Emerging and Energised Award

This is for newcomers (less than 3 years in operation) that are starting out but are already making a huge impact. This award recognises businesses that might just be at the beginning, but they know their stuff. Applicants should have a solid business and business plan, offer a unique product and/or service and have been developed as a result of an identified gap in a market.

Get Prepared

Before you start the application process, it can be helpful to take on board the following criteria, tips and pointers.

  • Past applicants have found the application process and self-reflection it requires to be a rewarding and inspiring.
  • Our Judges are looking for concise answers that are relevant, accurate and honest. They are wanting to get an understanding of the business principles, philosophies and practices. They also want a sense of how the business became successful, and your plans and vision for the future.
  • Applicants business must be operating for 12 months to 3 years only.
  • Make sure you allocate a reasonable amount of time to focus on your application.
  • Make sure you read the question and give specific answers to each.
  • You must answer all the questions. Only completed applications will be considered.
  • Each answer should be around 400-500 words (maximum of 500 words).
  • You can SAVE your application as you go and come back to it later.
  • Be honest in your answers.
  • Proofread your application before submitting.