Start-up and growing enterprises

Entry criteria

This award is for organisations (including social enterprises) with a turnover of less than £100m or fewer than 1,000 employees.

We are looking for examples of best practice that could be transformational in building a sustainable organisation. Importantly, the role of the finance function must have been key to the project and those involved should be able to speak about their role during the assessment and judging process.

The entry can be EITHER for a particular project or product, OR an activity that is embedded across the organisation.

Organisations may have worked with external advisors in order to deliver the project, product or strategy. We welcome joint entries in these circumstances.

The entrant must demonstrate that:

  • The project, product or strategy has achieved or is projected to achieve long-term financial performance while operating within environmental constraints and/or generating positive value for society.
  • The outcomes would not have been achieved without the involvement of the finance function.
  • The project is either of a financially significant size to the business OR is a pilot which, if successful, may be scaled up.
  • The project, product or strategy is core to the activities of the business.

Please ensure you have reviewed and understood the Conditions of Entry before submitting your entry.

If you have any queries about the categories or awards process, please contact Aude Bezler, Awards & Events Marketing Manager.

Deadline for entry is midnight (UK time) on Wednesday 31 May 2017.

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