Key Dates

Invest Essex
Janine Edwards
Lord Taverners
Dates Dates

Entries Open: Thursday 21st June 2018: Companies are permitted to enter up to 3 categories.

Entries Close: Friday 27th July 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.

Deadline Extension: Wednesday 1st August 2018

Judging Period: Friday 3rd August to Wednesday 29th August 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 Essex Chronicle, Brentwood Gazette, Harlow Star and Herts & Essex Observer 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: September 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 receive two tickets to our Sponsors’ and Finalists’ Champagne & Canapés evening which is to be held in September 2018. Finalists will be required to purchase tickets or a table to the awards ceremony dinner, held on 2nd October 2018 at Essex Cricket Club, Chelmsford.

Sponsors and Finalists Champagne and Canapés Evening: September 2018: Finalists and Sponsors to arrive from 6pm, to finish at approximately 8pm.

Awards Ceremony: 2nd October 2018, Essex Cricket Club, Chelmsford: As we celebrate the outstanding achievements of the most successful businesses in Essex over the past year, the 2018 Essex Business Excellence Awards is set to be the most impressive and memorable event of the Essex business calendar. The awards night will be filled with fabulous entertainment. Hosts and entertainment provided by Champions Speakers. champions the brand agency

Tickets are £100 + VAT each

Tables of 10 are £1000 + VAT each

If you have any questions about the awards, please contact: Vikky Perry at Champions (UK) plc on 08453 31 30 31 or at