There is no charge to enter the HullLive Business Awards.

You may enter as many categories as you wish, but you must complete a separate submission for each category. Sponsors are not permitted to enter a category they are sponsoring.

Once you have submitted your entry you will receive an email confirming that we have received your nomination.

Entries can only be accepted from businesses whose base, or a substantial proportion of its business is within Hull and East Riding.

Information provided in the entry form will be viewed by the judging panel. Shortlisted finalists will have a short biography about them added to the awards website which will be based on the content of their submitted entry form. Therefore, if your entry contains confidential information that you do want to be shared please email the event manager with the details immediately.

Midnight, Sunday 24 September.

The judging will take place on 10 October. All finalists will be contacted by email or telephone within 7 days of the judging. The shortlist will be published online.

A distinguished panel of experts will meet to choose the winners. Each nomination is assessed by the panel against set criteria.

This year’s winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony which will take place at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Ferensway, Hull on Thursday 16 November.

Please see approximate timings below. Confirmed timings will be sent out 2 weeks prior to the event date and can be found here.

18.15 Drinks reception

19.00 Awards ceremony starts

23.00 Close

The dress code is black tie/lounge suits.

We always try to accommodate special dietary requirements and request this information in advance of the awards event. You can do this via the website when booking your tickets/tables. Once logged into your account, you will see dietary requirements in the booking section under each guest’s personal details. If you need advice or help with this, or would like to discuss any specific details please contact the event manager. Please note that all special dietary requirements must be arranged in advance.

Of course, please inform the events team in advance of the evening who will ensure you are seated in the best place to accommodate your needs.

Limited parking is available at the venue which is chargeable. Alternatively, we recommend that you park at St Stephens shopping centre which is a short walk from the hotel.

Your table number will be emailed to the lead booker in advance of the evening .  There will also be a table plan on display in the drinks reception area when you arrive. Your company name and table number will be displayed on the plan. A member of the events team will be on hand to help you find your seat.

We are able to provide you with a partnership media pack which provides detailed information about the extensive benefits and opportunities available this year. For more information email tom.austin@reachplc.com

If you have queries relating to the categories, criteria, eligibility for entry, or anything relating to the content of your submission, please contact dawn.owens@reachplc.com