SME National Business Awards

Mentor of the Year

The Diana Award

This unique award is open to individuals from any size business.​ This award is designed for business people who have been involved in a mentoring programme at some point over the last 12 months. The judges will be looking to identify a business person who has gone above and beyond to support an individual/individuals either within their business, school or local community, in order to create a positive social impact. Entrants to this award will be expected to be able to give examples of how their time as a mentor has had a direct and beneficial influence on their mentees.  

Terms and Conditions

  1. You may enter up to 3 categories
  2. 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
  3. The competition is open to all businesses Nationally.
  4. If you commenced business after January 2016, you can enter up to 3 categories from Best New Business, The Green Award, Entrepreneur of the Year, Young Business Person of the Year, Website of the Year, Business Women of the Year, Business Person of the Year, Apprentice of the Year and Mentor of the Year
  5. Entry is £95 + VAT per application
  6. A sponsor cannot enter an award in the category that they are sponsoring
  7. Each category has different requirements in terms of length of time in business or age of entrant – please see individual awards for specific rules
  8. The comments made on your application form should be accurate to the best of your knowledge
  9. The Judges will be representatives from each of the sponsors and guest judges, who are well respected experts in their field
  10. The Judges reserve the right to move your application to another category or to add you to another category
  11. The Judges’ decision is final
  12. By entering these awards, you agree to our business partners and sponsors having access to your contact details
  13. Entrants must be available for consultation with the judges should the need arise
  14. By entering the awards, you agree to partake in publicity of the awards including the use of any images taken
  15. Should a category not receive sufficient entries, it will be withdrawn from the Awards Ceremony
  16.  Entries will only be accepted on the official entry form
  17. Entry is solely on your application form, there will be no site visits
  18. The closing date for all entries is the Thursday 17th May 2017 at 5pm
  19. We reserve the right to extend the deadline
  20. All finalists will be required to attend the Grand Final evening at their own cost
  21. The Grand Final takes place on the 7th December 2018 at Wembley Stadium, London
  22. Refund policy – Entry Fees, there is 50% refund within 45 days of closing date and zero refund within 30 days of closing date
  23. Refund policy – Grand Final Tickets , there is a 50% refund within 45 days of event and zero refund within 30 days of event
  24. You may enter more than one category up to a total of three. Each entry must be submitted on a separate entry form.
  25. 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.

If you have any questions please email or call 01908 542720.

Award Submission


Only pay when you have completed your application

Entries Closed

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National Awards announce The Diana Award as Charity Partner

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The SME National Business Awards are delighted to announce today that The Diana Award will be their Charity Partner for 2018.