Below are some of the frequently asked questions to help you on your awards journey. If you would like to discuss being part of the Professional Sales Awards 2018, please contact one of our awards consultants using the contact details below.

Who can enter?

Anyone - as long as the activity, company or individual involved in the submission relates to, or is involved in, team performance. There are plenty of categories to choose from. Get in touch if you need some help deciding which category is the right one for you.

Why should I enter?

Visit the why enter page to find out what you have to gain from entering the awards.

What can be entered?

Any initiative, organisation, sales team or sales professional that has delivered a consequent positive impact on an organisation in building lasting client relationships and closing an impressive amount of sales.

What is the period of eligibility for the awards?

For entries to the 2018 Awards, at least part of the campaign should have taken place during 2017.

What happens after I submit an entry?

Once you have decided which category(ies) you would like to enter, you will need to complete the enter the awards form.

Upon completion of this form and payment being received, you will receive the official entry form which you will need to complete. All entries need to be submitted using this form. When you are ready to submit your official entry form you will need to upload it via the web link within the form. If you are selected as a finalist, you will need to prepare a 15 minute presentation. This is an opportunity for you to bring your written entry to life and present to a panel of 3-5 Judges on 6th March 2018

What should my entry include?

You need to complete all of the sections within the official entry form. The questions are based on a set of 8 criteria.

  • Summary
  • Business rationale and context
  • The outstanding team performance delivered
  • Business impact and results achieved
  • Clear insight
  • Innovative and creative solution
  • Effective implementation
  • Sustainability and professionalism

We recommend you provide supporting visual or other non-written evidence to supplement your written entry. This can be submitted in PDF or PowerPoint format. We will also require your company logo for use in our brochure and website. This needs to be in .eps or vector format.

What are your policies on confidentiality?

If you become a finalist, you are able to choose if you would like your panel to be open or closed - that is, whether other attendees at the awards finals will be allowed to attend your presentation to the judges. All judges sign a confidentiality agreement and we ensure that your judging panel does not have any conflict of interest with your business.

How much does it cost to enter?

We have an early bird entry offer of £259.00+VAT, which is available until midnight 20th October 2017.

From 21st October 2017, the standard entry fee is £299.00 plus VAT. Each entry into the initiative or organisation category enables you to submit one entry into the individual/ team category for £139.00 plus VAT.

Can I enter the same project into more than one category?

Yes! This is an excellent way of maximizing your chances of winning! Putting your entry in front of different judges will also allow you to get more feedback. Each entry into an Initiative or organisation category enables you to submit one entry into an individual or team category for £139.00 plus VAT.

Can I submit an entry from another awards?

As long as it is relevant, yes you can.

What is the deadline for payment for entries?

We need to receive payment from you in order to send you your official entry form. The deadline for payment for entries is 24th November 2017. However, bear in mind the entry deadline is on the same day – it is therefore advisable to make payment prior to this date so that you could receive your entry form and start working on it.

When will the shortlist of finalists be announced?

The announcement of the Professional Sales Awards 2018 finalists will be on Monday 4th December 2017.

Who decides if we win?

An impartial panel of up to five judges will score your written entry and your presentation. The judging/scoring criteria can be found here.

What do we win?

Winners receive recognition for being one of the frontrunners in business excellence in their industry or discipline. The announcement of your award is made in front of hundreds of peers and judges, and your organisation is placed in the winners gallery on the awards website. You will also receive a trophy and logo for use on your website, stationery, marketing and social media, plus the opportunity to participate in joint PR and communications activities.

If we do not win, will we get any feedback?

Yes! After the awards finals, your scores and feedback from your judging panel will be collated to produce your evaluation feedback report. This will reveal how the judges scored your entry and how these scores compared to the other finalists in your category. It will also detail all of the comments provided by the judges based upon both your written entry and live presentations.

When and where are the awards taking place?

The Professional Sales Awards 2018 will be held on Tuesday 6th March 2018. Venue – TBC.

How can I book tables for the awards?

To book seats at the awards please click here

What are the timings of the awards?

The awards presentations and networking take place in the afternoon, while the finals black tie event and the winners announcement take place in the evening.

Who can I talk to if I need more information about the awards?

If you would like to discuss being part of the Professional Sales Awards 2018, please contact Gerard Gargan using the contact details below.

Your journey doesn’t end here though… whether you’re a finalist or a winner, make sure you share your success both internally and externally.