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Submit your application to win Employer of the Year

  • 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
    • Any 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 importance of your people and the role they play.
    • How their roles are linked to the overall objectives of the business.
  • You should cover:
    • Details of your company’s approach to learning and development.
    • Explanation of how this links with your business objectives/mission statement. • Details of who in your organisation is involved with workforce development, e.g. senior management, line managers.
    • How employees learning and development needs are assessed
    • Any other activities designed to support your people e.g. health and well being initiatives, work life balance agenda?
  • You should cover:
    • Details of specific workforce development activities or strategies that have been effective in your organisation.
    • An outline of how and why these strategies were developed. • Feedback from staff on workforce development activities or strategies.
    • Details of Accreditation Standards such as Investors in People, EFQM etc.
  • You should include:
    • Evidence of the impact that your employee development strategies have had on your business

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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