Assessment process

Entries for the 2018 Finance for the Future Awards will open on Monday 5 March 2018.

Each entry is assessed through a three-staged process:

Assessment process

Stage 1: Due diligence 

Once we’ve received your completed entry form, it will go through a due diligence process, where we will check that the information meets the award criteria. We will also check the three years of financial statements that you are required to send with your entry. If your business is less than three years old, we would need the relevant documents since its creation. 

If your application does not demonstrate that you have met the award criteria, you may be eliminated from further stages in the assessment and judging processes.

Entrants will be updated on the status of their entry and know whether they are successful to go through the next stage on Friday 15 June 2018.

Stage 2: Assessment meeting

Once your application has successfully gone through the due diligence process, we will organise an assessment meeting via video or audio conference call. This meeting will be approximately one hour in length and will be an opportunity for the assessors to gain a deeper understanding of your initiative and talk to the key employees (including members of the finance team) involved in the project. The purpose of these meetings is not to listen to any formal presentations. 

The assessment meetings will take place via audio or video conference calls. They will be scheduled on set days and those dates will be advertised on the website in February 2018.

The finalists for the 2018 awards will be announced in the week commencing Monday 11 August.


Judging process

Stage 3: Judging day

We will invite finalists to give a formal presentation to a panel of judges in London on Friday 7 September. International finalists unable to travel to London will be invited to present via video conference call. 

Winners' announcement

Awards finalists are entitled to two complimentary places to attend the invitation-only awards ceremony. Winners will be announced at the evening event in London on Tuesday 16 October

Winners will be invited to attend video interviews at Deloitte’s offices in London on Wednesday 17 October.

Awards key dates