To be eligible to enter, businesses must:

  • Have started to trade on or before 23 March 2022.
  • Be based within the local authority area of Monmouthshire or Torfaen
  • Pay business rates to Monmouthshire or Torfaen Council

The Judging Process

Entry into the Torfaen & Monmouthshire Business Awards has been designed to be as simple as possible.

  • Applications are to be received by 24th March 2023.
  • Following receipt of entries, the judges will draw up a shortlist of a minimum of three finalists for each award.
  • The shortlist will be announced 29th March 2023. Shortlisted companies will then be invited to be interviewed by a panel of judges (which will also include the category judge and an independent judge). The interviews will be the process by which the winner of each category is chosen.
  • The interview should take no longer than 15 minutes. A 5-minute presentation and 10 minutes of Q&A. No computer aids are allowed.
  • The decision of the judges is final regarding all categories for the Torfaen & Monmouthshire Business Awards.


Timeline for the awards:

  • Deadline for Entry – 24th March 2023
  • Shortlist Announced – 29th March 2023
  • Judging interviews – May 2023
  • Winners announced – 8th June 2023

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