Key Dates

Key Dates Key Dates

Nominations Open: Wednesday 17th January 2018

Sponsors Breakfast Meeting: 13th February 2018

Nominations Close: 11:59pm, Friday 2nd March, 2018

Judging Period – Friday 16th March to Friday, 13th April 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 Derby Telegraph 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: W/C 23rd April 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 Finalists and Sponsors Champagne and Canapés evening which is to be held in May 2018, and you will also be invited to purchase tickets or a table to the awards ceremony dinner, held on Wednesday 13th June 2018 at The Roundhouse, Derby College.

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

Finalists announced in 24-page pre-event supplement: To appear in the Derby Telegraph on Wednesday 6th June 2018.

Awards Ceremony: Wednesday 13th June 2018, at The Roundhouse, Derby College  
As we celebrate the outstanding achievements of Derbyshire’s most successful businesses over the past year, the 2018 Derby Telegraph Business Awards is set to be the most impressive and memorable event of the Derby Business Calendar. The awards night will be filled with fabulous entertainment. All hosts and entertainment are provided by Champions Speakers. champions the brand agency

Tickets are £100 + VAT each

Tables of 10 are £1000 + VAT each

Winners Announced in the 16-page post-event supplement: To appear in the Derby Telegraph on Wednesday 20th June 2018.

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