Entry Form *PLEASE NOTE PLEASE ONLY NOMINATE FOR ONE AWARD PER ENTRY. THE INTERVIEW WILL BE BASED ON THE CRITERIA AS STATED. BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS ARE PERMITTED TO ENTER A MAXIMUM OF TWO CATEGORIES AND NOMINATE FOR THE BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR. * = field is required Contact email address*: (We will send an automatic response to this address detailing all the information you have supplied) Nominee's details(please provide as much detail as possible) Name of person being nominated: Name of business being nominated: Address of person and/or business being nominated: Mobile number of person and/or business being nominated: Your details (if different to above) Your Name: Address: Mobile: Email: *PLEASE NOTE PLEASE ONLY NOMINATE FOR ONE AWARD PER ENTRY. THE INTERVIEW WILL BE BASED ON THE CRITERIA AS STATED. BUSINESSES AND INDIVIDUALS ARE PERMITTED TO ENTER A MAXIMUM OF TWO CATEGORIES AND NOMINATE FOR THE BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR. CLOSING DATE Closing date for entries: Wednesday 28th March 2018. AWARDS: Best Start Up Business Award Criteria: Company profile; Objectives; Growth; Competitive edge; Future plans Apprentice of the Year Criteria: Attitude; Creative; Customer service; Role model; Expectations Retailer of the Year Award Criteria: Customer Expectations; Store Services; Customer Care; Future Plans Excellence in Manufacturing & Engineering Criteria: Creativity; Innovation; Communication; Vision; Job Future; Results / Impact Best use of Social & Digital Media Award Criteria: Attitude; Creative; Customer service; Role model; Expectations Investing in People Award Criteria: Staff training & Development; Support; Incentives; Opportunities; Recognition; Celebrating Success Innovation in Professional Services Criteria: Innovation; Customer uptake; Customer feedback; Impact; Future; Skills Health & Wellbeing Award Criteria: Profile; Objectives; Future; Customer Service; impact Business Person of the Year Award Criteria: Commitment; Investment; Benefits; Vision; Job creation; Exporting PLEASE DESCRIBE THE PERSON/BUSINESS NOMINATED IN NO MORE THAN 30 WORDS (this will be used in their profile in paper and online) PLEASE LET US KNOW WHY THE NOMINEE SHOULD WIN (250 word limit) If shortlisted, the next stage of the process will involve a direct interview (additional information may also be requested) - this will then form the basis for the final judging panel decision. Online voting will help create additional awareness and buzz regarding the nominee’s shortlisting but will not determine the final winners.