Stage 1 - Nominations

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Nominations open 9th September 2019 where we will be encouraging nominations from across the country. We want to hear about businesses who go the extra mile, who support their local economy and about people who are the unsung heroes in their community. The more we know about the business the more it helps us when it comes to drawing up our regional finalists.

Nominations close 8th December 2019

Stage 2 – Regional finalists

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Once we close to nominations we will read every nomination and draw up our regional finalists based on the information we have received from the loyal customers.

Regional finalists announced January 2020

Stage 3 – Regional judging

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Once we have announced our regional finalists, we write to them, asking them to complete a questionnaire about their business which must be returned to us by mid-February if they want to go through to the next stage of judging. Once we have received all the questionnaires, we will arrange a site visit. Site visits will take place from March to May 2020 and we will arrange a date that is mutually convenient.

Stage 4 – Regional winners

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We will announce regional winners hopefully by mid May 2020. Regional Champions just have to enjoy their title now and the hard work starts for the judges who write up briefs for our national judges who meet to decide our national Champions.

Stage 5 – Champions’ Reception

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Champions’ Reception is on Wednesday 10th June 2020 at the House of Lords

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