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Nominations are now open! Entries must be received before midnight Friday, 12th January 2018.

Entries Open: Tuesday 14th November 2017: Companies are permitted to enter up to 3 categories. To enter, please click here.

college courtSponsors Breakfast Meeting at College Court: Tuesday 12th December 2017: Up to two company representatives to arrive at 8:00am and we will conclude around 10:00am.

Entries Close 11:59pm Friday 12th January 2018: Once all applications are submitted, they will be sent to judging. Applicants may be contacted by sponsors during the judging period for more information or to arrange a meeting.

Judging Period Friday 26th January 2018 to 23rd February 2018: The category sponsor will have full responsibility for judging their own award. In order to remain impartial, we would recommend including at least one external member in the judging panel. We encourage all sponsors to contact each applicant directly to ask for further information, or to arrange to meet, to judge their category fairly and decide on the three finalists. Judges will be asked to supply just reason for their decisions and be able to provide evidentiary support should this be required. The business editor and publisher of the Leicester Mercury will review the finalists to ensure they are satisfied with all sponsors’ decisions, they reserve the right to overrule any decision made. All financial information submitted to the award will remain confidential.

Finalists contacted Monday 5th March 2018: Companies will be contacted confirming whether they have been shortlisted as finalists for this event. If your business is selected as a finalist you will also receive two tickets to our Finalists and Sponsors Champagne and Canapés evening which is to be held in March 2018, and you will also be invited to purchase tickets or a table to the awards ceremony dinner, held on 12th April 2018 at the Maher Centre, Leicester.

Sponsors and Finalists Champagne and Canapés Evening March 2017: Date TBC Finalists and Sponsors to arrive from 6pm, to finish approximately 8pm

Finalists announced in 24-page pre-event supplement: To appear in the Leicester Mercury on Tuesday 3rd April 2018

Awards Ceremony: 12th April 2018, Maher Centre, Leicester: As we celebrate the outstanding achievements of Leicestershire’s most successful businesses over the past year, the 2018 Leicester Mercury Business Awards is set to be the most impressive and memorable event of the Leicester Business Calendar. The awards night will be filled with fabulous entertainment. Hosts and entertainment provided by Champions Speakers.

Tickets are £85 + VAT each

Tables of 10 are £850 + VAT each

Winners Announced in the 20-page post-event supplement - To appear in the Leicester Mercury on Tuesday 17th April 2018

If you have any questions about the awards, please contact: Kirsty West at Champions (UK) plc

08453 31 30 31

kwest@championsukplc.com