in the back office or among field engineers. There are great role models for Planning, Insight, Quality, Customer Experience and Continuous Improvement teams – as well as operations teams at all levels. 

“This year’s innovations have something for everyone, because they demonstrate how successful teams can transform the experience of both customers and colleagues, while at the same time making some very real cost or revenue benefits to the business”, explains Paul Smedley, Founder and Chair, The Forum. “All professionals will learn a huge amount from their conference presentations and the member site visits”.

The full list of finalists is below. Click on the link to read more information about the case study and to book your site visit place.  

Finalist Case Study  Site Visit Date  Location
Aegon 
The human touch: is it easy to make the right choice?
27th June Edinburgh
BT 
From push to pull: empowering local engineers
11th Sept Newcastle 
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
Service excellence and quality assurance
13th Sept London
IFDS
Breathing new life into the Back Office
14th Sept Basildon
L&G
Simplifying Service: put people at the heart of change
21st Sept Hove
Shop Direct 
Easy, personal and solved: a digital journey
22nd June Speke
Sky Betting & Gaming
Betting: a game changing culture releases potential
6th Sept Leeds
Staples
Workforce planning: engaging stakeholders Europe-wide
5th Sept Birmingham
Three Ireland
Real-time insight: the beating heart of a connected business 
12th Sept Limerick
TUI
Releasing potential: gain the attention of the board 
7th Sept Swansea

14 external judges are involved in the judging process, many of whom are previous award winners or finalists themselves, in addition to senior specialists and managers at The Forum. They will now visit each centre during January and February for an in-depth evaluation. Initial feedback includes: “Very good interesting case studies. I’m interested in seeing best practice, interested in seeing something I can learn from”, Ian Gibson, Director of Shared Services, Ingeus. “Some of the stories become wider and broader as we go through them and the variety in achievements is great”, Tracy Johnson, Planning Lead, RSA. “The diligence we go through to ensure nominees are worthy of the award is excellent”, Adrian Hawes, Director, Select Planning.

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Take a look at these articles, videos and links
2017 Innovation Award Winners
Aegon Awards Case Study 2017: The human touch: is it easy to make the right choice?
BT Awards Case Study 2017: From push to pull: empowering local engineers
HSBC Case Study 2017: Digital: transforming customer experience & work methods
IFDS Awards Case Study 2017: Breathing new life into the Back Office
L&G Awards Case Study 2017: Simplifying Service: put people at the heart of change
Shop Direct Case Study 2017: Easy, personal and solved: a digital journey
Sky Betting & Gaming Awards Case Study 2017: Betting: a game changing culture releases potential
Staples Awards Case Study 2017: Workforce planning: engaging stakeholders Europe-wide
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Case Study 2017: Service excellence and quality assurance
The TUI Group Awards Case Study 2017: Releasing potential: gain the attention of the board
Three Ireland Awards Case Study 2017: Real-time & insight: the beating heart of a connected business


 

2017 Innovation Award Winners

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