Things you need to know before you begin 
  • Nominations and self nominations are equally welcome - no additional weight will be given either way.
  • Nominations should be complete, but no longer than the requested word count.
    • Please note: failure to adhere to the word count maximum will result in disqualification.
  • Deadline for nominations is 5pm on Sunday 31st March 2019.
  • Upon completion, nominees will be asked for a hi-res photograph to be included in the Northern Ireland 40 under 40 List 2019 publication.
    • Please note: nominations are not considered completed until the photo is received.
  • Should you have any questions, please contact Gavin Walker on 9147 2119 or by email at gavin@businessfirstni.co.uk 
Good luck - and thanks for getting involved.
 
Gavin
Gavin Walker, Business First
 
PS> We highly recommend that you create your responses in Word and then copy and paste to the Nomination Form only when you are absolutely sure you're ready to go!

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* 1. Here's where you tell give us details of your NOMINEE

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* 2. Here's where you tell us about you, the NOMINATOR (ignore this if you are self-nominating)

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* 3. WHY YOU? (This question accounts for 50% of the total)
  • Why should you (or your nominee) be on the Northern Ireland 40 under 40 List 2019?
  • What are your most significant and important business/career achievements?
  • What are you hoping to achieve in the next 2-3 years?
  • Detail your achievements and consider including metrics/quantification/data to support your position
Max word count is 300
Judges will assign 50% of their score to this section - so please provide a very complete answer

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* 4. YOUR PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION ((This question accounts for 15% of the total.)
  • Detail any industry memberships, recogntion, peer recognition, areas of professional expertise, scholarships, honours, awards, published works, professional partnerships or similar.
Max 100 words - please consider using bullet points
Judges will assign 15% of their score to this section

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* 5. YOUR SUCCESS FACTOR ((This question accounts for 25% of the total)
  • Please provide one example of how your direct action(s) were instrumental in creating a specific success.
  • Demonstrate and highlight how your direct actions were instrumental in  achieving this outcome.
  • Detail the factors you consider had the most impact on achieving your success and why you consider them so.
  • Back up your points with evidence. 
Max 150 words
Judges will assign 25% of their score to this section


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* 6. YOUR COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTION ((This question accounts for 10% of the total)
  • Please detail any community involvement, whether for the good of one or more people or the entire community.
  • This can be past or present and should include membership of service organisations, etc.
  • Please detail any resulting awards or recognition you have received from your contribution
Max 150 words
Judges will assign 10% of their score to this section

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* 7. YOUR SUMMARY/BIOGRAPHY
  • Please provide a biography or description that summarises who you are and what you have achieved.
Max 150 words.
This is not part of the judging process, but will be edited and used on the Business First Website and in the Northern Ireland 40 under 40 List 2019 publication.

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* 8. TOP BUSINESS TIP
  • Please give us that special phrase or inspirational quote that has motivated you to succeed
Max 50 words
This does not form part of the judging process

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* 9. And now a photo!

That's it! All you need do now is send us a good quality Head and Shoulders shot of the nominee. Unfortunately you can't upload it via SurveyMonkey - so please send it to this email address priority@businessfirstni.co.uk

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