Why enter?

Entering the National Business Awards generates return for all entrants - regardless of how far they make it through the judging process:

 Why enter 

1. Independent recognition of your achievements

A community of impartial and expert industry judges go through multiple rounds of deliberating, and they are the ones who will have declared your success worthy of recognition.

2. Stand out from all businesses, not just those within your industry

Niche, industry specific awards only compare you to your competitors. The National Business Awards allow you to stand out nationally, and you will often be the only one from your industry shortlisted for any specific category.

3. Access to business and thought leaders

Entering the National Business Award's offers you access to our top judges, networking events, and over 1,200 business leaders at the awards night with a complimentary seat for all those shortlisted.

4. Valuable feedback for all entrants

Any marketing spend needs return. That is why all entrants receive a bespoke expert written benchmark report - a valuable tool in ranking you against your competition and identifying areas of your business that can be improved on.

5. Wider PR and marketing exposure

Industry awards will see you mentioned in industry publications, but the National Business Awards go further. Smith & Williamson and the National Business Awards have relationships with, and are covered by, a wide network of relevant sector publications, as well as business titles and national news including The Times and Sky News.

6. Reward staff

Putting together an entry brings together teams, and lets you analyse the steps you took in meeting your challenges. Raise your staff’s profiles through shortlist and winners media exposure and invite them to join you at the 5-star awards night in style with top speakers and entertainment.

7. A perfect category for the success story you want to tell

With 17 categories, you can align your message and objectives with the award title of your choice; from sustainability or growth, to innovation and entrepreneurship.

8. Backing from powerful figures in business

As well as our community of business leaders in our judging panel, we have support from HRH Duke of York, Lord Young of Griffham, and former Prime Minister David Cameron.

Deadline for entries is Friday 19 May 2017. To qualify for a discounted entry fee of only £195 + VAT (discounted from £295 + VAT) quote reference ‘S&W86’.

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