Virginia Business Awards
About the Virginia Business Awards
New World Report is proudly hosting its first ever Virginia Business Awards. Virginia’s diverse economy has transformed to develop a robust array of businesses, including varied products and services. The past year has shown incredible advancements with the state now ranking 7th for its overall achievements across all sectors.
We’re accepting nominations across all industries, including retail trade, food services, arts and entertainment, and recreation amongst others. New World Report aims to recognise and celebrate only the most elite businesses. To achieve this our judging panel, gather information independently from a variety of publicly accessible sources, and assess these alongside any materials supplied by a nominating party or the nominee themselves. The winners are considered based on a varied criteria which includes factors such as business performance, longevity, business growth, significant innovations and feedback from stakeholders, clients and/or customers.
Alongside this, New World Report is a dedicated digital publication that is circulated each month to more than 100,000 businesses and professionals from across the region. As a nominee you will get the chance to advertise your business to this community of business leaders and innovators.
To enhance the promotion of your success we offer a variety of physical and digital items, proving that you are a key player within your region. As a merit-driven programme, we only commend the businesses and services which stand out from the crowd and have gone the extra distance to ensure their client’s satisfaction. Not only this, becoming a winner in the Virginia Business Awards 2022 would be beneficial in boosting the morale of your employees.
So, if you believe your company is elite or you would like to nominate a business, vote now using the form below! If you have any further questions or queries regarding any part of the awards process, then please contact Awards Coordinator Victoria Cotton using the contact details provided.
1. Researching of all nominees
The team here at New World Report work intensely to identify true market leaders, innovators and enterprising start-ups and existing businesses, driving many of the nominations ourselves.
We encourage external nominations via the nomination or voting form which is held on our website. We invite our subscribers, website users, social media followers and our wider circulation to submit nominations via the online form.
Nominating parties are open to put forward either third-party businesses whom they hold in high regard, or their own organisation or sub-division of their business if they see fit.
2. Creating our shortlist
All nominees will be contacted directly and are formally requested to accept their nomination before we proceed further. Should any firm or individual rather decline at this point, they are of course welcome to do so and will be taken out of the running.
Those who formally accept are given the opportunity to submit additional materials in support of their nomination. Such additional items could be evidence of client feedback, client case studies, detail of any major projects etc. Although there is no obligation to supply such details, we have found that many nominees value this stage, in the process, as much as our research team do.
3. Judging and evaluating our nominees
Our dedicated research team will assess all information presented to them.
The team gather information independently from a variety of publicly accessible sources, which are assessed alongside any material supplied by a nominating party or the nominee themselves.
The research team casts their final judgement, based on various criteria including but not limited to client dedication, innovation, business growth, longevity, online reputation, customer feedback and business performance.
4. The lucky winners
Once winners are determined, they will be personally notified by our team before any public announcement is made, allowing time for any communications throughout the wider business and the coordination of marketing strategies. In most cases winners will be notified initially by email so don’t forget to keep a close eye on those inboxes!
Unfortunately, not everyone can be a winner; however, whether you have been selected as a winner or not all nominees are encouraged to come back next year.
Once the press embargo is lifted, details of New World Report award winners will be made public via the website, award winners’ magazine and newsletter.
5. Maximise your business award success
We are able to offer a range of promotional packages and promotional items to New World Report award winners, these vary from inclusion in the free-of-charge winners’ directory, to trophies, content in winners’ special edition magazine and on our website.
We encourage all winners to publicly announce their win independently. Announcements via company websites, social media, via publicly released press releases, and through local and national press are all great ways of maximising the exposure which can be gained from such an amazing achievement. If you have need of further advice on how to gain maximum exposure from your win, please feel free to get in touch. We are more than happy to assist our clients with their needs.
The Nomination Team can assist with answering any queries that you have regarding a nomination, or the process involved in taking part in one of our award programmes.
Please get in touch with us via email or over the phone if you have any questions - we are happy to help!
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