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Entries Open: 10th May 2021. 

To nominate a company for an award you can Enter Now

Entires Close: 11th June 2021. Once all applications are submitted, they will be sent to judging. Applicants might be contacted by sponsors during the judging period for more information or to arrange a meeting.

Judging Period – 18th June 2021 - 19th July 2021:  The category sponsor will have full responsibility for judging their own award. In order to remain impartial, we would recommend including at least one external member in the judging panel. We encourage all sponsors to contact each applicant directly to ask for further information, or to arrange to meet, to judge their category fairly and decide on the three finalists. Judges will be asked to supply justified reason for their decisions and be able to provide evidentiary support should this be required. The Editor of the Derby Telegraph will review the finalists to ensure they are satisfied with all sponsors’ decisions, they reserve the right to overrule any decision made. All financial information submitted to the award will remain confidential.

Finalists contacted: Week Commencing 19th July 2021:  Companies will be contacted confirming whether or not they have been shortlisted as finalists for this event, If your business is selected as a finalist you will also receive two tickets to our Finalists and Sponsors Champagne and Canapés, and you will also be required to purchase tickets or a table to the awards ceremony dinner, held in early 2021.

Sponsors and Finalists Champagne and Canapés Evening: 22nd Septemeber 2021 : Finalists and Sponsors to arrive from 6pm, to finish approximately 8:30pm.


Finalists Announced in the 20-page pre-event supplement: To feature in the Derby Telegraph, date to be confirmed

Awards Ceremony: Thursday 21st October 2021
As we celebrate the outstanding achievements of Derbyshire’s most successful businesses over the past year, the 2021 Derby Telegraph Business Awards is set to be the most impressive and memorable event of the Derby Business Calendar. The awards night will be filled with fabulous entertainment. Hosts and entertainment provided by Champions Speakers.Tickets are £100 + VAT each

Tables of 10 are £1000 + VAT each


Winners Announced in the 16-page post-event supplement: To feature in the Derby Telegraph, date to be confirmed.

If you have any questions about the awards, please contact: Kirsty West at Champions (UK) plc on 08453 31 30 31 or at