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 Starrez
  • New Business Award
  • Female Entrepreneur Award
  • Young Entrepreneur Award

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


An independent panel will be announced in 2020 as assessors of the 2020 Business 3000+ Awards winners.  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.