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How2become Ltd is an award-winning careers specialist and publishing company. For the past 11 years, How2become has helped thousands of people in their journey towards a new career. This page demonstrates our recognition from within our industry as a leading careers specialist and book publishing company.
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How2become Awards

How2become is proud to be an award-winning careers and publishing company. During October 2006 How2become received recognition by being acknowledged as one of the top 10 best new businesses in the UK when it reached the final of the HSBC Start Up Stars competition. To add to this award, the company reached the finals of the National Online Recruitment Awards in 2009. Since then, How2become has been nominated and won multiple awards.

How2Become is proud to announce that in February of 2017, we were once again honoured with two awards from the Independent Publishing Guild!

Nielsen Digital Marketing Award 2017


How2Become secures this Award for a second successive year, having impressed again in 2016 with campaigns including YouTube videos and a new ‘customer funnelling’ strategy. It led to a steep rise in sales, more than half of which were made direct to consumers from its website. “A lot of big corporates could learn from how it segments audiences and uses non-traditional channels,” judges said. “For a company of its size the marketing is a massive achievement.”

Ruth Killick Publicity Young Independent Publisher of the Year 2017


Joshua Brown gives How2Become a second win at the 2017 Awards, joining its Nielsen Digital Marketing Award. He drove a record year of turnover for his company, and having risen from temporary admin assistant to operations director in less than three years, he now has a vast remit including sales, marketing, title management and recruitment—and he’s still only 25. “Joshua achieved so much in 2016 and did remarkable things in some non-traditional publishing environments. He’s a real rising star,” said the judges.


In early 2016, we were winners of two prestigious awards from the Independent Publishing Guild:

IPG Specialist Consumer Publisher of the Year 2016


How2become Ltd is proud to announce that we have won the 2016 award for the IPG Specialist Consumer Publisher of the Year. How2Become wins this Award after being shortlisted for last two years. “It’s great at social media, great at getting publicity and great at selling direct to its users,” said the judges.

Nielsen Digital Marketing Award 2016


How2Become adds this Award to the Specialist Consumer Publisher of the Year prize for a multi-strand approach to marketing, making smart use of video content in particular. Its CRM, data analysis and SEO work were strong too. “This is a really interesting use of multiple channels that you don’t see often enough in publishing,” judges said. “It can be hard to engage people with content like this, but How2Become has gone at it hammer and tongs.”

How2become IPG Awards Team Banner 2016


The IPG Independent Publishing Awards 2016


How2become Ltd has once again been shortlisted for multiple IPG awards in 2016. For the first time, How2become has been nominated for three categoires, something only one other publsiher has managed to do in 2016. We have been nominated for the Nielsen Digital Marketing Award, as well as the IPG Specialist Consumer Publisher of the Year, and our operations director Joshua Brown is up for the IPG Young Independent Publisher of the Year. You can take a look at the full list of entires on the IPG Awards website.



How2become Ltd is proud to announce that we have been listed for the prestigious Book Industry Awards (BIA). How2become Ltd has reached the shortlist for the Independent Academic, Educational and Professional Publisher of the Year award. We are looking forward to celebrating our publishing success with the industry's leading publishers.

The IPG Independent Publishing Awards 2015


How2become Ltd has been shortlisted for this year's Independent Publishing Award (IPA 2015) ceremony in two categories. We are proud to announce we have been nominated for both IPG Specialist Consumer Publisher of the Year and the Nielsen Digital Marketing Award. The judges said “How2Become is a breath of fresh air” and “How2Become has set itself some tough goals and made giant steps towards them”.

The IPG Independent Publishing Awards 2014


How2become Ltd was shortlisted for the third year running at the Independent Publishing Guild Awards. We are very proud of our shortlistings and continue to work hard to provide the UK's best career books and resources.

The IPG Independent Publishing Awards 2013


How2become Ltd has been nominated for the second year running in the best newcomer category.

The judges said:

“How2Become is shortlisted after achieving commercial success in a short time. It stood out for energetic publishing, sales and marketing, and for its recruitment of authors and use of search and social media in particular. Judges also liked its brand promotion via a giveaway of books into schools and universities. “How2Become has found a very good niche in the market, but is still diversifying and carving out new opportunities.”

The IPG Independent Publishing Awards 2012


The Independent Publishers Guild is delighted to unveil the shortlists for the 2012 IPG Independent Publishing Awards, run in association with The Bookseller and The London Book Fair.

The shortlists for the sixth annual awards feature some 20 different companies and four individuals.

How2Become was short-listed in the Best Newcomer category on the back of rising print sales, downloads and web visits since launching. Judges admired the company’s achievement on limited resources and its testimonials from grateful readers. “How 2 Become has performed well with decent margins — and is helping people to get jobs in difficult times.”


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The time, effort and research that goes into developing the guides makes it all worth while when we receive feedback from our customers informing us that they have been successful in achieving their goals.

Whatever you want to become in 2017 we can show you how with information guides, DVD’s and training courses that are packed full of insider tips and advice!

We feel sure that you will get the same results too…

Best wishes


The How2become Team