Frequently Asked Questions
Who can enter?
It is free to enter. As long as you meet the criteria for the category or categories you are entering and operate within Hertfordshire then your entry is very much welcomed. You do not have to be a member of Herts Chamber to enter any of the award categories.
What are the benefits of entering the awards?
This is a great opportunity for you and your business to be recognised and rewarded. A prestigious accolade, past winners have enjoyed extensive media coverage in the local, regional and trade press and radio. In addition, winners are invited to use the winner’s logo on all marketing material. The awards present a great opportunity to showcase your business and network with fellow professionals.
Who is organising Inspiring Hertfordshire 2016?
The Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce.
What support is there to help me complete the award application form?
Assistance is always on hand from the team to help you complete your application. We can clarify what is being asked of you in each section/question of the form but we are unable to complete any information on your behalf. In the first instance, please contact Alex Brett on 01707 398421 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I enter more than one award?
Yes, you may enter as many awards as you wish, in fact we actively encourage it, providing you meet the criteria of all the categories you are entering.
How long will it usually take to complete an entry form?
We anticipate that it could take from 45 minutes to an hour to complete the entry form, once all relevant information has been sourced that will assist with answering the questions.
Will I be expected to attend the awards ceremony if I am shortlisted?
If you are shortlisted it is expected that your business will be represented at the event. Winners will be asked to participate in publicity, which may include photography, quotes for the press and radio interviews.
When will the winners be announced?
Winners will be announced at the actual awards ceremony on Thursday 19 May 2016. There will be no advance notification. Tickets to the event will be available to purchase in early April 2016. Check the website or follow us on twitter @InspiringHerts.
Is the information that I submit kept private and confidential?
Yes, only Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce personnel and the judging panel will have sight of the entry forms. It is important to note that the judges’ comments on the successful entry may be referred to at the awards ceremony.
What will the winners receive?
All award winners will receive a prestigious trophy and certificate. In addition, winners will be included in all post-event publicity and receive a logo for use on their stationery, brochures and website as appropriate. There is of course the kudos attached to winning such an award which can also provide a fantastic boost to teams. Winners are also referred to during the year in Hertfordshire Chamber campaigns and publications. Some category winners will be invited to represent Hertfordshire in the National Chamber Awards 2016 hosted by the British Chambers of Commerce.
Are there sponsorship opportunities?
There are a still a small number of sponsorship opportunities remaining for businesses wishing to raise their profile. Please contact Alex Brett on 01707 398421 or email@example.com to find out more.