F.A.Q.

Entry Questions (6)

Can I enter more than one award category?

Yes, you can enter as many categories as you like.

I missed the deadline, can I still enter?

Entries need to be uploaded to the submit page before the deadline stated on the timetable. Submit your entry.

My entry forms didn’t download, what do I do?

Firstly, check your email. If you have requested entry forms, you should receive a confirmation email, containing a link to a page where you can download your forms.

Also, check your spam or junk folder, in case the email didn’t make it through your security filters.

Please contact us at info@woba.org.uk if you have any problems.

How do I submit my entry forms?

Upload your entry forms at woba.org.uk/submit. This is a quick, safe, and simple process.

Can I submit my entry forms by post?

No. Please complete and submit your entry forms electronically at woba.org.uk/submit. Please contact us at info@woba.org.uk if you have any problems.

Does “x or more staff” include the business owner?

If the owner works within the business, you should include them in the total number of staff when entering the Micro Business Award, Small Business Award, or Large Business Award.

Other Questions (2)

When can I book tickets?

Tickets to the Celebration of Business Event and the Awards Dinner will be released in due course. Check back here closer to the time for details, or view the WOBA timetable of events.

I want to help out with the WOBAs, what can I do?

Everyone can help to promote the WOBAs. Please encourage local suppliers, customers, any local business to enter. Promote the WOBAs on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. Just the entry process is of great benefit to a business. If you would like to help further on a more formal basis, please contact the WOBA Team at info@woba.org.uk

Popular Questions (3)

How do I enter?

Have a look at the criteria for the different categories and download the forms you feel fit your organisation. Fill them in and submit them using the links on this website. Look up our full guide on how to enter for more information.

Am I eligible?

Any organisation (including sole traders) located in West Oxfordshire that has local management autonomy is eligible to enter the WOBAs. For a full list of rules and to check your postcode, visit the entry rules.

Timetable of events

Launch event and entries open:
Tuesday 26th September 2017

Entries close:
Midnight on Monday 4th December 2017

Shortlists:
Judges will review entry forms in December 2017

Business visits:
Judges will visit shortlisted businesses in January 2018

Finalists announced:
Celebration of Business event, Thursday 1st March 2018

Awards dinner:
Friday 23rd March 2018

Sponsor Questions (1)

I want to become a sponsor, how do I apply?

We are always pleased to welcome sponsors for individual Awards, and businesses who can support us in other ways. Please the WOBA Team at info@woba.org.uk to find out how you can help.