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How to enter

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  • Read carefully the description of the category you wish to enter
  • Read the top for success below of what the judges are looking for
  • Explain in no more than 3000 words why you deserve the Award: what you set out to do and what has been achieved. Each category has its own specified criteria, but each will require a 3000 word statement in ONE document max 10 pages. Support materials within the 10 pages can be used to underpin the strength of your entry and can include third party evidence such as testimonials, surveys, independent press coverage, external recognition awards, recommendations etc. Entries that do not comply will be marked down or rejected.
  • Provide supporting evidence – this is crucial
  • The completed entry must be submitted by midnight on Friday 19 February 2021.
  • Any questions, please contact: Annabel McQuillan annabel.mcquillan@reedbusiness.com 020 8652 2180
  • Good luck!
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Tips for Success

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Be clear: While you aren’t judged on the design of your entry, something that is well-presented and well-laid out will be easier for the judges to extract the relevant information from. Clear and simple should be your watchwords.

Provide evidence: If the entry criteria ask for evidence of success, be it financial or operational, then you need to show it clearly. The judges need to see the hard facts that back up your claims.

Be concise: For some awards the judges will have to read through a large number of entries in a limited period of time. Therefore, while encyclopedia-thick entries are very worthy, it’s unlikely they will get the attention they deserve.

Be current: While we value the remarkable history of the UK tax profession, the awards celebrate this year’s successes therefore your entry should focus solely on achievements from February 2019 - February 2020.

Above and beyond: Remember the Awards reward excellence – that does not mean simply ticking the boxes, it means going above and beyond the call of duty. You need to demonstrate, with evidence, that you have done this.

Size isn’t important: Judges take into account the relative size of each company involved and make their decision on the basis of the evidence in front of them. Small companies have succeeded in the past.

Appendices: If you are going to include appendices, then some guidance and context as to what they contain and why they are relevant is important. We would recommend that you attach no more than three or four testimonials and / or supplementary examples of exceptional achievement.

Never assume: While the judges all have relevant experience, they won’t necessarily know the intricacies of your operation or sector. If it’s relevant to your entry, then describe the particular challenges you face.

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Rules and Guidelines for Entry

In order for your entry to be considered, please adhere to the following rules and general guidelines for entry

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Rules for entries

  1. Please read the guidelines on entry length and criteria for each award carefully – entries that do not comply will be marked down or rejected.
  2. Read carefully the description of the category you wish to enter – please check the category criteria to ensure you are eligible to enter.
  3. Read the tips for success of what the judges are looking for.
  4. Explain in no more than 3000 words why you deserve the Award: what you set out to do and what has been achieved. 
  5. Provide supporting evidence that is clearly referenced in the entry.
  6. Entries must be submitted via the awards website by midnight on Friday 19 February.
  7. If you have not received confirmation of receipt of your entry within 2 working days please contact Annabel McQuillan annabel.mcquillan@reedbusiness.com 020 8652 2180.
  8. You will be informed if your entry has been shortlisted in early April 2021. please note that we are unable to give feedback on nominations.
  9. If you wish to be present on the night of the Tolley's Taxation Awards you must book places to attend.
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Terms & Conditions: Entries

  1. Only UK companies are eligible to enter the Awards.
  2. The copyright of all materials assembled by the organisers of the competition will remain the property of the organiser and may be used for the purpose of publicising the Awards.
  3. All entrants must agree to publicity in respect to their entry both before and after the Awards presentation. Any confidential data in the entry must be clearly highlighted as such and will not be published.
  4. The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence on their decision will be entered into. By registering and completing an entry for the LexisNexis Legal Awards you agree to these Terms and Conditions.
  5. Award winners may state in advertising/promotional activity and on their stationery that they are a winner but this must include the year in which the award was won.
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Queries regarding entering should be addressed to Annabel McQuillan annabel.mcquillan@reedbusiness.com 020 8652 2180