CMI Awards: 5 reasons to nominate someone (or yourself) now

Written by CMI Insights Tuesday 21 May 2024
Entry to the CMI Awards of Excellence 2024 is open until 5 July. Here’s why you should take this chance to recognise an amazing manager, student, volunteer, apprentice or institute.
Two award winners shaking hands at last year's CMI President's Dinner

CMI Awards of Excellence 2024

Nominations now open

Could you be the next Award Winner?

Celebrate your achievements in Management and Leadership

Find out how

The CMI Awards of Excellence 2024 are open for nominations until 5 July. The awards celebrate the outstanding contributions of Chartered Managers, students, apprentices and volunteers – and the HE institutions and training partners who nurture them on the path to excellence. 

Here are five key reasons you should fill out an entry form – whether to celebrate your own achievements or to shine a light on a great manager you know…

1. To demonstrate you’re a manager at the top of your game 

Our Chartered Manager of the Year award recognises a role model who’s had a positive impact on their team and colleagues. You can nominate yourself or someone else who you feel embodies great management and leadership. 

This flagship prize honours commitment to professional development and celebrates high achievement. It’s a chance to get noticed by the management community; to be invited to share your insight and experience with other CMI members; and to boost your career with a coveted prize with global recognition. 

2. To show students what they can achieve at your establishment

Our Student of the Year award celebrates the managers and leaders of tomorrow. If you represent an institution/organisation that delivers CMI or CMI-accredited qualifications or apprenticeships, this category is a perfect chance to celebrate your learners. 

If they win, it will bolster their CV and help them stand out in a challenging talent pool. It may inspire other students to push themselves to achieve greater things too. And by nominating, you can show current and potential students the support you can give to their growth as professionals. 

3. To illustrate your commitment to on-the-job development

If your organisation is benefiting from the hard work of management apprentices, you can showcase and celebrate their achievements by nominating them for the Apprentice of the Year award.

This award celebrates people who are committed to developing themselves on the job – and making a real impact along the way. As well as receiving a boost to their CV, the winner will join a supportive community of fellow apprentices and managers. They’ll be celebrated throughout the year across CMI channels, and be invited to share their insights and experiences with the wider management community.

Their triumph would also demonstrate how your organisation is supporting people to make positive choices in their careers and to further the cause of strong management. 

4. To showcase what you can offer learners

If you’re a provider of higher education or training, and you’re having an outstanding impact on people’s professional development and employability because you partner with CMI, why not  shout about it? 

Education is a highly competitive field. Winning our HE Partner of the Year or Training Provider of the Year award would work wonders for your brand and credibility, and help you attract new learners and trainees. 

If you can show that your institution/organisation understands the positive impact of management and leadership skills, delivers fresh experiences for students and trainees and improves their career prospects – you’re in with a shot.

5. Because you have the volunteer spirit in your DNA – or you know someone who does

If you (or your colleagues) have channelled your commitment to great management and leadership into volunteering with CMI, you need to enter/nominate for our Volunteer of the Year award. 

CMI volunteers are key to our regional boards, hubs and committees, which means they’re also central to our mission to raise management standards across the UK. 

This award will recognise the outstanding contribution of one volunteer, who will get the chance to share their insight and experience with others through CMI channels. 


Image: Amanda Forman


When are the awards announced?

Once nominations close on 5 July, the judging period will commence, culminating with the publication of the shortlist on 19 August. Finally, winners will be announced at our President’s Dinner in the autumn – watch this space for a date.

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