The Awards Process

Enter the Awards

Tell us about your business or business idea through our online entry form.


Showcase Event

If your entry is short listed, you/your team will win a place at a special showcase event to be held on Monday 2nd July 2018. The event will provide entrepreneurial workshops and interactive activities, plus vital industry mentoring support and networking opportunities.

The event will also include the chance for all short listed entrants to pitch their business ideas to a panel of expert judges for a chance to win prizes of up to £3,000, as well as packages of professional enterprise mentoring and support.


Awards Ceremony

The judging panel will assess the pitches given by all short listed teams/individuals during the showcase event before making their final decision.

The Award winners and runners-up will then be announced and presented during an official ceremony that will take place at the end of the showcase event on the 2nd July 2018.


Awards Timeline

Award entries open:  Monday 18th December 2017 – Sunday 29th April 2018

Entry review and selection: Monday 30th April – Monday 14th May 2018

Award short list announced: No later than Wednesday 16th May 2018

Making Business Happen Showcase: Monday 2nd July 2018


Are you an aspiring entrepreneur with a great business idea? You can enter the Making Business Happen Awards.