Terms and Conditions 1. All entries as well as supporting documents must be submitted online, if you have any queries about hard copies of evidence please contact the team. 2. The competition is open to all businesses based in Bedfordshire who commenced business before January 2016 or for new businesses who started after January 2016. 3. New businesses can also enter, The Green Award, Entrepreneur of the Year, Young Business Person of the Year and Website of the Year Awards. 4. Entry is Free Of Charge 5. Entrants must be sole traders or have less than 250 employees at the time of entering 6. A sponsor cannot enter an award in the category that they are sponsoring 7. Each category has different requirements in terms of length of time in business or age of entrant – please see individual awards for specific rules 8. The comments made on your application form should be accurate to the best of your knowledge 9. The Judges will be one representative from each of the sponsors and media partners 10. The Judges reserve the right to move your application to another category or to add you to another category. 11. The Judges’ decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into 12. By entering these awards you agree to our business partners and sponsors having access to your contact details 13. Entrants must be available for consultation with the judges should the need arise 14. By entering the awards you agree to partake in publicity of the awards including the use of any images taken 15. Should a category not receive sufficient entries, it will be withdrawn from the Awards Ceremony 16. Entries will only be accepted on the official entry form 17. The closing date for all entries is Thursday 3rd May 2018 at 5pm. 18. All finalists will be required to attend the Grand Final evening on Thursday 5th July at the Park Inn Hotel, Bedford. 19. Refund policy – Tickets, there is 50% refund within 45 days of closing date and zero refund within 30 days of closing date 21. You may enter more than one category up to a total of two. Each entry must be submitted on a separate entry form. Please note: Any financial information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence and will not be disclosed to anyone other than the panel of judges.