How long has Wealth & Finance International been in circulation?
Wealth & Finance International was launched in 2014 and marked the second digital B2B title in the AI Global Media portfolio. It is published monthly and geared to supporting wealthy individuals across their corporate and personal lives. As well as producing the monthly magazine, an important part of our brand’s strategy is to provide recognition across our areas of focus which is typically achieved through annual award programs.
Where did the nomination come from?
In the interest of maintaining high response rates, we do not ask nominees to reveal their personal identity. As per the methodology, we frequently nominate candidates ourselves and when it comes to voting, if you didn’t cast a vote by self-submission it is likely to have been cast via a colleague or client who has received one of our direct invitations.
As previously mentioned, your ability to succeed is not linked to the number of votes received; however, we do track unusual behaviour on our website to identify repeat votes and cyber-threats.
What happens if I agree to shortlist?
In the interest of focusing our efforts on relevant candidates, we ask all nominees to accept their position on the shortlist. Nominees who do this will all be subject to our rigorous internal vetting procedure. They have an opportunity to present their own data which gets considered alongside the information collated by our research team. It can take up to 8 weeks for research to be completed.
Who makes the final decision?
We employ an entirely impartial panel of 5 individuals to conduct all of the research to our high standards. At the helm, the panel is led by a veteran academic leader with international academic and training experience and is well versed in research, fact-checking and mediation.
When does the ceremony/award dinner take place?
We do not focus our efforts on a celebratory event, whilst they might be good fun, it doesn’t really support our group’s philosophy of cost-effective marketing. All of our press announcements are made digitally, online and across our network; we aim to arm you with the tools (both digital and physical) to generate real-world value.
What happens if I am deemed successful?
There is a short press embargo in place where we ask you not to make the news public and during this period the program manager will liaise with you to agree on the most appropriate coverage. Our main coverage takes the form of a digital celebratory magazine, but we also offer physical trophies, wall mounted and digital certificates, web-based advertisements and bespoke and generic press releases.
Are there any costs involved?
There are no compulsory costs in accepting a nomination or winning a Wealth & Finance International award. In fact, to demonstrate our commitment to this, all our winners are offered a free of charge promotional package. Our company policy will always remain, regardless of budget, our clients should always be able to leverage the value of the award and our seal of approval.
We offer a variety of promotional opportunities to our winners. as we have an extensive network and we know, more than anyone, the wider business benefits from promoting industry awards.
We welcome the opportunity to partner with relevant organisations who can contribute positively to the overall promotion of our award programs. If you think that you fall into this category and would like to speak to us about a partnership opportunity, please get in touch.
Sponsorship packages are also available for those looking to promote their brand across our network, again, please get in touch for further detail.
Here are some visual examples of the marketing items that we provide. For further information, please get in touch.
About the Business Awards
It goes without saying that, the team at Wealth & Finance International encounter many well-run, successful and well-respected firms each and every day, across all regions and too many industries to mention.
However, once in a while, something comes along that makes even our team of seasoned professionals sit up and take notice. It could be a new firm making waves in its industry, an established company raising the bar in its sector or even the announcement of a business’s latest round of results that have seen them surge ahead of the competition, all we know is, we recognise something truly special when we see it.
The Wealth & Finance Business Awards have been set up to bring these truly special firms, their work and their people to the wider audience they deserve. We are recognising the firms that, through their innovative methods and outstanding results, are changing the way we view their industry and seeing them surge ahead of their competition.
HOW ARE OUR WINNERS CHOSEN?
As with every single one of our award programmes, the Business Awards are given on merit alone. This means that the number of votes received, size of nominated firms or financial incentives play no part in the crowning of this year’s winners, with all recipients instead being decided upon through an exhaustive and rigorous research and judging process, carried out by our dedicated in-house team.
Rest assured that only the most deserving nominees will walk away with one of our prestigious awards.
Entry is open to any organisation and can take the form of self-submission, third-party recommendation or publisher-cast nomination.
Entries made via our website are anonymous, secure and details are not shared with third party organisations.
The preponderance of votes is driven by Wealth & Finance International; we send direct entry links to relevant organisations, both within the industry and to our extensive circulation. We also nominate those who we deem worthy.
Where appropriate, media partners and sponsors may also distribute voting forms on our behalf.
Prior to undertaking any research, we ask all nominees to formally accept or decline their nomination, allowing us to focus our efforts on those who choose to engage with the process and are comfortable being assessed in further detail. Nominees accepting their nomination form what becomes our shortlist; these candidates progress to an internal review. There is no cost associated with any part of accepting a nomination or receiving an award and entries can withdraw at any time.
As we accept self-nominations, the number of votes do not determine the winners. All organisations are assessed based on the merit of their endeavours, the overall strength of their entry, and have evidence of recent accomplishments to convince our in-house research team that they are worthy. We use a combination of primary and secondary research techniques to acquire both qualitative and quantitative data depending on its relevance to the program; when rewarding specific funds for instance, we will rely on quantitative information over fixed timeframes whereas determining the success of a business as whole, we may appraise them more on the qualitative aspects of their past performance. In addition to our research, we invite nominees to submit substantiating evidence. By providing this evidence nominees gain the opportunity to submit information that may not be found in the public domain or on the nominees’ website; therefore, this can form an important part of the entry process. A formal document is produced by us, the publisher, to collate this information; however, our research team accepts filetypes in most common formats.
Our professional researchers scrutinise information presented across all mediums and work alongside our senior judge to make the ultimate decision. To advance from nominee to winner; the candidate must be able to demonstrate expertise in a given area, dedication to client fulfilment, noteworthy performance or commitment to innovation.
Initially, results are announced in confidence, to the winners, and we set an informal press-embargo. During this time, the award coordinator will liaise with the winners to review the items in our promotional toolkit. The promotional toolkit is made up of various packages and celebratory items (some free of charge, some paid-for) designed by our in-house production and marketing team to achieve to help winners achieve maximum brand exposure.
As our winners select their chosen packages, our production team commence on the fulfilment of all items necessary for the formal announcement, when the celebratory magazine is published and the press embargo lifted.