Doncaster Business Awards
Entering the Doncaster Business Awards is free for Doncaster Chamber members. Applications for 2019 close midnight, 8 September.
Six reasons to enter the Doncaster Business Awards
Raise your profileRaise your company’s profile and make a name for yourself among the Doncaster business community.
Grow your networkThe Doncaster Business Awards are a great place to build relationships with other organisations in Doncaster and discover new opportunities to explore in the year ahead.
Increase your credibilityWinning an award is like a 3rd party endorsement for your business. It helps you to establish trust with new customers, and reinforces existing customers’ decision to choose you.
Attract new businessPrevious winners report increased leads and sales after winning at the Doncaster Business Awards
Improve employee engagementShow your employees how much you value their hard work and accomplishments! The buzz of winning an award can be a big motivator.
Stand out from the competitionWinning at the Doncaster Business Awards helps your company to stand out from the crowd. Give your business the opportunity to shine at one of Doncaster's most prestigious events of the year!
Next steps:Explore the 12 Award categories and familiarise yourself with the entry criteria
Am I eligible to enter?
All Doncaster Chamber members and businesses with a DN postcode are eligible to enter.
Can I enter if I am not a Doncaster Chamber member?
Non-members are eligible to enter the awards if their registered business address is Doncaster. There is a £50 +VAT charge per category for non-members to enter which must be paid prior to the closing date for written entries. If no payment is received prior to this date entries will not be submitted for judging.
How does a small business compete with a large business?
In order to support smaller businesses that are likely to have less resources to dedicate to the awards process, a handicap system will be in place. You can find out more information about the handicap system on our judging process page.
What is the judging process?
Each of the 12 awards has five sets of criteria to be scored against that are relevant to that award.
These criteria are to be scored at the written submission stage (stage 1) by the Business Awards Panel (each criteria will be scored out of ten, one being poor, ten being excellent) and then again at the interview stage (stage 2) by the judges (each criteria again scored out of ten).
Further information is available on our judging process page.
When do entries for the awards open?
Entries for the awards open on Monday, 13 May 2019.
What is the closing date for entries?
The closing date for written entries (stage 1) is midnight, Sunday 8 September 2019.
What are the categories?
There are 12 categories available for entry. Full details and criteria can be found on our dedicated awards criteria page.