Awards Entry Form

Enter the Athlone Business Awards

The competition for these awards is very high. The higher the standard of entry you submit the more successful you are likely to be.

AWARD CATEGORIES (required)

Please select up to 3 categories that you wish to enter.

Selection 1



Selection 2



Selection 3


Date:

Business Name (required):

Business Address:

Business MD/Owner Name:

Phone:

Email (required):

Website:

Applicant name (completing the entry on behalf of the business) (required):

Applicant contact details (required):

Business structure/format:Sole Trader/Company/Social Enterprise/Limited Company/Franchise/Charity/Partnership/Other (please describe):

Year company was established:

Number of employees (please specify full and part time):

Number of contracted staff employed:

Business Performance (2015-2016 % year on Year; Projected % 2017):

1. Please describe your business. (50 words max.)

2. Tell us a about your business. When it was started? Why was it started? Who are your customers? How is it better than the competition? What markets do you operate in? (100 words max.)

3. What would winning this award mean to your business? (50 words max.)

4. What is your unique strategy? (50 words max.)

5. What are your routes to market? Have you an e-commerce strategy? How do you
out pace your competition in this area? (200 words max.)

6. Describe the development of your business in the past 2/3 years. Where do you see the company in 5 years’ time? How are you going to get there? Do you have a strategic plan in place? (200 words max.)

7. Describe how your business supports the local economy (i.e. use of local
suppliers/resources, employment and engages in social development initiatives in
the area). Highlight other factors such as staff, community impact, investors, and
innovation awards. (100 words max.)

8. Describe key strengths and competitive advantages of your business. (50 words max.)

9. Describe any environmental and/or green policies and practices applied with in the business and details of any awards achieved in this area. (50 words max.)

10. Describe how your business customer service policy sets you apart from
competitors. (50 words max.)


Consent

Before submitting the application I herby consent, if I am selected as an Athlone Business Award shortlisted applicant or winner, to the release and use of my name, business name, and photographs, which may be taken of me, and I agree that no compensation shall be due to me or my company for such usage.

However, all competitive and financial information shall remain confidential unless I give express written approval for its release. I confirm that the information provided to and with the application is true and complete to the best of my knowledge.


I also acknowledge that whilst every care has been taken to ensure that advice and feedback given on these awards is correct, Athlone Chamber or the Awards sponsors will not accept any responsibility for loss, damage, etc. arising from our occasioned by the implementation of such advice.


I have read the Terms and Conditions for the application.