Frequently Asked Questions

When will the awards open and close for entries?

The awards are now open for entries, as of Friday 10th November 2023. They will close on Sunday 14th January 2024.

Who can enter the awards?

Any UK SME with up to 250 employees can enter the awards.

How do I enter the awards?

To enter, all you will need to do is complete a short submission form which is now available. The awards are free to enter.

How are the awards judged?

The awards are judged by an expert panel made up of Department for Business and Trade sector experts and an independent panel member Marco Forgione, GD, Institute of Export and International Trade (IoEIT).

What is the prize?

Winners will receive a 2024 winner's trophy, certificate, and digital badge, as well as a year’s free membership to the Institute of Exports and International Trade (IoEIT). They will also have the opportunity to attend a winners’ reception in Parliament. We will also organise a professional photoshoot and you will receive extensive promotion across DBT channels.

Highly commended businesses will receive a digital badge and a year’s free business membership to the Institute of Export and International Trade.

Will I receive feedback on my entry?

We are unfortunately unable to give businesses individual feedback on their submissions.

For any other questions, please contact UKmarketing@businessandtrade.gov.uk

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