Who are the judges?
The Board of Economic Development Forum gave the task to a Panel of representatives from Different fields. They are highly respected senior industry people and sponsors, who will be selected for their knowledge and experience and willingness to spare their precious time to the Awards process.

A judging panel of highly respected senior industry people and sponsors will be selected for their knowledge and experience and willingness to committime to the Awards process. The entries will be presented to the Award Steering Group, which will assess how well they meet the award criteria and then draw up a short-list for each award category. Then judging panel will pick the winners for each category.

Who can enter?
Organisatons and Individuals from any sector, of any size and of any age can enter. These are the only all-encompassing Business Awards which consider micro-businesses against PLCs and allow them to compete on a level playing field.

What size turnover do we need to have?
Entries are welcomed from companies, individuals and industries of all sizes. There is no restriction in terms of turnover or number of employees.

Why should we enter?
Entry into this programme is your opportunity to benchmark your performance against other businesses from other sectors. Entering these Awards will give you the opportunity to take an inward-focused view of your business in its current state. You will be able to analyze what you are doing well and what needs attention. It will also help in rewarding your people for all the efforts that they are making. Shout your success from the rooftops and show your people how proud of them you are.

How many awards are there? There are 35 to 40 awards representing every business line. Winners of any of these coveted awards will rightly be recognised as excelling in that area of business.

Why Enter?
The Excellence in About Awards is the only all-encompassing Awards programme capable of putting micro-businesses against PLCs on a level playing field. Entry into this programme is your opportunity to benchmark your performance against other businesses across all sectors.

Entering the Awards will also give you the unique opportunity to take an inward-focused view of your business in its current state. You will be able to analyze what you are doing well, identify areas of your business that may need attention and at the same time reward your people for all their efforts.

What does winning mean?
The public relations opportunities that emerge for winners are immense. High profile sponsors often want to work with entrants to maximise the PR coverage.