Frequently Asked Questions

The deadline for entries to the North East Cheshire Business Awards is 5pm on Friday 30th September 2016. All entries should be sent to by this date if they wish to be considered for an award.

Yes, you can enter into as many categories as you like. Take a look at our categories page and read through the criteria for each to see which one(s) you might be best suited for entering.

The only stipulation is that your business is based in the North East Cheshire area. See our map to check if you are eligible.

Why not! There are a whole host of reasons why entering the North East Cheshire Business awards could be beneficial to you and your business, take a look here to find out more.

There is no strict limit on word count for candidate entries, however ideally these will be kept between 750 to 1500 words. Read the individual requirements on the entry form for your category to make sure.

Yes, supporting materials can be included as proof of your achievements, but only if they are inserted into the actual entry itself. Please do not include these as an additional attachment to your entry form.

Following the closing date, all applicable entries will be reviewed for short listing by our panel of judges.  It is possible that at this point the judges may wish to contact you to set up a meeting or to discuss your entry further.

Judging normally takes place early November, a few weeks before the ceremony. The shortlist will be announced soon after, and you will be notified as to whether or not you have made the list before it is announced to the public.

This year as in previous years, the ceremony will be held at The Mere Golf Resort and Spa in Knutsford, with the date having been set  for Thursday 17th November 2016

Yes, you can book either individual places or reserve a whole table if you wish. You can book your tickets here or email us at

Of course! Whether you were unsuccessful previously or maybe you fancy entering into another category, there’s no limit on how many times you can enter your business in for an award.