Known as ‘The Dons’ in honour of Awards International Chairman Don Hales, the gathering at London’s Wembley Hilton brings to an end the year’s awards season, and this will be the third year of the event, which honours both SMEs and larger organisations across 25 categories.
Categories for 2018 include Best Financial Services, Best Fintech, Best Place to Work, and Best Disruptive Business Model, among many others, and full details of category entry requirements are now available on the official UK Business Awards website.
Judges are still being recruited to join the panels at the awards, which are once again hosted with the help of charity partner Barnardo’s, and so far the judging line-up includes Kerry Gidziewicz, a Specialist Recruitment Consultant with executive hire recruitment firm Douglas Jackson; Oliver James, Head of Operations and Business Development with DJ Learning Ltd; and Deborah Cooper, Partner and Head of Financial Services with The Miles Partnership.
Keep an eye on the Awards International website for further news of who will be joining them on the judging panel over the following months.
For those interested in entering, an Early Bird Offer is now available until May 18, which will save those who take advantage of it £100 off the standard entry fee of £299 plus VAT. This amazing offer also allows entries to other categories for just £99 plus VAT each time.
Those who take advantage of the Early Bird Offer will still have until the entry deadline of July 6 to submit their applications.
Meanwhile, the finalists will be announced on July 20.
Awards International CEO Neil Skehel said: “The UK Business Awards are now in their third year, and have grown to become one of the most significant dates in the British business calendar.
“The categories reflect the evolving business landscape in the UK, and we are excited to be able to host the ambitious and innovative finalists in London, where they will present to our judges and hope to win one of the prized awards. We would like to wish all of our entrants the best of luck with their submissions, and we will see the shortlisted finalists in London in December.”