How to Enter
The Express & Star Business Awards acknowledge the very best people and organisations across the region.
For the selected finalists there are significant publicity benefits and real kudos for the eventual winners – this is your chance to grab your place in the spotlight.
We want you to tell us about your business and what makes it a success.
The competition is free to enter. Any company or organisation that is based in and around the Black Country and Staffordshire region, reflecting the Express & Star circulation area, can sign up.
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There are 10 categories you can choose from, some are open to just about everyone, others have certain restrictions but all are worth a look.
It’s easy to take part. There are two stages: firstly register your interest for your chosen categories, and you will receive an information pack along with a link to submit your entries. Entries must be received by close of business on Wednesday February, 27 2019.
On the entry form there is a section for common information about your business and an opportunity for you to explain why you should be selected as one of the finalists.
You can enter up to three categories but each category will need to be completed separately. There is a separate entry form for Business Person of the Year.
The maximum number of words is 1,100. Try to ensure you cover all the criteria for the category you are entering and include some f the company's/individual's personality too.
Preliminary judging of entries will take place shortly after the closing date. Three finalists will be chosen in each category for on-site visits by the judges, made up of representatives from the Express & Star and sponsors – and they will want to talk to your team face-to-face or for an individual award, to that particular person.
These visits will be made mid-May and video filming at your premises will also take place around the same time. The footage will be shown at the awards ceremony.
Just before the event the Express & Star will carry a special supplement in-paper featuring all of the finalists.
If you are finalist you will receive four complimentary tickets to the black tie awards evening with the option to buy extra places.
The winners will be revealed at Wolverhampton Racecourse on Thursday, June 6 2019.
REGISTER YOUR INTEREST