Rising Star Award – Under 35 Years Old
This award will recognise the exceptional work of young professionals or managers in any aspect of business.
This category is open for all young business people, including entrepreneurs and managers, 35 years and under on 23rd January 2023. Applicants will need to demonstrate the most impressive business successes in their career to date and show significant promise as a future leader in business.
Applicants can put themselves forward or be nominated by another person.
The judging panel will be looking for applicants who have demonstrated a track record of young entrepreneurship.
Applications will need to include:
- A summary of professional achievements
- A letter supporting the application from the employer or a client
- Description of their current business success
- Explanation as to why this is impressive compared to competitors and peers
- Evidence of successful business performance
Stage 1 of the judging process will be to shortlist submissions based on the criteria above. Shortlisted finalists will be notified by Wednesday 1st February 2023 and will be invited to take part in Stage 2 of the judging process. Please note that if an applicant is shortlisted for this stage, they must be available to attend a 15-minute Zoom interview/presentation with the judging panel on Wednesday 8th February. The panel will then rank the shortlist based on the interview. If you have entered the Best Licensed Eating Establishment Award or Best Non-Licensed Eating Establishment Award, stage 2 of the judging process will be a mystery shopping visit and you will not be required to attend an interview.