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ADI Group
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Entries Open: Monday 1st April 2019

Companies are permitted to enter up to 3 categories. To enter, please click here.

Sponsors Breakfast Meeting:  Tuesday 11th June at Best Western Windmill Village Hotel: to arrive at 8:00am and we will conclude around 10:00am.

Entries Close: 11:59pm Friday 21st June 2019.

Once all applications are submitted, they will be sent to judging. Applicants may be contacted by sponsors during the judging period for more information or to arrange a meeting.

Judging Period: Monday 8th July to Friday 2nd August 2019. The category sponsor will have full responsibility for judging their own award. In order to remain impartial, we would recommend including at least one external member in the judging panel. We encourage all sponsors to contact each applicant directly to ask for further information, or to arrange to meet, to judge their category fairly and decide on the three finalists. Judges will be asked to supply just reason for their decisions and be able to provide evidentiary support should this be required. The business editor and publisher of the Metro will review the finalists to ensure they are satisfied with all sponsors’ decisions, they reserve the right to overrule any decision made. All financial information submitted to the award will remain confidential.

Finalists contacted: Monday 12th August 2019: Companies will be contacted confirming whether they have been shortlisted as finalists for this event, If your business is selected as a finalist you will also receive two tickets to our Finalists and Sponsors Champagne and Canapés evening which is to be held in August 2019, and you will also be invited to purchase tickets or a table to the awards ceremony dinner, held on 19th September 2019 at Ricoh Arena.

Sponsors and Finalists Champagne and Canapés Evening: Wednesday 4th September at Coventry Rugby Club: Finalists and Sponsors to arrive from 6pm, to finish approximately 8pm.

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Finalists announced in 24-page pre-event supplement: To appear in the Metro on Tuesday 10th September 2019.

Awards Ceremony: Thursday 19th September 2019, Ricoh Arena.
As we celebrate the outstanding achievements of Coventry’s most successful businesses over the past year, the 2019 Coventry Business Excellence Awards is set to be the most impressive and memorable event of the Coventry Business Calendar. The awards night will be filled with fabulous entertainment. Hosts and entertainment provided by Champions Speakers.

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Tickets are £100 + VAT each

Tables of 10 are £1000 + VAT each

• Winners Announced in the 20-page post-event supplement: To appear in the Metro on Tuesday 24th September 2019.

If you have any questions about the awards, please contact: Beth White at Champions (UK) plc on 08453 31 30 31 or at