To be eligible to enter the awards, you must have business premises in/provide your services from home based in Yorkshire or the North East (Areas / Boroughs include South Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, County Durham, Gateshead, Newcastle, North Tyneside, Northumberland, South Tyneside and Sunderland);
in one or more of the following categories:
*Any type of service that does not have a specific category, eg. gift companies, honeymoon services, toastmaster, should enter wedding services.
If 2 or more of the same type of supplier enter, we will create a category for them.
**To enter the New Business Category, you must have started trading within 12 months of the date that registration for the awards opened.
Only individual business’s may enter. A collaboration of business’s is not eligible. If your business has more than one store or outlet, then you may enter them separately. This means that they may be competing with one another in the final. If only one business enters in any particular category, that category will be merged with that of another region. Should there be no entrants in other regions, then that category will be closed and the entrant moved in to wedding services. Should two or more of the same business type enter the wedding services category, a category for that type of supplier will be created.
By taking part in the awards, you agree to be contacted and possibly visited by the judges.
When voting, your customers will be asked to score you out of 10 on different aspects of their experience:
You will receive the individual submitted reviews within 28 days after the awards.
If any vote is found to be fraudulent, the entrant will be disqualified.
Each business is then ranked 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc in their respective category based on their customers votes on average.
The judges will review all of the comments from each individual vote from the customers. They will also complete mystery shopper enquiries and analyse the business’s social media and websites to get a full picture of their entry.
They will then also rank each business 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc in their respective category.
The rankings of each business from the customer and the judges rankings are combined to give a final score. The business with the lowest score in the category wins.
Ranked 1st, 2nd etc …
Ranked 1st, 2nd etc…
Lowest score in that category wins.