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Competition Terms & Conditions

Your entry to the ‘Adam Start Entrepreneurship Challenge’ is made on the understanding that you are aged 18 to 29 years at date of entry, and are not an employee of Adam Bradford Private Consulting Ltd (“we”, “our”, “us”), its associated companies, agents or anyone else professionally connected with this challenge.

This challenge is void, where prohibited by local national laws. It is the responsibility of the entrant to ensure that they are legally eligible to participate and accept the award.

Challenge Period: The challenge will run from 00:01 on 31st May 2017 until 23:59 on 31st July 2017 (“Closing Date”). All times shall be based on the London, UK local time zone.

To Enter: We will notify you by email that your entry has been received (“Registered Entrants”). We will remove any entrant from the challenge upon request made by email.

Winners for the challenge will be selected via a judging process which will choose a viable, innovative, sustainable and carefully planned entry after initial shortlisting – to the following criteria:

Ineligible submissions:

·         Promote or incite civil unrest or promote extremist, culturally sensitive or unethical views or concepts

·         Costs budgeted include salaries, staffing costs or subsistence costs

·         The entity or project already exists and we have reasonable grounds to believe it existed before the entry to the Challenge

·         From staff, agents, or those connected with those working on the Challenge

·         Pose a reputational risk to Adam Bradford Private Consulting Ltd or any of its employees, agents or directors

The judging panel will consist of businesspeople and the promoter and an independent panellist. No member of the panel will be allowed to judge any entry to which they have a personal, financial or other conflict of interest which may impede upon their decision.

Any fraudulent applications or propositions for illegal/questionable business practices will be immediately disqualified at the organisers’ discretion on the basis of reputational risk. 

The award: The award will be as indicated on the website and decided by the judging panel at their own discretion.

Where applicable under their local law, winners shall be liable for any taxes incurred as a result of winning or accepting any award.

An Entrant can only win a maximum of one award.

Winner Notification: Winners will be notified by 3rd September 2017 by e-mail.

The winners will be required to respond within 3 working days of notification confirming their acceptance of the award. In the event a winner does not respond to communications from notification or if any award is declined or not redeemed, we reserve the right to disqualify that winner and present the award to a reserve winner or present the award to a runner-up at our discretion.

We reserve the right to verify the eligibility of an entrant including their age. We may require such information as we consider reasonably necessary for this purpose and the award may be withheld unless and until we are satisfied with the verification.

The cash prize will be released in an agreed schedule of tranches as cash to a nominated company bank account. A personal bank account cannot be used to receive prize funds. We may ask to inspect accounts or business legal structure prior to the release of funds, depending on the level of risk perceived in money transfer by the operating agents of the competition. Further instalments will only be released upon presentation of original financial statements accompanied by receipts and proof of business activity (for example photos, a written report or otherwise as deemed satisfactory at the discretion of the organisers.) Under no circumstances will tranches deviate from the agreed schedule or be released without satisfactory financial auditing. Any attempts to deceive the challenge or its organisers will be dealt with as an act of misrepresentation and pursued according to local laws as applicable.

Entries which do not satisfy the requirements of these terms and conditions in full will be disqualified and will not be counted. If it becomes apparent that a participant is using a system or process that is not consistent with the spirit of the challenge that person’s entries will be disqualified and any award will be void.

We may, at our sole discretion, disqualify entries deemed to be non-compliant with these terms & conditions and we reserve the right to refuse entry to or disqualify any entrant whose conduct may be unlawful or otherwise bring us into disrepute. In the event of such disqualification we may present the award to another entrant.

Our decision regarding any aspect of the challenge is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.

The winners shall, at our request, participate in reasonable promotional activity surrounding the winning of the award, for no further consideration, and they consent to our using their name and images in promotional material which may include press releases and social media.

The names and locality of winners will be displayed on our website, for which winners provide their consent.

If for any reason any aspect of this challenge is not capable of running as planned, including by reason of infection by computer virus, network failure, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures or any cause beyond our control which corrupts or affects the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this challenge, we may at our sole discretion cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the challenge, or invalidate any affected entries.

We and our associated agencies and companies will not be liable for any loss (including, without limitation, indirect, special or consequential loss or loss of profits), expense or damage which is suffered or sustained (whether or not arising from any person’s negligence) in connection with this challenge or accepting of the award, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law (including personal injury, death and fraud) in which case that liability is limited to the minimum allowable by law.

By entering this challenge you are agreeing to these terms & conditions and you are releasing us, our directors, officers, employees and agents from, and indemnifying each of them against, any and all liability or any loss, damage or injury of any kind arising from or in connection with this challenge. We reserve the right to withdraw or suspend any Registered Entrant if there is any breach of the terms & conditions.

Any question concerning the construction and application of the rules of this challenge shall be determined in accordance with English law and the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction.

The Adam Start Entrepreneurship Challenge is operated by Adam Bradford Private Consulting Ltd, a company registered in England and Wales number 09822410 whose registered office is 1 Cleeve Hill Gardens, Sheffield, S20 7NP.

The principal promoter and operating agent is:

Adam Bradford, Managing Director

e-mail: adam.bradford@abpcmail.uk

telephone: +44 7950 313113

 

ENTRIES FOR ADAMSTART 2017 ARE NOW CLOSED. WE WILL BE IN TOUCH WITH APPLICATIONS ACROSS AUGUST 2017,