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The National Entrepreneur Awards

It’s not often that entrepreneurs get recognised for their achievements, but we’re going to change all that. It’s about time we reward those people who achieve amazing results that often go unnoticed. Business owners that don’t accept the doom and gloom that surrounds the small business world and are the driving force behind British PLC.

The National Entrepreneur Awards will be on the Sunday evening of the Convention. The Awards will be hosted by Alistair McGowan – the UK’s premier satirical impressionist, who will be on stage to entertain you and to host the presentation of the 10 prestigious Awards. These will be capped off with the presentation of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The Awards themselves are due to be presented by the Convention’s guest of honour – someone that everyone will know as he’s one of the most well known men in the country!

You won’t want to miss the Awards Ceremony – it promises to be a fantastic end to the first day in the main auditorium. We have 10 Award categories open for entry, catering for all sizes of business – the only question is, which category should you enter?

1. Best New Business
This Award will be given to an owner-managed business with a turnover of under £5m that has achieved notable results, demonstrated great understanding of their market, provides fab customer service and is set to soar into 2014 and beyond.

If you started trading after 1st January 2013 and meet the above criteria, tell us your story and why you should win this award.

How to apply

In no more than 1,000 words, explain why you deserve to be recognised as Best New Business 2014. Include any relevant documentation and your contact details.

The entry fee is £195 plus VAT. Entry is free for all Entrepreneur’s Circle members and thebestof members. The closing date for entries is 9th September 2014.

To enter, send your application to:
seb@nigelbotterill.com (make sure it’s no bigger than 5mb) with the subject line ‘Best New Business’ – we will then return an invoice for your application fee.

Alternatively, post it to: The Entrepreneur’s Circle, 3, Olton Bridge, 245 Warwick road, Solihull, West Midlands, B92 7AH with a cheque made payable to: The Entrepreneur’s Circle.

2. Best Customer Service
If you deliver jubilation to your customers, have your retention down to a tee and constantly exceed expectations, then this award is to glorify you and businesses like you.

Tell us about your astonishing customer service, how you systemise what you do so nothing falls through the cracks, and the ways in which you show true love (and WOW) to your customers and you could be walking away with this Award.

How to apply

In no more than 1,000 words, explain why you deserve to be recognised as having the Best Customer Service of 2014. Include any relevant documentation and your contact details.

The entry fee is £195 plus VAT. Entry is free for all Entrepreneur’s Circle members and thebestof members. The closing date for entries is 9th September 2014.

To enter, send your application to:
seb@nigelbotterill.com (make sure it’s no bigger than 5mb) with the subject line ‘Best Customer Service’ – we will then return an invoice for your application fee.

Alternatively, post it to: The Entrepreneur’s Circle, 3, Olton Bridge, 245 Warwick road, Solihull, West Midlands, B92 7AH with a cheque made payable to: The Entrepreneur’s Circle.

3. Best Marketing Campaign
This Award recognises business owners who have demonstrated creativity and flair in a specific marketing campaign that has, in turn, generated great results.

We’re looking for the best marketing campaign in the last 12 months and will take many different aspects into consideration when judging.

Your ideas, creativity, execution, and most importantly, results, are what matters here.

If you have run a stand out campaign and have the results to prove it, then you could scoop this prestigious Award.

How to apply

In no more than 1,000 words, explain why you deserve to be recognised as having the Best Marketing Campaign of 2014. Include any relevant documentation and your contact details.

The entry fee is £195 plus VAT. Entry is free for all Entrepreneur’s Circle members and thebestof members. The closing date for entries is 9th September 2014.

To enter, send your application to:
seb@nigelbotterill.com (make sure it’s no bigger than 5mb) with the subject line ‘Best Marketing Campaign’ – we will then return an invoice for your application fee.

Alternatively, post it to: The Entrepreneur’s Circle, 3, Olton Bridge, 245 Warwick road, Solihull, West Midlands, B92 7AH with a cheque made payable to: The Entrepreneur’s Circle.

4. Best Use of New Media
If you’re applying new media to your marketing mix and seeing impressive results, then this Award is for smart cookies like you.

We’re looking to recognise a business owner who is successfully embracing one or more of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, banner retargeting, Adwords or any another new media to propel themselves forward.

How to apply

In no more than 1,000 words, explain why you deserve to be recognised as the Best at Using New Media for 2014. Include any relevant documentation and your contact details.

The entry fee is £195 plus VAT. Entry is free for all Entrepreneur’s Circle members and thebestof members. The closing date for entries is 9th September 2014.

To enter, send your application to:
seb@nigelbotterill.com (make sure it’s no bigger than 5mb) with the subject line ‘Best Use of New Media’ – we will then return an invoice for your application fee.

Alternatively, post it to: The Entrepreneur’s Circle, 3, Olton Bridge, 245 Warwick road, Solihull, West Midlands, B92 7AH with a cheque made payable to: The Entrepreneur’s Circle.

5. Best Business Enabler
This Award is for the businesses that support other businesses.

Highlighting the great work done by business enablers across many sectors, we want to take our hats off to the special person or business who best demonstrates their importance to their clients and who can demonstrate the difference that they make.

The winner is likely to be an individual or firm who is committed to actively helping other businesses grow while constantly improving themselves.

The winner could be an accountant, a solicitor, a social media manager, a printer, an HR company or any other type of ‘business enabler’. This is your chance to emerge from the shadows and get the recognition you deserve (and just think how much winning this award will help you in the future!).

How to apply

In no more than 1,000 words, explain why you deserve to be recognised as Best Business Enabler 2014. Include any relevant documentation and your contact details.

The entry fee is £195 plus VAT. Entry is free for all Entrepreneur’s Circle members and thebestof members. The closing date for entries is 9th September 2014.

To enter, send your application to:
seb@nigelbotterill.com (make sure it’s no bigger than 5mb) with the subject line ‘Best Business Enabler’ – we will then return an invoice for your application fee.

Alternatively, post it to: The Entrepreneur’s Circle, 3, Olton Bridge, 245 Warwick road, Solihull, West Midlands, B92 7AH with a cheque made payable to: The Entrepreneur’s Circle.

6. Most Impressive Growth
It could be percentages rather than pounds and pence but we’re on the look out here for businesses that have achieved major growth over the past 18 months.

If your business has rocketed to a new level, smashed targets and made astounding progress, then this is your chance to get some serious recognition.

To enter this Award your business must have started trading before 1st January 2012.

How to apply

In no more than 1,000 words, explain why you deserve to be recognised as having the Most Impressive Growth of 2014. Include any relevant documentation and your contact details.

The entry fee is £195 plus VAT. Entry is free for all Entrepreneur’s Circle members and thebestof members. The closing date for entries is 9th September 2014.

To enter, send your application to:
seb@nigelbotterill.com (make sure it’s no bigger than 5mb) with the subject line ‘Most impressive Growth’ – we will then return an invoice for your application fee.

Alternatively, post it to: The Entrepreneur’s Circle, 3, Olton Bridge, 245 Warwick road, Solihull, West Midlands, B92 7AH with a cheque made payable to: The Entrepreneur’s Circle.

7. Coming Back from the Brink: Award for Best Entrepreneur Bounce Back
We’re looking for the most inspirational story of an entrepreneur who has emerged from bad times to find success.

We know that entrepreneurs are not normal(!) and nowhere is this better demonstrated than when times are tough and we refuse to give in. If you’ve hit the bottom and bounced back in style, then you MUST share your story.

The judges are able to award multiple winners of this award so don’t be shy…

How to apply

In no more than 1,000 words, explain why you deserve to be recognised as Best Entrepreneur Bounce Back 2014. Include any relevant documentation and your contact details.

The entry fee is £195 plus VAT. Entry is free for all Entrepreneur’s Circle members and thebestof members. The closing date for entries is 9th September 2014.

To enter, send your application to:
seb@nigelbotterill.com (make sure it’s no bigger than 5mb) with the subject line ‘Best Bounce Back’ – we will then return an invoice for your application fee.

Alternatively, post it to: The Entrepreneur’s Circle, 3, Olton Bridge, 245 Warwick road, Solihull, West Midlands, B92 7AH with a cheque made payable to: The Entrepreneur’s Circle.

8. Best Business Video
We’re looking for an entrepreneur who has used video to generate results.

We don’t want wishy-washy corporate crap that can’t be linked to a single sale. Neither is this about number of views on YouTube.

Rather the judges are looking for videos that can be backed up with sales figures. Videos that have been an integral part of the sales process. Creativity, originality, production, and most importantly, those numbers, will all be taken into account.

How to apply

In no more than 1,000 words, explain why you deserve to be recognised as having the Best Business Video of 2014. Include any relevant documentation and your contact details.

The entry fee is £195 plus VAT. Entry is free for all Entrepreneur’s Circle members and thebestof members. The closing date for entries is 9th September 2014.

To enter, send your application to:
seb@nigelbotterill.com (make sure it’s no bigger than 5mb) with the subject line ‘Best Business Video’ – we will then return an invoice for your application fee.

Alternatively, post it to: The Entrepreneur’s Circle, 3, Olton Bridge, 245 Warwick road, Solihull, West Midlands, B92 7AH with a cheque made payable to: The Entrepreneur’s Circle.

9. Young Entrepreneur of the Year
This Award is for entrepreneurs under the age of 30 (as of 30th June 2014).

We’re celebrating the best young business brains in the country and the success they have achieved over the past 12 months.

We’re looking for the cream of the crop, a young entrepreneur who has achieved great results and is hungry for more.

If this sounds like you and you can back up your claims, then this prestigious award could be coming your way.

How to apply

In no more than 1,000 words, explain why you deserve to be recognised as Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2014. Include any relevant documentation and your contact details.

The entry fee is £195 plus VAT. Entry is free for all Entrepreneur’s Circle members and thebestof members. The closing date for entries is 9th September 2014.

To enter, send your application to:
seb@nigelbotterill.com (make sure it’s no bigger than 5mb) with the subject line ‘Best Young Entrepreneur’ – we will then return an invoice for your application fee.

Alternatively, post it to: The Entrepreneur’s Circle, 3, Olton Bridge, 245 Warwick road, Solihull, West Midlands, B92 7AH with a cheque made payable to: The Entrepreneur’s Circle.

10. Entrepreneur of the Year
This Award is for entrepreneurs over the age of 30 (as of 30th June 2014).

We’re on the hunt for the best business owner of the year. An entrepreneur who has achieved great results, who can inspire us all and can prove to us why they should take home this prestigious Award.

The winner will be judged on all aspects of their business – we want to know all the details (so don’t be scared of boasting!).

If you’ve had a wonderful year, cap it off in style and tell us why you should be crowned winner.

How to apply

In no more than 1,000 words, explain why you deserve to be recognised as Entrepreneur of the Year 2014. Include any relevant documentation and your contact details.

The entry fee is £195 plus VAT. Entry is free for all Entrepreneur’s Circle members and thebestof members. The closing date for entries is 9th September 2014.

To enter, send your application to:
seb@nigelbotterill.com (make sure it’s no bigger than 5mb) with the subject line ‘Entrepreneur of the year’ – we will then return an invoice for your application fee.

Alternatively, post it to: The Entrepreneur’s Circle, 3, Olton Bridge, 245 Warwick road, Solihull, West Midlands, B92 7AH with a cheque made payable to: The Entrepreneur’s Circle.