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  • About....

    The London Chamber of Commerce has been recognizing and celebrating high achievement in London's business community since 1984. 

    Often called the "Academy Awards" of business achievement in London, the Chamber's annual Business Achievement Awards gala showcases and celebrates some of the outstanding businesses in London. Our Annual Business Achievement Awards is the largest business awards gala of its kind in Canada. To be a finalist for an award is in itself a great accomplishment.

    The London Business Achievement Awards recognizes business excellence in a number of categories including Agribusiness, Business of the Year (Small, Medium & Large Company), Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental Leadership, Excellence in Human Resources, Innovation, and our new award, Manufacturing .

     


    • About the Gala Evening

      Often called the "Academy Awards" of business achievement in London, the Chamber's annual Business Achievement Awards gala showcases and celebrates some of the outstanding businesses in London. Our Annual Business Achievement Awards is the largest business awards gala of its kind in Canada. 

      This year the award gala is scheduled for the evening of Wednesday September 22, 2021 at RBC Place London.  

      We are planning to have the doors open at 5pm with a cocktail reception.  At 6 pm, the formal program begins with the opening speeches along with the presentation of the Board of Director’s Corporate Icon Award recipient.  Dinner is served @ 6:30 pm.  The award recipients are announced after dinner with the formal evening program portion concluding by 9:30 pm. 

      The gala is advertised as ‘black tie or business formal’.  We ask that our finalists, or at least the person designated to accept an award be in a tuxedo, or formal dress for ladies.

      To be a finalist for an award is in itself a great accomplishment.

      • FAQ's

        Do I need to be a Chamber member to be nominated?

        No.  Anyone can be nominated as long as  your company is based and doing business in the London area. 

         

        When is our completed application due?

        Applications must be submitted & uploaded to the website by midnight on Thursday June 3, 2021.


        Our company has been nominated in more than one category.  May we submit applications for all of them?

        No, you may only stand for one award, so choose the one that best fits your company's achievements.


        How many finalists are in each category?

        The top two ranked companies for each award category will be considered finalists and will be visited by a team of finalist judges in June.  For our Business of the Year categories, the top four companies are considered finalists.


        I'm having trouble submitting my application on line! Is there any other way to submit my application?

        Sure! As long as you can save your application as a PDF or word document, you can email it to Julia at the chamber, or Kate at Wizards. They can upload it for you.  (julia@londonchamber.com or kate@wizardsofvideo.com)


        What is all involved with the site visit? What do I need to do to prepare?

        If your company is chosen as a finalist, you will be notified of by the award coordinator of your company's site tour date & time.  Site tours will be scheduled between June 21 - 30, 2021.  Each award finalist will have a set amount of time, so it's best if you have a presentation ready. Please refer to the site tour guidelines to help you organize & plan for the visit. Most award categories are given one hour for the site tours, so manage your time accordingly.

        This is your opportunity to really impress the judges and expand on the information you provided in your application.  You will also be scored on the site tour in the following areas: 1) time management 2) quality of presentation and 3) Quality of Q & A.

        Remember... this is your chance to WOW the judges and show them why your company is deserving of the award!

         

        Why should I stand for nomination?

        Past winners will attest that the recognition they received by participating in this program has benefited their business, and we encourage you to go forward and complete the application for nomination.

         

        What if my company representative has changed?

        Closer to the gala, the chamber will be forwarding the list of all the award finalist representatives.  This list of names is during the gala evening to call up the award recipients should your company be chosen as the winner.  Prior to the event, if there are any changes to your company representative, please inform Julia at the Chamber.  If there are any last minute changes the day of the event, please notify the Wizards staff at the tech booth of the revision.