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Entries Open: Monday 20th May 2019: Companies are permitted to enter up to 3 categories. To enter, please click here

Sponsors Breakfast Meeting at The Belfry: Monday 10th June 2019.


Entries Close: 11.59 Friday 17th August 2019: 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 16th August 2019 to Friday 13th September 2019: 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 Metro 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 23rd September 2019: 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 on Tuesday 15th October 2019 at Park Regis Birmingham, and you will also be invited to purchase tickets or a table to the awards ceremony dinner, held on Thursday 7th November 2019 at The ICC.

Sponsors and Finalists Champagne and Canapés Evening: Monday 14th October at Park Regis, Birmingham: Finalists and Sponsors to arrive from 6pm, to finish approximately 8pm.

Finalists announced in 24-page pre-event supplement: To appear in the Metro on Thursday 31st October 2019.

Awards Ceremony: Thursday 7th November 2019, The ICC: As we celebrate the outstanding achievements of Birmingham’s most successful businesses over the past year, the 2019 Birmingham Business Excellence Awards is set to be the most impressive and memorable event of the Birmingham Business Calendar. The awards night will be filled with fabulous entertainment. Hosts and entertainment provided by Champions Speakers.
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Tickets are £100 + VAT each

Tables of 10 are £1000 + VAT each

Winners Announced in the 20-page post-event supplement: To appear in the Metro on Thursday 14th November 2019.

If you have any questions about the awards, please contact: Anna-May Duddridge at Champions (UK) plc on 08453 31 30 31 or at