Award Entry Guidelines

Business Awards 2020 Information

Entries

  • Entries are welcome from any business located within the GL7 postcode area, or members of Cirencester Chamber of Commerce.
  • If entering as a member, membership must still be valid on the night of the awards.
  • Entries for Chamber members are free, non-members are charged £25 per entry.
  • Previous entrants are welcome to enter again, however winners can not enter the same category they won last year.
  • The information you provide will be treated in confidence and will not be disclosed to the media without your permission.
  • The closing date for entries is 30th September
  • 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.

You must

  • Ensure your entry is submitted on an official entry form by 30th September
  • Email supporting documents (max 2 x A4 pages) at the same time by email to awards@cirencesterchamber.org.uk
  • Ensure your entry is received on time 30th September– late entries will not be accepted.
  • Submit your application in Word format or as a scanned pdf by email.
  • Include everything you want to tell us about you/your business in your entry.

You may

  • Enter up to 2 categories (please note the apprentice category can be entered in addition to these) – a new entry form should be completed for each entry
  • Supply no more than 2 x A4 sheets of supporting documents with your official entry form. promotional materials, feedback forms, screen prints from satisfaction websites, letters of recommendation.

Judges

  • Are independent and external.
  • Will not consider external sources of information e.g. web-sites.
  • Will ignore any part of an entry which exceeds 500 words.
  • Will ignore any supporting materials which exceed 2 x A4 sheets.

If you have any queries concerning any aspect of your entry or the awards, please don’t hesitate to contact us by email: awards@cirencesterchamber.org.uk

What you might 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 – your impact on the community – residents, businesses, the 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.

Queries

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

 

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