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WHEN ARE THE AWARDS?

Friday 31 August | Mystery Creek Events Centre | 6.30pm

WHERE WILL THE AWARDS EVENING BE HELD?

Mystery Creek Events Centre  is the Event Partner for the 2018 Awards Gala Dinner.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO THE AWARDS EVENING?

Dress to the nines! The Awards Evening is an opportunity to dress up. It's a formal event  - evening dresses for the ladies and suits for the men (or go on, rock a tuxedo!)

WHERE CAN I BUY TICKETS & HOW MUCH ARE THEY?

Ticketing information for the Gala Evening to be released shortly.

AS AN ENTRANT, WILL I RECEIVE A FREE TICKET?

You will need to purchase a ticket for the Awards Evening. Tickets will be available online soon!

WHEN DO I FIND OUT IF I WON OR NOT?

The finalists will be announced before the Awards Evening during the week of 23 July 2018. All winners are announced at the Awards Evening at Mystery Creek on Friday 31 August 2018.

WHY SHOULD I ENTER?

Entering the Awards provides you with valuable insight into your business and the chance to network with other successful business people. The Awards process adds value to your strategic approach and business planning, boosts team building and highlights your success to current and potential clients, suppliers and staff.

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HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO ENTER?

How long it takes you does depend on how easy it is for you to gather the information you need, but the best entries are clear and precise. While a well presented submission is expected within the online entry form, therefore expensive printing and binding, nor novelty presentation of entries is sought. The process of entering is usually helpful for your business so time is well invested.

HOW DO I ENTER?

Entering is easy. Complete the online entry form, upload your application and it will be sent to us electronically. PLEASE NOTE: THE PREFERRED BROWSER FOR COMPLETING ENTRIES IS GOOGLE CHROME

Please note entries open from the Launch Event onwards - 5th April 2018.

IS THERE SOME-ONE WHO CAN HELP ME?

The Cambridge, Raglan and Te Awamutu Chambers of Commerce will be facilitating one on one sessions with an Awards advisor - contact awards@waipabusinessawards.co.nz

Dates and information to be released at the up-coming Launch Event - 5th April 2018.

DOES IT COST ME TO ENTER?

There is a an small entry fee for the Business Excellence categories. Please see the Entry Guidelines for details.

The Customer Service, Customer Choice, Employee of the Year and Emerging Leader categories are free to enter.

Tickets to the awards night are additional and are available to purchase soon

HOW DO I KNOW IF I’M ELIGIBLE TO ENTER?

Any sole proprietor, partnership, incorporated society, Limited Liability Company, educational institution, local or central government organisation, charitable or not for profit organisation, with its principal place of business based and trading in the Waipa District or within the greater boundaries administered by the Cambridge, Raglan or Te Awamutu Chambers of Commerce is eligible to enter the awards.

An organisation that is part of a larger national or international organisation must be able to demonstrate that it operates as a separate business unit.

Excluded are those businesses or organisations owned by officers or employees of the category sponsor.

Entrants in the Emerging Business category must have been in operation for less than two years as at 31 March 2016.

DO I HAVE TO INCLUDE MY BUSINESSES FINANCIAL DETAILS?

If entering the Business Excellence categories you must supply a Letter of Financial Viability from your external business accountant. A Pro-Forma is included with the entry form.

HOW DO I KNOW THAT THE INFORMATION I PROVIDE WON’T GET INTO THE HANDS OF MY COMPETITORS OR OTHERS?

The entries are only seen by the co-ordinator of the Awards and the judging panel. All of the people in these roles are ethical professionals and have also signed a confidentiality agreement.

HOW MANY CATEGORIES CAN I ENTER?

You may enter one Business Excellence category in addition to the Customer Service, Customer Choice, Employee of the Year and Emerging Leader categories. Judges have the right to change entrants into whichever category they consider better suited to the entrant. Entrants will be consulted prior to any change.

CAN I RE-ENTER IF I WAS A WINNER LAST YEAR?

Absolutely, you are welcome to re-enter the awards. However Supreme Winners are not eligible for the Supreme Award in the year immediately following their win.

WHAT ARE THE DEADLINES FOR ENTERING THE AWARDS?

See the Timelines here

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