FAQ’s

FOR ALL CATEGORY A AND B AWARDS, AS WELL AS NEW AND EMERGING BUSINESS AND NOT FOR PROFIT IN CATEGORY C

Category A Awards – Large Business, Medium Business, Small Business (judged on Overall Business Excellence)

Category B Awards – Manufacturing or Engineering, Technology, Service, Trades (judged on Excellence within the Specific Industry Sector)

Category C Awards – New and Emerging Business, Not For Profit

What do I need to bring to the judging interview?
You are required to provide proof and documentation to support the Category Questions. Please ensure that you bring either on paper or in electronic form, evidence/proof that can be submitted for perusal and judging at the interview. Questions asked will include the areas of:

  • HR Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Marketing
  • Quality Assurance/Systems
  • Management
  • Best Business Practice and Industry related questions

Financial Measurement
If you do not wish the Judges to have access to your financial details you need to provide a Professional Accountant’s supporting letter that covers the following:

  • Frequency of annual reporting
  • Confirmation of sustained profitability & growth fact (by%) for the last 3 year period
  • Confirmation of sufficient working capital
  • Confirmation of appropriate funds for growth if required

Can I bring someone else to the judging interview?
You may bring other staff to the interview if they have knowledge about specific areas of the business that will be looked at in the judging process..

FOR ALL OTHER CATEGORY C AWARDS

Category C Awards – Innovation, Events and Attractions, Hospitality, Brand and Marketing, Employer of Choice, Environmental, Health and Safety, Business Continuity (judged on Excellence within the Specific Category entered)

What do I need to bring to the judging interview?
You are required to provide proof and documentation to support the Category Questions that will deal specifically with the Award entered into. Please ensure that you bring either on paper or in electronic form, evidence/proof that can be submitted for perusal and judging at the interview.

Can I bring electronic equipment to the interview?
You may bring laptops, i-Pads, Tablets or other small electronic devices to assist you at the judging as we recognise you may have information stored electronically. You may also wish to show the judges examples of apps, websites etc. However please note that PowerPoint presentations are not permitted.

Will finalists be announced or will I find out the results before the Gala Awards Evening?
There are no finalists announced for any of the Awards and no one is advised of results prior to the Awards Evening.

Do I need to attend the Awards Evening?
Yes - a condition of entry into the Awards is that the business purchases a minimum of two tickets to the Awards Evening. However we encourage you to purchase additional tickets for your staff, clients or family. It is preferred that the business owners/managers attend but you may send others to represent you and accept an award if required.