Guidance for Entries

Keep your entry succinct and within the maximum limit of 750 words 

Use specific examples, initiatives, financial information or other KPIs to illustrate the entrant's impact and commercial success 

Outline what the entrant has done to deliver this performance 

Explain what makes the entrant stand apart from the competition 

Provide details of any third-party recognition of the entrant's achievements 

Evidence of excellence, entrepreneurship, innovation, customer service, sustainable growth, and a commitment to the Perthshire region will be rewarded by the judges

You may be asked to provide some financial information (which will be treated with the utmost confidentiality) if you are shortlisted

Rules of Entry

Entries will be judged in two stages by an impartial panel of judges.

Following the completion of part one of the judging, a shortlist of nominees will be produced.

Shortlisted nominees will be interviewed by the judging panel to determine a winner in each category

A short video about the finalists’ businesses will be produced and entrants should make themselves available to assist with this. 

All category winners of the business categories (excluding individual categories: Employee of the Year and Apprentice of the Year) will be entered into the Perthshire Business of the Year 2017 Award.

Winners will be announced at the Perthshire Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner on Friday 24th November 2017 at the Crieff Hydro Hotel.

Application Guidelines

The Perthshire Chamber of Commerce Business Star Awards are free to enter for all businesses based in Perthshire.

Award sponsors may not enter the category they sponsor.

Anyone on a judging panel may not enter the category they are judging.

Entries are treated in confidence.

Companies may enter more than one category, with a maximum of two.

Judges reserve the right to move an entry to a different category if they feel it is more appropriate.

Incomplete entries and those received after the deadline will not be judged.

All entries will be acknowledged on receipt.  Entry forms will become the property of Perthshire Chamber of Commerce and entries will not be returned.

Proof of sending entry (by email) is not proof of receipt.

Perthshire Chamber of Commerce reserves the right to withdraw an award from any applicant supplying false information within their entry.  Judges reserve the right to audit any information supplied.

The closing date for receipt of entries is 5.00pm on Monday 2nd Octonber 2017.

The judges’ decisions are final and while feedback may be provided, no correspondence will be entered into. In certain cases, shortlisted organisations may be required to submit sets of audited accounts as supplementary information and/or agree to a site visit.

Information supplied will be shared with the judging panel and all information will be treated as confidential. It will not be used for any purpose other than judging the competition. Finalist organisations may be included in related media coverage and may be required to take part in promotional activities about the Perthshire Chamber of Commerce. It is a condition of entering the awards that organisations do not contact the press about their entry or being shortlisted as finalists prior to the public announcement of this by Perthshire Chamber of Commerce and this date will be communicated to those shortlisted by the Chamber office.

By registering and completing an entry for the Awards you agree to these rules and terms and conditions.