Business Action Awards 2020 | North Devon's independent business awards | Outstanding New Business Award

Enter Outstanding New Business Award

Business Action Awards 2020 | North Devon's independent business awards | Outstanding New Business Award

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Slee Blackwell | sponsor of the Outstanding New Business Award | Business Action

Enter online or by email

To enter yourself for the Outstanding New Business Award or to nominate another person:

  1. Please complete the online form below
  2. Download and email the Word entry form.

If you experience any problem, please or call 07971 176044 – we value your time and your entry.

Category rules for entry

Please follow the category rules below, which also include useful suggestions on how to ensure your entry showcases achievements in the best possible light.

  1. You can enter your own business or another business for this award.
  2. Business entered must have been started on or after 1 January 2018. The judges will also consider businesses that have changed ownership and have been run by new management since 1 January 2018.
  3. Ensure you read the awards terms and conditions.
  4. Read the criteria and the questions on the form below in advance so that you understand what the judges are looking for and tailor your answers to these.
  5. There is no restriction on how much information you can provide in your answers, although please ensure that anything you say is relevant to this award. The questions are deliberately open to enable you to submit the best possible entry and the examples given are purely illustrative.
  6. Add any other information you feel is important to highlight success.
  7. Provide as much detail and evidence as possible to back up your claims, including relevant links to web sites or videos.
  8. Write and save your answers in a note-making or word-processing app first and copy them into the form below. This ensures you do not lose anything you have taken a long time to write.
  9. Attach any files, eg customer compliments or images of products, to support your entry.
  10. Entries must be submitted before 11:00am on Tuesday 10 March 2020.


The judges are looking for evidence of one or more of:

  • Businesses started in spare time, after leaving employment or with own investment or established businesses transformed by new owners
  • Investment in training to develop necessary business skills
  • Original business ideas or a fresh take on an existing type of business 
  • Persistence in driving a business from scratch to success
  • Success such as employing staff or exporting
  • Drive and commitment to transform a vision into reality 

These criteria are not exhaustive. Remember, the judges don’t know what you have achieved, so please include anything you think relevant to your entry even if it is not listed above.

Good luck!

Entry form

Your entry will be acknowledged immediately on screen and by email after successful completion – if not, please or call 07971 176044.