Who can participate in the competition?
There are two important points: you must live in the UK and you, and all team members, must be over the age of 16 on September 1st, 2017.
What if I have never written a business plan?
Now’s a good time to start. A business plan demonstrates that you have thought through the critical issues related to launching a business. See Business Plan Guidelines. Also, take a look at the resource links that we have made available to assist you in writing a plan in the Help and Advice section.
Who will be judging the awards?
All Making Business Happen award categories will be judged by a combination of industry experts and experienced members of the academic team from the University of South Wales Business School.
Can my school or college get support and advice for students interested in entering the Award?
The Awards have been designed to fit easily with a range of related enterprise activity that schools and colleges might be covering for the syllabus of a number of level three qualifications. If you would like to find out more about any aspect of the Awards please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through our schools and colleges outreach programme it is also possible to book a number of enterprise, business and marketing related outreach sessions which can be delivered at your school or college by an experienced member of Academic staff from the University of South Wales Business school. This will also provide an opportunity for students and staff alike to take advantage of the change to discuss the Awards and get a ‘judges perspective’ on things.
See our ‘schools and college resource‘ section to find out more.
Do you need a business background to compete?
No, but you will need to communicate business principles.
How can I keep up to date about the Making Business Happen Awards during the rest of the year?
You can check our Making Business Happen website regularly and sign up to receive updates. Registered entrants will also receive emails from us, usually sent to the team leaders. You can also follow us on Twitter ‘@USWAwards’.