Following the commencement of the nominations process for the BikeBiz Awards earlier this month, we’ll be highlighting each and every category from our list of expertly-curated accolades, designed to reflect the varied and vibrant nature of the sector: from prizes that honour local independents and distribution giants through to awards for innovative brands and those providing essential services to the industry including training, advocacy and beyond.
Today, we’re showcasing Bike Brand of the Year. Previous winners include Cannondale (2018 and 2012), Boardman (2017), Liv (2015), Genesis (2014) and Kinesis UK (2013).
Who should you nominate?
Any active bicycle brand that has launched a new product within the last year.
Businesses will be judged on consistent quality in bike range, vision and innovation in creating new models, regular releases or model updates in keeping with industry progress, quality of materials and industry reputation.
Nominees must provide a 200-word statement covering:
Explanation as to how the products they manufacture are of a high quality
How they contributed innovative products to the market in 2019
What standout products and brands they offer
Their distribution arrangements
Additional credit could include, but is not limited to brands which have:
Launched products in the last year that have satisfied a particular niche in the market
Supported IBDs in 2019
Supported up-and-coming cycling brands and designers in 2019
Entries and nominations for all categories can be made using the quick and easy online form, and the deadline is midday on Friday 12th July. More details on all categories can be viewed online.
The 11th annual ceremony is returning to the Cycle Show at the NEC Birmingham on 12th September, in conjunction with the exhibitor after-party. Trade registrations are now live for the Cycle Show and will be free until 11th September, with entry on the door £15 per person without exception with proof of trade occupation (business card). Tickets for the Awards will be available shortly.
For sponsorship and promotion opportunities for the Awards, please contact Richard Setters.