WELCOME

Entries are now being invited for 2024


We are delighted to open entries for the Comms Business Awards 2024 in our 20th year! Throughout the past two decades, our awards have recognised and celebrated excellence across the channel community here in the UK.

Our awards attracted over 190 entries in 2023, reflecting the importance of our awards to the channel community. Whether you’re a reseller, MSP, dealer, distie, wholesaler, vendor, or professional services company, we hope you’ll find a category that helps you celebrate your successes, partnerships and the team around you.

The awards are judged by an expert panel of channel pioneers and industry supporters who have made a name for themselves championing the fantastic work that takes place across the UK channel every day. 

This year we have 20 categories, including two that are not open to general entries and will instead be decided amongst our judges. Those two special categories are: Services to the Channel and One to Watch.

There is no charge for entering the awards as we want to welcome entries from UK channel companies of every size and specialism. Every shortlisted and winning entry will benefit from benchmarking amongst your peers, company recognition, an introduction to our judging panel, presence on the Comms Business Awards website, on our social media channels, and in our magazine.

The closing date for Comms Business Award entries is Friday 8 March 2024. Finalists will be notified by mid-April. Our winners will be announced at our awards ceremony that will be held at London’s Royal Lancaster on Thursday 18 July 2024.

We can’t wait to hear more about your successes, progress and hard work during the last year.


Charlotte Hathway
Editor of Comms Business


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Deadline: 8th March 2024

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HOW TO ENTER


You can submit your entry online using the online entry system. You will need to register first and then choose the categories you wish to enter. Once you have completed the work on your entries, you can submit them all at once. The online entry system allows you to start an entry, save it, and complete it later.

Deadline for entries: Friday 8th March 2024*

*Please note that this date will NOT be extended

Please ensure you are entering the correct category, refer to the entry description if you are unsure. Please ensure you place the main component of your entry within the web-form provided and include all the information requested in each section.

Including supporting material is encouraged but it should not comprise the main component of your entry.

Please ensure you upload a high resolution company logo to accompany your entry.

Your entry will be judged based on the information you submit in the main entry form.

You may submit additional supporting information but this should be to enhance your entry and not replace the content of the entry form itself.

Whilst supporting material is important and helpful to the judges, we ask that you keep these documents to a reasonable number.

The Awards are open to any business which is part of the technology community that has some form of UK presence

Activities during the judging period 1st January - 31st December 2023 are eligible for these awards.

Multiple entries are allowed across the awards where applicable (please read category descriptions)

Sponsors may not enter the category that they are sponsoring

All entries must completed within the entry web form provided

Any access passwords or details required as part of entry judging must be clearly supplied in time for the close of call for entries

We appreciate that some entry information will be sensitive, all business information submitted will be in strict confidence (NDA’s can be requested where appropriate)

The Judges’ decision is FINAL. No discussions on recounts or requests for justification will be entered into

Include tangible evidence of the impact your company, or solution, has had on your customer’s business. Judges are looking for hard metrics, particularly on business performance and growth.

Less is more. Our judges have to read hundreds of entries, be concise and focus on making your entry stand out above the crowd.

Stick to the entry form. Don’t go off-piste when it comes to entering. Supporting documents are just that… ‘support’. Your main entry should demonstrate the bulk of your submission.

Compelling stories make winners. Companies that change businesses for the better or demonstrate innovation are held in high regard. Tell a story which demonstrates why you deserve to win.

Don’t try and fluff it with waffle and marketing speak, our judges have been around the block (and back) and will see straight through ambiguous claims laced with sales talk.

Good luck!

CEREMONY

Ceremony:

On Thursday 18th July 2024, we will be holding the Comms Business Awards at Royal Lancaster Hotel, London.

The ticket price includes drinks reception, 3-course gourmet dinner with coffee and petits fours, 5 bottles of wine per table and music until 1:30am.

There will be a cash bar in operation throughout the event for additional drinks.


Timetable:

18:15 Sponsors' Meet and Greet with our celebrity host*

19:00 Main drinks reception

19:45 Call to dinner

21:30 Awards 22:30 Live music

01:30 Afterparty

03:00 Carriages

*Limited ticket only event for sponsors and their guests


Dress code:

Black Tie


Prices:

Your ticket price includes drinks reception, 3-course dinner with coffee and half a bottle of wine per person.

Full table of 10 - £3,250

Half table for 5 - £1,875

Single place - £395

VENUE

Royal Lancaster Hotel, London


Address:

Royal Lancaster Hotel, Lancaster Terrace, London W2 2TY


Directions:

www.royallancaster.com/location/


ACCOMMODATION


We are working with Trinity Event Solutions to provide you with a selection of hotels should you wish to stay in London on the evening of the event.