Complete the entry form by entering your details in the form below.
Once you are registered, we will send you a URL to upload your awards pitch and any support material online.
Entry for all the award categories is £179 + VAT per entry.
Deadline for entries is 9th May 2014.
For more information, please call +44 (0)20 7803 2420 or email email@example.com.
Please click on a category heading to add an award:
(For more information on categories please go to DB Awards 2014 info page)
Are you the Man of the Year? Has your contribution to our industry over the last year set you apart from the rest? Judges will be looking for unparalleled leadership, business acumen, and/or major deal broking success. This award may also recognise outstanding contribution to the industry as a whole.
If you are the star of the show, front or back of house, you could be our On-trade Personality of the Year. Judges will expect nothing less than fortitude in the line of fire. Alone or as part of a team, you will have a proven record of excellence and have demonstrated canny business acumen over the last year.
This award goes to the Retail Buyer who has done the most in the last 12 months to push the boundaries in wine (or spirits) retailing, promoted quality throughout the range and innovated within the category or area of buying for which they are responsible. Whether leading a team or in charge of a specific area, from the multiple or the independent sector, this buyer will be respected for their negotiation skills, integrity and ability to spot quality and value
For the UK retail buying team that has put their wine and spirit range on the map by striving for quality in their offer while meeting consumer needs across the range. The judges will be looking for innovation within the range and the team's commitment to green issues when it comes to sourcing and supply.
As global interest in wine and spirits continues to grow there is a demand from consumers to combine their interest in wines and spirits with their holidays. This award recognises an outstanding achievement in creating a unique and compelling experience for customers wishing to encounter their favourite wines and spirits on their home terroir.
Recognising one of the most exigent issues currently facing the industry, the drinks business acknowledges a company or individual that has led the way with a responsible drinking message. While this may be part of a campaign, it may also be an intrinsic part of a brand’s / company’s ongoing commitment and continued activity, either within the field of packaging, labelling, advertising or NPD.
For those who think logistics is all about long-distance lorry drivers, bacon sandwiches and bonded warehouses who won’t take your stock because it hasn’t got the correct AAD, think again! Judges will be looking for excellence in service for customers (trade or consumer). This may include direct mail, internet or traditional ontrade and off-trade premises; recognising reliability, flexibility, competitiveness and the ability to meet customers’ needs effectively.
Judges will take into account the recommendation and opinion of customers and look for evidence in high standards of service, including 24 hour delivery, flexibility and adaptability to the strains of the modern day restaurant and hotel business. They will also award on-trade suppliers on the quality of their range and pricing, plus attention to environmental issues in a high carbon impact business model.
Going to the public relations company whose work across the board or on a specific project pushed their clients product or image to the fore. This winning company will not only demonstrate its commitment to gaining coverage but will display new and challenging ways in which it has caught the attention of the trade or the consumer press.
This is the big one, coveted by one and all. Under scrutiny: your business development and diversification, sales/profit growth, employee management, new product development,. \n\n Market penetration, brand development and corporate responsibility… line up brand owners, agents and producers, it could be you!
Do you know how to make the most of the world wide web? We’re looking for an online drinks operator who has a brilliant range, appealing site design, novel selling techniques and a loyal customer base. Judges will be looking for proof of profitable performance over the last 12 months and evidence of a growing database of repeat users.
As a growing source of luxury drinks sales, it is important the travel retail channel has the right vibe to attract the shopper, be they business men on the move or newly weds on honeymoon. This award will go to an outlet with impeccable merchandising, and an impressive range, as well as sales support that is second to none. The judges will require evidence of sales performance over the last 12 months and any new investments in store fittings and staff. Information to show the impact of novel selling techniques and exclusive product launches will boost the chances of gaining this accolade.
After submitting this form, we require you to post a statement of 500 words awards pitch and all supporting documentation. After payment is made you will be sent details on where to send these.
Or you can alternatively post your entries to us at:
db Awards, The Drinks Business, Unit 122, 30 Great Guildford Street,London, SE1 0HS UK
Postal entries should include five copies of your pitch and any supporting documents.
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