Entry Rules

Terms and Conditions

  • The competition is open to ALL SMEs based in Merton that commenced prior to January 2016, or for new businesses who started after January 2016; you do not have to be a member of the Merton Chamber of Commerce to enter
  • You may enter up to two categories, unless you are a new business. 
  • New Businesses can enter Entrepreneur of the Year and Apprentice of the Year as well as Best New Business.
  • For the purpose of these awards an SME is a sole trader or up to 250 employees
  • If you have won a category for the past two years you are not eligible to enter this category but are able to go into any other categories.
  • Sponsors cannot enter the category they sponsor
  • The comments made on your application form and any supporting evidence should be accurate to the best of your knowledge
  • The judges’ panel will be made up of representatives from each of the sponsors
  • Each entry will be seen by up to 4 judges
  • The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into
  • The judges reserve the right to enter your application into another category
  • By entering these awards you agree to our business partners and sponsors having access to your contact details
  • Entrants must be available for consultation with the judges should the need arise
  • By entering the awards you agree to participate in publicity for the awards including the use of any images taken
  • Supporting marketing material and evidence is welcome and should be uploaded
  • Should a category not receive sufficient entries, it will be withdrawn from the awards ceremony
  • Applications will close at 5pm on the 14th June 2018
  • We reserve the right to extend the deadline
  • If you are chosen as a finalist you will be required to attend the Grand Final at The All England Tennis Club on Thursday 20th September 2018
  • Applications will be destroyed after judging.
  • Due to the quantity of entries, we cannot give feedback on applications

Please note:   Any financial information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence and will not be disclosed to anyone other than the panel of judges.