All your questions answered
How much does it cost?
We apply an one off administration fee to cover costs of preparation and to contribute towards the cost of judging which is £45 plus VAT. Winners of the individual categories are automatically entered into the Startups Business of the Year Award. Entry fees are non-refundable. The judge’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into before or after the judging.
How will I know if I have been successful?
You will be contacted by email and/or telephone by our events team. Finalists will also be listed on the website. We are unable to contact all our entrants, if you have not heard from us by 24 October 2012 then you are not successful.
If I am shortlisted - what happens next?
Should you make it to the shortlisted stage, we may need to contact you regarding your entry and ask some additional questions. You will need to be available on judging day which is the 6 November 2012, ideally the founder of the company (if not, a senior person) should answer the questions. We will also ask you for your official company information, logo and picture for the website and marketing material, and you will be invited to the Startups Awards ceremony taking place on 7 December 2012.
What criteria do we need to meet?
Your business must:
1. have started to trade on or after 14 September 2009.
2. be privately owned
3. employ less than 60 staff
4. be UK based
How many awards are there?
There are 14 awards covering every business area. Winners of these awards categories will be recognised as particularly strong in that area of business.
What can we get out of it?
The public relations opportunities available for finalists and winners are second to none. We will work with you to maximise PR opportunities. Winners and finalists will be provided with a logo to use on marketing literature and letterheads and a template press release to maximise media coverage. Video interviews of all winners from the awards night will be displayed on the website after the awards dinner. In addition the sponsors may also wish to work with companies to create media relationships and partnerships. You will also receive brand awareness amongst the business community and be associated with the values and good reputation of the Startups brand. Above all you will receive recognition and respect for your business success and hard work. You have the opportunity to attend the Startups Awards ceremony on 7 December 2012 which provides you with the unique opportunity to mix and mingle with other start-ups and entrepreneurs, business journalists and industry leaders.
Where and when are the Startups Awards being held?
When: Friday 7 December 2012, 12:30 – 3:35pm
Where: Kensington Roof Gardens, London, W8 5SA