Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a cost to enter the awards?
No, entering the awards is completely free.
Can I enter multiple categories?
Yes. If you are entering multiple categories please read the relevant entry criteria for each, ensuring that you have tailored the entry specifically to each category. You can see the full list of categories here.
What is the judging process?
All nominations that we receive online will be shortlisted by our Real Business editor at the end of September. Successful entries will be then be asked to attend a judging day on 16 October where they will meet with a panel of judges. The judges will then decide on a winner who will be announced at the awards ceremony in November.
When and where will the judging day be held?
The judging day will take place on 16 October at the Grosvenor House Hotel. If you are shortlisted you will be told a time for your interview. Interviews will last 20 minutes.
What happens if I cannot attend the judging day?
We can offer a conference call if you cannot attend in person on the day. We do recommend you attend as this is part of your entry and will contribute to the judge’s decision.
Can I change my judging interview time?
We will do our best to accommodate but it will be unlikely we will be able change the time. Please try and keep the whole day free in your dairy.
What happens after judging?
The judges will decide the winners of each category where they will be announced at the awards ceremony. Please note we do not reveal the winners beforehand.
When and where will the awards be held?
The awards ceremony will take place for a second year at The Brewery, London on 29 November 2017. The venues address is 52 Chiswell Street, London, EC1Y 4SD.
Approximate timings for the Awards:
6.30pm – Welcome drinks reception
7.15pm – Welcome speeches
7.45pm – Dinner and The Amazon Growing Business Awards
11.00pm – Cash bar
12.30am – Carriages
Please note we will send final timings to table bookers 2 weeks prior.
Dress code for the Awards
What table options are available at the awards?
We have VIP tables or standard tables available for attendees. You can find a list of options and prices here.
Can I attend for free if I am shortlisted?
Unfortunately, this is a ticketed event and you will need to purchase a ticket in order to attend.
When do you need guest names and dietaries by?
We need all your names and dietaries by 15 November.
Can I order more wine for my table?
Yes, you can order by The Brewery’s online wine form.