Applying or nominating for an award

Group of finance professionals in front of a back drop with their winning award

The application/nomination process is quick and easy, with a simple online form to complete. successful applicants will then be invited to an interview with an expert panel of industry judges with the winners and highly commended announced at the awards evening. 

Apply / nominate here.




Step 1. Short online application/nomination form - Open on 21st March

An initial nomination/application consists of a maximum of 200 words why you should win the award. Apply directly or nominate a colleague/employee/friend - applications close on Friday 5th July 2019.

Find out more about 2019 categories here.

Step 2. Meeting with judges - 9th September - 20th September 2019

If successful, applicants/nominees will be invited by a member of the Award Partners to join them for the second stage of the application process.

This stage will involve an informal face-to-face meeting with the judging panel. The panel will consist of the Award Partners and an industry expert as a guest judge, who will discuss with you the application put forward, this will last approx 40-60 minutes.

Once dates for judging have been confirmed, the applicant/nominee will be sent pre-set questions that will structure the second stage interview. 


The interview is judged by the four businesses and scored with the highest average winning the award. The second stage will be recorded and judged by our panel. All recordings are deleted once the scoring has been completed.

Previous years' guest judges were:

What is the criteria?

Each award category consists of a specific criteria against which all applications/nominations have been judged. The criteria and categories can be found here.

Who can apply?

The Awards are open to all finance professionals and businesses within the West Midlands area.  
Apply/nominate here.