There are 3 stages to this year’s incentive.

Stage 1: Each entrant will go into a pre-selection round where our judges will select and rank 15 businesses in each Group (1-15).

Stage 2: The top 15 businesses as selected by our Judges will have a profile (picture and short write up on the business) published in the Somerset County Gazette where the public will be able to vote for their top business. Group A will be first, followed by Group B.

Stage 3: The outcome of the Judges vote and the public votes will be combined to give an overall winner in each group. In the event of a tie the business with the highest public vote will be declared the winner. The Judging panel’s decision is final.

All 30 finalists will be invited to the awards ceremony at The Castle Hotel on 2nd December at 18:30, where the winner will be announced. The evening will consist of networking and light buffet. The businesses who come 2nd and 3rd in each group will also be mentioned on the night. The cost of the event is £10 and can be pre-booked on The Castle Hotels website. The £10 charge is a commitment fee and is non-refundable or transferable.

Unsuccessful entries will be notified the week commencing 10th November via email or by telephone. All successful entries will be notified by telephone.

We believe all the businesses who enter the incentive will gain something from the very process of entering the competition. For the final 30 it is the chance to gain some exposure but also for everyone the 12 questions will really challenge you to take stock of your business. It is surprising what 10 – 20 minutes focusing on your business rather than being in it will achieve!