Rules & Eligibility

  1. Any organisation (including Public Sector, Education, etc.) located within the Cherwell District administrative boundary, who have local management autonomy, may enter.
  2. Sponsors, suppliers and official supporters of the Cherwell Business Awards are not eligible to enter.
  3. Any entrant may enter a maximum of two of the Business Sector Awards and/or the Business Person of the Year Award.
  4. Entries must be received by Tuesday 14th February 2017.
  5. All entrants must agree to be interviewed by a representative of the Award’s Sponsor.
  6. Selection of finalists will take place at the Judging Meeting on Thursday 23rd March 2017 they have been shortlisted as a finalist the same day and no later than 24th March 2017. If you have not been shortlisted, you will be notified the following week.
  7. Finalists must be prepared to make themselves available for interview.
  8. All finalists must agree to take part in publicity and to attend the Awards Dinner on Friday 5th May 2017.
  9. All finalists of the 2017 Awards will automatically be considered for Oxfordshire Business Awards (OBA), subject to meeting the OBA rules and eligibility.
  10. A list of winners can be obtained after Monday 8th May 2017 at
  11. All entrants will be notified by email that their application has been received.
  12. The judges’ decision is final. Feedback is not provided.

Updated: January 2017