To be eligible to enter, businesses must:

  • Have started to trade on or before 1 April 2023.
  • Be based within the local authority area of Cardiff County Council
  • Pay business rates to Cardiff County Council

The Judging Process

Entry into the Cardiff Business Awards has been designed to be as simple as possible.

Applications are to be received by 5pm on Friday 13th September 2024.

Following receipt of entries, the judges will draw up a shortlist of a minimum of three finalists for each award.

The shortlist will be announced in September 2024. Shortlisted companies will then be invited to be interviewed in October 2024 by the panel of judges (which will also include the category judge and an independent judge). The interviews will be the process by which the winner of each category is chosen.

The interview should take no longer than 15 minutes. A 5-minute presentation and 10 minutes of Q&A. No computer aids are allowed.

The decision of the judges is final regarding all categories for the Cardiff Business Awards.

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