FAQs

See below for answers to the most frequently asked questions about the Tech & Innovation Awards

Entries & Stage 2 judging

General

Awards Ceremony

Can I still enter?
No, entries are now closed and we will be announcing the finalists on 7th July. If you would like more information on future events, please register your interest and we’ll update you when details for next year’s awards are confirmed.

I’m a finalist, what happens next?
Once the finalists have been announced on 7 July you will be sent an email detailing the stage 2 judging process. Please contact us if you don’t receive your email within 24 hours. Please note that the email will be sent to the person who submitted the entry.

What is the stage 2 judging process?
Stage 2 requires all finalists to present to our judges at a virtual meeting on Thursday 4 August. Presentations should complement your written submission, be evidenced-based and include an overview of what you do and how you do it, with clear examples of where you have excelled and gone the extra mile. Additional information regarding your individual time slot and expected content will be emailed to each finalist ahead of the day.

Will the judges see my original submission?
Yes, the judges will have access to all the details you submitted online (excluding contact details) and will consider the quality of your original written submission in conjunction with your online presentation.

Do you give feedback on individual entries and presentations?
No, the judges comments on individual entries and presentations and the deliberation process are confidential.

Who are the judges?
Judges will be announced at a later date on the awards website.

When are the finalists announced?
Finalists will be announced on Thursday, 7 July.

When do we find out who’s won?
Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday, 22 September. Please don’t ask us to reveal anything in advance of the ceremony – our lips are sealed!

What do we get for being a finalist?
Apart from the triumph & satisfaction of being an Insurance Times Tech & Innovation Awards finalist you will also receive a finalist logo which you can use to promote your success.

What do we get for being a winner?
The right to brag that you’re the best of the best, as well as a certificate, trophy and winner’s logo (please note there may be a charge for this package if you do not attend the ceremony).

When do tickets go on sale?
Tickets are now on sale and can be booked here.

What happens if we can’t hold an in person awards ceremony?
In the event that restrictions are in place making a physical ceremony impossible, we will have a Plan B virtual ceremony on standby.

My table package includes an advert in the printed programme – what are the specifications?
If your table package includes an advert the specifications are as follows:
A5 – half page
Trim: 148mm (w) x 102mm (h)
Live type area: 133mm (w) x 87mm (h)
Bleed: 154mm (w) x 108mm (h)
High resolution PDF – CMYK only
Please send completed artwork to events@insurancetimes.co.uk by the deadline – 5pm, 1 September.

Where is the awards taking place this year and how do I register?
The 2022 Tech & Innovation Awards will take place on the evening of Thursday 22 September at the Royal Lancaster London. Tickets are now on sale and can be booked here. If you have any questions regarding tickets, please contact Serena at serena.giampieri@insurancetimes.co.uk.

What time does the event start and finish?
7.00pm | Drinks reception
7.45pm | Gala dinner & Awards Ceremony
10.30pm | After party & cash bar
00.15am | Carriages
(Please note timings are subject to change)

Is there a charge to attend?
Yes. Table packages and prices can be found here.

What’s the dress code?
The dress code is black tie – dig out your finest and dress to impress!

When will my ticket(s) arrive?
We don’t issue hard copy tickets for our awards events. Instead, you will receive a pdf invitation  which you can share with your guests. 

How do I submit my guests names?
Table names must be submitted online, via the table booking system. To access your booking you will need the email address and password of the person who booked your table. Once you have this information, simply login and submit your guest details. We need your guests’ first names, surnames, company names and dietary requirements*. Please pay particular attention to the spelling and use of capital letters as we will print the details as you provide them, in the awards programme and on the table plan. Please note that Insurance Times reserves the right to adhere to house editorial style as deemed appropriate by the brand.
* There may be an additional charge for dietary restrictions requiring specialist meals, please contact the events team for more details

What is the deadline for submitting guest names and dietary requirements?
All the above details must be provided no later than 5pm, Thursday 1 September. Due to print deadlines, any names received after the deadline may not be included in the programme or on the printed table plan.

I’ve missed the deadline for submitting guest names, do I still need to send in my guest names?
Yes, because as well as requiring details of any dietary requirements, we also print a copy of the guest list on the night so we can assist you and your guests with finding your table/s.

Will you be providing place cards?
If you are a sponsor or have booked a Premium table package we will provide printed place cards as long as we’ve received your guest names by the deadline.

We do not provide place cards for standard tables. However, you are more than welcome to print them yourselves and send over to us in advance so we can lay them out for you. Alternatively, you can bring them with you on the night and we’ll allow you access to your table during the drinks reception to do so yourselves.

Does my ticket include any drinks? How can I order extra?
Your ticket/table includes a drinks package as specified on your confirmation email. If you would like to place an additional order please contact the events team at events@insurancetimes.co.uk to request an order form. You will need to place the order directly with the hotel and pay the hotel for any additional drinks.

Please note that you will also be able to purchase drinks at the bar on the nigth.

What’s on the menu?
The menu will be sent with the joining instructions 2 weeks prior to the event.

Do I advise the waiters of my dietary requirements on the night?
No, all dietary requirements need to be communicated to us via the booking platform and in advance of the event. If any guests fail to let us know by the deadline (1 September) we cannot guarantee that the venue will be able to accommodate your request/s.

Can I choose the vegetarian option on the night?
No, all vegetarian meals will need to be ordered in advance.

Can I order a Kosher meal for one of my guests?
Yes, but this needs to be ordered at least 48 hours in advance and there will be an extra charge as this has to be brought in specially. Please contact the Events Team at events@insurancetimes.co.uk for more information.