Guide on how the awards are conducted


1 – Nominations are open for all categories. The deadline for all entries is on Monday 30th September 2019.  Anyone can nominate an individual or organisation in any of the categories.  You can nominate for more than one category. The deadline will not be extended


2- The judges will independently score the applications, all scores will be submitted to the Awards Chair who will collate the scores. The top 5 average scores in each category will be selected as the shortlist for each award. The Awards Shortlist will be announced on the 15th October 2019. However the judges reserve the right to only shortlist those companies who stand a genuine chance of winning, therefore each category will be consist of a maximum of 5 companies.


3 – All Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a short 20 minute interview and supply any additional video content of their business (maximum 10 minutes) in operation to support their application. Interviews will be conducted by the event organisers video and photography partner at their premises in Stockport, Greater Manchester.


4 – The Panel will be provided all the additional video evidence to support each applicants submission, two weeks prior to the awards, the judges will meet to vote for their Top Three in each category. These awards will be announced at the awards on the 27th March 2020 at the Lowry Hotel Manchester.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I nominate?

Nominating someone or yourself is quick and easy, simply navigate to the Enter tab at the top of the page and fill out the online form. All nominations for the first year are free of charge.

What do I do after I have submitted my entry?

If you are submitting another company forward to the awards, we suggest you contact them before the entry, if you not we suggest you do it immediately. That way they can put the dates in the diary and track their submission and chances of being shortlisted.

We shall contact the nominee via email confirming your nomination and to check whether the details we have is correct.

At this stage the nominee will also have the opportunity to send across any additional information to help support there application for the shortlist process.

How many will be shortlisted in each category?

This will be a maximum of 5 companies or individuals in each category.

When is the Shortlist Announced?

The Shortlist will be announced at 10am on the 15th October 2019, each of the successful applicants will be contacted directly at 9am to give prior notice for the announcement.

Can I enter more than 1 award?

Yes you can enter as many awards as you like, however we suggest ensuring you spend time writing the different qualities that you feel is relevant to each award.

How much are Tickets to the Awards?

Each ticket for the awards is £120.00 plus VAT.

What is included in the Ticket

Ticket includes:

  • Drinks Reception and Entertainment
  • 3 Course Meal with tea and coffee
  • Wine served on the table
  • Live Entertainment during the event
  • After Party

Is there a the dress code?

The event is a black tie awards event.