Entries are welcome from members of Cirencester Chamber of Commerce and from businesses located within the GL7 postcode area. Entries for Chamber members are free (provided membership is still valid on the night of the awards presentation), however there is a charge of £10 per category for non-members.

Previous entrants are welcome to enter again, although winners are exempt from entering a category won the previous year. A maximum of 2 categories may be entered.

The information you provide will be treated in confidence and will not be disclosed to the media without your permission.

We reserve the right to remove an award category at any time. If this occurs, you will be notified, and any entry fee paid will be refunded.

Applications must be submitted by email to awards@cirencesterchamber.org.uk no later than 24 May 2024.  Supporting documents (max 2 x A4 pages) should be emailed with your official entry form and may include promotional material, feedback forms, screen prints from satisfaction websites, letters of recommendation etc.

Examples of information to include in your entry:
Business size, launch date, growth and development
Skills and services offered and activities undertaken
The individual, key individuals or team(s)
Goals set and achieved
Successes and outstanding achievements
Ability to create, build, grow and nurture relationships
Approach to Corporate Social Responsibility (impact on the local community/environment)
Charitable giving and community engagement
Training, development, continuous appraisal, support and improvement
Plans for the future and how objectives will be achieved
Reviews, comments, testimonials, on-line and other feedback
Product range, presentation of premises and staff
Marketing and other initiatives
Evidence of improved financial performance, increased profitability, turnover or market share
Hygiene standards and star ratings
Professional or trade qualifications

Our judges are independent and external. Please note that they will not consider external sources of information e.g. web links, they will ignore any part of an entry which exceeds the word limit and any supporting materials which exceed the specified 2 x A4 sheets.

Shortlisted entries will be announced on Wednesday 12 June and the awards themselves presented on Friday 5 July 2024. All category winners will automatically be entered into the Cirencester Business of the Year category.

If you have any queries concerning any aspect of your entry or the awards in general, please don’t hesitate to contact us (awards@cirencesterchamber.org.uk).