Process Guide

The Process

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    Nominations are open for all categories. The deadline for all nomination entries is on the 17th April 2020.

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    After all the nominations are processed a shortlist will be made public for each category prior to the awards.

    Shortlist Announced 27th April 2020.

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    A panel of independent judges will then review the shortlist and supporting evidence and agree on one winner for each individual category.

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    The winners for each category will be announced on the 22th June 2020 at Aston Villa Stadium – Holte Suite

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I apply?

    Applying is quick and easy, simply navigate to the Apply Now tab at the top of the screen and fill out the online form. A confirmation e-mail will be sent confirming your application.

    How is the short list decided and how many will be picked per category?

    We aim to shortlist 5 companies per category however this may vary depending on quality of applications received for each category – make sure it is your best effort!

    Can people vote for me?

    Yes, people can vote for you, this will count for 25% of your total score – in order to combat bias, the judges will only be made aware of the voting score after the judging for each category has been completed.

  • What do I do after I have applied?

    Nothing, sit back and relax! We may be communicating with you for additional information regarding your application. And if you’re lucky enough to get shortlisted make sure you get the word out for everyone to vote for you!

    Is there an age restriction?

    Yes, you must be 18+ to apply or be nominated for any category.

    What is the judging process?

    Once the short list for each category has been announced there will be a period of public voting where members of the public can vote for their favourite suppliers. Short listed candidates will be provided with a ‘Vote for Me’ badge which they can use to encourage votes.

    Once the voting closes, an independent panel of judges will meet to adjudicate the results and select the final winner. Please note the public votes will account for 50 percent of the final decision, finalist will also be marked on the strength of their application, testimonials and the evidence provided. If you have been nominated, you must complete an application form for your best chance to win.

    Can I nominate myself/ for more than one category?

    Yes, you can nominate yourself or someone else for more than one category if they meet the criteria.


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