How the Awards work

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 Thursday 6th July 2017. 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 6th July 2017.

Awards Timeline


Award entries open Monday 12th September 2016 – Friday 7th April 2017
Entry review and selection Saturday 8th April – Wednesday 3rd May 2017
Award short list announced No later than Friday 5th May 2017
Showcase event
Making Business Happen Showcase Thursday 6th July 2017