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APPLICATION FORM
Mitcham Business of the Year
This award will go to the business that can show outstanding initiative, boldness and
imagination in the enterprise, as well as sound management practices. Entrants to
this award will be expected to demonstrate sustainable growth combined with a
degree of commercial success that is exceptional for the size of the business.
To apply for this award you need to be located in Mitcham Town Centre or with a
CR4 postcode.
Remember; our judges won't be visiting your business. The only thing they'll have to
use is what you put on this form but don't worry, we've included lots of helpful hints
to guide you in filling it in to create the very best impression.
What the judges need to know see notes below
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About you and your business
Initiative
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A bold approach to your business model
5
Sound Management
How you make your business work for those around you?
6
Business Plan
Your short term plans for the next 3 years
7
Marketing
How do you inspire your customers to believe in your products or services
8
Success
What level of commercial success have you achieved so far?
9
Biography
In NO MORE than 50 words describe your company to us
Note
Supporting marketing material is welcome.
(Hard copy only)
Mitcham Business of the Year
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About your business
Business name
Trading name
If different from above
Type of business
Business address
Postcode
Contact name
Telephone
Twitter handle
Email
Website
What is the trading style of this business? (Please indicate below with an ‘x’ where applicable)
Sole Trader
Partnership
Private Ltd
Co.
Public Ltd
Co.
Not for
profit
Other (please specify)
From where do you run your business? (Please indicate below with an ‘x’ where applicable)
Home
Premises
Other (please
specify)
How many people are employed in your business (including the business owners?) (please specify)
Full time
Part time
Temporary
Other
In which month and year did you start your business?
Month
Year
Financial Details
Annual turnover in 2013
Projected Annual turnover in
2014
Profit in 2013
Projected profit in 2014
Are you currently a member of any of the following business organisations (tick all that apply)?
Chamber of
Commerce
Other (please specify)
IOD
Trade
Association
FSB
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About you, the business owner/s
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Name
Role
2
Name
Role
3
Name
Role
3
Your business
Tell us about what your business does (e.g. services, customers, products) Please use additional pages as required.
Hint: if you were making a pitch to a potential customer or networking group, what would you say?
4
Initiative
A bold approach to your business model. (Ten sentences maximum)
Hint: Initiative can be defined as the “power or opportunity to act or take charge before others do”. How have you been a
leader of the pack?
5
Sound Management
How you make your business work for those around you? (Ten sentences maximum)
Hint: What leadership style has your business adopted to meet its aims and objectives?
6
Business Plan
Your short term plans for the next 3 years. (Ten sentences maximum)
Hint: Tell us about your blue sky thinking as well as your well thought out headlines.
7
Marketing
How do you inspire your customers to believe in your products or services? (Ten sentences maximum)
Hint: What has worked for you in turning followers into fans who buy your products / services?
8
Success
What level of commercial success have you achieved so far? (Ten sentences maximum)
Hint: Some would define commercial success in financial terms but others may not. Define what you mean by commercial
success and tell us how you have achieved
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Biography
In NO MORE than 50 words describe your company to us
Signed (Business Owner)
Date
Name (CAPITALS)
Business Name
Please return this signed form by 27th June 2014 with any supporting material to: -
Merton Best Business Awards
Events and PR Ltd
81 High Street
Stony Stratford
Milton Keynes
MK 11 1AT
For more info contact: [email protected] or call 01908 307456
Terms and conditions
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The competition is open to ALL SME’s based in Mitcham town Centre or have a CR4 postcode that
commenced prior to January 2012; you do not have to be a member of the Merton Chamber of
Commerce to enter
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For the purpose of these awards an SME is a sole trader or up to 250 employees
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Sponsors cannot enter the category they sponsor
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The comments made on your application form and any supporting evidence should be accurate to
the best of your knowledge
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The judges’ panel will be made up of representatives from each of the sponsors
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Each entry will be seen by at least 4 judges
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The judges’ decision is final
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The judges reserve the right to enter your application into another category
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By entering these awards you agree to our business partners and sponsors having access to your contact details
10 Entrants must be available for consultation with the judges should the need arise
11 By entering the awards you agree to participate in publicity for the awards including the use of any images taken
12 Supporting marketing material and evidence is welcome
13 Should a category not receive sufficient entries, it will be withdrawn from the awards ceremony
14 You may enter up to three categories. Each entry must be submitted on a separate entry form
15 If you are chosen as a finalist you will be required to attend the Grand Final on
the evening of the 3rd October 2014 at Wimbledon All England Lawn Tennis
Club
16 Applications are non-returnable. All entries will be destroyed after judging. Please use copies and not originals
17 Due to the quantity of entries, we cannot give feedback on applications
Please note
Any financial information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence and will not be disclosed to
anyone other than the panel of judges and its advisors
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