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Nominations are now open! Entries must be received before midnight Friday, 22nd February 2019.

Entries Open - Monday 17th December 2018: Companies are permitted to enter up to 3 categories.

Sponsors Breakfast Meeting - Wednesday 30th January 2019 at Hart's Restaurant Nottingham

Entries Close - 11:59pm Monday 25th February 2019: Once all applications are submitted, they will be sent to judging. Applicants may be contacted by sponsors during the judging period for more information or to arrange a meeting.

Judging Period - February 2019 to March 2019: The category sponsor will have full responsibility for judging their own award. In order to remain impartial, we would recommend including at least one external member in the judging panel. We encourage all sponsors to contact each applicant directly to ask for further information, or to arrange to meet, to judge their category fairly and decide on the three finalists. Judges will be asked to supply just reason for their decisions and be able to provide evidentiary support should this be required. The business editor and publisher of the Nottingham Post will review the finalists to ensure they are satisfied with all sponsors’ decisions, they reserve the right to overrule any decision made. All financial information submitted to the award will remain confidential.

Finalists Contacted - Monday 8th April 2019: Companies will be contacted confirming whether they have been shortlisted as finalists for this event, If your business is selected as a finalist you will also receive two tickets to our Finalists and Sponsors Champagne and Canapés evening which is to be held on the 23rd April 2019 at Alea Casino, and you will also be invited to purchase tickets or a table to the awards ceremony dinner, held on the 22nd May 2019. 

Sponsors and Finalists Champagne and Canapés Evening - Tuesday 23rd April 2019: Finalists and Sponsors to arrive from 6pm, to finish approximately 8pm.

Finalists Announced in 24-page Pre Event Supplement - Tuesday 14th May 2019: To appear in the Nottingham Post 24 page pre-event supplement.

Awards Ceremony - Wednesday 22nd May 2019:  The Business Awards this year will be held at East Midlands Conference Centre. As we celebrate the outstanding achievements of Nottinghamshire’s most successful businesses over the past year, the 2019 Nottingham Post Business Awards is set to be the most impressive and memorable event of the Nottingham Business Calendar. The awards night will be filled with fabulous entertainment. Hosts and entertainment provided by Champions Speakers.



Tickets are £100 + VAT each

Tables of 10 are £1000 + VAT each

Winners Announced in the 20-page post-event supplement: To appear in the Nottingham Post on Tuesday 28th May 2019

If you have any questions about the awards, please contact: Beth White at Champions (UK) plc on 08453 31 30 31 or at