SDI Awards 2024~25: More Time, More Glitz, and Yes, More Categories!

Posted on Thursday 22 February 2024.

The stage is set, the spotlight is warming up, and an extraordinary opportunity knocks at your door! We’re beyond thrilled to roll out the red carpet for the most awaited event of the year – the SDI Awards 2024~25. This isn’t just an awards ceremony; it’s a grand celebration of innovation, dedication, and unmatched excellence in the service desk and support arena. And guess what? This year, we’re dialing up the excitement, the glamour, and the recognition, making it an unforgettable experience for every single one of you amazing professionals out there!

So, What's Different This Year?

More Time to Shine: We’ve pushed the gala to March 27th, 2025. Why? because a little bird told us that more time means more dazzling entries. It’s all about making a grand entrance, isn’t it? This way, you get to perfect that submission and ensure it’s the showstopper we all know it can be!

Venue Suspense: The hunt for the perfect venue is now over! We will be returning to the Hilton Metropole Birmingham at the NEC and they have recently had a spectacular revamp. Imagine a night where the ambiance matches the extraordinary achievements of our industry’s finest – that’s what we’re curating for you, setting the perfect backdrop for a night of glamour and celebration.

2025: A Year of Surprises and Innovation: Brace yourselves for a night filled with special moments, surprises that will leave you in awe, and innovative highlights that will set the SDI Awards 2024~25 apart from any before. We’re crafting an experience that will be talked about for years to come!

Even More Ways to Win: With the addition of two brand-new categories (coming soon!), we’re broadening the horizon for recognition, ensuring that every facet of service desk and support excellence gets its moment in the spotlight. This is your chance to showcase the incredible work that often goes unseen, to share your success stories, and to inspire and be inspired by the best in the business.

  • The Starting Line (Entry Portal Opens): April 1 2024

  • Mark it as the day your journey towards recognition begins! The portal will be hosted on Awards Force.
  • The Final Call (Entry Closing Date): September 3, 2024

  • Your deadline to submit an entry that could change the course of your career.
  • The Anticipation Builds (Shortlisted Notified): September 30, 2024

  • Will your team be among those eagerly awaited to shine?
  • The Spotlight Moment (Virtual Judging Days): W/C 14 October 2024

    It’s your time to impress and inspire the judges!

  • The Final Countdown (Finalists Notified): W/C: October 21, 2024

  • The moment of truth when finalists are revealed.
  • The Ultimate Test (Judges Virtual Finalist Visits): W/C November 4, 2024

  • Show the judges why you deserve to win.
  • The Big Day (SDI Awards Gala Night): March 27th 2025

  • Get ready for the glitz, the glam and a special night recognising the industry’s best.

Why Take Part?

SDI Awards Gala Night 2023 | Image Credit: Picture Mode

Because the SDI Awards are more than just an event; they’re a testament to the sheer tenacity, creativity, and excellence that service desk professionals bring to the table every single day. And in 2025, we’re pulling out all the stops to ensure that every moment is an ode to the unsung heroes of the tech world.

So What Now?

Dive into the handbook, circle those dates in red and get cracking with planning your star nominees and those impressive entries. This year’s SDI Awards  are set to be a game-changer. So let’s make it a celebration that’ll have the industry talking for years to come. After all, if we’re going to do it, we might as well do it with a bit of flair, right?



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