The Business Excellence Awards 2017 – Sussex, Kent, Surrey Editions are open to any business that have offices and/or facilities in each of their stated regions of entry. Individuals or businesses are invited to submit an entry describing their business and answering questions that are specific to their chosen category. They are encouraged to use recent examples of work, giving photos and references, web links to substantiate their application.
Size of business is not an issue either in terms of employee numbers or turnover except for the Micro, Small, Medium or Large Business of the Year categories where size is listed.
Ideally entrants should have a track record of trading for a minimum of 12 months.
If possible, please do not exceed the word count stated per question if so stated.
Sponsors are not eligible to enter.
If you are entering more than one category, separate application forms should be completed for each submission. Maximum 3 applications per company/individual this excludes nominations from any third party, for example within the categories. Remember that each entry/nomination will be judged on its relevance to each specific category, and the specific questions.
Entries must be received by Business Women Excellence Awards organisers as per stated dates for each region.
All entrants will be notified by e-mail that their entry has been received. Entry forms or third-party nominations will become the property of the Business Women Excellence Awards and entries will not be returned.
Entries may be submitted by you or your company or can be via a third party nomination. If via a third party nomination or via an organisation or from someone outside the business then we will contact them and ask them to submit an entry in accordance the rules and eligibility and category criteria’s.
The judge’s decision is final. Feedback is not provided.
The organisers reserve the right to withdraw an award entry or nomination from any applicant who supply false information within their entry. Judges reserve the right to audit any information supplied.
All finalists must agree to take part in publicity and to attend the awards gala event which will take place on stated regional date.
All finalists must agree to make themselves available for a judge(s) visit if the judges decide they think it appropriate to your entry.
Winners and runners-ups will be announced at the awards ceremony.
Award winners and runners-ups may state in advertising, promotional activity and on their stationery, that they are winners or finalist but this must include the category and the year in which the award was won.
The organisers reserve the right to withdraw any award category if no satisfactory entries, nominations or applications are received.
By submitting and completing an entry for these Awards you are therefore agreeing to these terms and conditions.