All businesses are required to respond to all the General Criteria questions (7 in total) and only the criteria for those Awards(s) they wish to nominate for.

GENERAL CRITERIA – Total weighting: 60%

Company Overview
Unique Selling Proposition (USP)/Competitive Advantage
Target Market
Distribution Channels
Growth Projections
Promotional Strategy
Your Business Story


Please provide answers for the relevant category questions that you are applying for:
Innovation Award supported by Alan Knipe Starnet
New Business Award
International Award
Social Enterprise Award
Female Entrepreneur Award
Sustainability Award

The B3000+ “Blue Rock Business of the Year Award”  will be selected from the above Category Winners.


An independent panel comprising representatives from the Small Business Mentoring Service will judge the Business 3000+ Awards.  The judging panel will review each submission and rate answers against the nominated weighting. The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.