Rules & Eligibility

  1. Any organisation (including Public Sector, Education, etc.) located within the county of Oxfordshire, who have local management autonomy, may enter.
  2. Sponsors of the Oxfordshire Business Awards are not eligible to enter.
  3. Any entrant may enter a maximum of two of the Business Sector Awards and one of the Individual Awards.
  4. Entries must be completed and received by no later than midnight on Monday 14 March 2022.  There will not be a second stage application form for you to complete. However, it may well be the case that upon receipt of your entry, the award category sponsor will be in touch with a supplemental document which they will require you to complete.
  5. Entrants must agree to be interviewed by an Awards Sponsor.
  6. Selection of finalists will take place at the Judging Meeting on Thursday 5 May 2022.  Finalists will be notified if they have been shortlisted the same day and by no later than close of business on Friday 6 May 2022. If you have not been shortlisted, you will be notified the following week.
  7. Finalists must be prepared to make themselves available for filming between the 9 May and the 8 June 2022. Filming for 2022 will be different to previous years and instead of being onsite with finalists at their business address, finalists will be required to travel to a central filming site and be represented by a handful of colleagues. 
  8. Finalists must agree to take part in publicity leading up to the Awards Dinner and must agree to attend the Awards Dinner on Friday 17  June 2022. Two complimentary tickets will be given to finalists with the ability to purchase more tickets up to a maximum 12 tickets. 
  9. Finalists of the 2022 Awards will automatically be considered for The Ridge and Partners Business of the Year Award.
  10. A list of winners can be obtained after Monday 20 June 2022 at
  11. All entrants will be notified by email that their entry has been received.
  12. The judges’ decision is final. Feedback is not provided.