FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why should I enter the Kettering Awards?

By entering the Kettering Awards it will help to raise your business profile within the local area along with being able to use the event to promote your business to potential new clients and other businesses who may be attending the event.

My business is based outside of Kettering, can I still enter?

Only businesses within the Borough of Kettering can participate in the Kettering Awards. This includes all businesses within the Kettering district as stipulated by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) which are; Kettering, Burton Latimer, Desborough, Rothwell, Ashley, Barton Seagrave, Brampton Ash, Braybrooke, Broughton Cranford, Cransley, Dingley, Geddington, Grafton Underwood, Harrington, Loddington, Mawsley Village, Newton and Little Oakley, Orton, Pytchley, Rushton, Stoke Albany, Sutton Bassett, Thorpe Malsor, Warkton, Weekley, Weston by Welland and Wilbarston.

How does the voting system work?

1. THE AWARDS WILL BE OPEN TO ENTER – 1ST MARCH – 30th APRIL 2019

2. ALL ENTRIES THAT ARE ELIGIBLE TO ENTER WILL BE LISTED ON THE WEBSITE FROM 1ST MAY – 30th JUNE SO YOU CAN DIRECT YOUR CLIENTS, FRIENDS, FAMILY TO VOTE FOR YOU! THERE IS NO JUDGING PANEL, THE KETTERING AWARDS IS A VOTING SYSTEM.

3. AT THE BEGINNING OF JULY FINALISTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AND TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE FOR THE AWARDS NIGHT.

4. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE AWARDS CEREMONY.

What if I have an office/shop in Kettering as well as in another location outside of the Kettering Borough?

You can still enter the Kettering Awards as a chain so long as you are conducting business in Kettering and have been granted permission from the relevant ownership.

Can I enter more than one category?

Yes, you can enter your business into no more than three categories, If your business is eligible for more than one category such as Best Customer Service and Small Business Of The Year then yes you can enter into them both. You can see the details on categories here.

I am not sure which category to enter?

Can I use the Kettering Awards logo to promote our company?

If I make the final for two categories, does this mean I have to buy 4 tickets?

No, only a minimum of two representatives are required to attend per company.

What if no-one can attend the awards ceremony but we have already entered the awards?

How much is a ticket?

The cost of an individual ticket is £50.00.

Where do the proceeds from the evening go?

All proceeds from the event will be donated to a local charity. All marketing and event management costs have been sponsored by local businesses.

Is there a limit to the amount of tickets I can purchase?

Yes,  we  have  capped  the  limit  on  4  per  company  to  make  it  fair  on  all  finalists  and  attendees.  Under  exceptional  circumstances  we  can  assess  individual  cases  requiring more  than  4  tickets.

I have special dietary requirements, who should I inform of this?

What is the dress code for the awards ceremony?

Smart dress only, no jeans or trainers.

Do you have any terms and conditions I can read?

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