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 area of Kettering can participate in the Kettering Awards. This includes; 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 judging process work ?

Our judges are all independent and have a great understanding of key elements in running a business. They are all situated outside the Borough of Kettering giving them a nonbiased view on entrants. Entries will be submitted by a form via the website. All entries are then passed onto our judges, to judge on each element using a point scoring system.

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

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 £55.00.

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?

Kettering Awards