The Awards are free to enter and open to any Sheffield Chamber member or business based within a ‘S’ postcode. A Charity must be a fully paid up member of Sheffield Chamber in order to apply for the Chamber Charity of the Year.

How to Enter

Please register or login to the Sheffield Business Awards Website. Once your account has been created you will gain access to all award applications. Applications can be saved and be returned to for completion at a later date. Once complete please submit the application using the 'Submit' button at the bottom of the application. Once submitted the applications can not be amended so please ensure it is fully complete. Applications to more then one category can be submitted.

Please note: Use full company names and titles. Content submitted in applications will be use in publicity if your company is shortlisted.

Sheffield Business Awards Terms & Conditions

  1. The Awards are open to any business based within an ‘S’ postcode and all members of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and are free to enter. 
  2. All applications must be submitted using the official online entry forms via www.sheffieldbusinessawards.org.uk. No word documents, pdfs, faxed, posted, or emailed forms will be accepted.
  3. Entries must be in English.
  4. Applicants must be authorised to enter their organisation into the awards programme.
  5. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the relevant information for their entry, which will become the property of Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and will not be returned. Text and information from the application may be used on the night or in correspondence about the event, and Sheffield Chamber reserve the right to use such information. 
  6. By submitting an application, your details will be passed onto judges, partners and sponsor organisations involved with the awards.
  7. By entering the competition the winner agrees to participate in such promotional activity and material as Sheffield Chamber of Commerce may require.
  8. Incomplete entries will not be judged.
  9. Entry to more than one category is permitted.
  10. The organisers reserve the right to audit any or all information supplied by an entrant and each entrant agrees to assist the organisers and/ or judges in any such audit in every way possible.
  11. For any applicant knowingly providing false information on their application, the organisers reserve the right to withdraw any award to that organisation, to publicise the withdrawal, and present the award to another applicant.
  12. The shortlisting of an application does not include any complimentary places at the Sheffield Business Awards. By entering and therefore potentially being shortlisted for any category your organisation is committing to purchasing at least 1 ticket to the Sheffield Business Awards.
  13. Winning entries may be publicised. Applicants are responsible for making appropriate arrangements to protect any intellectual property associated with their application.

Showcasing Your Achievement

  1. All shortlisted companies will be provided with an email footer that can be used by their company.
  2. All winners will be provided with an email footer that can be used by their company.
  3. Entry does not grant an organisation rights to use the Awards’ name, logo or images without the express written approval of the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce.

Judging:

  1. Each category will be judged by an independent panel of judges. The judges reserve the right to alter award categories in the light of entries received. They reserve the right to cancel an awards category.
  2. No documentation in addition to the official online application form can be submitted. The deadline for entries is 12th September 2016.
  3. The Sheffield Chamber of Commerce reserve the right to withdraw an award from any applicant supplying false information within their entry. Judges reserve the right to audit any information supplied. Judges will choose a shortlist of up to 6 companies which will include one winner. Some awards will have a shortlist or 3, 4, or 5.
  4. All shortlisted companies will be notified by email from the Sheffield Business Awards organisers.
  5. All unsuccessful applicants will also be notified by the Sheffield Business Awards organisers, by email.
  6. Judges may contact the person submitting the application by telephone to verify any detail. This in no way implies that your organisation has been shortlisted.
  7. All companies who are shortlisted may be invited to Sheffield Chamber for an interview. This will take place week commencing 10th October 2016. This in no way implies that your organisation is a winner.
  8. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into either before or after the awards ceremony.
  9. Award winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner on Thursday 1st December 2016.
  10. The Sheffield Business Awards organisers, nor employees of any party involved in organising or promoting the event, have any influence on the judges’ decisions.

Attendance at the event:

  1. All shortlisted organisations are expected to purchase at least one ticket to attend the event as detailed in the Terms and Conditions.
  2. Organisers reserve the right to refuse admission to individuals or organisations to the awards ceremony or to remove any persons deemed to be acting inappropriately.
  3. By registering and completing an entry for the Awards you agree to these terms and conditions.

This competition is being run by Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Albion House, Savile Street, Sheffield, S4 7UD.

Additional Terms and Conditions for Chamber Charity of the Year:

  1. The Partnership is a mutually beneficial agreement, and one which if utilised will be advantageous for both parties.
  2. The Charity and the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce agree to work together for the implementation of the Project during the period 1st January 2017 to 31 December 2017 in accordance with the terms set out in this partnership agreement.
  3. From the entries, Charities will be shortlisted and invited to present to a panel of judges during the week commencing 10th October 2016.
  4. To enter this competition you must have:
    (a) A registered Charity number
    (b) Be a member of the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce
  5. A Charity must be a fully paid up member of Sheffield Chamber in order to apply for our Charity of the Year. By being chosen as Charity of the Year, the charity must agree to continue their Sheffield Chamber membership for a further two years once the Charity of the Year term has ended. 
  6. Only one entry per Charity, in English.
  7. No responsibility can be accepted for entries that are lost or delayed, or which are not received for any reason. Please make sure you receive an acknowledgement of your application being received.
  8. If you are shortlisted you will be notified via email. The judges' decision is final and the Chamber will not enter into any discussion or correspondence concerning the results.
  9. Supporting material cannot be accepted.
  10. Judges may choose to visit a charity to assist with their decision. This will be prior written agreement, and we would ask that all applicants do their best to accommodate a visit should it be deemed necessary.
  11. By entering the competition the winner agrees to participate in such promotional activity and material as Sheffield Chamber of Commerce may require.
  12. The prize is not transferable to another Charity, and has no cash value.
  13. Incorrectly completed entries will be disqualified.
  14. The shortlisting of an application does not include any complimentary places at the Sheffield Business Awards. All shortlisted Charities are expected to purchase at least 1 ticket to ensure their attendance at the event. 

This award is being run by Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Albion House, Savile Street, Sheffield S4 7UD.