Awards Entry Form

Congratulations! You have been nominated for the prestigious ATHLONE Business Awards. This is a great opportunity to showcase your business and to receive due recognition of your achievements.

Please complete the application form below or return the paper form to us at your earliest convenience to be considered for one of these prestigious ATHLONE Business Awards. This application should be completed as thoroughly as possible.

The awards will be presented at a formal, black-tie, gala event in the Sheraton Hotel on Saturday, April 21st, 2018.

Enter the Athlone Business Awards 2018

Why enter? During the competition process there will be extensive promotion of shortlisted businesses through the medium of radio, newspaper and digital media. Local Companies eager to progress their business enterprise, recognise the efforts of both employees and partners and those wishing to celebrate their achievements to date should consider entering these awards.

Please Note:

Please refer to Category Descriptions for a description of each category.  Businesses entering the awards are asked to complete each as deemed appropriate to your business bearing in mind the judging will be based on the content. Within some sections e.g. 5 & 8, some questions may not apply to your industry sector or Award Category and can be left blank.

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 (2016-2017 % year on Year; Projected % 2018):

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? Describe key strengths and competitive advantages of your business.(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? Have you won any Awards in your field or Industry already, please describe.(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. Does your company have a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programme in place? Please describe it and how it has contributed to social or community endeavours. (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.)

11. Please provide your General Company Overview/ Description / Biography for use in both Traditional & Digital Media. (90 words max)


Consent

I hereby 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.

MD/Director/Owner/Manager Signature:

Company Name:

Address:

Email:

Date:

Check list for Applicants

Before submitting your application, please check you have completed the following:

  • Selected up to 3 categories for nomination
  • Thoroughly completed application form
  • Corporate Logo*
  • Up to 3 high resolution business images*
  • Your company Profile / Bio for Media coverage
  • Save the date – Awards Ceremony April 21st 2018

 

*IMPORTANT: Please provide a copy of your corporate logo and up to 3 images via email to accompany your application to info@athlonechamber.ie. We suggest images include an individual profile image, business product or service image and business exterior image if possible. Please provide the logo and images in a high resolution format as they will be used on large screens for the presentation at the awards ceremony on April 21st 2018

For those submitting applications via post or hand delivery, please email images to info@athlonechamber.ie  or include a disc or USB with this information.

Terms & Conditions

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Full Category Descriptions

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