Nomination and Award Guidance
Who can make a nomination, and who can be nominated?
Nominations can be made by the prospective nominee themselves, by a third party or by the event organisers. Practices, employers, institutes, clients, suppliers and colleagues who have had positive contact with the accounting profession are encouraged to make nominations to ensure the fullest range of candidates is put forward. Accountancy professionals who meet the criteria for a category can also make their own entry. (The relevant period for any given category is from 14th February 2016 to 29th February 2017, other than for awards such as Outstanding Achievement which is assessed over a longer period).
Entries are open to all individuals, teams and firms from all industry sectors operating within the following areas: Northumberland, County Durham, Tyne & Wear, Teeside and Redcar & Cleveland
Criteria for each award can be viewed on the categories page. Please note nominations can only be accepted for one category per individual in the following categories: Accounting Technician of the Year, Rising Star Accountant of the Year, Rising Star Tax Adviser of the Year, Accountant of the year and Finance Director of the Year.
How are nominations made?
Making a nomination is very straightforward and is designed to be targeted and not overly time consuming. You simply need to fill in the online form for the relevant category and this will be submitted automatically to us once completed. Each category has a bespoke online form which sets out category criteria and asks for a short response in relation to each criteria (max of 200 words – which is a suggested and not a compulsory word limit: some criteria will require a longer response than others!).
Following the nomination deadline the Judges will review all submitted nominations and successful nominations will progress to the judging day.
What is the Judging Process?
A “Meet the Judges” event will take place for all successful nominees, who will be invited to attend on 27th April 2017. This will be an opportunity for the Judging Panel to discuss the nomination with the nominee in a dedicated interview slot. Please note all shortlisted nominees should be present for this event, non-attendance may significantly affect any nomination.
When are the winners announced?
The winners of the Awards will then be announced at the Awards Dinner on Thursday 29th June 2017 at the Hilton, Newcastle Gateshead.