There is no charge to enter the Western Morning News Business Awards.
You may enter as many categories as you wish, but you must complete a separate submission for each category.
Once you have submitted your entry you will receive an email confirming that we have received your nomination.
Entries can only be accepted from individuals, initiatives or businesses whose base, or a substantial proportion of its work, is within Devon and Cornwall
All information provided in the entry form is strictly confidential and only for use in the judging process and viewed by the judging panel.
Key dates are listed here. If entries are submitted after this deadline they may not be included in the judging packs.
All finalists will be contacted by email or telephone within 7 days of the judging. The shortlists will be published online - key dates are here.
A distinguished panel of experts will meet to choose the winners. Each nomination is assessed by the panel against set criteria.
Winners will be announced on Wednesday 30th November 2022 at Sandy Park Stadium, Sandy Park Way, Exeter EX2 7NN
Please see approximate timings below. Confirmed timings will be sent out prior to the event date.
- 18.30 Drinks Reception
- 19.30 Dinner
- 21.00 Awards Presentation
- 23.00 Close
- 00.00 Carriages
The dress code is black tie.
Please email the event manager who will send you details of any negotiated rates with local hotels.
We always try to accommodate special dietary requirements and request this information in advance of the awards event. You can do this via the website when booking your tickets/tables. Once logged into your account, you will see dietary requirements in the booking section under each guest’s personal details. If you need advice or help with this, or would like to discuss any specific details please contact the event manager. Please note that all special dietary requirements must be arranged in advance.
TSandy Park is fully accessible for the awards ceremony and dinner. Please tell the event manager your access needs and we will make the necessary arrangements.
There is an onsite car park at Sandy Park with over 500 spaces. We are working with Premier Park who operate an Automatic Plate Recognition (ANPR) system whereby all vehicle registrations will be captured on arrival and departure by camera. Mobile app RingGo can be used to pay for the parking.
There will be a table plan on display in the drinks reception area when you arrive. Your table number will be displayed on the plan. A member of the events team will be on hand to help you find your seat.
We are able to provide you with a sponsorship media pack which provides detailed information about the extensive benefits and opportunities available this year. For more information, see our contacts page here
If you have queries relating to the categories, criteria, eligibility for entry, or anything relating to the content of your submission, please contact: