Entry Rules

Terms and Conditions

1. All entries as well as supporting documents must be submitted online, if you have any queries about hard copies of evidence please contact the team.

2. The competition is open to all businesses Nationally who commenced business before January 2015 or for new businesses who started after January 2015.

3. Entry is £45 + VAT per application. 

4. Entrants must be sole traders or have less than 250 employees at the time of entering

5. A sponsor cannot enter an award in the category that they are sponsoring

6. Each category has different requirements in terms of length of time in business or age of entrant – please see individual awards for specific rules

7. The comments made on your application form should be accurate to the best of your knowledge

8. The Judges will be one representative from each of the sponsors and media partners

9. The Judges reserve the right to move your application to another category or to add you to another category.

10. The Judges’ decision is final

11. By entering these awards you agree to our business partners and sponsors having access to your contact details

12. Entrants must be available for consultation with the judges should the need arise

13. By entering the awards you agree to partake in publicity of the awards including the use of any images taken

14. Should a category not receive sufficient entries, it will be withdrawn from the Awards Ceremony

15. Entries will only be accepted on the official entry form

16. The closing date for all entries will be announced at the launch

17. All finalists will be required to attend the Grand Final evening

18. You may enter more than one category up to a total of two. Each entry must be submitted on a separate entry form.

Please note:   Any financial information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence and will not be disclosed to anyone other than the panel of judges.