The Sussex Fashion Awards 2012
Are you a fashion business that would like to win one of the twelve fabulous Sussex Fashion Awards 2012 this year?
14 businesses celebrated their new status across Sussex last year when they won The Sussex Fashions 2011.
Our Fashion Awards 2012 have been handpicked with care, reflecting the very essence of the fashion industry currently in Sussex, its offerings, its design, manufacturing, retailing, Etailing, and export capacity.
The Awards include nominations from all product sectors including women’s wear, accessories, resort wear, dancewear, menswear, footwear, formalwear, and more …
We’ve specifically introduced a new Childrens Year Award 2012 and Sportwear Award 2012 to reflect this very special Olympic Year and The London Games 2012 whilst repositioned our Best Place to Shop Award 2012 and Ambassador Award 2012.
With a strong focus on British design and manufacturing being featured throughout the UK this year co-inciding with The London Games 2012 opportunities, even better if products or services are designed and Made in Great Britain.
With thanks to Jake Leith, President of The Chartered Society of Designers and trustee, who has particularly given great care in selecting and redefining the 2012 Awards.
So who can win?
If you’re a fashion business or supply services to fashion businesses based in Sussex, then your business is eligible to enter including – Retailers – Etailers – Designers – Models – Wedding services – Photographers – Manufacturers – Wholesalers – Made In Great Britain – Exporters, Shopping Centres, Universities & Colleges, Trading Organisations …
What makes your business stand out from the crowd?
What are the benefits from winning?
- Finalists attend the private awards event, (venue to be announced shortly), a special event hosted with other senior fashion professionals attending and invaluable opportunities to network.
- Each Award is sponsored by more than £250.00 in value by receiving special services or products from business sponsors for each winner.
- Each Award winner is featured in post pr including social media such as twitter, linkedin, facebook and blogs, website and posts.
- Finalists receive a special marketing pack which they can use on their online and offline promotional material.
- Our support for winners continues all year long – throughout 2012/2013
- Winners have the opportunity to receive personal mentoring from industry specialists, their designs and/or news promoted to the Sussex region,
Is your business ready to win one of the prestigious awards?
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December 2011 – Awards opened
June 2012 – Awards Close
July 2012 – Judging takes place
6 September 2012 – Awards Celebratory Evening
To those businesses who are nominated we supply a special banner
Tips to get your business in shape now ready for judging
The Sussex Fashion awards are looking for great online presence from our Sussex businesses to capture the maximum exposure from the largest events taking place in Great Britain and also maximise sales from post marketing during 2013.
Only one nomination is required to be made online, but is your business ready to be judged by professionals?
Stage one of the competition – judging from looking at the business online.
- Is your business website looking fantastic and with up-to-the-minute copy and designs?
- Does your business have full trading contact details available online?
- Is your business engaging with its customers – using social media?
- Has your business a marketing plan and schedule for 2012?
- Has your business media coverage planned and already achieved?
- Has your business customer testimonials about your services on your website?
- Has your business organised any events to participate in and for your customers?
- So whats new about your business for judges to look at online?
Just some of the many aspects judges will be glancing over when the nominations close during June 2012.
Stage two of the competition - those businesses judged to go through to stage two will be invited to present a short summary of their business to the judges.
What previous 2011 award winners have had to say
Suzie Turner winner Sussex Fashion Designer of The Year 2011
‘I was thrilled to be chosen Sussex Designer of The Year ‘
Katherine Tansell of Walk in Wardrobe winner of The Best Place to Shop 2011
‘It came just at the right time – I am delighted’
Jane Busby Personal Stylist and Personal Shopper winner Fashion Ambassador 2011
My Sussex Fashion Award has given me extra recognition to help me promote a number of projects and show the positive side of the industry.
Gossypium, the E’tailer and retailer of Lewes, Sussex winners of The Sussex Fashion Eco Award 2011
“Wining the Fashion Sussex Eco Fashion award meant alot to us simple because it is local acknowledgement. The word fashion makes us all think of far away catwalks in places like Paris and New York and thus completely unattainable. Winning the Fashion Sussex award gave us a real boost because it puts the stamp of fashion onto something that we have been quietly doing for the last 10 years – Making distinctive ethical clothing for Sussex people ! Local fashion feels suddenly very real and exciting ! Thank you Fashion Sussex !” Abi & Thomas Gossypium
All Awards are sponsored by specially selected businesses offering many superb quality services and products for winners 2012 – details coming shortly
How do I vote?
Questions and Answers
How do I nominate?
Simply click on the link at the bottom of the page and this will take you to the online voting page. Only one vote is required for each award nominee.
How much does it cost to nominate?
This year, as a charity, we are making a small nominal charge and costs £25.00 to make a nomination or £50 for three nominations for 3 different awards. There are easy instructions on filling out the online nomination form below >
How many times do I need to be nominated?
Only one nomination is needed to ensure your favourite business or individual is put forward for consideration.
How long will the voting remain open for?
Voting opened over Christmas 2011 and will close during late May 2012.
What happens then?
A shorlist of nominees will be announced and judges over the summer 2012 will make their decisions.
Is my nomination acknowledged?
Your nominee will be informed and provided with a file of marketing material they can use during 2012. So the sooner you nominate them, the sooner they can start marketing themselves and know they have been successfully nominated.
How do I pay?
The online voting form will take you to a secure payment area where you can make payment by most credit/debit cards.
When are the finals held?
The Award nominations closed late May 2012 when the judges took over and made their decisions being announced September 2012.
Awards can change peoples’ life and business prospective and influence decisions about their firm or themselves to a whole range of consumers and industry specialists.