Company of the Year Competition

To qualify for the competition your company must have taken part in ‘Pitch it’. The competition will take on Wednesday 16th March 2022 at the Palace Hotel with an awards ceremony the following week.

There will be eleven awards in total. The team that wins the title ‘Student Company of the Year’ will travel to Estonia in July to compete in the European finals of the JA Company Programme.

The competition takes place over one day with rehearsals the day before and includes the following stages:

  1. Submission of a written Company Report (2 – 3 weeks before the competition)
  2. Panel Interview with the Judges
  3. Stage presentation
  4. Interview at your Company Exhibition Stand

Your company will be judged on the following:

20%    Innovation

20%    Product/service development and customer focus

20%    Financial performance

20%    Setting and achieving objectives for your business

20%    On the ability to demonstrate what you have learnt

The Awards

  1. Outstanding Team Member
  2. Special Recognition Award
  3. Inspirational Leadership
  4. Best Social Media & Marketing Campaign
  5. Positive Social Impact
  6. Students’ Choice
  7. Volunteer Mentor of the Year
  8. Best Trade Stand Award
  9. Best use of Innovation in Business
  10. Financial Excellence Award
  11. The HSBC Award for Student Company of the Year