Terms of entry

  1. The Organiser of the Sales Assistant of the Year Awards (“Awards”) is William Reed Business Media Ltd, Broadfield Park, Crawley RH11 9RT.
  2. By entering the Awards the Entrant will be deemed to have read and understood these rules and to be bound by them. These rules include any instructions set out with the Entry Form.
  3. The competition is open to sales assistants who at the time of entry are aged 18 years or older, working in retail outlets in the United Kingdom and who are not in full-time education. Overseas entrants are not eligible.
  4. Any employees (and their families) of the Organiser, its agents, the sponsors and anybody professionally connected with the competition are not eligible for entry.
  5. The Organiser reserves the right at its absolute discretion to reject any entry that it deems inappropriate.
  6. Entry applications along with any supporting documents must be submitted online no later than 5pm on Monday 12thEntries will only be accepted if they are submitted in full on the online entry form.
  7. Entries must be completed by the person responsible for the entry and to whom all correspondence concerning the Awards should be addressed and be approved by the owner or manager of the retail outlet in which the entrant is employed. By entering the Awards entrants consent to being interviewed and photographed at their retail outlet.
  8. There will be four shortlisted finalists selected from al the entries (“Finalists”) from whom will be selected the Sales Assistant of the Year 2019 and Community Hero 2019. All of the winners will be selected in March against the criteria set out in the entry form by a panel of judges selected by the Organiser. Finalists will be notified in writing.
  9. Each of the finalists will receive £150. The winner of the Sales Assistant of the Year Award will win an additional £500 and the owner or manager who wrote a letter of support at the entry stage for the overall Sales Assistant of the Year winner will receive a prize of £150. The winner of the Community Hero award will win an additional £350.
  10. Winners will be offered two complimentary places at the Convenience Retail Awards dinner with accommodation in London on the night of the Awards and travel to and from London booked and paid for by the Organiser.
  11. The Winners will be announced at and will be required to attend the awards ceremony and dinner at The Royal Lancaster London on Thursday 14th March 2019 and will be published in Convenience Store on Friday March 22, 2019.
  12. The judges may decline to make some or all of the awards if in their opinion there are insufficient entries of a winning standard.
  13. The Organiser reserves the right to change the judging panel without prior notice to entrants.
  14. The decision of the Chairman of the judges on all matters affecting this competition is final and legally binding.
  15. No correspondence will be entered into.
  16. Winners may be required to take part in some post-event publicity and consent to their name and image being used for such purposes.