Midlands Business Awards

Awards Ceremony and Dinner Dance

Friday 23th February 2018

How to Enter

Welcome

Entry for an award is a quick and easy process. Simply fill in the form below and return it no later than 31st July 2017. You may enter a maximum of 3 categories. Please also nominate other individuals or organisations for an Award.

Entering the Midlands Business Awards 2018 is the first step in a fantastic profile-building opportunity for you and your business. Since 2007,  the awards have generated high levels of PR coverage across the Midlands region and wider. Finalists and winners in particular have picked up additional business as well as great opportunities to promote themselves and their company.

In addition to the profile opportunities that entering the Midlands Business Awards brings, a prestigious trophy will be awarded to each winner. Presentations will be made at the Awards Ceremony on Friday 23th February 2018, accept the challenge and complete the entry form!

About Your Entry

There are now 14 award categories that you can enter. Each category you enter will require a separate entry form to be completed. Entries should be no more than 2,000 words in total. Although not a specific requirement, you can attach up to 3 supporting documents to your entry such as testimonials, product or service information sheets or tables/graphs.

Please take a moment to look at the section ‘Improving Your Chances’ at the end of the entry form. This has been prepared by the panel of judges to help entrants improve their chances of being short-listed.

Award Categories

1. Midlands Entrepreneur of the Year

Outstanding personal entrepreneurial performance leading to outstanding achievement with significant business breakthroughs and growth.

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2. Midlands Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Outstanding personal entrepreneurial performance leading to outstanding achievement with significant business breakthroughs and growth (aged below 25 years on 31.07.2017).

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3. Midlands Family Business of the Year

The Family Business of the Year category is for established ( for minimum 2 years )

family businesses across all industry sectors, that can demonstrate sustained success across a broad range of measures.                                                                         

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4. Midlands Service Provider of the Year (2 Awards)

a) Outstanding standards of customer service delivered by a business.
     (Turnover over £1,000,000)

b) Outstanding standards of customer service delivered by a business.
     (Turnover up to £1,000,000)

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5. Midlands Innovation of the Year

Outstanding business innovation leading to significantly increased sales/profitability.

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6. Midlands University of the Year

Outstanding performance from a university or university department, demonstrating enterprise and promoting entrepreneurship.Outstanding performance from a university or university department, promoting Innovation through technological developments.

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7. Midlands Manufacturer of the Year

a) Outstanding leadership of a manufacturing organisation leading to improved profitability and supporting long-term business     success.
(Turnover over £1,000,000)

b) Outstanding leadership of a manufacturing organisation leading to improved profitability and supporting long-term business    success.
(Turnover up to £1,000,000)

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8. Midlands Exporter of the Year

a) Outstanding performance in exporting, demonstrating innovative export strategies, leading to significantly increased business results.
(Turnover over £1,000,000)

b) Outstanding performance in exporting, demonstrating innovative export strategies, leading to significantly increased business results.
(Turnover up to £1,000,000)

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9. Midlands Business Person of the Year

Outstanding personal performance demonstrating exceptional business results and long term financial growth.

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10. Midlands Corporate Commitment to the Community Award

Outstanding performance in delivering a sustainable programme of community initiatives that have a measured impact on both the Community and the Business.

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Entry Closing Date: 31st July 2017.

The Entry Process

Your Entry Submitted Prior To Closing Date:
(31st July 2017)

First Stage of Judging

Face To Face Interviews: (1st November 2017)

MIDLANDS BUSINESS AWARDS CEREMONY:
(23th February 2018)

Entry Closing Date: 31st July

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