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Submit your application for the Best use of Technology Award

  • Section 1 does not count towards the total word count. Section 2 MUST NOT exceed 2500 words.  Each question in section 2 carries its own individual word limit.
  • Please enter the contact name and company name as you would like to see it appear on a trophy should you become a winner.
  • This form contains 9 questions. Please ensure that you answer all questions. Any entries not adhering to the rules at the end of the entry form will be eliminated at the next round.
  • Please note the rules at the end of this entry form.
  • Click here to view the Judging Guidelines
  • Section 1

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  • Section 2

  • You should cover:
    • The nature of your business
    • Your products and services
    • Your customers
    • Markets that you operate in
  • You should cover:
    • How your sales turnover has developed
    • How your profit has developed
    • The key events that have led to any changes. Please provide an explanation
  • You should cover:
    • Main objectives for the next 3 years
    • How these will be achieved
    • Effects that these will have on the overall business
  • You should cover:
    • The technological tools that are used to communicate internally
    • How the technological tools are helping to make your staff work more effectively
    • How this has improved the businesses overall performance
  • You should cover:
    • The technology used in the customer journey
    • Changes that have been made to the businesses technology to meet the customer’s needs
    • How this has improved the businesses overall performance
  • You should cover:
    • How the business uses technology to communicate with existing and potential customers
    • How the businesses use of technology has changed the way it communicates with existing and potential customers
    • The results of these changes
    • How this has improved the businesses overall performance
  • You should cover:
    • Details of formal security policies and security solutions
    • Do you have an incident response plan in case of a data breach?

The Rules

  1. Awards are open to all businesses based or trading in Wales; all sizes and all sectors.
  2. Entries are treated in confidence but will be shared with a select group of individuals for judging purposes.
  3. All entries must be entered via the website forms.
  4. Any website links used within your entry will not be activated by the judges. Supplementary information may be requested at the time of judging.
  5. Please note the maximum word count for each question. This word count limit does NOT include the questions or the information required in section 1. If your entry exceeds word count it will not be accepted and you will not be notified.
  6. Entrants may be asked for staff or customer testimonials.
  7. Entries will be judged at two stages by an independent and impartial panel of judges. The initial stage will be a shortlisting process, those shortlisted are then put forward to be scored by a panel of judges.  The panels consist of Headline Sponsor, Category Sponsor and SWCC representative.
  8. Award winners will be announced at the Gala Awards Dinner on Thursday 5th March 2020 at City Hall, Cardiff.
  9. Entry to more than one category is encouraged.
  10. Applicants must be authorised to enter their organisation into the awards programme.
  11. Entries need to be in English and typed. All entries must be checked for spelling and grammar.
  12. Incomplete entries will not be judged.
  13. Entry forms will become the property of the South Wales Chamber of Commerce and entries will not be returned.
  14. Proof of sending entry (by email) is not proof of receipt by SWCC or its agents.
  15. The South Wales Chamber of Commerce reserve the right to withdraw an award from any applicant supplying false information within their entry. Judges reserve the right to audit any information supplied.
  16. The closing date for entries is midnight 6th December 2019.
  17. The judges’ decision is final and no further correspondence will be entered into.
  18. No employee of The South Wales Chamber of Commerce shall be entitled to enter.
  19. By registering and completing an entry for the Awards you agree to these terms and conditions.
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