Process Guide

1. Nominations are open for all categories. The deadline for all entries is 4th August 2024.  Anyone can nominate an individual or organisation in any of the categories.  You can nominate for more than one category.


2. The shortlist will be announced publicly on 16th August 2024 and voting will be opened to the general public on the same day.  The voting will close on 1st September 2024.

3. A panel of independent judges will review each shortlist’s applications and supporting evidence.  The judging day will take place on 4th September 2024.


4. The winners will be announced on 4th October 2024 at a glittering ceremony at The Eastside Rooms, Woodcock Street, Birmingham, B7 4BL

Nominating is quick and easy, simply complete the online Nomination Form. A confirmation e-mail will be sent confirming your application.

It is recommended that you tell the nominee that you have put them forward for the award so that they are aware that we will be communicating with them for additional information in regards to their application.

We shall contact the nominee via email confirming your nomination along with their nomination badge which they can use to promote on social media/marketing campaigns.

At this stage, the nominee will also have the opportunity to send across any additional information to help support their application for the shortlist process.

We aim to shortlist 8 finalists per category however this may vary depending on quality of applications received for each category – make sure it is your best effort!

Yes, you must be 18+ in order to be nominated for any category.

Yes, once the shortlist is announced the public will be allowed to vote for there favourite nominees.

Shortlisted candidates will be provided with a ‘Vote for Me’ badge which they can promote on social media to encourage votes.

Judges will take the vote into consideration, however, this will not be the only criteria that will be judged.

Once the shortlist has been announced there will be a period of public voting where members of the public can vote for their favourite nominees.

Once the voting closes, an independent panel of judges will meet to adjudicate the results and select the final winner.

Please note  judges will take the public vote into consideration, however, this will not be the only criteria that will be judged.  Finalist will also be marked on the strength of their application, testimonials and the evidence provided.

If you have been nominated, you must complete an application form for your best chance to win.

Yes we encourage you to send in any additional information which will support your nomination.  Please email supporting information to:

Yes, you can nominate yourself or someone else for more than one category if they meet the criteria.

We are committed to ensuring all guests requirements are catered.

There is step-free access into the venue via the ramp at the front entrance.

Furthermore the venue provides accessible toilet facilities.

We are also happy to welcome guide dogs and assistance dogs into the venue.

Dress code: Formal Attire