The Application Process
Entry for the 2013 Awards has now closed.
The questions have been designed so that the application process does not require more than 1,500 words (except for the Large Business category with a total limit of 1,700 words) to be submitted in support of the application. There is an individual word limit for each of the questions.
Due diligence and assessment
Once we’ve received your form it will go through a due diligence process, where we will check that the information meets the award criteria. We will also check the three years of financial statements that you are required to send with your entry. For the Inspiring New Idea category, three years of financial statements are not required, but a business plan is.
If your application does not demonstrate that you have met the award criteria, you may be eliminated from further stages in the assessment and judging process. For more information on the awards terms and conditions, please visit here.
Once your application has successfully gone through this process, two members of the awards assessment team will carry out a site visit to your company’s premises. This visit will be approximately two hours in length and will be an opportunity for the assessors to get to know your businesses properly; to walk about and to meet and talk to employees. The purpose of these visits is not to attend any formal presentations.
Once these visits have taken place, a shortlist of finalists in each category will be drawn up.
We will invite finalists to give a formal presentation to the judging panel on 26 March 2013 in London. Winners will then be announced at a presentation ceremony in London on 22 May 2013.