WHY ENTER

Excellent Opportunity

Excellent opportunity to promote your business

Increase In Brand Awareness

Use on your company marketing materials if you are shortlisted/winner of a category.

Media Coverage

Press coverage by Time 107.5 FM, The Barking & Dagenham Post and other media.

Listing on the Chamber's Website

Acknowledgement on Barking & Dagenham Chamber of Commerce Business Awards and Barking & Dagenham Chamber of Commerce websites of those shortlisted and winners in each category

Complimentary Invitations

Finalists will receive two complimentary invitations to attend the Barking & Dagenham Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2017 Reception, Dinner and Presentation and
acknowledgement at that event of your business, with some 200 attendees.

Networking Opportunities

An opportunity to network with other businesses in the local area.

HOW TO ENTER

BUSINESS AWARDS INFORMATION

Entry is Free. The closing date for entries is 5pm Friday, 12 May, 2017. Entry is open to businesses, organisations and self-employed individuals in the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham. There is also one category, the ‘Business Located outside Barking & Dagenham who are Trading in Barking & Dagenham’, which is open only to those located outside of Barking & Dagenham.

No previous winner of a category can enter the category again.

To enter, please complete the official Awards Entry Form, with an attachment containing not less than 150 words and no more than 500 words, with an explanation of how you meet the criteria for the category being entered.

You can additionally attach appendices, but not company brochures or annual reports. Please forward your Awards Entry Form and attachments by:
E-mail: info@bdchamber.co.uk
Fax: 020 8593 1223

Post to: Barking & Dagenham Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2017, Barking & Dagenham Chamber of Commerce, Visitor Centre, londoneast-uk, Rainham Road South, RM10 7XS.

AWARD CATEGORIES

Barking & Dagenham Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year 2017

Sponsored by: Vicarage Field Shopping Centre

Barking & Dagenham Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year 2017

Open for Sponsorship

Business Located Outside B&D Which Is Trading In B&D

Open for Sponsorship

Young Entrepreneur/Business Person

Sponsored by: London School of Management Education

Community Involvement (Including Social Enterprise)

Sponsored by: Shearforce Security

Business & Social Responsibility (Including Green Business & Family Friendly Working)

Sponsored by: Canary Wharf Group PLC

Innovation & Use Of Digital Media

Sponsored by: Prontaprint Barking

Customer Service

Sponsored by: Fix Auto Dagenham

Training, Development & Supporting Education

CU London

Business Growth

Sponsored by: Time 107.5 FM

Best New Business

Sponsored by: The Nova Agency

Sole Trader/Micro Business (5 Or Less Employees)

Open for Sponsorship

Next Steps

  • Please send fully completed and signed entries to: Barking & Dagenham Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2017
  • Those shortlisted will be invited to attend a short meeting with the judges that will take place during the weeks commencing 15 – 26 May. Entrants who fail to attend the meeting at the agreed time, may have their entries judged on their original submission.
  • Finalists will receive two complimentary invitations to the Barking & Dagenham Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2017 Reception, Dinner and Presentation on Thursday, 13 July, 2017. There will be a winner and two runners-up entries in each category, except Business of the Year, and these will be announced and presented with awards at the event. There will only be one award for the winning Business of the Year.

OUR SPONSORS

# The Nova Agency
Barking and Dagenham Post
C U London
Canary Wharf Group PLC
Dagenham & RedBridge
Fix Auto Collision
London School Of Management Education
ProntaPrint
Shear Force Security
The Flower Box
TIME FM
Vicarage Feild
Welding Engineering Services

DINNER & AWARDS CEREMONY

Thursday, 13 July, 2017

Drinks Reception

A warm welcome to all the guests
6:45pm

Dinner

A chance to feast on some fine foods
7:30pm

Awards Ceremony

The moment you have been waiting for
9.30pm

Thank You For Attending

Carriages at 11:00pm

Cost to attend £30.00 + VAT and bookings are on a first come first served basis. NB: Timings are approximate and are subject to change.
Dress Code: BLACK TIE

Post Show Party

Cash Bar
11:00pm to 12:30am

Further Information

Dinner Places

Dinner Places are available at £30.00 + VAT per person through the Barking & Dagenham Chamber of Commerce office.  Please contact Mary Clements mary@bdchamber.co.uk or T: 07896 975768  Bookings will be on a first come first served basis.  This event is likely to be popular, and in the event that Dinner Places sell out, a waiting list will be in operation.  Any cancellations must be made by Friday, 2 June, 2017.  Cancellations received after that date will be subject to the full payment being due.

Prizes

The winner in each award category will receive:

  • An engraved trophy, framed certificate and interview with Time 107.5FM
  • Coverage in The Barking & Dagenham Post
  • Announcements on the Barking & Dagenham Chamber of Commerce Business Awards and Barking & Dagenham Chamber of Commerce websites and local media.
  • Runners Up will receive a framed certificate

Sponsorship

Sponsorship opportunities are available and an excellent way to raise your company profile.  Please contact Mary Clements mary@bdchamber.co.uk or T: 07896 975 768 if you would like further information about Sponsorship Opportunities

Rules

Applications must be received by Barking & Dagenham Chamber of Commerce by 5.00 pm on Friday, 12 May, 2017.

The Barking & Dagenham Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2017 are open to individual award sponsors, who may enter the categories they are not sponsoring.

No previous winner of a category can enter the category again. The judges decision is final and no discussion or correspondence will be entered into.

All finalists must be willing to attend the Awards Presentation at The Roundhouse, Lodge Avenue, Dagenham RM8 2HY on Thursday, 13 July 2017 and to participate in follow-up media activity related to their achievement.

Entries may be submitted by e-mail, fax, or post to Barking & Dagenham Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2017, Barking & Dagenham Chamber of Commerce, Visitor Centre, londoneast-uk, Rainham Road South RM10 7XS,

by E-mail: info@bdchamber.co.uk

by Fax: 020 8593 1223.

No responsibility can be taken by Barking & Dagenham Chamber of Commerce, its employees or judges for entries lost in the post or e-mail transmissions.

LATEST TWEETS

Register your interest in The Barking & Dagenham Chamber of Commerce Business Awards today!

Contact us:

+44 (0) 20 8591 6966
info@bdchamber.co.uk

Downloads:

Download Full Entry Form
Download Awards Brochure

REGISTER INTEREST:

I would like to Enter (Please tick category(s)):
 Business Growth Young Entrepreneur/Business Person Customer Service Community Involvement Innovation & Use of Digital Media Business & Social Responsibility Best New Business Barking & Dagenham Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year 2017 (you must be nominated) Sole Trader/Micro Business Business Located Outside B&D Which is Trading In B&D Training, Development & Supporting Education

You will receive an email back which YOU MUST reply to complete your entry, No booking is confirmed until you receive a confirmation e-mail from Barking & Dagenham Chamber of Commerce.